As someone who has recently gone through a blogging slump, I really want to avoid that happening again. I haven’t felt that useless for a while – just seeing the blank page with the flashing cursor made me want to rip my eyes out and eat them.
Yeah, that bad!
This advice will hopefully help you avoid going through a blogging slump, by doing EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE to everything I’ve been doing for the past few months. It’s been particularly bad for me, being both a music and book reviewing blog: hopefully this advice will come in useful, even if your blog is more focused than mine.
5) Don’t treat blogging like a job
Blogging is not a job!
(Well, for some people it is… So that’s not strictly true.)
But the majority of us are doing it for ourselves.
You need to remember that no one is paying you to update your blog, so you don’t actually have to. If you don’t feel like it you can take a few days off: go to the beach, get drunk with your friends (I mean, uh, don’t drink kids!). Live your life.
4) Talk to your friends
3) Don’t force yourself to write
2) Accept that no one can do everything
1) Remember the mantra: Blogging = fun!