For When You're Considering Quitting Your Blog...


Whether you're a new blogger or have been blogging for a while, you're likely to encounter moments of not getting along well with your blog. I've had one or two moments when I've thought about giving it up and moving on. It can be difficult to pick yourself up if you're having a confidence crisis with your blog. If you're going through a stage of feeling down and out with blogging, then here are a few things that may help.

1. Take a step back
Plodding on when you're struggling probably wont make you feel any more motivated or attached to your blog. Take a step back to assess where you're at.

2. Take a break
Its perfectly OK to take a blogging break if you need one. Having some time out to decide if blogging is still for you can actually help to refresh your creative output.

3. Is there anything you could change?
If you're feeling down about your blog, ask yourself if there is anything that you would like to change. Maybe a new design or changing the direction of your blog will help to reignite your inspiration and desire to write.

4. Get organised
If things are starting to get on top of you, I find getting your work in order can help you see the woods from the trees. If you're frustrated with the lack of time you can dedicate to your blog, why not try keeping a blog calender or planner - I linked to several free ones here.

5. Learn something new
Could you invest time into learning something that would benefit your blog and inspire you to stick with it? maybe learning about photography or spending time improving your writing skills would help?

6. Chat to others
Chat to other bloggers or family and friends - let them know how you're feeling. Sometimes having a bit of support can help to push you in the right direction.

7. Remember why you started
What were you reasons for starting a blog? what did you set out to achieve?

8. Wait it out
Sometimes it just takes a bit of time to start feeling more engaged in blogging again. Having a confidence crisis is usually just a phase and will likely pass - knowing why you're feeling down about blogging and figuring out what you can do to help it is likely to benefit you further down the road.

What do you do when you're feeling down about your blog?


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15 comments

  1. I definitely think it's important to take a break from blogging when needed. Blogging should be fun and not feel like a chore so if a break is what you need then take one I say :) X
    thefashion-junkie

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  2. Still pretty excited about being a new blogger, but already wondering whther this excitement will last. I enjoy writing, but I hope blog inspiration keeps coming!

    http://clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Aw this is exactly how I feel at the minute so I took a bit of a break and try not to be hard on myself when I dont post regularly x Great Advice x

    thebeautyfairground

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  4. Very good advice! I've felt like that a couple times and I just remember that I started blogging for fun and that it should be fun and not an obligation. I'll just wait it out and after a while I get loads of inspiration for posts and I take it from there :)

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  5. Definitely having a little break helps. I had about 2 weeks where I just posted less. Now I'm feeling much better!
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  6. Love this! Taking time off always reminds me how much I love blogging!

    blousesandblush.com

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  7. Thanks for making all this points clear, it honestly helps when we're not that satisfied with our page. I personally am not that happy with my photography and that's why I'm trying to learn more about it. Great post! xx

    Mary Bloomy

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  8. Organisation and a break are the best to gain some perspective! Often in my breaks I realise just how much I miss blogging when I'm not doing it.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  9. I always love your posts about blogging...as a new blogger, I've gained great insight from your wisdom! Thank you!

    xoxo, linds
    cestlaviesaidshe.com

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  10. I have had several of these moments. I believe that at the beginning of my blogging career - if you can call it that - I just wrote whatever, but now that I plan a bit more in advance I find that my subjects are more interesting.

    I also rebranded my blog. I changed the name of my blog only last month and I do not regret it. I have found that my traffic has increased and a few new readers have joined me. So I have fallen in love again with blogging.

    Georgie
    xoxo

    www.thelipstickdaily.com

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  11. Thank you for this. It's what I needed right now.

    K||R

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  12. What a great post it made an interesting read for me too as a new Blogger. Great advice I will deffo keep it in mind xox

    http://rainbowsandunicorns27.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Really great advice I'll try to keep in mind xo.

    <a href='http://colorfulclosets.blogspot.com>Colorful Closets</a>

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  14. Some really good ideas there, thanks :) I think its definitely beneficial for a blog if the writer speaks to other bloggers whether they're considering quitting or not!

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Blogging should be fun and exciting and never feel forced or like a chore! It is always great to step back for a second to re-evaluate your blog, so you can come back with fresh new idea's. I try to do this once a month!

    Great Post!!

    XOXO
    Alethea
    http://thepowerofthepretty.blogspot.com/

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