Have you ever had writing blog or bloggers block and did everything in your power to try and squeeze some words out of your brain that formulated some sort of coherent blog post? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve dealt with that. I’ve even taken it to social media on one of those occasions to ask where others find their inspiration in times of need.
I love scrolling through pins on Pinterest, paging through Real Simple Magazine and looking through my feed on Bloglovin and clicking over to my favorite blogs. I always feel a little more recharged after I do one or all of those things, but sometimes even after all of this additional inspiration, a picture-perfect blog post still isn’t the end result.
But I’m not here to tell a quick cure to your un-inspiration. I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t do all of the things I listed above. My solution to cure writers block and blogging block? Don’t write or blog at all. I received that same advice from someone via picture I posted on Instagram quite a while ago, but I just looked over it. “Not blog? But if I don’t blog, my traffic will go down and people will never come back and read my blog again.” That’s literally what I thought.
I’ve always felt some sort of obligation to post and have something scheduled everyday. I’d sit down with my planner and write out a blog post topic for each day and then make sure I had the pictures and the words ready for each post for each day. It’s just exhausting. And for what? What made me feel so obligated to stick to this schedule? I’ve certainly been the only one holding myself to it!
I’ve come to learn the past couple of weeks that it’s okay to blog when the inspiration strikes. Sure, I have a couple of posts written and ready to be scheduled, but a majority of the posts I’ve been sharing with you lately have been completely spur of the moment or written just the night before. And that’s very unlike me!
And honestly? Blogging sporadically here and there lately, I’ve seen the best traffic I’ve seen in months!
It’s funny how that works, isn’t it?
Do you blog every day or stick to a blogging schedule? What’s the best piece of blogging advice you’ve received?