Hands up if you have ever had bloggers block? I know I have and it has happened many times. With blogging you are always learning, whether it be html coding or a simple photography trick. Some days you just feel overwhelmed as to what to type - it's a vicious circle I tell ya!
So here are my top six ways to help banish that bloggers block and to let those creative juices flowing again! These ways have helped me so I hope it helps you out too.
Note it down: Sometimes you might find it hard to type the next blog post so whenever you do have an idea, write it down. Buy a lovely notepad just for blogging and scribble away your thoughts and ideas. I use gel pens, stickers and cute post-it notes to make mine look pretty and it makes you want to pick up that notebook to feel inspired again. You do not need to buy every single latest make-up product that releases to blog, honey! It's all about being creative and really using the products that you have and love.
Take a break: We are definitely not robots, so take a small break away from all things social media and blogging. Make a tea and read a magazine, Take a walk, make that cookie recipe you've saved in your bookmarks that you have been meaning to do. Once you come back from it all you will feel mentally refreshed and ready to start working again.
Organise: Tidy up that work space of yours! Too many things on your desk can really be distracting, so store away all those essentials and make space for a good notebook & pen with an optional mug of hot chocolate. Doing this has made me work more efficiently since I used to do everything but type that blog post! So remember girls, the less clutter, the better!
Be inspired: Now I'm not saying to copy another blogger's post but think what posts could you create? something creative? and what makes you read your favourite blogs? I usually go to Pinterest and seeing all those make-up/lifestyle images automatically makes me think of a post I could write. Recently I created a post called '90's Lovin' because I saw a Polly Pocket image and so I decided to gather some images and talk about what I loved in the 90s. I really had no idea it was going to turn out to be one of my most popular posts in the month of January! So never give up, There's always inspiration out there!
Take it easy: I know it's easy to get carried away and think that your blog is not good enough, I am so guilty of this and I was forever comparing my blog to the 'bigger' bloggers out there. It's not a race, instead just focus on creating quality content and the rest will just fall into place. I also used to watch my stats/follower count like a hawk but once you don't pay much attention that's when it increases, strange isn't it?
Zap exhaustion: When you’re tired, everything is more difficult. Sleep plays an important role in learning, memory, creativity and insights. So have an early night, have a mini pamper session, light your favourite candle or fit a nap into your schedule. Just having a few more hours of some bed rest can really work wonders on your thinking, you won't be feeling so groggy but you'll be feeling rather refreshed and ready to take on the daily blog chores.
What do you do when you have the bloggers block?