“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz

Posts tagged ‘writing’

Come clean with your readers about how you’ve been feeling lately

Maybe you’ve tried everything on this list, and you’re still not feeling it. Let your readers know. You might be surprised by how they respond, and maybe come up with a few words to remind you why you fell in love with blogging in the first place.

Start working on an eBook

I’ve never personally completed an eBook. Some of you have, and have some good responses. However, I personally go through the process of starting and before I know it, I realize that there is a whole new section of my blog that can be opened. Personally, I don’t think it matters whether you finish or not, but the action of  creating content as a whole helps in figuring out what you are passionate about, and what you have to say about that particular topic.

Write a Gratitude List

It’s easy to get caught up in the jaded life of a blogger. “Oh, my inbox is full of press releases.” That’s a luxury problem! That means PRs want to be in touch with you!

Instead of looking at everything you hate about your blog, write down on a piece of paper, what you are grateful for? Your new blogger friends? The fact you now have a body of work to show on your blog? That you get to try something new every day? That you get to write on such a fun topic? Once you get started it’s amazing how quickly it grows.

Ask yourself, “Why did I start in the first place?”

Whenever I blog myself into a corner, I stop and think back to why I started in the first place. Believe it or not, it really helps. Whether you started as a hobby, to improve your writing, to start a new career. It’s good to go back and put your previous goals in context with your life right now. You started blogging for a reason. We all did. Whatever that reason was, it was compelling enough for you to create something. Maybe, just maybe, it will compel you to create some more.