Increase Your Motivation To Write

One of the biggest blogging advice tips I can give you is to work at keeping your motivation to write high!

Are you someone who finds it difficult to find the motivation to write?  If we are honest every blogger will suffer from a lack of motivation at some point in time, the question is what you do about it!

To be successful in blogging, you need to be posting consistently onto your site and this means consistent quality content.  This may seem easy when you begin your blogging career, but have you really thought about what this means?  It means posting for the lifetime of your blog, no matter what!!

Staying motivated to write is not as easy as it sounds, and it is important to be aware of the barriers that may come into play.  If you are aware of them, it is easier to manage them when they arise.

There are a few common reasons that bloggers loose their motivation to write.  Let’s explore them, so you can avoid falling into the pitfalls.  

1: Motivation To Write Decreases With A Lack Of Passion

Motivation To WriteI have mentioned before how important it is to have a real passion for your  blog topic.

You need to choose a topic that excites you and one that you are going to want to spend a lot of time and energy investing into.

Successful blogging is not a ‘get in and get out’ game.  It is a long term commitment and one that you MUST keep up in order to see the rewards.

Perhaps when you started your blog you ‘thought’ you were passionate about your chosen topic.  It could be that maybe you are not as passionate as you once thought and therefore your motivation to write is going to decrease.

Be very careful when you choose your blog topic.  Is this something you feel you can write about instead of watching your favourite tv show?  Are you prepared to work late at night (if you have other daytime commitments) instead of relaxing at home?

If not, then maybe your chosen topic is not something that you are really passionate about!

2: Lack Of A Blogging Space Will Affect Your Writing Motivation

Every body’s home situation is different, but the one thing that needs to be consistent to keep your motivation to write is to have a quiet place.  If you are trying to juggle blogging whilst looking after the kids, and managing the household chores, you are going to find it very difficult.

The stress of not having some quiet time to undertake your blogging will soon mean your motivation to write will decrease.

You need to have somewhere that is quiet and comfortable.  How else can you expect to concentrate if life is buzzing past you.  Not giving yourself a space to sit and blog is setting yourself up for failure.

 3: Life Is Too Busy To Write

All of us lead busy lives, but the question is how you manage that lifestyle.  Undertaking blogging is not going to make your life easier, it is going to make it more hectic!

You need to be honest with yourself about how much you can actually do.  A blogging schedule is crucial to stay on track with the goals you set for your blog, but you need to be realistic with what you can manage from the start.

If you find that you can do more than you initially thought then that’s great.  It’s easy to increase the workload.  However if you try and do more than is realistically possible, you will soon feel overwhelmed.  Being overwhelmed is a sure fire way of loosing your motivation.  Once everything starts getting into the ‘too hard basket’, it is going to be very difficult to find a way out again.

4: Sleep Deprivation Will Decrease Your Motivation To Write

Blogging MotivationNone of us can function without adequate sleep, so if you think you can blog into the midnight hours and function properly the next day, you will be mistaken.  Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis will leave you feeling tired,and being tired is a massive catalyst for loosing motivation.

You know your body better than anyone, and you know how much sleep you need not only to function, but to function well.  Make sure that you look after your body so that you remain healthy.  A healthy mind will help keep your motivation to write strong.

If you feel that you need some guidance to keep your motivation strong, then I would highly recommend you tap into the learn how to blog program.

The support team in the program are there to not only help you with your blogging questions, but they can also help keep you on track with your goals and offer a listening ear.

What keeps your motivation to write high?  Have you ever had periods where your motivation seemed to take a tumble?  What did you do counteract this?  Please share your thoughts with us below.

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Catherine Holt is the founder of Blogging Tips 101. She has been an internet marketer since 2012. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest.

4 Responses to “Increase Your Motivation To Write”

written by Marc On 20 March 2014 Reply

I think a lack of motivation or a lack of interest is something that all bloggers will go through at some point. If you can keep moving forward and find new challenges or new ways to enjoy your work, things usually pick up pretty quickly.

written by Catherine Holt On 20 March 2014 Reply

The ability to keep on going definitely makes a difference doesn’t it Marc. Unfortunately a lot of bloggers seem to hit the wall and can’t find a way to move forward. Recognizing that you have hit that wall is the first step of picking yourself up and moving forward (without giving up!!).
Thanks for your comment :-)

written by Brittany On 21 March 2014 Reply

I definitely have to deal with the lack of time, lack of sleep, and writing with kids underfoot. But I am very, very passionate about my topic (Christianity and parenting), and I know that I could write about it forever and not run out of great ideas. Plus, seeing how I help and encourage people always helps to keep me going.

written by Catherine Holt On 21 March 2014 Reply

I think many bloggers can sympathise with you there Brittany. If only there were more hours in the day that could be devoted purely to blogging! Like a bloggers time warp or something…lol.

The fact that you are passionate about your topic is fantastic, and having read your blog I know that this passion comes through in your writing! Your immense passion will definitely be able to keep your motivation high when blogging gets tough :-)

Thanks for sharing.

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