How to Stay Focused When Disillusioned With Blogging #BloggingGals #Blogger

 

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Blogging – what fun!

There are days when blogging makes you feel on top of the world – your stats are soaring and your posts are on fire!

Then there are days when you feel like walking away from it, not posting anything and cursing the poor soul who came up with such things as blog statistics.

Sometimes these negative days grind you down and you find yourself in blogging no man’s land. You start asking yourself things like ‘what’s the point?’ and ‘where will it lead to?’

Here are some tips on staying focused during these bleak blogging times:

  1. Have a break from checking your blog statistics. Go back to just concentrating on writing some good stuff. Sometimes we get so caught up in those things called statistics that we lose sight of  writing good content.
  2. Reassess your reasons for blogging. I have been through many patches of feeling disillusioned with blogging. Each time I have asked myself why I blog. I remind myself that I am a writer and I blog because I need to let off some creative steam. My blog cheers me up when I am feeling gloomy or having my own pity party. My blog is a place where I catch up with online friends who share a passion for writing. It’s like an imaginary coffee shop where different people pop in each day. Once I have this conversation with myself it is like someone removes the weight from my shoulders and I go back to merrily creating posts. Blogging is so much more than statistics.
  3. Write a post and share your feelings. There are so many bloggers out there that there must be bloggers feeling the same way as you. Sometimes reading a couple of ‘me too!’ and ‘I feel the same way!’ type comments can make you feel a bit better.
  4. Review your social media strategy. Sometimes a small change to your social media plans can have a positive impact. I have recently started Instagram and that has been really  useful for me as a writer. This was after I felt disillusioned about blogging. I am making contact with some amazing and very creative book readers, book bloggers and book reviewers (eeek!) through my photos and pictures of my blog posts. I feel like my blog posts are helping me build links with reader networks.
  5. Remember you are doing something amazing! No matter how small your blog is – always remember you are out there doing something creative!  A lot of people (believe me on this) sit at home wishing they had the guts to start to a blog and put themselves out there. You are one step ahead of them. Even if you only have 5 followers you are doing something that some people can only dream about. Be proud at what you have created and work through this phase!

So, come on, pick yourself up, grit your teeth and keep going!

Happy blogging!

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53 thoughts on “How to Stay Focused When Disillusioned With Blogging #BloggingGals #Blogger

  1. Hi Lucy, I know what you mean. That stats page can sometimes take over. When you feel in a blog low make sure you pop by this café and tell me about it. I’ll make sure you’re cheered up and left feeling good about blogging again. Because you just rock!!

  2. Your posts so good my early morning treat. Blogging became fun for me when I gave up trying too hard and found a way to just be me…for better and for worse! I have my little measures of what works and doesn’t quite, infinitesimal to the big hitters but meaningful to me. My comments can be quite emotional when someone’s words so move me, and sometimes I can’t quite find the words yet need to more than ‘like’…and then there is the really naff stuff…I hold my hands up…when I blog I’m me.

  3. Sitting here on my fat ^*!” thinking what to write and my screen sheds a little flood of likes…thank you…my first measure of the day all down to you. Later in the day maybe I’m a little less inhibited…by then I’ve usually been wound up by and American or two! Catch you later on the train…

  4. I know exactly what you mean. I was feeling a little low in January and briefly wondered why I was working so hard, sticking to a blogging schedule that at times seems like no one really notices. But then, out of nowhere, I received an email from a friend, a friend I only know as a result of blogging, and it reminded me what, and who, I would miss if I dropped out of cyberspace.

  5. I never check blog statistics. I’m not sure how to properly check them if I wanted to. (I should probably learn that…) So, Instagram. Wild. I wrote a post about that – wondering how it helped writers. It was an Instagram vs. Pinterest post and no one seemed to know what to do with Instagram. I’m really excited to see what you do with this. Just keep swimming! 🐠

  6. I can definitely relate to what you are saying. I think it’s healthy to take a day or two break from it all now and then and interact in the real world! That always gives me a good perspective about blogging!

  7. I’m not really a person who checks stats a lot. But I do sometimes feel like I could be doing more to attract more readers to my blog. And that is the plan. If I can find the time, and figure out how. This reminded me that just having a blog in the first place is a pretty cool thing. Thanks. 🙂

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