5 Ways To Blog When You Don't Want To

Sometimes I just don’t want to blog. Face it, you don’t sit down at the computer every day and think, “Wow, I am so excited to blog today! Let’s see what I can write new about the same subject for the ninetieth bazillion time!” However, you know you have to update your blog regularly if you want to keep your traffic up. With that in mind, here are five tips to keep you blogging even when you don’t want to:

A guest post by Jason Miner

Just do it – Just getting started is the hardest part for me. I will sit there and stare at the screen forever before I just give up. Instead of doing this bad habit I have started to just write. It does not matter what it is. It can be a song, a poem, something silly, even just “I hate blogging” over and over again. When your fingers start moving you will be surprised at how much easier it is to actually get something done! 

Use multimedia –If you are just not in the writing mode, then try multimedia Things like videos, images and infographics work well in blogs and offer a fun way to mix up a mostly text blog. If you have a song that has inspired you or a YouTube video you find funny then go ahead and share it. At least you are updating your blog in some way, and maybe it will inspire you to write once you have something on the page.

Be funny –Sarcasm and stupidity are great door openers. I can be sarcastic about almost any topic. If you are having a hard time writing about a topic then try being sarcastic about it. Write the opposite of the way you feel. If you hate cats then write about how much you love them. Outline all the reasons that they are so great, like the endless shedding that you can make sweaters out of, the aloofness that makes them so independent, and the desire they have to have your undivided attention… on their time. See? It is easy! 

Get angry – There is a reason that rants make up a lot of the internet content out there. When people get angry they have something to say. Pick a subject that you are angry about. Maybe it is the gas prices or maybe it is the latest political farce. Maybe it is just that you wanted a cup of green tea and the store was all out. When you express your anger you write even before your realize you are doing it. Voila! an instant blog post!

Reward yourself – Last but not least, you can reward yourself for a job well done. When I am having a hard time blogging I think of something fun I can do when I finish. I can have a snack, go for a walk, and check Facebook and so on. It motivates me to keep going and get something done, even if I am not feeling motivated. Find out what rewards keep you going and then set up a system. Maybe five minutes of Facebook for every five hundred words written?

Blogging is not always a fun job, but you need to keep it up to be successful at it. The next time you are feeling less than enthusiastic about blogging try one of these five tips to get yourself back on track.

Author Bio:
Jason Miner plays a vital role for www.blogcarnival.com.  He is an expert in writing topics of different categories.  He is helping the carnival team to grow & working on making this an even better place for bloggers.


Unknown April 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM  

Wonderful ideas, but I have no problem with ideas - just TIME & sometimes computer access.

Jacqueline Howett April 17, 2013 at 2:36 AM  

I did just that today. I just opened to a blank page thinking I was going to send off a quote with a picture I had taken, and before I knew it I had started writing on a quote about detachment.
Thanks for the inspiring tips.

Anne Lyken-Garner April 17, 2013 at 2:52 AM  

I know what you mean, Judy. I'm starting to feel like that now that I'm homeschooling.

Anne Lyken-Garner April 17, 2013 at 3:29 AM  

Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for your inspiring comment. It just goes to show that inspiration can come from anywhere and at any time.

Mike Carlson April 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM  

These are wonderful suggestions. I guess the "getting started stage" is the hardest part. But once you did get started and try to focus, things will just flow smoothly.

Anne Lyken-Garner April 18, 2013 at 2:07 AM  

That's exactly right, Mike.

myletterstoemily April 24, 2013 at 5:00 AM  

since i don't blog for an income and just for
fun, i never make myself write something.
the ideas just jump at me at the funniest

Dawn Frazier May 5, 2013 at 10:21 PM  

I am a newbie blogger, and have so far found that if I am stuck for what to blog about, I just start to type something about what I have been doing that week. Usually in the middle of the text, I find I have got one subject I can make a separate post about and it just flows from there.

Mike Carlson May 24, 2013 at 12:14 PM  

Sometimes, it takes a lot of emotion when you feel like you don't want to blog. I do some motivation every time I don't feel like blogging. And of course, I do reward myself if I do a good job.

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