7 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WITH BLOGGING

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I’m writing this post as much for myself as I am for anyone who’s reading this. I’m going to use this as a resource for myself too, it’s all well and good knowing ways to stay productive but when you’re not in the right headspace you need a little kick up the ass, this will be mine, my list to look back to, my checklist of things to do before I waste my evenings away doing not a lot, at all.

MAKE SURE YOU READ OTHER BLOGGERS POSTS, INSPIRATION IS THE KEY

I find reading other creators posts and keeping myself in the loop can genuinely inspire me so much. Simply, reading 5 or more posts can send my mind into a whirl of ideas, is there a new beauty product I’ve purchased which I could talk about, is there an experience I’ve had in my life which I could share or could I just set myself some goals and share them.

If you’re stuck in a writer’s block the worst thing you can do is have no inspiration.

HAVE A TIDY ROOM AS THAT EQUALS A BETTER HEADSPACE

If the space I write in is a mess then all I will do is stress about it, this will lead to my mind wondering and therefore I’ll get nothing productive done. However, for example,  if I’m writing in my bedroom and the bed is made and all my clothes are away, I’ll feel like I’ve already been productive so I would carry on in that mindset.

PUT ON SOME MUSIC AS SILENCE CAN BE INTIMIDATING

A little bit of background noise can really help, something chilling and not too loud. A tune to break the silence in order to keep you focused on writing.

WRITE LISTS OF POST IDEAS AS IT COULD SPARK SOME UNIQUE IDEAS

Sit and write a list of 50 odd blog post ideas, they don’t have to be things you would typically write about on your blog. Just get anything down, literally, anything that pops into your head; you can then narrow down the list and find a particular one you want to spend some time on.

TAKE BREAKS BECAUSE YOU STARE AT A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER FOR TOO LONG NOTHING WILL COME TO YOU

If you’re sat trying to write something for a decent period of time and nothing is coming to you then stressing isn’t going to make it magically better (I wish it did, lol). Take a little bit of time out, make a cuppa and maybe a snack and then come back to the post later in a fresh mindset.

ASK FOR OTHER BLOGGERS OPINIONS, ITS A COMMUNITY AFTER-ALL

If I’m thinking about writing a blog post on a topic which I don’t usually talk about or I haven’t spoken about before on my blog, I may ask for opinions from a friend or take it to Twitter. Simply having the backing of a few others bloggers saying ‘yes, that’s a good idea!’ when you’re not sure if a topic that would be well received can really help.

You could also do a poll such as ‘what blog post would you like to see next?’, the answer to the poll may help to motivate you to finish that post.

CHANGE THE SCENERY YOU’RE WRITING IN, MAYBE GO TO A COFFEE SHOP

I went to a super cute cafe in Cambridge the other week called ‘The Locker Room Cafe’, it was in that moment I thought ‘hey, this would be a fantastic place to come to focus on content’. You could sit there with a cuppa tea and free wifi and focus on writing, no distractions of your own home, you’re not able to wander off to do something else, you’re purely there to write. Imagine leaving the cafe and having made no progress with writing posts, you would feel so unproductive so this will drive you to get what you need to do done, then you can go home and do what you please. It’s essentially making your own work zone away from home. You could also go to your local library instead of a cafe, wherever suits you.

Do you have any tips for staying productive with your blog?

Bryony x

I now have a youtube channel so you can catch me at www.youtube.com/bryonymariee

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24 Comments

  1. December 27, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    These really are fantastic ideas. I definitely find it easier in a coffee shop sometimes than sat at home. Need to remind myself of some of these!

    Lizzie Florence | http://www.lizzieflorence.com

  2. December 28, 2018 / 12:31 am

    I’am with you on so many I have to have a clean space that would be my #1.

    Great read love your page 😉

  3. Melanie
    December 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Definitely agree with this! Staying motivated is one thing I struggle with as a blogger! Great post x

    Melanie || http://www.melaniewithanie.com

  4. December 28, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    I definitely agree on reading other bloggers posts, and to ask others opinions and thoughts on blogging related things. Speaking with others and communicating is definitely key!

