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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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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