- Friday, 31 July 2015 -

Top 5 Tips: How to Bounce Back After a Blogging Break

Hello you lovely lot! It may not seem like it sometimes, but blogging is hard work; taking photos, concocting content and managing your social media can take its toll. Sometimes it's difficult shaking off that uninspired cloud that's been looming over you for so long, however I'm a firm believer that the second your blog starts feeling like a chore, you should take a step back and take a break. Carrying on when you're feeling burnt out may seem like a good idea for the sake of consistency but when you're risking quality over quantity, it could cripple your blogs progress.

I blog in the pursuit of happiness so my blog is first and foremost a hobby, if I ever feel that things are getting too much, I relish a bit of respite from my blog - because if you don't you out there and live your life, what experiences would there be to blog about? Unless you're a full-time blogger, you should never feel obliged to whip out posts on a whim, don't worry, your readers will understand that you have a life too.

1/ Try reintegrating yourself in the blogging community by joining in on a Twitter chat or sending a friendly email to a fellow blogger.

2/ Ease yourself back into it. If you're feeling daunted after taking some time away, why not reintroduce yourself with a quick post detailing all you've been up to?

3/ Get passionate about blogging again by taking some time to gather ideas for future posts. Get snap happy with photos or indulge in a pinning spree on Pinterest.

4/ Why not refresh your blog with a few changes? Nothing's worse than a tired, old blog design that ceases to inspire you.

5/ Usually I find the thing that spurs me on the most about blogging is when I read other blogs. I find their enthusiasm contagious and it gives me that gentle reminder of why I started blogging in the first place!

  1. Good tips! I agree with taking a step back when you start to feel a bit blah. Twitter chats are great to get you revved up again especially if the topic is a happy, feel good one :)

    Bex x

  2. Lovely tips! Taking a break is definitely a good idea if you're feeling down with your blog, I find that it shows through in your writing if you aren't enjoying what you are doing. Giving your blog a make-over is great for when you're feeling uninspired, it definitely worked for me and boosted my motivation!

    Toni x

  3. Love this post! <3 Totally agree, take a break whenever needed; it helps so much! And these tips are great even if you aren't taking a break tbh too :) Just a nice way to feel passionate about blogging again! :) xxx

  4. Some really good tips there especially about involving yourself in the blogging community with Twitter chats and reading other blogs :) xx


  5. Lovely tips, Claire! I haven't hit the need for a blogging break yet, but I think it's important to take a step back every now and again. And the speed this world travels at is so fast that easing yourself back in, even after something like a holiday can be quite scary!

    Fii | little miss fii

  6. Such great tips, and I could of done with these after my break!

    Annabel ♥
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  7. Your passion always comes first and once you feel drained it really is a time to take a little breather. I think people forget to do that sometimes. Lovely post as always and great tips <3
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  8. Great ideas. :)
    I like to just blog as I would, join in twitter chats and comment on blogs. :)
    People do understand if you take a break :)

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  9. All of these are definitely really good things to do. Reading other blogs and getting involved in the community always makes me want to blog again. I also think easing back in is the best as its less pressure.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  10. Really good advice, thanks for the tips here Claire! I always find that commenting and just easing myself back in as you mentioned always helps. - Tasha

  11. well, taking photos like that certainly would help me instantly bounce back from a break :D