When was the last time you wrote a post on your personal blog? How do you manage to motivate yourself to write a blog post? Do you suffer from the writer’s block?
There are several reasons that many of us have trouble updating our blogs, especially when it is a personal blog that there’s no commitment in submitting an article at a set period of time.
Whether it is a matter of different priorities, or lack of inspiration, it’s time to be honest with yourself. Do you really want to keep your blog active? Are you ready to try harder and create articles more often?
(Frequency is completely subjective and it is up to you whether you aim at a daily blog post, or even a monthly one.)
Find the motivation
There’s no actual lack of time or inspiration, if you really want to fit everything in your schedule and keep your blog active. It’s a matter of motivation that usually starts by mastering the art of self-discipline.
The key to success
The problem starts with the endless distractions that surround us all over the Internet, with Facebook being the primary reason that our days (weeks, months) pass us by, without even realising it. Time to fit all your hobbies in your schedule and use your time productively. If you feel that your personal blog is among them, then don’t ignore it.
Leave the excuses aside
“I don’t have time to blog on my own”
“I am out of ideas”
“I tend to forget to update my blog”
Feel free to add more excuses if you want to. However, if you really want to stick to your initial plans, you don’t need any other reasons to avoid what seems to be a difficult task for you. Because blogging, might be mentally exhausting sometimes, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not worthy.
Stick to your goal
How about amending your initial plan to a more realistic goal? Time to set a new goal that you know that is feasible, but not too easy to be done. Don’t forget to slightly push yourself off your limits, if you want to achieve more.
All you need is a simple productivity hack
What if I told you that with just 1 hour per week with no distractions you could create an excellent blog post?
Sometimes all we need is focus to achieve even the most difficult task that is pending. See what drowns your productivity, isolate yourself totally focused to your task and dedicate one whole hour per week to your personal blog. Even one hour may be enough to write something interesting that will maintain both your readers and your blog as active.
Every case is different, so my distraction may not be yours. For example, my case of isolation is being at a cafe, usually a crowded one, provided that I’m alone on my table. As crazy as it seems, it allows you to focus on your task and avoid any other sound.
(There’s even a site that imitates the coffee sounds!☕️ )
You’ll be amazed with how productive you may be by changing your mindset. It’s a matter of self-discipline to achieve any goal and that’s the actual key to success.
Are you willing to commit?
I started reading ‘Everybody Writes‘ by Ann Handley and I’m really happy I did. This book is very helpful for anyone feeling that writing is difficult, or a skill that not everyone has. Remember, no more excuses, time for practice!