If you have been there for a long time you know that I'm the worst at keeping a schedule when it comes to my blog. I lose motivation super easily, maybe because I'm a huge perfectionist or because I feel like I'm not reaching the audience I want to reach. Anyhow it has been two months since my last post. I don't want to excuse myself with something like my dog ate my homework, but I've had bigger things in my mind then the blog lately, that mixed with the lack of motivation created kind of a snowball that kept growing bigger and bigger.
But I decided to escape, to say NO! and to get back to do what I love, after all I've put too much time and effort into this blog to just give up.
And that is why I decided that this post was the perfect one to make my come back, I'm gonna tell you a few tips to stay tuned and motivated.
1. Refresh the face of your blog
People get tired of seeing the same thing over ad over again, you will eventually get tired of having the same "look" on your blog after a while and if you are feeling unmotivated I promise giving a fresh face to your platform it will feel like a fresh start to you and your readers will appreciate it too.
2. Social media is key
I can assure you that the only thing that kept me from giving up completely was Instagram. I have a passion for photography, and for sharing my pictures with the world, and that is why no matter how uninspired I feel I will ALWAYS occasionally post a picture or two on Instagram. I love the freedom that it gives me (that is the reason why I suck at sticking to a theme as you can see on the print from my feed).
Also last weekend I created a twitter account to my blog. This has opened me so many doors, now I feel that I have a platform in which I can follow and be followed by other bloggers that post in English, which is amazing because I've had a really hard time putting the word out there about my blog when it comes to a English audience and I finally feel like I'm in the right path!
By the way, if you want to follow me on ANY social media platform in @annesperks
3. Go on a brain dump
I would be so lost without my Bullet Journal (don't worry I will have a post about it soon). It's where I keep track of all of my appointments and events but also the place in which I can have huge brain dumps. I like to grab a pen and just write down a bunch of ideas and things I think might work for the blog on my BuJo, which I found makes it A LOT easier when it comes to shoot or write for a specific post. I get inspired to do this from social media (see above) and from other bloggers (there will also be a blog post on bloggers that inspire me soon).
By the way: How do I know that blog post Y or X is coming soon? Because I use my BuJo to plan ahead of time as well, which I've noticed keeps me more on track of what is going on.
PS:. I got myself a new schedule to post, so every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30AM you will have a new blog post!
What are your tips on how to feel motivated again?