By painting your nails with your newly-found red polish first. Well, not necessarily, but that’s what I did before I started tapping the keys to write this post. I call that a way to motivate myself, but then, one can say I was just distracted? The good thing is, it worked! So, whatever works for you, go for it, I’d say.
Blogging hiatus. Done it twice and now recovering from my third one.
The difference is, this third one has to be the hardest yet when it comes to getting my blogging mojo back. I still love blogging and everything about it, that’s for sure. So, it all comes down to the amount of time I need to invest towards it that’s becoming a challenge. And if there’s time, it’s the question, where do I start (again)??
Do you ever go through the same?
So, over the last few weeks, I’ve been doing my best to find my way back into blogging. And if you have any tips and tricks, please do share. That might actually just put me in the right gear and get the ball rolling finally.
1. Plan your content.
It’s about planning things to get you started. Never try to overload yourself or pressure your brain to write. Instead, plan it and take it easy.
What’s amazing about blogging is that you can share a little or big part of you with your audience. It’s just a question of how much. Otherwise, try introducing a new topic or series that you feel will be more fun or interesting for you and for them. Either way, they will appreciate it for taking the time to share it.
2. Connect (socially)
While you’re still contemplating to get your groove back on, it’s never a bad idea to say hi or say ‘hey, I’m still well and kicking’ to your social buddies. Believe me, we sometimes get curious about what you’ve been up to.
Social networks play a big role in terms of connection outside your blog, but most importantly it brings traffic also. Just no flooding my feeds, please.
3. Check your stats!
Cringe. Yes, that’s right, gotta see what our stats have been up to also. Check the numbers, subscribers and most viewed posts during your online timeout. If the numbers have dramatically dropped, don’t feel bad or sad. Take this as an opportunity instead to see where the clicks are coming from, keywords used and which old posts are truly bringing you the traffic. And make the most of this data to help you plan your next content or improvements.
4. Theme it up.
Too many ideas in your head but not sure where to even begin? Try this: team them up! Focus on the products or topics that are branching out in your head and try to put them in a group. Before you know it, these topics will flow perfectly like no one’s business. A wish list? Must-have items this season? Or even a makeover for your blog? Come on, a little seasonal makeover won’t hurt.
5. Stay positive.
These two words will get you a long way both in blogging and life in general. But you know that already. 🙂
Finding your way to do what you love shouldn’t be too hard, in the end, you just need to keep that passion burning (even when the stats are down) and staying positive will do just that.
I keep telling myself this and I’ve tried sticking to a frequency pattern when posting, but most of all, I’m doing my best to get a content out there that will hopefully reach my avid audience again to connect with me here.
This hiatus is the hardest one to overcome yet because my priorities have changed and for me, family comes first.
Blogging is by far the most rewarding hobby I’ve really come to love but I told my other half, that I would never feel successful in it if I fail on being a Mom, a wife, and his best friend.
But you know what else is important about this post? This Momma Bean is back and I’m ready for some warm virtual hugs from everyone. Anyone? 😉