How to stay motivated as a blogger

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Like anything in life, it’s exactly the same with blogging. But make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and not because you want to get numbers, comments or products to review. If I didn’t love blogging as much as I do, I probably wouldn’t have had 10+ years of archives under my belt. Clearly, blogging is a very passionate hobby of mine and I find inspiration everywhere and anywhere I go in the run of a week. Sure there are times where I find it difficult to come up with topics to talk about five days a week, but I’m here to help you understand where I’m coming from.

Write for your own reasons

If you start writing what you think people want to read, then you’re not being true to yourself. Don’t blog with the intention of making it a job or getting paid. You need to stay real, stay transparent and your readers will stick around for who you are.

stay-organizedStay organized

If I’m not organized, my blog is going to be empty. Hence why there was a 2 week break in the blog while I was in Newfoundland for over 4 weeks. Currently I have over 90 drafts in my wordpress, each and every one of them with different ideas, topics and things to talk about. Slowly I pick away at them and turn them into blog posts. Like this one!

be-true-to-youBe true to yourself

Write about the things that interest you and the topics you want to read. If your intention is to simply get paid, your writing will show that. Don’t be transparent because you will lose your loyal readers quickly.

dont-worry-about-numbersDon’t get too hyped up abut the numbers

Each month your numbers are going to be different, it’s bound to happen. It can be frustrating to see those dips in page views especially if you’re not sure what you did differently, or wrong so to speak. Try doing something different the next month. Re-evaluate what you did the previous month and perhaps tweak it a bit differently the next, for instance, add more (or less!) images in a blog post, ask questions at the end of the posts.

collabCollaborate with friends

One of my favourite things to do is collaborate with another blog friend. It keeps things genuinely interesting, and taking photos together for the post, bouncing each other’s ideas off one another is so fun!

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  1. These are great tips. I do mostly recipes and every once in a while I do a recipe thinking “people are going to love this!”. Almost always, that ends up being my least popular posts. However, the recipes I post that I’m truly in love with and enjoy making are the ones that other people like too. I definitely agree that blogging has to be done out of passion!
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  2. Yes to everything on this list! For me, it’s SO important to write for myself. Many bloggers make the mistake of writing for who they think wants to read their blog! It’s also important not to dwell on the numbers. Things will happen when they happen <3

  3. I’d really like to blog more but can’t seem to find the topic(s) since I wrote the series about the drive home from Florida. That was months ago now so I really have writer’s block!

  4. Love this and agree with every single thing! I love blogging, heck I’ve done it off and on for 12+ years BUT – it’s the off time that really messed me up. Now it’s finding the time, that can be tricky for me but I will have had STM up for 1 year in November and am so glad I’ve stuck with it. I truly love it and miss it.

    I will always admire you, not only as a person but blogger. You’ve got talent girl and I love reading your blogs!

  5. These are all great tips! I especially love the collaborate with a friend. :P Bahaha. Also though, staying true to yourself is super important. I went through a phase where I was all cutesy and it just wasn’t me. After a few months I was able to recognize it and brought myself back to center. :)
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  6. Awesome tips Nancy! Thank you for sharing. I am starting to find bloggers in my area, which is really great because as a teacher (now a SAHM), I love to collaborate and bounce ideas off other people, especially being new to the blogging world (which I absolutely love).
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