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Beating Blogger’s Block

April 11, 2017
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I haven’t blogged long enough to deal with a serious case of blogger’s block, but I have seen some blogs where the blogger has professed to dealing with it.  It got me thinking about what I would try to do if I ever started to feel like I have nothing to say and can’t think of what to do with Her Life Is Love.

6 Simple Steps to Beating Blogger’s Block

  1. Go outside.  As a mommy blogger, I’m often doing my blogging at home.  Changing the scenery is bound to help bring in new inspiration so you can find new things to think about and write about.  I like to go to the Chicago Botanic Garden since it’s a nice area to walk around with a toddler (preferably in stroller) and you can people-watch as well as nature-watch.
  2. Move around.  I’m not a fan of exercising, but I don’t like being lazy.  Physical activity helps wake you up and when you have blood pumping throughout your body well, your alertness goes up and I dare say your brain should be able to think of some inspirational ideas that way.  A good way to do this is dance like nobody is watching to music that you love.  Have your toddler join in.  This is one of the ways I pamper myself.
  3. Reduce the number of posts.  New bloggers are often told that it’s necessary to post daily because search engines love a regularly updated blog.  Or so I’ve been told.  Realistically, posting everyday is tough because I like to make quality posts and everything is done by me.  I aim to post 3 to 4 a week, although lately that has been tough because I’ve been focusing a lot on potty training my daughter.
  4. Take a class.  Learn something new.  This can be a source of fresh inspiration.  Lately, I have been attending Toddler Class with my daughter.  I like it because I get to watch my daughter grow in her socialization skills.  There’s always arts and crafts time, too, so that gives me plenty of ideas for crafty DIY kids projects.
  5. Interact with others.  I mean face-to-face interactions.  So much of being a blogger is having all these interactions behind a computer screen, but meaningful face-to-face socializing is necessary, too. This is a little tough for me since I started blogging to meet other moms online.  I don’t know any moms I can hang out with during the weekday in real life.  Still, I go to the public library with my daughter often and chat with other adults hanging out in the kid’s play area.  Talking with other moms always give me great insight and ideas.
  6. Take a blog break.  If nothing else is working, it’s OK to take a blog break.  This could be one or two weeks where you are on hiatus, but do let your readers know so they don’t think you fell off the face of this Earth and no longer update your blog.  That’s bad blog business.

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In all honesty, I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked recently.  There’s a couple reasons for this.  First, I’ve been focusing on potty training my daughter.  I think it was worth it because I am finally seeing real, tangible progress.  Second, I have been trying to figure out how to use all my other social media accounts.  One of them has been on the back burner for way too long, so I focused on it by putting up a new video.  Cool fact:  I started YouTube 10 years ago!

 It’s a start and I hope you will subscribe to my YouTube channel and experience Her Life Is Love in a different way.

Are you an active blogger and creator?  What are some good ways you use to get out of a funk?

  • I think you are right and it is important to blog in your way and not follow expectations. I read the advice then do it my way. Congratulations with your youtube, wow 10 years is quite an achievement! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  • Great tips! I took a seriously long blog break last year, and now I’m back, better than ever!

  • I always seem to have a bloggers block around Christmas/New Year. Im just getting back into it but all my posts are reviews/Days Out. I’d like to write about something more thematic but I’m struggling to think of a theme. #KCACOLS

    • Paula

      Have you tried writing a series? I’m writing a Spring Cleaning Series and it helps because I know I can have a certain number of posts that I can write based off of it. Is there anything in particular you are focusing on lately? That’d be a great place to start thinking theme-wise. I look forward to what you have in store!

      • I did a featured blogger series last year every month and wanted to do another this year but couldn’t think of a theme! I’ve got a few things I’m focusing but it’ll be a few months before anything comes of it so might just have to be patient for now x

        • Paula

          Oh, I hope you do another featured blogger series. I enjoy reading those and will look forward to your next one when it happens 🙂 Good luck for now!

  • Oh thank you so much ive been looking for a post just like this, as i get bloggers block quite a lot! especially when im tired or bored or have a lot on my mind 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Great tips, you definitely need to go at your own pace and not worry about google bots and a little break every now and then can sometimes be just what you need x
    #TheListLinky

  • Totally agree. I find taking a few days or atleast a week break makes it easier! Fab tips #KCACOLS

  • Some good tips. I wrote a post about thinking of blog ideas – so from a different point of view. (not that i struggle for posts though – I’ve not got enough time to write everything I want to) #thelistlinky

    • Paula

      Hi Emma, I stopped by your blog to look for your post on blog ideas and loved it! I recommend it to anyone else here!

      • Thanks Paula, so kind of you to say so.

  • barriebismark

    Great tips! I have a bit of a block right now. I have been posting far less than when I first started.
    #globalblogging

  • I get writers block ALL THE SODDING TIME. Sometimes I just have to have a proper word with myself to get some words on to the screen. It drives me mad!!! Great tips here. Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging

  • I’m doing way too much to be posting more than twice a week, and even for once a week sometimes lol. Good tips though.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

  • I couldn’t agree more. I love that you mentioned toning down how many posts we put up. I think we get so overwhelmed with posting every day, that our posts might end up losing their strength. For me its more important to put out quality writing .. Great read! Thanks for sharing with #globalblogging 🙂

  • I’m so proud of you! You did a great job on your video! I’ve subscribed & am looking forward to your videos 🙂

    • Paula

      Thank you so much, Becky!

  • I get this so often! I’m in awe of people who can manage to blog every day! #kcacols

    • Paula

      Me, too! Those people who can blog quality posts everyday…I can’t imagine how they manage that.

  • Laura @ Dot Makes 4

    These are brilliant tips 🙂
    Throughout my blogging life, I have used all of these, especially reducing the number of posts a week or taking a step back for a bit. After a break, I was able to regroup and remember why I started blogging in the first place, which gave me a new blogging lease of life!

    #KCACOLS

    • Paula

      Thank you! I’ve taken inadvertent breaks before and they really do help 🤗

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