Lost Blogging Mojo : How To Get It Back

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Before Christmas, I was on such great form with my blog.  I have been blogging since July 16 and have, up until now, absolutely loved it.  Having both kids home nearly all the time, it gave me a space to escape. A place where I could remember who I was, rather than me as Mum or as someone’s wife.  Such a great release!  But…since Christmas, I seem to have lost my blogging mojo, and really didn’t know how to get it back.

Really, I need to give myself a bit of a break – as a family we have been through a huge upheaval over the last few weeks.  Obviously there was Christmas first, followed by moving house 2 days after the big day.  Then sorting out the new house, finding a school, lots of first days and then Mr N kindly gave me his cold.  So, ultimately I know exactly why I lost my blogging mojo. The thing was, I just couldn’t get it back!  After having a few days to decide whether this was a temporary or permanent loss, I realised that it was only circumstances that had caused the loss. So then I needed to figure out how to get it back!

So, if you have lost your blogging mojo, here are the places I went to help me get it back!

  1. YouBabyMeMummy blog.  This is a fantastic blog run by the lovely Aby Moore and is my absolute go to website when I am struggling.  Not only does she have so many really great articles on her website about everything from how to create a newsletter to great tools to help you blog, she also has some brilliant vlogs.  I’ve spent quite a lot of the last few days binge watching most of her vlogs but particularly the Blog Fix Friday ones, and I always feel hugely motivated when I do.  I’ve also signed up for one of her courses to help accelerate my blog growth which has got me feeling very enthusiastic again!
  2. UK Parent Bloggers Facebook page. I stumbled across this Facebook page a few months ago and it has been an absolute lifesaver for me.  In the beginning I was able to ask all types of blogging questions and always found someone who could help me.   Since struggling with my blogging mojo, I have spent a few days just reading through the difference posts and getting lots of inspiration from fellow bloggers.  It’s so inspiring to read and see what they are doing, and has given me back my enthusiasm for my blog.
  3. Social Oomph and scheduling.  Another issue I was finding was trying to find the time to do all the things I wanted.  Every social media platform demands something just a little different and I just couldn’t keep up. That was until I discovered scheduling!  I had quickly found out when I went self hosted that I could schedule posts, but it has only been very recently that I have found I can schedule on social media!  I’ve started using Social Oomph to schedule my tweets and have discovered that I can schedule evergreen posts for ever!  This has meant there is always something going out on my Twitter feed which has definitely taken the pressure off.  I’ve also found that I can schedule posts in Facebook rather than just rely on WordPress to push it out.  Suddenly I had more time on my hands.

Spending a week or so watching great vlogs, reading inspirational articles and seeing the exciting things other bloggers are doing has definitely given me my blogging mojo back.  I’m feeling so much more inspired and ready to get posting again after quite a long break.  My lovely brother gave me a great blogging planner for Christmas which has now come into it’s own, so I’m ready to make 2017 a great blogging year!

Have you ever lost your blogging mojo? I’d love to know what types of things you did to help you get it back!

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Lost Blogging Mojo : How To Get It Back

    1. cherrynewby Post author

      It’s so good to be back. I think I probably needed a break and am definitely feeling much more full of ‘get up and go’! x

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  1. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I know I’ve really struggled with getting back down to things after the Christmas break. I was getting posts up, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I’ve definitely found that forcing myself to sit down and write down some goals / brainstorm ideas has really helped get my head back in the game – I’m glad you’re there too! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    1. cherrynewby Post author

      I was so surprised to find it took me such a long time to get back in the game, but I’m so pleased I have! x

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  2. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    After taking a break at Christmas I found it a struggle to get back into the swing of things. I was enjoying watching tv and eating chocolate too much 🙂 But I also got a lovely new planner for Christmas and filling it in definitely helped me get excited again. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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    1. cherrynewby Post author

      I think that might have been my problem too – it was the first time I’d had a break from the blog and somehow it was really difficult to get back in the swing of things but hopefully I’m back on the up now! x

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