- 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!