    Thanks for sharing (:

  5. Gemma
    December 28, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love this! Some amazing points to take into consideration, staying productive with your blog can get harder over time. I have to be in a calm, open room to help me write, there cannot be anything around to distract me. I’m sure this post will help a couple of bloggers!

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

  6. December 28, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Some great tips here for how to stay on top of blogging and keep motivated! I definitely want to try some of these next year – especially the change of scenery whilst working. I tend to write all my posts at home but I’d love to go to a coffee shop and write there – it’s such a lovely thought! Thanks for sharing x

  7. December 28, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Great post!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips.

  8. December 28, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    That is definitely one thing I have started doing is writing down blog post ideas, at least they are written down then I could go back to them whenever I have a blank! I love listening to music when blogging, sometimes the song lyrics give me ideas too! xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  9. December 28, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Love the post about reading other blogs. It does help

  10. December 29, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I’ve felt so uninspired with my blog this year and I’m determined to get back into it for 2019 so this post is so helpful. 100% agree with the idea that you work better in an organised space and that’s definitely something I’m working on!

  11. Kyra
    December 30, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    This was so helpful! Thank you so much! Although, for the music one, I end up singing to the song rather than do what I need to get done!
    -Kyra || lovekyra.000webhostapp.com

  12. December 31, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I completely agree with going to a café to focus on writing! It gives a change of scenery and atmosphere and will not let me sleep or slack off. When in a mood to study, write, or just do my assignments, I’d always head to a cute and cozy café downtown 🙂 thanks for sharing!x

  13. January 1, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    These are excellent tips. I find turning on music when writing blog posts really ups my creativity and productivity.

  14. January 3, 2019 / 2:34 am

    These are such great blog goals! I completely agree with having a tidy room cause I know i can never get things done if my room is messy! Great post!

    Bukola Veronica,
    http://www.bukolaveronica.com

  15. December 15, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    I love this. I’ve been feeling really motivated with my blog since I had a rebrand late November but, I still find it hard to focus and create interesting content sometimes. I’m hoping I can take your positive words of advice forward into the NY to keep my little blog growing x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

  16. February 29, 2020 / 9:28 am

    This is a great post with so many great tips! I always find it important to have a tidy workspace, it’s so important to help your brain be productive. I like your tip about changing your work environment. I should do this to help those creative juices flow. Thank you for sharing xxx

  17. February 29, 2020 / 9:28 am

    So many good tips! Having a clean room is so much nicer than working in something unclean. The chance of place is also so good for head space.

  18. February 29, 2020 / 9:30 am

    Some great tips, I find music really helps me to focus and the writing just flows. I make as many notes as I can which helps as well when I’m stuck, it prompts me back to the right head space.

    A fab post!
    Sarah
    http://Www.simplysarahjayneloves.com

  19. February 29, 2020 / 10:08 am

    I love these tips so much and they’re so true for me! I hate working in silence, so I always have music going. And having a clear space really does allow me to think more clearly. I get stressed and distracted if my space is a mess. And I also keep a list of ideas. When I’m not feeling inspired, I go back through my list to see if anything sparks.

  20. February 29, 2020 / 11:46 am

    Love the idea to take a poll! I haven’t thought of that. And I absolutely love writing in cafes or libraries, as well. I really can’t focus at home!

  21. February 29, 2020 / 11:57 am

    I do the coffee shop thing but not as much as I should. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. February 29, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Great blogging tips – I’ve found them all to work for me! Esp. eliminating the silence!

  23. February 29, 2020 / 11:12 pm

    Reading other writing is a valuable way to stay inspired or, at the very least, engaged with the blogging community.
    I have found responding to prompts is a good way for me to keep writing, or simply trying a different style of writing challenges me to express myself in a new way.
    I love your positive words of encouragement; no one likes block!

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