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How To Fall In Love With Your Blog Again

Having a blog and making sure you treat it like a magazine or a business when you are your own boss is probably one of the most difficult things ever. Not to mention the blogger’s block. Having a full-time job, kids or Uni can be overwhelming and soon you’ll completely forget about your blog or you will actually start to see it as a burden.

Before panicking that this is the end of your blogging career, you have to be fully aware that this is perfectly normal. Life is not always black or white, it has its ups and downs and so does you blogging mood. Here are a few tips that I found useful and helped me to love my blog again.

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1. Remember why you started it in the first place

I know that sounds really basic, but it actually works. That’s why an about page, where you state your “why” is important. The about page won’t just help your readers connect better with you or attract sponsors, but it will also be a nice reminder of why you started blogging in the first place. Stay true to your heart and state your “why” as you feel it.

You can also ask a friend to help you with this and have a little coaching session about blogging and how and why everything started.

2. Just do it

… as Shia LaBeof said. Just do it! Just start writing a random blog post, take photos, edit them… something. One of the reasons I started this blog is because I love writing and this brings me joy every single time I do it. I know it’s difficult to start: you’re too tired, no inspiration, etc. But once I start writing… everything else comes naturally.

3. Find flaws that will make you want to improve your blog

I can not guarantee this will work for everybody. Probably because I am a little crazy and perfectionist I want everything to be perfect around here. That’s why when I discovered that Disqus was enabled on all my images, I went though each and every one of them and disabled the option manually. Felt so nice after I finished all 35 pages of images. And I felt better about my blog. Here are some things that you can “fix”:

  • implement some SEO optimization on old articles;
  • update about/contact or other pages;
  • remove all broken links;
  • add 301 redirects to all your 404 errors;
  • add featured images to old blog posts;
  • create Pinterest friendly images and upload them on your blog posts and Pinterest;
  • re-order the blog posts in new tags/categories, etc.

4. Get a facial

I don’t mean an actual facial, of course. Changing the theme of your blog is one of the most efficient and fast ways to help you fall in love with your blog again. The excitement of something completely new is always welcomed. You’ll want to share the new look with everyone and have a lot of really cool content.

If switching to a professional theme is not in your budget, then go smaller: get rid of old widgets and add some new ones. New, cool plug-ins also work as a charm.

5. Read the comments

This one is one of my favourites (after rediscovering your “why”). Reading older comments bring so much joy to my heart. It reminds me how amazing this community is and how amazing is that I am able to create a community technically out of nothing. Every single time I realize this, I’m speechless and so grateful for being able to blog. So a big thank you to all of you out there, making this possible. I don’t know who you are or where you are, but I would like to thank you. A lot.


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  • Emma Dowey

    The why is so important isnt it. ive been having a blip and just dont feel motivated. great tips! #showyourbloglove

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Such a great reminder! I definitely feel discouraged from time to time with my blog and reading this has helped ignite the fire again. Last year I did a facial on my blog and it made all the difference!

    • So happy this article sparked the flame between you and your blog, Liz!

  • Such great tips. Sometimes I just need to take a step away from the blog and get busy finding inspiration and making a list of topic ideas in order to fall in love with my blog again.

  • Samantha

    I absolutely love this! I’ve been struggling a little bit lately. Life gets in the way and the blog takes a back seat, then it’s so hard to get started again. But just writing and hitting the Publish button always makes me feel so much better!

  • Your last point is particularly great! I’m going to do that! Thanks for this great list.

    • My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it.

  • Love love love love this post! I started my blog over two years and I go through bouts of extreme motivation and disdain, especially when I’m on the road. Your post is a nice little reminder as to why we should stick to it and like every long term commitment there will be ups and downs. Have a wonderful day <3 I'll be subscribing to your posts from now. :)
    http://www.gonewithawhim.com

    • You comment just made my day! So happy you like it and glad to have you around.

  • I feel like I’m reading about myself! It’s a challenge maintaining a blog while working full time. Sometimes it does feel like work, but mostly, it’s like a great hobby that keeps my very happy and busy!

    • So true. Even though is hard work, it makes me happy.

  • Robin

    These are awesome tips. I love the counterintuitiveness of “find flaws.” So true – sometimes you need an infrastructure project to get you excited about improving your blog again!

  • Wife Sense

    Only been blogging for 3 months and realizing what a challenge I’ve signed up for. Have to keep these tips in mind for when it makes me completely crazy. Thanks.

  • Jamie

    Great points! Writers block is the worst for me. I love the tip about “just do it” I need to start telling myself that more often.

  • Great tips especially when you are disappointed that you are not getting more traffic or making more money with it. It’s good to remind yourself of what inspired you to start the blog at first!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Reminiscing about why you started the blog definitely helps!!! Sometimes a reminder is necessary!

  • As every blogger gets to this moment one day, this really is a great list to help us/them get through it! I get it from time to time too that I suddenly dislike my blog or blogging so much, and I usually do the same as you: make improvements and remember why I started it in the first place :)

  • That’s really funny, I was doing some bits on the blog yesterday and I got caught up reading some old comments from about a year ago, It’s so nice to read what people get from your blog.

  • Meaghan Gonzalez

    Currently in the middle of this! These tips are really helpful. I’m planning on taking a break for a couple weeks as well just to unplug from social media and rest.

    Meaghan xx

    • A break for once in a while is super beneficial. Enjoy it!

