As you know I love blogging and it’s been a huge catalyst in the success of my Pet Sitting business, but I am human and there are days when I just don’t feel like writing anything.
I know – shocking right!
But we all go through periods when we get a little disheartened by things, we think we could be doing something more exciting or we just plain and simple can’t be bothered.
From the success I have had with my Pet Sitting blog I know that taking a blogging break is not a good idea as consistency is key. Sticking to that commitment of blogging X number of times per week/month is vital to your success.
So how do you pick yourself up and get back to the task at hand?
5 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Write A Blog Post
#1. Plan Ahead
It’s much easier to sit down and write a blog post if you know what you are going to write about beforehand. If you are feeling a bit unsure about blogging then a plan is what you need. You need to map out every blog post you are going to write that month so that when you come to write a blog post you have no excuse that you don’t know what to blog about. It means you can just sit down, follow your plan and get on with it.
It’s also a good idea to have photos to hand already downloaded so that you don’t waste an hour looking for that ‘perfect’ picture!
#2. Set Time Aside
If you don’t make time for blogging it will never happen. And I mean actually planning time in your calendar that is just for blogging. Not social media time, but actually time to write a post a blog.
Whether that is a slot once a week or 2-3 smaller amounts of time throughout the week it doesn’t matter. For me I can only write maximum 2 blog posts in one day. If I start a third it’s never really great and I end up spending more time editing it.
However you might be someone who can sit and write all day. Find what works for you.
#3. Take A Break
It might sound strange but if you are struggling with your blogging mojo then you should take a break. Get out for a walk, watch a movie, do some planning, wash the dishes! Whatever takes you away from it to re focus and help you get back on track.
Be careful though that you are taking a break and then getting back to it and that it doesn’t just become one long break!
#4. Change Your Environment
Sometimes a change of scenery can be just what you need. That might just be grabbing the laptop and sitting outside or heading to a local coffee shop and getting some inspiration there.
Don’t be afraid to change things up. Sometimes sitting in the same place day in day out can get frustrating. It’s probably the reason you wanted your own business so you could be your own boss. And that includes choosing where you work.
#5. Remember Your Why
As with anything you do, you need to know your why. Why do you want to blog? What is your desired outcome? How will blogging help your business?
Keep you eye on the why and it will help you when you are not feeling like writing.