These might not work for everyone, but I was in a blogging slump for the longest time. Although I was still somewhat in a slump while still pumping out blog posts, I slowly figured out how to get out of it and not become overwhelmed.
CREATE AN EDITORIAL CALENDAR
Create a blog planner or editorial calendar. I couldn’t find one that have what I needed so I made my one, you can download the planner here if you need one. I’ve also started using Asana as an editorial calendar for when I want to plan things when I’m not at home. It’s also great because you can separate them into different projects and set due dates. It’s meant for team projects mainly but I think it works amazingly for just a planner!
PICK A SPECIFIC DAY TO BLOG
I’ve been working on dedicating my Sundays to blogging and write all my posts for the week in one day. I’m still struggling with actually doing this but I’ve gotten 2 written in one day last week and it felt amazing not to have to worry about those posts for the rest of the week (not including promotion, of course). The only think holding me back right now is my most recent Netflix binge, The 100. I really need to work on not watching anything while I blog but sometimes the show just gets too good and I cannot stop watching.
MAKE A SCHEDULE
One of the first things I did when I was working towards getting back into things was figure out my schedule. The first step was deciding what topic you will post about on specific days. I’m still trying to decide what my Monday/Wednesday posts will be, but I have them at least narrowed down. My Fridays are always my entertainment posts.
FIGURE OUT CONSISTENT POSTS
Once I decided what I’ll be posting about each day, I went through and figured out what things I blog about that are consistent. For example, I always post my monthly goals on the first Monday/Wednesday/Friday of the month and I also wanted to start doing monthly favorites posts. The favorites post will be the second post of the new month (unless it falls on a Friday). Last week, the second was a Monday, so I basically had my posts already planned without having to think of anything. This also includes the link-ups that you participate into. Make a list of all of them and how often you post them.
BREAK POSTS UP
I started writing a post on all my favorite YouTubers which included all the different types of YouTubers, then I realized that they could be broken up into a different post for each category. Sometimes it isn’t possible but for these posts I knew they wouldn’t be too short and not have to be worried about it being too long if I kept it as one. This also gives me at least 5 post ideas instead of just one.
If there is something you are dying to do, tell yourself you can’t do it until you finish a post or some other task. You can read 2 chapters of your book or watch another episode or your favorite TV show once you get something done. This is something I still need to start doing, but I know once I start doing that I’ll be able to get so much more done.
Hopefully, once you start doing these things you be able to get back on top of your blog and get inspired to be an amazing blogger once again. If you ever need any help just let me know, reach out to me by email or through social media!
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A BLOGGING SLUMP? WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET BACK INTO BLOGGING?