5 ways to stay motivated as a blogger - new lune

5 Ways To Stay Motivated As A Blogger

One question I always get asked by other bloggers is how to stay motivated to write blog posts and to work on their blog. This is something I also struggle with, there are days when I can write 2 to 3 blog posts within a couple of hours whilst other days I can’t even finish writing a post. I would be lying if I said that I work productively on my blog every single day.

I do work on my blog everyday but I’m not productive nor motivated to work on my blog every single day. It’s completely normal to feel unmotivated but you shouldn’t let that get into you and start to procrastinate. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 5 ways to stay motivated to blog productively. As always, if you are interested – keep on reading!

Une autre question que me posent toujours les autres blogueurs est de savoir comment rester motivé pour écrire des articles de blog et de travailler sur leur blog. C’est quelque chose avec lequel je me bats également, il y a des jours où je peux écrire 2 à 3 articles de blog en quelques heures tandis que d’autres jours, je ne peux même pas finir d’écrire un article. Je mentirais si je disais que je travaille de manière productive sur mon blog tous les jours.

Je travaille sur mon blog tous les jours mais je ne suis pas productif ni motivé pour travailler sur mon blog tous les jours. Il est tout à fait normal de se sentir démotivé, mais vous ne devriez pas laisser cela vous pénétrer et commencer à tergiverser. Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous 5 façons de rester motivé pour bloguer de manière productive. Comme toujours, si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire!

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TAKE A BREAK

In order to work productively, you need to take a break whether it’s for a couple of hours, days or weeks. Think about it when you are working full-time or are in full-time education, you get half term breaks, annual leave or weekends off. You obviously get those breaks to relax but most importantly to recharge yourself.

You can’t be working on your blog efficiently without taking a break once in a while. If you are like me, you might think you are wasting time when you could do so many things but trust me – you need that break.

But the most important part is not taking your break but when you actually relax. There is nothing like taking a break and not doing anything that you enjoy. It will literally be a waste of time and you won’t feel motivated to do anything either afterwards.

Do things that you enjoy and feel like doing for example if you feel lonely, spend time with your loved ones. If you feel like you haven’t watched anything interesting, watch any TV shows or films. Don’t waste a minute of your break, that way you will feel like you took advantage of your break and you will feel more motivated and inspired to work on your blog.

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READ YOUR FAVOURITE BLOGS

As a blogger, it’s very important that you remind yourself why you started blogging in the first place in order to fall back in love with your blog. Sometimes you might not be motivated to write anything because you’ve fallen out of love with your blog which is completely normal.

Sometimes our real life can get in the way and our blogs might have to take a step back but it could also lead to lose our motivation to blog and any goals or dreams we had related to our blogs. Personally, the reason why I started blogging in the first place is from reading other blogs.

If you ever feel like you’ve lost motivation, read your favourite blogs and remind yourself why you fell in love with blogging in the first place. For some, it might be about reading successful blogs because it encourages them to continue blogging and take it to the next level. In addition, reading your favourite blogs will inspire you to write.

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DO THINGS THAT INSPIRE YOU

Another thing that you could do is to do things that genuinely inspire you. What works for me might not work for you that’s why it’s important you do things that you genuinely enjoy and make you feel happy.

For some people, it might be about watching their favourite Youtubers whilst for others it might be cooking. One isn’t better than another, it’s all about doing things that work for you.

What makes you enthusiastic? What makes you want to achieve your dreams? What are the things that inspire you? By answering these questions, you’ll be able to find things that will help you spark your creativity and inspiration.

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FOLLOW ACCOUNTS THAT SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY

Following people, accounts, feeds or blogs that spark your creativity is very important as well. When you follow the right people on social media, it will help you motivate and inspire you to follow your dream path or goal. Obviously motivating you to blog is an additional bonus.

When you follow accounts that are not inspiring you, motivating you, helping you in any way or even not making you happy, unconsciously your mind will start to create unnecessary negative thoughts. Social media gives a lot of opportunities but if you are not careful about the way you use it, it can also lead to unnecessary turmoil.

In my opinion, social media is just a platform but make sure to follow people that you really like including their content. There is no need to follow someone if you don’t like their content and if you start to notice that an account is creating negative thoughts or insecurities about yourself that you didn’t even have in the first place – just unfollow them.

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CLEAR YOUR MIND

One of the most important things, if not the most is to clear your mind. Think of it that way, you clear your cache or cookies once in a while in order for your laptop/desktop computer to work much quicker. Your mind is exactly like that as well. Sometimes you need to dump those thoughts out and de-clutter all your thoughts.

