Blogging sounds like one of the easy things to do but honestly, it’s not.
If you don’t believe me, ask those who have a blog and they have not updated anything in a while.
When we start blogging, we have a huge motivation for Blogging and with time, we lose energy and enthusiasm. This is not same as writer’s block and we need to work on things, which can keep us motivated to blog consistently.
Many bloggers start blogging with lots of enthusiasm. They even plan lots of things and follow the rules but there are chances that they might fail to achieve goals or face failures like not getting approval from advertisers, getting negative feedback, lack of traffic. All these might reduce the passion for blogging and further demotivates you.
Blogging is one of those careers, where you are responsible for self-motivation. It is different from other jobs, as an office job you are constantly motivated by various programs. Staying motivated is not easy, in fact, many bloggers think that they can’t make money or achieve success as other professional bloggers.
Even if you are facing the same kind of problem and find it difficult to motivate yourself then follow few tips which will help you to keep yourself motivated while blogging.
5 tips to increase your motivation for Blogging
Track the progress
When you put lots of efforts and smart work than for sure you might be getting good results. There might be chances that your results are fewer and not up to your expectation but then also, you are achieving something. Going slow is not bad, with time and hard work you will start achieving your goals fast. Keep a track of what progress you have done, this will help you to analysis your work and where you are getting better results.
Keeping track of your progress is not enough. You need to reward yourself for each milestone you cross, no matter how small it is. You have achieved something thus reward yourself and share with others. Even if you have completed your 100th post, share this news on Facebook, Twitter. You will feel positive when your friends will appreciate your work. You will work with more positive energy and ready to give your best.
Contact with professional bloggers
Whenever you feel demotivated, contact with successful bloggers and share your problem with them. They will surely help you to find the right path to move ahead. Getting experience tips from professional bloggers are always useful because even they have faced hurdles while blogging and know how to keep themselves motivated for achieving success.
Avoid people with negative thoughts
You will find lots of bloggers in the blogosphere, who don’t have healthy competition and thus keeps on passing negative comments to demotivate you. You need to accept that few people will appreciate your work and few won’t like your work. Nothing matters until you are satisfied with your work. Thus, avoid being in contact with the people who pass negative vibes to you while blogging.
Why you want to blog
This is most important factor which will help you keep yourself motivated forever. No matter why you started with blogging, it might be because you love to share your views, as a hobby, learn new things or just to make money online. Keep reminding yourself of the reason and the dreams which you saw while you started with your blog. This will help you to focus on your work and keep you motivated.
Do let us know what trick do you use to increase your motivation for Blogging? Do share with us.
18 thoughts on “How to Increase Motivation for Blogging – Get It, Keep It!”
Your posts are really Inspiring Harsh.
You took ShoutMEloud to a next level.
Thanks for the kind words. Happy to have you at ShoutMeLoud.
I always remind my self “why I start my blog”…
I must cope up with the last 3 points. Really forgetting my purpose.
Well I must say, Shout Me Loud is always a great source for motivation and help. Thanks a lot.. you guys are doing really GREAT
Well, I was feeling demotivated. But after reading your article, feeling a lot better. Let’s see how far this motivation takes me.
My motivation was completely lost when adsense repeatedly rejected my blog, now that i have started a new blog and got approved, the lost motivation is not yet completely restored. Hope I can make these tips work for me. Keep doing the awesome work!
Thanks again for this post. I am a new part time blogger thats why Facing lots of Problem. Sometime I think just give up its really hard to write content and maintain the blog. When I read your story about your accident (3-4 years back) then I really motivate then I think this is my start and one day will come when I will post some article like you. In my opinion if someone wants to success in blogging then Interest and Honesty is main thing. If you have Activity, Creativity and dedication then no one can stop you and then you will be “The Unstoppable”. Really thanks for Helping me through your website.
I appreciate the efforts you have put for this blog.
I also think that even though money is not the only think that should be in your mind while blogging but one should not ignore it completely.
Afterall money is a big motivator. 🙂
Noted down all the tips and will trying to do thee same as you’ve just suggested. A big thanks for the great share.
I am learning very important tips about blogging at this website and they are very special for me..thnks
Hey Harsha, please share some tips on affiliate marketing and also post your monthly income reports, Man those were great motivation, I really miss those. And the negative attitude people thing in this post is so correct.
Thanks for the Article Harsh !! Can you share any article related to your past time when you feel demotivated for your blog….Regards
I am happy that I can share what I know through blogs.. It doesn’t matter, whether it pays me or not
my common way is i read the other blogs all around and see what they are doing and then think that i can do the same….
I liked these tips a lot… Recently I was suffering from procrastination because of lessened motivation… I realized that this was becoz I was focusing more on results than actually working for it.
Harsh, it would be grate if you share your daily schedule with us in a post…. Since, you manage 3+ blogs… It would be really nice to know “what drives you” and “how you manage the time” …
I am just a starter harsh. Really this is useful. The way you put your related posts is impressive and dragging me to land many other posts. Nice one.
Nice Post. I strongly agree with your last point “why you want to blog” … it’s very important.. ! ..
Anyways, other points are good as well.
Thanks for sharing this great post. 😉 !!