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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