It’s a very common thing to hit a blog wall, and it can happen alot if we aren’t careful. Sometimes we just get to a point where we can’t do it anymore. I’ve felt this over the last few months. I have noticed my motivation and desire to blog has been overshadowed by other things going on in my personal life. Its taken my attention away from blogging and made me feel like putting less effort into my blogs.
This is completely normal. We are human after all. Doing the same thing over and over again can become boring and you can start to feel complacent. It’s like with anything in life really. As a person I really like variety and love starting new things. Novelty can wear off if we aren’t careful and thats the reason why I create such a variety of content on my blog.
I’m admitting this to you so that I’m transparent with you. I want you to know that even though you may see me posting regularly, it doesn’t mean its not hard behind the scenes. Alot of work goes into blogging and not to mention alot of emotion. Blogging comes with so much uncertainty and ups and downs that not alot of people realise. As bloggers we worry about so many things. We worry about whether our audience enjoys our content and whether we will make money from our sites that month. There are real costs we have to consider.
The aim of this post is to share what I do when I’m feeling like I’ve hit a blogging wall, and I want to hear what you do too!
DON’T BLOG AT ALL
when I feel as though I have hit a blogging wall, I just choose to not post at all. For 5 solid months I posted 6-7 times a week. Now that might sound so shocking and it really is, but I don’t see blogging as a chore. I really enjoy everything that comes with running a blog. So posting and creating content on such a regular basis is so fun to me. But recently I’ve had some other things going on, which means that my heart and mind isn’t in blogging 100%. I recognised this and decided to take some time off.
The time off from blogging does my brain good. It allows me to not worry about likes and comments for a few days and lets me focus on creating and doing what I love the most. Taking time off and doing nothing is one of the best things to do for productivity. And I know that sounds so weird, but it really is. You are allowing your mind to shut off and refresh when you take time off. It helps me so much with thinking of post ideas too.
Even if you don’t feel like you’ve hit a blog wall you should still do this on a regular basis. I am constantly re-evaluating my blogs purpose and what direction I want my site to go in. Sometimes changing something up can do you the world of good for getting the blogging excitement going again. It could be something as simple as changing up your blog theme.
Really think about whether you want to be blogging or if you’re in the right mindset to be blogging too. If you’re not in the right mindset it might be time to take a step back. If you’re mind isn’t in it then your heart probably isn’t either. And both are pretty important for creating good, quality content for your site.
CHANGE UP YOUR SCHEDULE
Maybe you’re overloading yourself, maybe you’ve put too much stuff on your plate. I find that I hit a blog wall when I overload myself and put too much pressure on myself. As soon as too much pressure is there it doesn’t feel fun to me anymore, it becomes like a chore. Changing your schedule is a great way to overcome burnout.
Go easy on yourself and don’t forget that you are in charge of whether or not you post. There is no-one there with a gun to your head forcing you to post when you don’t want to. You only have yourself to blame for overloading your work load.
How do you overcome hitting a blog wall?
What do you do to get a new mindset?
Hitting a blog wall is okay, its how you overcome it and get over it that is important. Be kind to yourself and take your time if you need to. Your blog and audience will be there when you come back!