As you may know, I have vowed to try and blog every day during 2012 (excluding 1st January…I was in no fit state to do so then!). So far it has been incredibly fun, but there are points when I find myself lagging behind a little. I thought I would share with you some of my top tips for motivating yourself to blog!
1. Blog about what you love, not what others expect you to love.
How boring would it be if we all blogged about the same thing? That’s one of the great things about the size of the bloggersphere; there’s always going to be something for everyone. And someone might just love what you do! Writing about things you genuinely love and enjoy is the sure-fire way to stay motivated.
2. Maximise your free time!
It’s no secret that blogging takes up a lot of time, but they key is to manage your time in a way which leaves little windows open for writing. For example, if I know I have to do university work, I use my breaks from that to blog. Trust me: blogging seems 10x more fun when you’re getting a break from a taxing piece of academic work!
3. Plan your day to factor in blogging time.
I couldn’t function without my daily diary, as shown in this video! I show it at around 3 minutes.
If you physically note down that you have to blog that day, I promise that you’ll be so much more likely to actually do it! This leads on to my next point…
4. Schedule blog posts in advance.
Some of my weeks are completely crazy, especially as I’m in my 3rd year of University. If I have a free afternoon and no other work to do, I dedicate it to blogging. I schedule the posts for the remainder of that week and knowing that they’re done and dusted really makes me motivated to do it. I love feeling organised!
5. Seek out feedback.
Promote your blog on Twitter and Facebook, or even just show your friends and family – feedback from people, whether positive or constructive criticism, can be an amazing boost or push forward. If you feel good about something, or want to improve upon it, you’ll push yourself to do it more often.
I hope my little tips have been helpful! Please feel free to share yours below.