DID I LOSE MY BLOGGING MOJO?

Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo? Did I lose my blogging mojo?

Over the last few months I have been feeling slightly deflated with my blog and felt like I had lost my mojo. I think it has mainly been down to being busier than normal in the lead up to Christmas and in the new year, in both my personal and work life. Trying to maintain a social life, refurbing the kitchen (meaning we had no office for 4 weeks), exercising daily, working full time and all other ‘adult’ responsibilities; unfortuantely blogging can sometimes be pushed down my priority list.

Loosing my mojo

I am a creature of habit. I love routine and if something disrupts my routine I’m all over the place. I wake up, go to the gym, go to work, finish work and tick jobs off my to do list and then most evenings I will work on my blog. It’s really easy in the blogging world to see how amazing everyone else is doing and when you’re not feeling great anyway, it can really knock your confidence.  Last month I wrote a post about the difficulties of being a blogger. These are definitely some of the reasons why I’ve felt less inspired lately however here’s a few things I’ve been doing which have really helped me get my blogging mojo back.

List your goals

Write down your goals and tick them off one by one. Take small steps towards your goals, slow and steady wins the race and taking each step one by one will help you achieve the bigger picture without feeling too overwhelmed. This can be something super simple like one of my goals this year: wanting more people to see my blog. One evening a week I will schedule tweets for every day including lots of different blog posts, both old and new. This has been really helpful in reaching new audiences and is a small step in building my readers in the grand scheme of things.

Get dressed up and own it!

Plan a shoot at one of your fave locations with some killer outfits. This makes me feel so much more inspired when I’m feeling a bit crap. Even if it’s just that favourite pair of jeans you’ve had for 5 years or an item of clothing which reminds you of a happy memory. Whenever I’ve got new shoot pics I always feel 10 x better and ready to create lots of new content.

Stay away from negativity

Always find a positive. Something happened this weekend which was really quite difficult to take in. A blogger had been literally copying and pasting my blog posts onto her own blog. At first I felt anger and then I actually felt quite upset that someone would do this. I’m not going to go into too much detail as I am sure you have already seen it all unfold on social media, but the one thing I took from it is not to dwell on things too much and use this anger as fuel to work harder and smash my goals! They always say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Most definitely not in this case, however, if there is one thing I will take from this is that negativity breads negativity and ain’t nobody got time for that! 

Give yourself a break

Take breaks when needed. One of the most important things I have found is don’t try and push out content when you’re not feeling inspired by it. Having a few days,or even weeks, off social media or not posting weekly when you ‘should’ be, can actually be better in the long run. I always think of ideas when I least expect it and taking a break can allow all those ideas to flood back!

I would love to hear if you have ever got into a bit of a downward spiral with your blog and how you overcame it!

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2 Comments

  1. Amita Kundlani 21st February 2018 / 4:22 pm

    These are great tips! I lost my blogging mojo for around a year or 2 because I was so busy with Uni and felt so uninspired. But writing down my goals and taking pictures with killer outfits helped me get back into my blog, and writing about what I love! I’m loving your outfit, especially those sunnies! 🙂

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    • Chelcie
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      3rd March 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Hey Amita!

      I am glad you liked the tips! It’s so true isn’t it, once you’re out of the routine it is really difficult to get back on track! A good outfit shooting session is all you need!

      Chelcie x

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