Blogging is hard work to be honest. Whether it's just a hobby, part time job or full time job, it's difficult. Trying to think of new and interesting topics to talk about and taking the "perfect" photo is a lot. So there have been times where I just lost all confidence and motivation in anything I did, related to blogging. I didn't want to think about it or be apart of it. I was lacking inspiration. After awhile I came to the conclusion that my rut was going to continue, if I didn't do something about it. I gained my motivation from little things that mean so much. Have you ever heard of the saying "sometimes the little things mean more than the bigger things". Whether it was a comment on my blog or someone asking if I was ok. That meant a lot to me, because it showed that I was noticed. Not in a conceited though, I hope you understand. So during the times where I stopped blogging, I always found myself going to the same places for inspiration. I'm going to share these ways of staying inspired while blogging and I hope this helps you!
This is the number one way I find motivation to blog again. In no way is this to "scope out" the competition, because this isn't one. I love reading other blogs for ideas, especially posts that have tips to be better. For example, "Ways to make your pictures better" or "Things you could do for your blog if you don't feel like writing". These are super helpful to me and I've improved so much with my blog.
I'm obsessed with Pinterest, I can pin for hours! Whenever I'm not in the best mood or I need some motivation and inspiration, this is where I go. There is so much on Pinterest that I don't even know where to start. I love pinning things like makeup, curly hair pictures & tips, hair & beauty, wedding inspiration, recipes, health/ fitness and celebrities! Depending on my mood that day I will focus on one to two boards! But if I'm feeling all over the place, I will pin everything! Whether you're a beauty, lifestyle, fashion, or food blogger the amount of ideas are endless!
Pinterest and Instagram are my favorite social media sites! In my opinion both are very similar to one another. I'm always inspired by Instagram feeds to improve and up my blogging game. Plus it's really interesting to see what someone is like by looking at their feed!
Twitter is helpful in finding motivation because of the chats you can get involved in. If you have a question, most likely someone will answer you. As for the twitter chats, there are so many. Sometimes it gets overwhelming because it's a lot and I know for me I forget.
For me, if I'm down in the dumps I like to change the look of my blog. It can be little changes or big ones. Whether you want to change your blog name, design or the things you like to talk about. I say go for it, this will definitely give you motivation. Sometimes staying with the same topics can get quite boring, so feel free to spice things up!
I hope you enjoyed reading and if you have things you do to stay inspired, let me know!