Get rid of those blogging blues

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Post and Illustrations by Jody Marich

Do you ever get the feeling that you're not a good enough writer/blogger or that nobody wants to hear what you have to say? I know I do.

We all have our off days or weeks, where we don't get any comments, readership drops, or you just can't think of anything to write, but don't let that discourage you. It used to make me feel like why am I writing or nobody cares what I have to say but if you keep writing, your skills and posts will get better/stronger, and more than likely you will get noticed. Even if it's two or three new followers or comments.

Everyone wants to be unique and have a niche that they cater to, but when there are so many fashion blogs out there not to mention magazines that have bloggers/freelancers, it can get discouraging.

Here are a few tips on how to get rid of the blogging blues.

Find a website like Independent Fashion Bloggers or
Bloglovin' where you can become a member and spread your blog.
 Network and mingle online. That's the best way to get you and your blog out there. 
❤ Leave lovely comments. I know I always feel encouraged when I hear "great blog"or "signs of a good writer" and I like to return the favor or follow their blog. 
❤ Make your blog unique like you. Find the perfect colors, background, theme, whatever it may be, make it your space that you can be proud to show off. 
❤ Know you are doing it for you. You enjoy writing about this specific topic and hopefully others will enjoy your posts too.
❤ Google Alerts. Once you figure out what you want to write about, sign up for a Google alert. It's a good way to get some ideas for new posts.
❤ Get inspired! Take a walk, people watch, admire the scenery. Find something that makes you think and turn it into a post.

These are some great posts to help you keep on keeping on and not burn out.
Independent Fashion Bloggers- Want to be a professional blogger?
Vogue Mornings- How not to lose motivation when blogging
Pro Blogger- Ten Tips for writing a blog post
Independent Fashion Bloggers- Burnout aversion tips from bloggers
Taste and Style Files- Keep being you!

We all have our moments of should I stop blogging? but push through those negative thoughts. In the end you might produce your best piece so far. Sometimes you need to sit back and listen to what's going on in the world of whatever you are blogging about. Find something interesting, different, or intriguing, where you can do a little research to make the post that much better. 

Just remember, when your blogging you're doing it for you. It's something that's your passion, whether it's fashion, music, health, beauty, whatever it may be, you're doing it for you and you enjoy this topic. And know somebody out there might stumble upon it and love it too.

Like my little word bubble above says: 
Be proud of your blog, it's uniquely yours. 

Happy blogging XO


Aimee said...

Fantastic post. I couldn't agree more! :)

Jody said...

Thanks Doll! I have been feeling that way lately and I decided to turn it into a post :)
Have a great week X

Marissa said...

You are SO sweet to post my link here! Thank you so much :) I'm glad to be included in this post! I totally understand what it's like to be bogged down and not know what to write about or feel unmotivated- I've been there! But keep being YOU :)


ashe mischief said...

What a lovely affirmation! Definitely what I've been needing to hear as the holidays and blogging burnout approach...

Jody said...

Thank you ladies for the kind words :) I needed to hear it myself! lol that's why I thought I would turn it into a post. I figured I wasn't the only one.
Have a great thanksgiving

devilishlypleasurable said...

I loved this post, it is fabulous especially when feeling uninspired. Thumbs up for that!

Anonymous said...

Well we all have those days! Agh I hate em! hahaha You stare at the computer, then you tweet... then you stare and finally like magic you have a whole new post. This post is great because it shows me that there's lots of ways to tap our inner blogger and best of all, that we're not alone! Such great sites to help!

This is great! Thanks so much!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Great post.

It does feel discouraging sometimes when it feels like nobody is reading. But there are some great communities out there and we're pretty much blogging to connect, or else this stuff would be in a diary.

You struck a chord when you wrote "Sometimes you need to sit back and listen to what's going on in the world of whatever you are blogging about. Find something interesting, different, or intriguing." Whether or not there are comments, there is an interplay of thought, a dialogue between YOU and what's out there, I like how you remind me to not just stay focused on what I am familliar with but to stay engaged and keep of aware of what's out there.

Jody said...

Thank you to all of you. I'm glad I helped, that's really what I like to do when I write.
I know I was feeling the "blogging blues" when I wrote this but I used one of my tips "❤ Get inspired! Take a walk, people watch, admire the scenery. Find something that makes you think and turn it into a post" to write this post.
I was inspired by my lack of inspiration if that makes sense lol.

Anyway I hope this helps and keep writing! and remember you are doing it for you!

Happy Thanksgiving XO

Stel said...

Wonderful post!! This is exactly what I need right now! Thank-you :)

Veshoevius said...

Lovely post! Just what I needed to hear at the moment.

Fiamma said...

Great post! I just went trough several months when I just didn't blog at all... I'm back now... we'll see how it goes :) What you wrote is very inspiring :)


Samantha Tyler said...

Cheering article, thanks !

Glocal Girl said...

Correct in so many ways... sometimes just reserving a day to photograph, run, exercise, recharge the batteries makes all the difference.

Thanks for the post!


Jody said...

What lovely comments, thank you ladies!

I'm glad I could help other bloggers out. It makes me feel good to know that my writing was not only beneficial to me but to others. Good luck to all of you with your blogging. just remember to keep doing it for you :)

Best wishes xo,

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