If you’ve been following me on Twitter for the past couple of weeks, you might have seen me tweet about feeling uninspired and my lack of motivation to write new content for the blog. This has been going on for too long (in my opinion) and I don’t know how to get myself out of this rut that I seem to be in. I want to write blog posts and share new content with you guys but I just seem to have to force myself to actually sit down and do it.
The exact same thing happened today. I’ve known since Monday that we would have a post going up today as that’s what our schedule looks like. And I opened WordPress at least a dozen times and I even went to write a new post but I just kept staring at the blank post template and went to do something else after a couple of minutes because I didn’t want force myself again. But then today I figured I would have to write something because I didn’t want to not write something. I really don’t want the blog to go without an actual post when there’s supposed to be one.
So, what did I do? Well, I figured I would open a new post template and just see what would happen. And as I kept thinking about it, I figured I would just write about how I have been feeling lately. We’ve got quite a big readership at this point and I figured some of you guys have probably felt a similar way at some point in your blogging experience and I was hoping you were willing to share some tips and your experience in general!
I’ve had really great experiences with sharing my feelings about blogging on here in the past and just simply hearing you guys’ stories has often been a great motivation to continue going and your tips have been very appreciated too!
Beth actually mentioned in a recent comment conversation we had that I might be having a blogging burnout which was a really interesting thing to hear because I hadn’t thought of it that way before. I had never really felt this way before and I’m currently trying to figure out how I got to this point.
July was such a great blogging month for me! I had written most of my posts for the month really early in the month and scheduled them all well in advance and didn’t have to worry about a thing when it came to blogging, which was a really great feeling to have. I’m wondering if by getting myself out of my rhythm of writing posts more regularly I influenced my enjoyment of blogging. I feel like when I was writing new posts every other day I was much more motivated to do it!
It’s not even like I don’t know what I could be writing posts about as I have a bunch of ideas drafted and could start on them at any given moment, but I just don’t feel like writing any of them? Or was that a mistake I made? Giving myself a list of posts I should/could write instead of just going into writing with no guidelines what so ever? Do you have a list of ideas in an easily viewable place? Or do you keep them in an extra document and away from where you would see it all the time?
How about you guys?
Have you ever been in a situation where you just absolutely didn’t feel like writing new content for your blogs? How did you deal with that? If you’ve got any tips or experiences to share with us, please do in the comments! I would really appreciate it! Thank you.