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How to Fall back in Love with Your Blog

Firstly, an apology. April really hasn't been a fantastic blogging month. It was not something I planned and it certainly isn't something I am happy about. But as it often does, life got in the way. I always planned to take a few days off to enjoy my holiday in Majorca, but the unexpected additional few days away teamed with the massive mountain of work I am trying to get through has meant that my blog has ended up taking a back seat. When you get out of the habit of blogging for a few days and weeks, it can be a lot harder than anticipated to fall back in love with it. When you feel like you need to blog, rather than blogging because you want to blog your content starts to suffer and that was not a risk I was willing to take.

Blogging can be such a love/hate relationship. It annoys me to no end when bloggers beat each other down on twitter or define a set of 'rules' about how often you should blog and the importance of sticking to a schedule. I personally feel that blogging has no rules. Your blog is your own space for you to do with what you wish, so don't let other people dictate this for you. Below I have compiled a little list of things to help you get back on track when you feel like you may be losing some motivation:

1. Remember why you started - I started blogging because I love to write. I love telling stories and the idea of being able to share bits of me, my beauty habits, my fashion loves, my advice with other people in the internet [somewhat] anonymously really appealed to me. I blog because I love the feeling that people all over the world are interested in what I have to say and I blog because the community of bloggers are a really incredible and lovely bunch of people. You should only ever blog when you want to. Never feel pressured to post more than you are comfortable with, and don't feel obliged to post empty content just to publish more frequently.

2. Don't let the topic of your blog define you - When I started my blog is was primarily beauty with a little bit of fashion. One day, I had writers block and had absolutely no inspiration for anything beauty or fashion related that I wanted to blog about. So I wrote about feminism instead. My blog has now evolved greatly and become a 'lifestyle/self help' blog with elements of beauty and a small amount of fashion mixed in. Don't allow yourself to feel confined by the topic that you initially planned to base your blog around, your blog is your own, use it as you wish.

3. Read, read, read. - When I am struggling to find inspiration I spend hours on end scrolling through the bloglovin popular page, reading blog post after blog post after blog post. After these sessions not only am I always full of inspiration for numerous blog posts but it's also a fantastic way to discover new blogs.


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  1. This is so true, I find that some days I go on a writer's block and then looking at pinterest or what others are blogging about gives me inspiration. Or looking at my camera roll and see how I can make a post out of a picture haha

    annaboho.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love pinterest too its such a great source of inspiration xx

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  2. yes I've been a bit off bloggin recently - but trying to get back in to it.. http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/24-reasons-to-go-back-to-las-vegas.html

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  3. Some great tips Amy.. I go through phases like this with my blog now and then, and blogging can feel like such a chore. I recommend reading through comments on your previous posts; comments from people who love your posts will make you feel like writing again! Also when you are feeling inspired try to squeeze in writing a couple of extra posts, that way you can publish them when you don't know what else to write about. Hope you get your mojo back soon lovely as I always look forward to reading your posts xx

    HOW I WEAR | A Manchester Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. It's a horrible feeling isn't it! im hoping once all these horrible deadlines and exams are out of the way i will feel a lot more positive about it all! That's such a lovely idea though thank you so much for the tip! xx

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  4. Great tips =] I love blogging, its my freedom!

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Great advice, thank you for it! I also started blogging because I love to write. I have been writing fiction for a while, but got a job at my college as a Student Blogger - this was when I realized how much I like to share bits and pieces of my life and my story, as well as my advice. I agree that there shouldn't really be rules to blogging either, as there aren't many rules to the creative process in the first place. Thanks for the thoughtful post, and welcome back :)

    Brooke | brookewrote

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    1. thanks lovely, such a lovely comment! xx

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  7. This is such good advice, sometimes I do fall a bit out of love with blogging even though I love it so much I put a lot of pressure on myself and when things don't go just how I want them to do I kind of give up hope!
    Ottilie xx

    www.oisforottilie.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This is so true. As well as doing YouTube videos. I made the videos and blog posts I liked to watch and read, but never felt like I was putting myself into them the way I should. Thank you so much for this post! It reminded me of why I loved doing all of this in the first place.

    lunalovehim.blogspot.com

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    1. aww im glad you found it useful xx

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  9. I can totally relate to this, I had a death in the family and a massive final paper for a class that was due. I didn't get back to blogging until a week later when I decided to change the name of my blog and upgraded the look. Your tips are very helpful and I did make notes for inspiration!
    Thanks Amy <3
    www.everythingmelyssaloves.blogspot.com

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    1. awww thats so horrible i really hope youre ok! xxx

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