Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How to Stay Passionate About Your Blog

To keep the momentum going on your blog takes passion and drive.  Without these your dead in the water.  Your passion for blogging should come because you love it, not because you want to make lots of money.

Follow the points below to discover how to blog passionately without all of the pain:

1. 'Just Write'

Sometimes it's best to just write down what comes into your head, this doesn't work for everyone, but it's a good starting point.  Writing a lot of something is better than writing a whole lotta nothing.

2. Incentivise Yourself

When things get tough take a step back, go for a walk, watch a movie, listen to some music.  What you do in life has a direct link with how your writing turns out.  If you feel a bout of writer's block coming on, take a break, then come back to your work.  You'll discover how much easier it is to write when you take a step back.

3. Write Bite Sized Posts

There's nothing wrong with keeping your blog posts short and to the point.  A lot of well known bloggers tell you to write a 1,000 words or more, to get more traffic, but that's not always the case.

People have pretty short attentions spans these days, so there's no harm in writing blog posts that are short and to the point.

4. Read Other People's Blogs

It's so easy to get caught up in your own bubble and not realise the wealth of inspiration that's out there.  Take time each week to see what's going in your blogosphere.

5. Start a Blogging Plan

There's no harm in keeping to a regular schedule, when it comes to blogging.  Blogging is all about working around your day, and writing regularly for your readers.  If you have a business and are doing other things alongside your blog such as, writing books, try using a blog planner to plan ahead.

5.  Make Regular Notes

If you're day is pretty hectic and you don't have time to sit down and think about what you're going to write, try carrying a notebook with you, this will help you capture any thoughts for future blog posts. 

6. Revamp Your Blog

Give your blog a makeover, this will get your creative juices flowing again, helping inject new energy into a blog that may feel tired.

7. Dig Up Your Archives

Every blog post you've ever done will have a lot of thought put into it.  Your new reader haven't experienced any of your original blog posts.  Give your old blog posts new lease of life by editing them, and updating them withnew images, and information.

8. Create a Blog Series

Sometimes it's hard thinking about just one blog post let alone four or five.  So do some research, pick a larger topic and become innovative in your blog post creation.

I'd love to hear about your blogging stories in the comments below.