I don’t know about you but for me, the new year can seem quite daunting as well as all the positive that comes with the start to a new year, with ‘a new year, fresh start’ attitude where you want to make this the year that you do and achieve all the things you didn’t do last year. However, sometimes you just need to take a bit of a step back and not panic that January has already flown by and you didn’t write 20 blog posts.
Something that I started to do towards the end of last year was to really work on making my blog look (hopefully) more professional and to make sure that I am 100% happy with every post I publish without worrying what everyone else is doing. The start of this year for me also means mock exam, more mock exams, and more well… exams along with probably many of you which can also sometimes make blogging every week difficult.
As well as this time of year being a time to set yourself new goals and ‘resolutions’ which is great, it’s easy to feel disheartened with yourself if you don’t reach these goals or they don’t work out. Seeing other amazing bloggers who generated blog posts on the daily in ‘blogtober’ last year just blew my mind. Hats off to them because I will never know how they manage to do it! You go gals!
I thought I’d sit down and write a few ways to get back on your blogging game this year without putting pressure and making unreachable goals for yo self (even though I’m by no means a pro here) …
Is key and is my number one tip. Although schedules and timetable can stress me out a bit, just being organised by simply penciling down blog post ideas /blog titles or making a few draft posts for the next week in advance can really help so you always have ideas in the back of your mind for future posts. For me, writing down a date that a blog post is meant to go up for example every Saturday at 5pm used to be great, but I’ve come to realise that it’s ok to publish the post on a Sunday at 12pm if I have more time then etc. Sticking to a plan isn’t always the answer, but being organised having post ideas planned ahead can really make you motivated to write and you can then decide when that post can go up once you’ve finished it.
Feeling uninspired happens to all of us at the best of times but just reading other blogs, browsing on Pinterest for photo ideas or just simply picking up your camera and start snapping some photos that YOU like taking can really help. If you’re a beauty blogger like myself, putting products in a pile you need to take photos of before you have used them also can be beneficial as you know there is always something to photograph. Just taking a step outside with your camera and having a play around with it, or taking it on trips out to photograph new places can also help you to feel more inspired.
I hope this may have helped those of you who are feeling a bit daunted by the new year like myself but I’m ready to start afresh for February! I hope you all have a lovely weekend huns and to those of you who are off this week, have a fab one!