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