Blogging: Feeling Unmotivated Revisited #2
If you're anything like me - you love to blog but more than often struggle with finding the right amount of motivation and end up mooching around your flat finding excuses not to write, you must know how frustrating it can be. It only gets worse when you put a lot of pressure on yourself. Obviously.
Motivation aside, there are many reasons I'm finding it tricky to blog. First of all, I don't have a schedule. Yeah. That's not to say I don't plan. Believe me I do, I get inspired (a bit more about that later) all the time no joke. I thought I needed a timetable, because it's all I'm seeing in my feed- people scheduling everything it seems, from a post to a tweet. I tried, it didn't work. So for now I settle for spontaneous posting or planning up to a week ahead, no more than that.
Then there's the lack of time of course. I'm on my holidays at the moment, therefore I'm finding it a bit less overwhelming, I'm able to get involved in chats and just be up-to-date on social media in general.
Finally, I'm a little confused about the content. Talking about everything would be ideal, unfortunately it's not making it easy to define myself as a blogger. I want both pretty pictures and relatability, I also want to share stories and for this blog to feel natural. Do I really want to bother with a niche or just do as I please?
Anyway, getting back on the subject of motivation, or the lack of, here's what I came up with tips wise.
G E T I N S P I R E D
My recent favourite thing to do is buying magazines in bulks. There's more than enough material there to spark ideas. I usually just jot down as I read along and lust over beautiful shots.
C H A N G E Y O U R S E T T I N G
It can be as little as switching things up a bit, buying a plant or going for a total rearrangement. I moved flats a while ago and it definitely helped. Speaking of which I'm still planning on getting a desk but then I'm quite happy with my kitchen table.
D O N ' T S E T T L E F O R H A L F - B A K E D C O N T E N T
Just don't, if you're not feeling it it will show. If I'm not happy with the content I either work on it or just drop it and move on. There's no point in rushing things either, which is something I'm often guilty of. I always end up not feeling like promoting it.
What do you think? Do you feel similar? How do you tackle these issues?