How to keep motivated with blogging

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How To Keep Motivated With Blogging – Several years ago, blogging wasn’t considered as anything special, it was a hobby that attracted people to write about their lives, share their opinions and generally considered it as a little ‘escape’ from the real world.

Fast forward to 2015 and there’s millions of blogs out there with many people making a living out of what was essentially considered to be a hobby BUT it’s not as easy as it might seem as you constantly have to think of new topics and keep things fresh and fun for your readers so in this post, I’m sharing some tips on how to keep motivated with blogging.

How To Keep Motivated With Blogging – Topics

This depends on what you want to cover on your blog!

Sprinkles of Style originally started as a beauty blog, I wanted to share my opinion on different beauty products, feature the latest product launches and share make-up tips…..BUT after some of you lovely readers started asking for fashion posts, I jumped at the chance and after sharing one outfit post….things kinds just snowballed! 🙂

I now write about fashion which is my main topic, followed by beauty and because I love interior decoration and cake recipes – throw in a little bit of lifestyle too! 🙂

I personally think that you can write about anything that you want, you just have to find a balance between them all and ensure that your content is key for your readers!

How To Keep Motivated With Blogging – Bloggers Block

So, this is one of the worst things that can happen to you as a blogger – bloggers block!

When you blog full-time, your mind tends to work overtime as you always need to think about content and making sure it’s exciting, fresh and fun for your readers however there are many occasions when you can’t translate the thoughts in your head into a post.

The best thing that you can do is take a break – just go and make yourself a cup of coffee, browse online at other blogs or go out with your friends and family – by the time you get home or sit down at your desk again you should feel a lot better.

It’s all about finding the balance between blogging and taking time out for yourself – the key is to not overwork and enjoy yourself too! 🙂

How To Keep Motivated With Blogging – Your Office / Workspace

Another thing that helps me stay motivated with blogging is my office / workspace – keep your office/desk/workspace neat, clean and organized!

Think about it, when your desk / workspace is neat, tidy, clean and organised then your thoughts tend to be a lot clearer too. When your desk / workspace is a mess or cluttered then this can easily affect your thoughts making you feel muddled.

By adding a few colourful flowers, candles and even having a motivation board can boost your spirit and mood when it comes to blogging! 🙂

So, there we have some tips and tricks on how to keep motivated with blogging and as always I love reading through your comments so if you have any other advice or tips feel free to share them in the comments below! 🙂

xxx

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43 Comments

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:04 pm

      Thank you very much! 🙂 xx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:00 am

      Thank you! Glad you like it 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:01 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  1. August 23, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Great post. I’m only new to the blogging world but I think sometimes i lose heart and when I do, I go back to remembering why I started blogging in the first place which is that it’s my creative outlet and it’s something i really enjoy. x

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:04 am

      Thank you very much for your common and for being so open about your experience so far! Keep going, things will get better – you just have to remember why you started and find what you love about blogging. Everything will fall into place for you xxx

  2. August 23, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    This is such a beautiful post and sure will be helpful. As a new blogger I must say before I start blogging, I didn’t know it was that hard but now I can definitely say it requires a lot of effort and brainstorming haha 🙂 xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:05 am

      Awww thank you so much Ela! It’s always lovely to hear from new bloggers and in no way do I consider myself an expert but I’d like to think that I can offer some advice and help! 🙂 xxx

  3. August 23, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    I think taking a break is the best advice. And don’t put pressure on yourself. I used to blog five times a week but as a working mum, it’s impossible to keep to that. I now blog two to three times a week – it’s quality not quantity! 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:05 am

      Exactly, I think that really does help – a little break every now and then is great and it just helps you to reset! 🙂 xxx

  4. August 23, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    good tips! If I get bloggers’ block, I get a hot cup of coffee and browse through my Pinterest boards (style, food) or my Houzz (home decorating) app – although my blog isn’t as focused as others. Speaking of organizing, have you ready the book by Marie Kondo? I am more than a little obsessed with it right now, haha.

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:13 am

      Ah thank you so much for your comment hun!! Yes – Pinterest is another good way to relax and browse through things!! I haven’t read that book no…..will check it out! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  5. August 23, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    I definitely agree that sometimes you just need to take a break. You’ll feel reenergized and ready to go when you’ve had a moment to clear your head and get out of work mode.

    -M
    http://www.violetroots.com

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much! Exactly – you just need to take some time out, clear your head and then you can get back to work! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you very much! 🙂 xx

  6. Emily
    August 23, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    This is a really great and helpful post. It’s definitely something that I think everyone struggles with now and again!

    http://www.musingsandmore.co.uk

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:20 am

      Exactly! 🙂 xxx

  7. August 23, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    First of all: Awesome how far you’ve come, Layla! Congrats to that, cause your blog is fabulous like YOU! ;-* Totally understand your bloggers block!! I have to admit I have lots of inspiration and ideas for the blog but unfortunately not the time to make all that possible, so I write everything down in my good ol’ notebook and use the ideas when I have lots of time to work on those. And taking a break in between is really important to have the power for blogging in general… if we don’t have the energy for it NOW, we don’t gonna have it in couple of years at all, right?! ;)) Hug you, sweetheart!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so, so much for your comments – it’s things like this that keep me going!! Exactly, there are times when there’s SO many ideas in your head that you don’t know what to write or even – how to write it! I get you and understand!! 🙂 xxx

  8. August 23, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips Layla. X

    Mich x
    howshe-seesit.blogspot.co.uk

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 xxx

  9. August 23, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    I really need to get back to blogging! It sure inspires me more when my desk is cleaned and everything sits in their place 🙂

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 11:36 am

      Yes!!!!! Me too! :)xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:12 pm

      Ah, thank you hun!! I’d love to see it if you do this! 🙂 xxx

  10. Prudence Yeo
    August 24, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Definitely agree that taking a break can help to relieve bloggers block! Thanks for sharing these useful tips!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:15 pm

      Ah thank you so much! 🙂 Glad you found them useful! xxxx

  11. August 24, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Bloggers block is real, and it usually comes from a blogger doing too much without taking a break. I t’s so important to take a break and get your creative juices flowing. You also have to blog with purpose, not just because you want to make money. Be passionate about it. I absolutely loved reading this.

    Kia / House of KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

    • sprinkles
      August 25, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      That’s very true and it’s so frustrating but if you take some time out and relax then it really does help! Exactly – blogging should be done for the love of what you’re writing not to become famous or rich! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      August 27, 2015 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 xx

  12. September 5, 2015 / 4:10 am

    Thanks for the advice. I’ve been blogging for a while, and realized that my life is not really interesting enough to share with people. So I’ve reverted my focus to curation of content from all over the web, with a sprinkling of my own life. This seems to work better for me, and helps keep fresh interesting content coming through.

  13. September 27, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    I so agree with the clear desk thing! I tend to get overwhelmed and stressed out whenever my desk (and its surroundings) is a mess!

    xx
    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.com

    • sprinkles
      September 30, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      YES!!!! I’m a neat freak so everything is normally organised and looking pretty but times when I can’t keep on track very well it gets hectic and I want to cry hahahaha xxxx

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