Are you tired of feeling unmotivated for a successful blogging routine?
You have the words, but not a ritual to lead a dynamic blogging platform.
But, you desperately need one to produce fruitful results. Am I right?
If you are troubling with a futile, incompetent blogging routine then you’ll love this post.
After a longing gap of one whole month, I decided to get back to my blogging routine. I had to take this break from my blog and writing services because I was caught up in different things. Honestly, I didn’t want to miss the perks of my personal life, family, and friends. Gladly, I took the decision and now, feeling contented. I believe that bloggers, online entrepreneurs, and freelancers who tend to put everyday efforts for a living income also need to have reasonable vacations. (If you are suffering from stress or loads of work, take a pause to represent a better YOU tomorrow)
Getting back my blogging routine wasn’t easy at all. It took almost three days to motivate myself to regain the track. But, it happens with every online worker. Sometimes, you had to take a break for yourself, family in view to sort out issues or make your life stress-free.
Wondering, how I got back to my blogging life?
Stick to this post and you’ll have baby secrets to lead productive steps before you establish a booming blogger routine.
Within a prolonged break, I suffered from losses too but I understood it’s time to fix it. Everyone needs the motivation to write, gather facts, collect data, read, study analytic, send out emails and to become active on social media for successful blogging. It becomes more challenging when there is an overdue break from blogging.
In this post, I want to share all those proven tips that you can apply to maintain your off-track blogging routine. I have realized these tips after struggling with excessive tricks but these few actually worked.
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To follow a prolific routine, I keep my eyes and mind on the term ‘Motivation’. It really helps me to have a straightforward view of my next task and regain my attention toward the earliest work. Here’s how I got back to my blogging routine for successful blogging life even after going through days of being unmotivated.
To seek motivation for blogging, I follow certain criteria that help me to take every next step with more confidence and determination.
1-Check Emails StraightAway
The foremost step is to read emails. If I skip everyday blogging, I still try to read my emails and check if there’s anything important not to be missed. On weekly basis, I read my emails because it’s one of my favorite spot to read the latest stuff, promotions and best content. Before I geared up to write or research, I opened few important emails to boost up motivation and to encourage myself. I follow several personal development blogs too to get the best reads. Thankfully, these blogs have been so helpful in better productivity and personal growth.
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2-Read The Best Posts By Favorite Bloggers
I have a list of favorite blogs, belonging to different niches, including freelancing, blogging and personal development. Thanks to the highly talented content writers for producing such powerful material on the sites that don’t fail to motivate readers every time. Every blog updates energetic content with an impressive Call To Action. Because of my desirous habit of reading, I learned a lot with a rise of every new day. I don’t miss the chance of swallowing more knowledge and information. It gives me the actionable motivation to write and continue my blogging journey. I hope it works for you too.
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3-Keep Social Media Accounts Alive
The online world faded away when I decided to take a break. It felt me disconnected and distracted from the diaspora of the social world. I might have missed some tech news, latest blog posts, viral contents or a personal biography of a highly recognized blogger/author while I was absent on social media. But, I was determined about one thing that I’ve to reclaim those contents and best reads.
I didn’t have any personal chat with my followers too. Although, I tried to respond back to few comments.
In few hours, I became active on my business facebook accounts. I posted fresh visuals and updated status. I also shared few of my fellows content in order to let them know about my channel’s availability.
Briefly, I wanted my readers to know that EPIFE IS BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Let’s interact!
4-A Quick Review Of Blog’s Performance Is A Must
How can a blogger forget to study the statistics of the website?
Early morning, I checked the site and hover over to the top viewed pages. I got some impressive and few disappointing results too. Obviously, there was a fall in the overall traffic which I didn’t like. I had to make new strategies to promote my earlier content. I had to develop a content strategy for my blog. I started looking for new blog post ideas.
After going through Google Analytics, I got the straight idea of the website’s overall performance. It helped me to understand the weak posts and the areas where my traffic is not converting.
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At times, blogging can be boring and tedious. It also lessens your interest to invest more creativity and ideas. The best way to have a clean site is to remove the unnecessary items from the pages. I tried to update the old posts and added new factual data which is more helpful to the audiences. The next step was to work on the heavy images and excessive files. I kept the most important ones and deleted the redundant material. After cleanup, my website looked more fresh and appealing. It stimulates to give more potential into developing a solid blogging routine.
