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How to Reignite Your Passion for Blogging

Written by: Susan Hang

Have you ever come across a blogger who goes through spurts of creating – and then radio silence?

Have you, yourself, ever gotten the high to create only to watch it fade into the distance? Let me assure you that this is all very normal – and I think everyone, especially creatives, experience it from time to time. As someone who does this full-time, the pretense on Instagram, pressure to output content daily, and fast-paced environment (which yield no time to bask in the glory of what you create), can get tiring quick. I sometimes feel like a robot on an assembly line rather than a creative. When these emotions emerge, it’s an indication that you need to reignite your passion for blogging. Here’s how I do it.

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Compile all the wonderful messages/comments you’ve ever received…

I often ask myself what I’m doing – and if I’m bringing any value into this world. In the last two years, I have gotten so many messages across the globe from many of you thanking and telling me how “inspiring” I have been. It’s stuff like this that brings me gratification, pushes me to keep going, and reminds me why I can’t stop. Lately, I’ve been feeling more discouraged than ever, but every time I reread a comment or message from a reader who expressed how I changed their lives, it’s the greatest feeling in the world. If you can empower one or two people out there, that should be enough to reignite your passion for blogging.

Remember why you started…

When you’re caught up in the daily bustle of blogging, it’s hard to stay aware of the bigger picture. Everything can feel tasky quick – even something as creative as the “photoshoot” aspect. In times like this, I always reference back to the time I first started. What brought me here to begin with? If your original intent has always been money, then this point probably won’t help you much. But for me, it was about having a voice – a perspective – and sharing that with the world whether it was five people or a hundred. Reflecting back on the burning desire to create something and put it online always helps me stay on track.

Slow down…

Sometimes, feelings of disinterest happen because you’ve taken on too much. This usually happens when you feel like your life revolves around work. Your schedule revolves around others. And your results are dictated by someone other than yourself. It’s best to just slow down and re-evaluate the situation sometimes. Maybe it’s dropping a client, outsourcing parts of your work, or taking a few days off. No matter what your solution is, you have to remember that it’s up to you.

Have you ever felt like you lost your fire for creating content? I’d love to hear more about your experience below and what you did to reignite your passion for blogging!

 

xo,
Susan
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