When there is a lot of things that is going on in your life, the last thing you may want to do is work on your blog. If you can resolve those issues, try to do so. If you can’t, there is no point in worrying about them. I know it’s easier said than done but trust me, I do go through this every single day especially with anxiety, it makes things much harder.

But I always try to clear my mind one way or another. You can talk to your loved ones, listen to music or do the things that I’ve mentioned above. This will help you get the clarity you need as well as motivate you to work on your blog. If your mind is focused, it will help you work on your blog more effectively.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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  1. Read your favorite blog. Good tip, I think I need to find more “favorites”. I fell into the trap most early bloggers fall into: following people just because they followed you. My feed is LOADED with poorly written, uninteresting script by people who try to “get rich” by blogging and then fizzle out after a couple of months. Time to go searching again! Any recommendations?

    (yours, obviously, is one I enjoy reading. lol)

  2. Great post! Really speaks to me today. I worked on my blog yesterday and eventually published it. Today I’m having a reading day. My favourite blogs (like this one) and other writers on other platforms who offer advice on all things blogging. But my blog is nagging at the back of my mind – should I start work on the next post? Thanks to you I don’t feel bad now, I’m just going to read what I want and that’s a break for me. Bon journée!

  3. great tips! yes I also struggle with consistency when it comes to blogging. And i do feel that I need breaks every so often. I try to do two blogs a week. But I see some of those whom I follow they’re blogging and posting so many times per day, and i think to myself, am I not doing it properly? maybe I should post more. It was reassuring for me to read this . Thank you for sharing !! cheers

  4. Thank you for these tips! I’m brand new at blogging, so motivation is not a problem yet. Just launched 3 weeks ago. But I feel like I’m fumbling just learning how to get around in WordPress’ reader to find blogs that I enjoy reading and happily stumbled upon your blog that was about dogs (because I had searched for “dogs”) and then enjoyed other topics that you write about. I also like your style of communication, it inspires me. It also took me awhile to figure out that when I follow a post from a WordPress email notification from my phone, that it takes me to WP on the web without going to my WP app for me to be logged in automatically and to reply. So I was fumbling by entering comments and always asked for my name and email address and then directed to login and lose my comment text that I had entered as a reply. I just assumed that smart phones were smart enough to transfer me straight into the WP app if I click on WP blog link in an email. For a brand new WP user, it’s not intuitive to navigate through. So thank you for this blog! Every little bit helps me integrate into the blog community.

  5. Really useful read! I’ve booked marked this for when I get stuck in a rut!

    I’m very new to blogging and had visions of me being able to post three or four times a week at first, I quickly realised that wasn’t gonna be possible for me, especially with the arrival of my daughter.

    I’ve changed strategy and focus on the content of my articles, I’d rather push out a new post once every 7 to 10 days but have it the best it can be, rather than a few posts a week have have them not so great.

    I hope as I get used to blogging I’d be able to make it more regular, but for now I’m content.

    1. Thank you so much! ☺️ So glad to hear that you found it useful. Don’t force yourself to publish blog posts regularly, even if you post once every 7 to 10 days – you have a consistent schedule.

  6. This post was inspiring, I’ll safe it for those days when I struggle to work on my blog.
    Also I totally agree with taking a break. I used to feel guilty whenever I wasn’t doing something productive because I felt like I was wasting time. Nowadays, I enjoy some free time to do absolutely nothing and rest.

  7. This is a great list here. I love the one about doing things that inspire you. I like to do yard work and clean a lot. In doing mundane tasks, I always find new ideas and motivations. They just start popping up from nowhere. It’s really very awesome. Thanks for this awesome post!

  8. Après avoir commencé mon blog je me suis mise à l’écrire en anglais également. Je m’étais dit que ça allait peut-être brouiller les lecteurs, j’étais pas sûre, et j’me suis dit tant pis, moi j’ai envie de le faire comme cela. Et puis je tombe sur ton blog et vois que tu écris dans les deux langues aussi et que visiblement c’est plutôt bien reçu. 😌

  9. I am a Chinese junior high student blogger and YouTuber. I usually write my blog articles once or twice a week. When I am not writing my blog articles or recording my YouTube videos, I usually generate new ideas for my articles and videos as I listen to music, travel, study, read articles from other bloggers or watch videos from other YouTubers. Now my website and YouTube channel have more and more views and I get better scores quickly in my school.
    This article is very helpful for me to create better blog articles and YouTube videos. Thanks for sharing!

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