Let me ask you something.
Have you ever woken up and felt so unmotivated and uninspired that you just didn’t want to do anything?
Of course, you have. It’s human nature to feel like that sometimes, right?
One of the most common obstacles that bloggers face today, whether they’ve been blogging for a few months or have been doing it for a few years, is the feeling of being uninspired to blog.
Throughout a blogger’s journey, there are many things that can make a blogger feel low and unmotivated.
Although it is more apparent in newbies, even the most experienced, persistent, and determined bloggers can sometimes feel low.
It’s something that slowly creeps up on you until something eventually snaps.
I once went through a spell of feeling demotivated, this lasted for almost three months, and largely because I was going through some pretty tough times in my personal life.
I talk about this in more detail in my ebook “How To Motivate And Inspire Yourself To Blog“.
The key is, finding ways to remain motivated and inspired every single day and to continue working to reach your blogging goals, and ultimately finding success as a blogger.
I know what you’re thinking. Much easier said than done, Fabz! Right?
I know it’s not easy, but there are things you can do to help yourself.
So without wasting any more of your precious time, let’s look at four simple but very effective ways, to motivate yourself in blogging right now.
#1. Why are you blogging?
Before you do anything, you need to be able to answer one very important question as a blogger knight.
Why do you blog?
If you answered with “well because I want to make money”.
Making money from blogging is a desired ‘result’.
Almost every blogger wants to make money from blogging.
To really answer the question of why do you blog, you really need to understand what drives you to want to blog.
Think about why you started blogging in the first place if that helps at all.
See if you can answer the following questions.
- What are your passions?
- What is your purpose as a blogger and why should anyone care?
- What makes you so different from all the other bloggers out there?
Grab a pen and paper and spend a few minutes trying to figure out some of the answers to those questions above.
When people ask me, ‘Fabrizio, why do you blog?’, or ‘what is your purpose as a blog writer?’, I usually respond with the following:
“I blog because I love to provide value and help to solve problems for people reading my content. If people find value in what I have to offer as a blog writer, they can learn to trust me, purchase my products, and even use my services.”
Task: Remind yourself why you started blogging. Think about how passionate and driven you were, and then try and get that feeling back.
#2. Do something that inspires you!
Motivation comes when you do inspiring things.
So instead of fighting with yourself trying to get inspired to work on your blog, or to write your next blog post, do something else entirely.
It could be anything at all; washing the car, going off for a nice walk, listening to music, watching motivational videos on YouTube even!
A few months back I hit a bit of a wall when I was thinking about a topic to write about for my blog. I just wasn’t feeling it one day.
So instead of sitting in front of my computer aimlessly staring at a blank screen, fighting with myself, I decided I would do something else entirely and blitz my office to have a good old clear out.
Doing just that inspired me to write a really great post, and you can read that post here.
Task: Do something that will inspire you to do blogging. It doesn’t matter what it is. Just do it!
#3. Set realistic blogging goals, then crush them…
This is no doubt one of the biggest reason’s why a lot of folks get low and uninspired to blog.
Not setting goals means you cannot make progress, nor can you check on what ever progress you might be making.
If you want to move forward with your blog you simply have to create some small and realistic goals to work towards.
It helps if you know exactly what you want from blogging, which brings us back to point one: Why do you blog?
But setting goals doesn’t just help you to make and monitor progress. It also helps you to stay motivated and focused.
Think about when you reach one of your goals, how amazing is that feeling. It inspires you to want to do more, right?
So, get out there and create some goals, then crush them!
If you’re unsure where to start with setting goals for your blog, these 117 goal setting tips by my good friend Tor Refsland should get your juices flowing.
Task: Set some weekly goals that you can reach without too much effort, then crush them! Baby steps always amount to big progress over time.
#4. Don’t be a loner!
What I mean by this is don’t go the blogging road by yourself and expect to stay the course.
Make a few friends and connect with other like minded bloggers in your niche, especially if you’re new and you want to get the word out about your blog and your awesome content.
I can’t begin to tell you how making connections with the right people in my industry has helped me to stay on track, stay focused and stay motivated as a blogger.
Sometimes when I’ve been feeling down and out, a simple “word of encouragement” from one of my blogging friends is all it takes to fire me back up again.
So my advice to you is to make friends, connect with your readers, show your support and help people within your community from time to time.
I guarantee you that many of them will there, ready and willing to support and encourage you when you need them the most.
Task: Build a supportive community around your blog. This is not a quick process by any means, but start making those important connections now.
If you already have a community, don’t be afraid to reach out to a few folks and ask for help and support.
Wrapping it all up
Blogging has changed my life, it really has.
It has changed my thought process and has helped me to improve many areas of myself and my life.
However, without the right motivation and mindset, I would NOT be where I am today in blogging, and that’s me being totally honest with you.
Motivation is one of the most critical ingredients to making progress, moving forward and reaching your goals in blogging.
Allowing yourself to become unmotivated or uninspired to blog can lead you down the path to blogging failure. I know this because I’ve been down that path many times before.
So what’s next? Grab my book!
My eBook “How To Motivate & Inspire Yourself To Blog” dives deeper into motivation in blogging.
I talk more about the importance of motivation in blogging.
I share 13 most common reasons why bloggers become unmotivated and uninspired in their journeys.
I also share some powerful and strategic ideas to becoming “and staying” motivated every single day as a blogger.
There’s also a little self-assessment worksheet at the end of the book. Something to help YOU identify some of the areas you might need to work on and improve, both within yourself and in blogging.
So hit the link below, grab yourself a copy for just $1.99 and get inspired!
If you do happen to purchase it, please do come back here and leave me a comment or some feedback below, I appreciate you:)