If you’re here, then I’m sure at some point you have thought about wanting to quit being a blogger. Honestly, there have been countless times I’ve wanted to give up and delete everything. If you’re not familiar with my blogging journey, I actually did quit my blog years ago. When I first joined WordPress I was a beauty blogger. I didn’t take it too seriously and very rarely posted, but I enjoyed myself. After being bored of what I was doing, I quit for 4 years. When I returned to blogging, I rebranded into the site you see today and haven’t ever regretted it.
I say all of this so that you know you’re not alone in feeling like quitting. I think as humans when things get hard or even boring we all have it in us to want to quit. When something no longer serves us it can become a burden rather than a blessing. As I have felt like I wanted to quit being a blogger many times, I thought I’d share some tips with you on what you can do to find the writing spark again. Sometimes though, quitting might just be the best thing for you. Of course we all have different things were going through, and were all on our own paths. So this post is not to discourage you from leaving blogging if thats what you feel is best. You should always go with what you want to do.
TAKE A BLOGGING BREAK
We are not designed to be on the go 24/7, and I think we forget that. Alot of us bloggers do this around your real life jobs. Meaning that when we clock out of our 9-5 we clock into being a blogger. Which means long nights, writing whenever we can and really not being able to take a break. Because alot of us do this for a hobby, we often forget we need to take breaks from our hobbies too.
If you want to quit being a blogger, try taking a break first. However long that break is, thats your choice. There is no shame in taking time off for yourself. Actually I think it’s a very noble thing to do. You’re acknowledging that you need rest, and you’re prioritising it.
If you do want to continue blogging, then remember to put an end date on the break. Otherwise you probably will quit being a blogger.
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START COLLABING WITH OTHER BLOGGERS
It sounds quite and odd thing to say, but collabing with other bloggers can really help you to get your blogging mojo back. Whenever I have started feeling defeated I’ve gone to other bloggers to ask for help or support. Thats the great thing about being part of the blogging community. There is always someone there for you when you need them.
I always tell my readers how important it is to create solid connections with other bloggers and honestly, this is another example of why. They are the back bone of blogging. Without my blogging friends I don’t know where I would be.
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CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION
Maybe you want to quit being a blogger because what you do now is no longer exciting. It’s totally normal for us to get bored and want to switch things up every now and then. The content I posted when this blog was created isn’t anything like the content I post now. Really your writing should (and will) adapt as you change and grow as a person. It’s a beautiful thing.
Sticking to what you have always done can make blogging feel like a chore, and you don’t want that. There is nothing wrong with wanting to change your niche or direction of your site. I know so many bloggers who have done this and its worked out well for them. So give it a try!
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Have you ever wanted to quit being a blogger? How did you overcome those feelings?
There comes a point in many of our blogging journeys where it all feels too much, and we think the only option is to give up. But, thats not the case. Try out these tips and see if they help! You’d be missed if you left.