I’ve read my fair share of bad blogs lately. I’m not sure why, but it feels like the blogiverse in general is going through a dry spell, of sorts. I’m experiencing it myself. Usually, I can feel the blog material welling up like magma fairly bursting to get out, but the past few days have been uninspiring to say the least. But like I say, I don’t think I’m the only one. Even my all-time fave bloggers seem to be “dialing it in” in the blog department this week. I keep looking to other blogs for inspiration, and coming up hollow.
So what do we do when we’ve sat at Starbucks for two hours, laptop at the ready, and all we have to show for it is a case of the Double-shot-on-ice jitters??
**Get back to your roots – – take a few minutes to ponder why it was you started your blog in the first place. What was your goal? What is your unique take on life, and how does your blog convey it?
**Check the driver’s seat – – has your blog been hijacked and sidetracked? Have you headed in a direction that you didn’t intend? If so, remember that this is your blog, and only you can get it back on track.
**Ride the wave – – it’s okay to be honest, and let your readers know you are struggling. Let them hop on the surfboard of blogging wipeouts with you and ride them out. Be genuine. Be vulnerable. Be you.
**Get some feedback – – choose a regular reader that you trust, and ask them to give you an honest appraisal of your latest posts. What did they like about them? What made them want to pull the plug on their subscription to your feed? Be open to their criticism, both good and bad, and use it to help bring you out of your slump.
**Be thankful for your Mom – – don’t wait till next Mother’s Day to send her a bouquet of daisies. She is your rock. Your number one fan. The person who will read your blog even when it stinks like day old skunk. Everyone else may abandon you during your blogging dry spell, but not dear old Mom.
** Take a blogging course. What better way to fight blogger’s block?! Check out our Blogging 101 course, which will give you all the building blocks you need to create a successful blog. You will learn to write a blog that will attract readers – – not just your mom! Sign up today!
Until next time,