6-Send Out Emails
Since I was my back, the next step I took was to shoot an email to my followers. A constructive approach in terms of online business is to interact with the audience and let them perceive a hint of your personal side too. It eventually helps to build a connection with the readers. In this way, one can boost up conversations with the audiences. It enables them to know more about your business goals and accomplishments.
7-Show Availability To Freelance Clients And Bloggers
The most important thing I did the next day was to show my availability to the freelance clients and other blogging friends. I started reaching out to my clients about my services. I began sending proposals with fresh ideas and commitment to deliver within deadlines. I worked on sending cold emails with appropriate pitches and new ideas.
8-Set Blogging Goals
I’m among those journal lovers who prefer writing everything down in journals or notebooks. However, I also use online tools like Trello and Evernote for collecting ideas, links and best resources. Blogging goals ACTUALLY helped me to perform remarkably well for my blog. I began setting goals for next week and upcoming month.
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After seeking enough motivation, I couldn’t wait to start writing blog posts. Motivation was the reason to keep ‘writing’ as the last step. All the above steps will help you retrieve the blogging habit. Following above steps, it has become easier for me to write now. I researched for latest blog post ideas. Since keyword research is an integral part of SEO content to rank well in Google, I reviewed the practice before writing. Once figured out all the essentials, I just began typing and enjoyed the flow of writing.
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Blogging is a lot more than just writing posts. I invested time in collecting the stock images, research, links etc.
Eventually, I was pleased to get back to my blogging routine.
HAVE YOU EVER TOOK A BREAK FROM YOU WORK ROUTINE?
If yes, then I’d like you to share the proven tips that eventually helped you to get back on the track with the same enthusiasm.
TInmy opinion, it’s a bit tricky for online workers like bloggers, online entrepreneurs, and freelancers to maintain their routines along with personal matters.
How did you retrieve your blogging routine for better success?
It would be of great endeavors if you share ONE tip about consistent blogging routines.
Would you like to recommend any blogging tool you find fruitful for the betterment of the online business?
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I once took about 3 weeks off from my blog when I was not sure which direction I wanted to go. Yes, I lost some traffic, but I was re-thinking the whole trajectory of my blog and when I came back, I knew the direction that I wanted to go and was able to keep posting regularly from that point.
Arfa Nazeer says
Thanks Jennifer for sharing. I think the 3-week gap from blog worked well for you. I agree with you that re-thinking helps to recreate things in a more productive manner.
I also take breaks from blogging and after them I´m always excited to continue. Because I´m blogging just for fun, I don´t have any restraints regarding how long I can be off my blog, I leave it up to the situation.
This post provides great motivation- I love that you included reading other blogs and emails to inspire you- sometimes the best way to learn is just to sit back and listen:)
Arfa Nazeer says
Yes, I think it’s a great idea to take gaps and get a relief to yourself. But, I think there should be something to keep bloggers motivated to write, share and even, promote. It’s good to know your views Kristyna.
Arfa Nazeer says
Thanks Caitlin. Sitting back and seeking a relief always works though.
I was happy with my commitment as I read through..I like to check email as they come in and learn by reading other blogs. I am yet to start sending off emails but I know it will be helpful at some point. Thanks for giving this reminder
Arfa Nazeer says
I’m really glad that you check emails and learn by reading other blogs. Email is a great source for getting the BEST content directly. Yes, I absolutely think you should start sending off emails.
Great tips. I often lose sight of things and these tips will help me get back into things. Thanks for this
Casey the College Celiac says
I think answering all my emails in one swoop definitely helps. Emails are my least favorite part of blogging, ironically enough. But, once I’m in a flow, it’s not that bad to keep shooting out replies.
Arfa Nazeer says
Hi, Casey! This is great to know that answering emails work for you. Yeah, it needs significant time though but it isn’t as bad as we assume.
Jessica Swanda says
Great ideas! I thought the checking your email ideas was interesting, since so many people says email distracts them and bogs them down. But I think you make a good point in this case! As long as we focus on the right emails and don’t get distracted. 😉
Arfa Nazeer says
Exactly! We all need something to get motivated and get back to our blogging life. I think, reading emails help 😉
I so needed this post! I started a new job recently and have been having the hardest time keeping up with my blogging stuff. I have seriously been lacking motivation, but I will definitely try some of these tips to try and get it back!
Sarah Betty says
Thank you for sharing! I feel whenever I need blogging help and inspiration I find your website. This helped me get back on track.
Arfa Nazeer says
Thanks, Sarah for always coming and appreciating the content. I’m glad these tips help you get motivated! Blogging isn’t simple 😉