I have been in a blogging rut. No motivation to write, to take photos, to find inspirations and etc. It came to a point where I stopped checking my blog for days. I have been busy with work the past month. The project I have been working on for the past few months finally launched. I had to make sure that everything was running smoothly and all systems were okay because I resigned from the company! I resigned because Don and I are in the process of closing the distance. Officially we will close the distance end of the year. In the mean time, while we prep and plan, we’re slowly getting my things over to Australia. In between work + social life, I have been preparing for my first month-long stay with Don. No time (and motivation) to blog at all. I tried to push myself to blog three times a week, but I couldn’t write anything. Nothing came out. Now, after a few weeks of some time off, I am getting to get back to blogging! Oh, how I miss it!
01 Take a break
I decided to take a break from blogging for two reasons – I didn’t want to write half-hearted posts for the sake of it. Whenever I read blogs, I can tell how much effort the blogger put in by the way they writes and designs their posts. I didn’t want that for my readers. Second reason, I wanted to disconnect from the blogging world for a little bit. At that point in my life, I was overwhelmed with many things. I needed a break from the hustle and bustle of the online world.
02 Find inspirations/ideas
I took, this time, to go on Pinterest, read blogs, visit some of my old favourite websites. I wrote down a list of things I want to write about. I created a content calendar for myself. I even found inspirations/ideas for my bridal shower, bachelorette, home AND DIY projects for my wedding receptions. I enjoyed this time alot!
03 Talk to people
I used to blog a couple days worth of content on my weekends. It would take at least 6-8 hours = taking up most of my weekend. Since I wasn’t blogging, I met up with old friends I haven’t seen in years. It’s so nice to catch up with old friends and see where they are in life. You can find inspirations from them as well!
04 Guest posts
I regret NOT doing this. Asking other bloggers to guest post for you. I want to collaborate with other bloggers and this would have been the perfect opportunity to work with them. It’s killing two birds with one stone. You get to engage with them, creating a relationship and have posts for your readers to read.
05 Don’t worry
I used to worry and stress over my blogger’s rut. But now, I try not to worry too much. If I have a writer’s block, I won’t force it. I let the ideas and inspiration come to me!