What to do when you aren’t in the mood to blog

Things you can do when you aren't in the mood to blog

We all have those periods when we just can’t find the motivation to blog. Wether it’s because we’re too busy, we have other things on our mind or simply because we’ve ran out of ideas, it happens to the best of us. But just because you don’t have the motivation to write a post, doesn’t mean you have to ignore your blog. So today I thought I would share a few ways to stay on top of your blog when you’re in a slump.

Take part in a twitter chat

A twitter chat can be a fun way to both motivate yourself and promote your blog. Whenever I’m in a slump I always make a special effort to take part in a chat, because talking to other bloggers and helping each other normally always helps to give me a bit of motivation. It’s also a great way to promote your blog and social media since you would normally end the chat by sharing your link with the chat.

Fix your broken links

We all hate fixing broken links. It’s a bit like cleaning our makeup brushes: we know it has to be done, but we keep putting off even though we know that will only make it worse. So if you find yourself staring at a blank screen when trying to write a post, why not instead fix those pesky broken links?

Tidy up old blog posts

As time goes on, all of our old posts become slightly dated. So when you find yourself unmotivated, it’s a great idea to tidy up old posts! Not only will this help you keep your blog fresh and up-to-date, it might even give you some inspiration for a new post.

Have a social media clear out

Lets be honest, over time we always end up following accounts that we really don’t have any interest in. And I always find that when my social media is clogged up with uninspiring accounts, it has an effect on my mindset. So go through your social media accounts and get rid of any negative or uninspiring accounts.

Reply to your emails

I can’t be the only blogger out there who is terrible at replying to emails. And it’s not even like I get that many to begin with, but when I’m working 42 hours a week, emails just tend to take a backseat when it comes to my blog. So when you’re not in the mood to write, it is the perfect opportunity to do all that admin you’ve put off.

What do you like to do when you aren’t in the mood to blog?

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  • Sian…

    I needed this post right now! I’ve not posted in a while but I’ve been trying to sort out my social media and plan out some new posts when I’m in the mood. It’s also important to take a break when you want to!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I’m in a bit of a slump right now! I used to love posting 2-3 times a week but now I’m lucky to even get one post out a week! These are some handy tips that I’m going to do! I really need to sort out my broken links 😳

    Katie xx
    http://www.katie-middleton.co.uk

  • Ok I loved this post. For the past month I’ve felt really detached from my blog and haven’t felt it’s been as good as it can be and I’ve literally had no idea what to do!

    I’ll be taking these points on board when I’m in a particularly bad slump x

    Iamfoxxtailz | Alternative Style Diary

  • Aisha

    I really like this post! Great idea πŸ™‚ we always need to do these things and I try to do it regulary! so good xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

  • Fab post Lauren.
    I’ve been feeling a bit meh about blog content recently.. and have been trying to do more admin, well, to catch up, as I generally try to do some admin on a Sunday, but where do the hours go!

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineelgeywhite.com

  • Honeypot Blogs

    I love joining twitter chats, always great to speak to other bloggers!! I must fix my broken links though…eeek!! Great post!xx

    http://www.honeypotblogs.com

  • It definitely is hard to keep in the mood for blogging sometimes. Nice tips here though – I defintely think cleaning up your blog & fixing the broken links etc is one of the best things to do.

    http://skylish.co.uk

  • This is such a useful post, Lauren! Doing things like this means that you don’t fall behind even when you’re not in the mood to write out a post or take photos! I’d add in to this list participating in comment swaps, they’re a great way to check out new content that you wouldn’t otherwise come across, and boost engagement on your own blog! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Abbey πŸ‘Ύ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  • Deimante Baurinaite

    I usually lack motivation when I actually set aside organised time to blog and end up binge watching Netflix! Will put these tips into practice next time!
    DeimantΔ—
    http://www.sunnydei.com

  • Lauren Wilkinson

    I’m terrible at updating my older posts and this is something I definitely need to get better at. I usually take a break and try and find inspiration away from the screen πŸ™‚

    Lauren xx – bylaurenjane

  • Tea Party Beauty

    This is me right now, except I also can’t be bothered to do any of the above *hides* haha.

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

  • I have been in such a bad place lately and it really made me not want to blog! I literally had no motivation what so ever! I’ve been doing abit of admin work here and there but thats about it really! I’ve got my motivation back now and I’m totally going to fix broken links, catch up on emails and also join in with more twitter chats!

    Fab post πŸ™‚ xxx
    Rachel | http://www.rachelxblog.com

  • Great post! I’ve been struggling this year with motivation that always leave me feeling guilty about neglecting my blog. Next time I’m definitely going to give these a go – I dread to think how many broken links I’ve got! XO
    LJLV | Fashion. Lifestyle. London

  • Definitely agree with these ideas! It can be so hard to motivate yourself sometimes but I find twitter chats and the like help get me fired up again!

    Katie xx
    http://www.knel.co.uk

  • Lucy

    Great post, I wish I saw this sooner! As been in that mood for almost a month! Thank you sharing! xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

  • It’s been ages since I’ve been in a twitter chat! I think it’s a good idea to focus on tweeking/fixing things on your blog if your feeling a bit unmotivated or suffering from bloggers block until you find your mojo again. Reading other peoples posts and going through my make up stash helps motivates me

    Leanne | http://www.oohsimplething.blogspot.co.uk