Guest post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess
Every morning I sit down to the computer and think to myself (or say it out loud to the Diva Poodle,
Henrietta), "I simply cannot wait to put fingers to keyboard and blog the day away…inspiration surrounds me and I am brimming over with ideas." Sounds great, doesn't it? What's my truth? Somedays I pace the office, take Henrietta for a walk, drive out to grab a cup of coffee from the local fast food place, play around on Pinterest, scan Facebook and hope, pray and beg for ideas and inspiration to strike. Somedays it does, somedays… not so much.
How can you make sure you remain motivated for your pet blogging endeavors? Here are five steps I take (other than the above begging, praying and wasting time on Facebook!):
- Take a blog vacation. You read it right. Step away from the blog and take a break. Yes, you want to make certain you have fresh content and that your readers don't forget who you are, but let's face it, somedays sitting down and writing new content every single day is a drag. This is why blog platforms have a calendar function! Make use of that calendar, make it your friend. Sit down and write several blog posts at one time and schedule them to go live a
few days apart. Whew. This means you can take a breather for a day or so until the next block of time or zap of inspiration hits.
Whether you're a part time blogger that holds a full time job outside the home or if you're a full time blogger that works from a home office, you need to shake up your routine in order to gain inspiration and bring the joy back to your blogging. What can you do today to motivate your pet blogging?
That pussy cat is certainly shaking things up in it’s life!
Some good suggestions -thanks! I’m a newbie to Blogpaws and posting a Wordless Wednesday post made me think of doing something like a “photo essay” post which would be completely different to my normal style.
Also reading through your archives. Some of my early posts are awful in hindsight (all got to start somewhere though) So could now certainly be improved and expanded.