Friday, 18 July 2014

When blogging motivation becomes lost


A few months back, I wrote a long long paragraph on having to have motivation to find motivation but then to find motivation you have to find motivation which kind of takes away the whole point of being motivated to do anything but there one big box constantly staring at me and inside it are blogpost or video ideas and the motivation to put these ideas into words but this box is locked and I can't find the key so I don't know what today but at least I can string together a cheesy metaphor ! But there are a number of methods I'm using to open the box ....

The first way is doing whatever motivates you to get up in the morning or exercise or just get off your laptop and do something ! Personally, I am ten times fuller of motivation and energy if I get up really early in the morning as I'll know that there is tons of time to full although on six out of seven days the alarm clock is usually snoozed and it is 10am by the time I get up. I also find that once I get ready and by that I mean fully dressed with makeup on, I am just there like "I AM READY TO CONQUER THE WORLD".

The next way is what I call delving into your roots where you basically go back to either your earliest posts or maybe the posts of this month a year back and see if you're still interested in the topics you blogged about then and incorporating those ideas and themes into your future posts. Recently I've been reading back over my posts from July 2012 and although they are undoubtedly cringey, I've found that I still enjoy writing and reading posts like them so it's definitely driving me to improve my content. 

Although a blogger should blog about what they like to blog about and their interests, It's important to pay attention to feedback and use it as an advantage ! I usually take note of the posts that I get the most feedback on and use them to put together an idea of what Dainty Sprinkle's 'readers' like to see on here. When I get requests I also take note of them too and they really help when coming up with post ideas. The best situation at the end of the day is having a 'healthy balance' of what you like to write and what your readers like to read. 

I find that watching DIY videos or videos that have had lots of time and effort put into them motivates me the most to put together a post or film a video and these videos usually leave my head spinning full of ideas to put into action and imagining the end results. I also love reading fashion blogs which really influence my style although if I began negatively comparing my blog to others, The tab will be closed as that will only drive me further away from being excited to write a post ! Tumblr and Instagram are brilliant sources of inspiration since as they always say - A picture can tell a thousand words and I never feel like I've wasted hours on Tumblr because I always come away with tons of ideas from different themes and tags ! *Puts on serious glasses* Remember lack-of-motivation-person if you do a DIY directly inspired or taken from a DIY you saw online remember to include a link to the original as it's extremely frustrating when your ideas are not credited when taken ! 

Another obvious way of staying motivated to blog is keeping a list or notepad of ideas and putting together a mood board of ideas on your wall or saving photos that inspire you to a folder on your laptop, My last and favourite way of motivating myself to blog is creating a list of things I've done lately and seeing how I can incorporate them into a post - Take for example if I recently went to a scenic area, I may have photos of the plants or sky which I could write a post on. Even if you're thinking right now "Well all I do is sit on my laptop and watch telly" you could write about makeup look or outfit inspired by a character of a TV series you love or failing that you could write a review-style post on that series ! 

That is the very long ramble of how I am currently motivating myself to think of post and video ideas and I hope they might give some of you post ideas too ! 
Tell me in the comments how you beat the bloggers' block !

Grace x 


4 comments:

  1. I think there are some really good tips here to stay motivated - and to really pay attention what your readers are interested in. What a wonderful post!
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    1. Thanks so much :) Means a lot xx

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  2. Love the tips, lettuce hope I use them :D :D x

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