How I Get Over The Blogging Slump

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I have been blogging for over 4 years now, in reality that’s a long time. These last few years has proven to be challenging in many aspects. The blogging industry is not all it’s cracked up to be especially if you are a South African blogger – there are so many challenges to deal with. Today I thought I would speak about How I Get Over The Blogging Slump.

I have experienced a few times within this 4 years of blogging on Beauty Candy Loves, every now and then I hit a wall and can’t seem to motivate myself to crank out any blog posts or to even take photos for my blog – it feels as if my brain has left me and I can’t think of any ideas. The last thing I also want to do is put out half ass posts for you all to read.

I found that these help me a lot to get over the blogging slump I expereince ever so often and get a new perspective on things – we all are human and every once in a while every writer or blogger deals with this.

Take A Break – I have a full-time job, so trying to manage my blog and have a demanding job is extremely tough. A lot of the time I feel really worn out and the last thing I need is to come up with fresh content without having everything sound style and boring. I find that taking a break every now and then helps me to rest and to get perspective on my blog.

Visit Other Blogs – Visiting other blogs is a great way to support other bloggers and to get ideas on what other bloggers are doing.

Take A Walk – Walking for me gives me a lot of time to think, every day I walk home from work this usually takes me 20 minutes and the fresh air and the exercise helps me to think.

Great Blog Post Ideas –  There are so many bloggers that share blog ideas, this is great for when you can’t think of any blog posts – I have used these many times for when I can’t think of anything new.

So these are basically my tips on how I get out of the blogging slump, I hope that you guys find this useful I know that it’s helped me over these 4 years. If you have any other tips please share them in the comment section below.

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  • I totally needed to read this – i started blogging for fun, as a creative outlet – sometimes i have to remind myself that it is a hobbie and a passion project, and not get so caught up in the pressure that comes along with being a blogger. your blog is gorgeous btw <3

    • Thank you so much Megan, yeah I constantly have to remind myself the reason I started to blog

  • Hello, thanks for the information. Have a nice day

  • Great tips, personally I really like first idea to take a break, it helps 🙂

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  • Taking a break definitely helps me. And not only from writing posts, but also from checking out my blog at all. I don’t log in; I don’t check the stats or go near it for a couple of days. After that, I often miss it and have some new found enthusiasm.

    KacheeTee.com

    • That’s so good, you have great self control – so many times I am tempted to check on social media

  • Wow I can’t believe it has been 4 years! I started my blog 4 years ago too!
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • The Secret Board

    I loved your post and can so relate to the blogging slump that pops up every now and then! Taking a break definitely helps me and I agree that reading fellow bloggers’ blogs immediately sparks some interest for me again. Well done on hitting the 4-year mark! Love your blog 🙂 xx

    • Thank you so much for the support, it means a lot! Taking breaks has helped so much

  • Siobhan Hughes

    I went through a bit of a slump last week and felt so meh yesterday. Just taking a break and not even trying to blog when I was in that frame of mind was great, and I’m back at it full swing today!

  • I think this happens to all bloggers, we just hit the wall after going on non stop. Good to see you’re taking positive steps to get back your motivation.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • We all go through this and all of your suggestions are so true. I’ve done them all. LOL
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • Myrrazen Kate Sabater Consulta

    You’re not alone! Just recently, I have had my blogging slump for almost a month but thankfully, I got out of it now. This is a really useful post though!

    – Myrra, http://www.myrrazenkate.com 😊