  • Loved the post! thanks for the motivation and for all the useful tips!
    xx,
    Pilar
    http://www.thelifestylehunter.com

    • Glad you found inspiration in this article! Thanks for stopping by and hope you’ll find other interesting content around here as well.

  • Sharon Brand

    So happy you wrote that because I can totally agree with you! I have a blog and I am a student with a part time job also and maintaining the website is so hard but so worth it!

  • Jessica Deratany

    Perfect article for me today, I needed this. I’ve been struggling with balance, and this reminded me the blog is not the place to give!

  • I love this post! This is so important! I’ve just made a new blog that will be launching soon because my personal blog wasn’t giving me what I wanted from blogging. I’m excited for this new adventure!

    • Good luck with the new blog, Taylor! New beginnings are always exciting.

  • I totally get you. I’m in the same situation, but I work full time and I’m in my last master’s degree senior.

  • Carrie Mervine Relyea

    Love this! I sometimes feel like, why am I doing this? No one’s really reading it. I’m not getting any traffic. But then, it’s good to remember why I wanted to do this in the first place.

    • So true! I’m facing the same thoughts a lot of time. But is not actually traffic or how many comments or shares you got, it’s about fulfilling your passion.

  • Great points here. It can get easy to forget why you started in the first place. Bookmarking.

  • I love these tips. I’ve also found that taking a break, even if it is just an extend weekend, helps me get back in the blogging groove.

  • Cute post idea! I’m going on five years (yikes!) and I can see how there can be some burnout in this space. For me, I try to revamp as much as I can — I luckily have a personal blog which allows me to have pretty broad content, but I’ll venture into new areas so I don’t get ‘bored.’ Otherwise you find yourself in a blogging rut!

  • Belema Ronabere

    Reading comments is so important. The idea that someone entirely strange took the time to appreciate your work is priceless. it awakens the fire that could have been quenched.

  • Great post- while my blog is still new and sparkly at the moment, I know there will come a time when I will probably want to chuck my laptop out the window and run away screaming lol. I do agree on the importance of reading comments, they gives you such a sense of community and are a great motivation.

  • Remembering the “why” of what we do is the heart and soul of it all. If we are trying to help people, remember that we want to help them is a huge kick in the tail!

    • True. The “why” is on the middle of the golden circle (why, how, what), a technique applied by a lot if antrepreneurs and it’s super easy to put in practice.

  • Yes! I love this post so much and it’s exactly what I needed to read. I have a meeting next week to give my blog a fresh new look and I’m so exciting. I think the changes will definitely help me fall in love with my blog. The why and remembering why you started is also so important. For me, I wanted to spread a little happiness to people!

  • i love this list. I’ve only been blogging since July 2016, and I’ve already experienced blogger burn out! so i followed suit and did a mini “facial” and i’ve gotten super excited about it again! i redid some graphics and expanded my network a bit and blogging has became a loved hobby again instead of a daily burden. connecting with people is also one of the best things about blogging :)

  • I love all of these tips. I have totally been in a block lately, I love the idea of revisiting comments and older posts! Thank you!

    • Glad you find this useful, Bri!

  • Love this! There are so many ways to fall in love with your blog again, I especially love reading the comments on the posts I’ve written – it’s just so nice knowing that other people find the posts really helpful and that it inspires them :)

    Thanks for sharing these tips!

    – Kristen
    http://www.sophisticatedgal.com

  • Dani Naughton

    So important to remember why you wanted to do it in the first place. The stress of having a full time job can make it hard to keep a blog going as well. Great post!

  • I needed to read this! I was kind of falling back and questioning blogging because I felt tired and uninspired! I should definitely start with the flaws and work up.

    • Fix the hell out of them, Adriana!

  • Neely

    We can get so caught up that remembering why we started is so important

    • Yeah, I think that remembering the why of everything you do is actually a lifestyle and it can help you improve your life decisions so much.

  • Sheila Jo Spencer

    Agree with the tip to read old comments on your posts – most readers have no idea how much bloggers appreciate comments!

    • True. Feels a little like Christmas to me.

  • Gosh, this is so timely. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging rut and i’ve lost my drive. I’m def going to give your tips a try!

    • Let me know how they turned out for you, Roxy!

  • Great tips! These are all so true and great things to keep in mind.

  • I needed this! I definitely have periods where my blog is more of a burden than a joy. I find going back and reading posts I am really proud of helps!

    Xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  • I am not as into blogging as I was when I first started and sometimes feel a little “blah” about it. I think going back and reading some of my old comments like you suggested would be really motivating!

  • Anita E. Baffoni

    These are all great tips! I got a new full time job so I’ve been slacking in my blog department and I need as much advice as I can to reignite my blogging spark! Thanks for sharing.

    -Anita
    http://www.theaveragegirlchronicles.com

  • These are great tips! I think we all go through phases of this, but it always helps to have a little time away!

  • These are great ideas! I like fixing technical things or working on something that’s not writing related when I’m stuck. I really enjoy creating new pins for old content, and sometimes that will spark a new idea!

    • I should try this too! Thanks for sharing your way of getting motivated again, Brittany.

  • I have been having thoughts about my blog. I don’t really get the time. But, as you mentioned, I always remind myself why I started it. And it works. But, I’m surely going to need more motivation to go on! Thanks for this article! Helped! :)

    • Glad it helped you, Aishwarya! 😊