Forgetting How to Blog

Forgetting how to blog

Have you ever stepped away from your blog for longer than a week and wondered how you were ever going to be able to get back to producing another piece of content ever again?

It is easy done.

We all have lives and projects and families and tasks and things we need to fit in and sometimes it just becomes all too easy to let the blogging stuff slide.

But what would you do if you were faced with jumping back in to the world of blogging if you’d been switched off for a little while?  Sometimes it seems that there is so much to write about, so much that has happened whilst you have been a way that it becomes difficult to know where to start.

Forgetting How to Blog

Forgetting How to Blog

Here are my top 5 tips for helping you ease yourself gently back in to the world of blogging.

1) Check out your comments

If you were fairly active before you disappeared from the blogging scene and had regular comments, one of the first places you might want to check is your comments section of your blog.  Have you missed a question?  Maybe there is some hidden inspiration for the blog post in there.

2.) Read other blogs

I often find I get the best ideas, just reading other people’s content.  Sometimes I do a little blog hop, starting on one blog then finding the next blog post by clicking on a comment…it’s amazing where you can end up when you do this.  I’ve connected with some pretty amazing people doing just this.

3.) Check out your RSS feeds

If you have any kind of content strategy you will probably have a resource like a RSS feed reader with a wealth of current content for you to check out.  I love how this information is constantly updated and that you can flick through and read great content to get your blog brain cells working.  If you haven’t set up a Rss feed of relevant content for your niche, i highly recommend you start keeping one.

4.) Ask your community

Ask your people!

Ask the groups you run or the subscribers to your newsletter.  If you are thinking you dont have an existing community.  Tap in to some of the groups and friends that you have on and offline and ask others about the kind of content they would like to know more about.

5.) Write about where you have been.

Not sure if you’re aware of this, but people are actually quite nosey! Tell people where you have been and why you have been away from your blog.

Do you have any tips for getting back in to the swing of blogging.

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Beth Hewitt

Blogging since 2009 and passionate about blogging, personal development, marketing and helping others succeed. In 2012 I founded the Simple Blogging Network because I was tired of seeing intelligent, talented bloggers getting disillusioned and frustrated because they never made a dime online. I aim to cut down the learning curve for bloggers new and old, simplifying all aspects of blogging and helping great bloggers get the recognition they deserve.

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10 Comments

  • Kyle Nelson

    Reply Reply March 26, 2014

    Hey Beth,

    Couldn’t even express how much this post pertains to me right now. In the beginning of Feb i was on a role with posting blogs and then all of a sudden life got busy! Finally just posted one today and haven’t since Feb. 17th! I know tsk tsk bad blogger :(

    Haha anyways this article helped me hit the refresh button! Onwards and upwards to better blogging! :)

    -Kyle
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply April 4, 2014

      Hey Kyle,

      Hope you are well. Hope you are back on your blogging horse soon.

      Beth
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  • donna merrill
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    Reply Reply March 26, 2014

    Hi Beth!

    What a timely post for me! I had stepped away for a week and had to calm the anxiety levels down. All those “what ifs” in my mind were driving my crazy. But eventually I was able to be unplugged from the internet world for about a week.

    I know that worry gets you nowhere, but as a blogger, what I realized is that we are so “conditioned” to be active that when we unplug from the world, it takes a bit of adjustment just to enjoy yourself.

    I sure did learn a great lesson because when I came back I just started where I left off. I actually blogged about the experience to segway myself back into the game!

    These are great tips you have given and I will use some ideas from this for my next blog post.

    Thanks!

    -Donna
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  • Beth Allen

    Reply Reply March 27, 2014

    Yes, I can definitely relate! Trying to get back in the swing of blogging is not easy, especially when you completely change directions. I did share where I’d been…and then disappeared again! Oops. ;) I think I’m gaining momentum again (finally, yay!).

    One thing that really helped me was doing a blogging brainstorming session. I just sat and wrote all my ideas down, even partial ideas, until I was complete. And now whenever an idea pops in my head, I make sure to add it to the list.

    Thanks for sharing these great tips, Beth!
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply April 4, 2014

      Hi Beth,

      Doing a blogging brainstorm session sounds like a great approach to take. I carry a little purple book around with me and pop ideas in there when I am out and about.

      Looking forward to reading your new blog posts. I have opened up the Simple Blogging Network community for free in April. Let me know if it would be a good time to join in with us.

      Beth
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  • Rachel Lavern

    Reply Reply April 4, 2014

    Hi Beth,

    I had to laugh at #5–people are nosey. Yes, they certainly are BUT I have always resisted nosey people. The more that they want to know, the more I resist telling them anything.

    On a serious note, I like your first suggestion–read the comments. Unfortunately, I frequently find myself not having the time to read and respond to comments. I do find that I miss questions or requests for additional details and that often triggers a new blog post.
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply April 6, 2014

      Ooh Rachel,

      Try make time for your blog comments, its where some of the best relationships and ideas come from. It will be time well spent I pinky promise.

      Beth :)
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  • Kathryn Dilligard

    Reply Reply April 29, 2014

    Well, up until last month, I haven’t blogged in like a year. Good thing I still remember how. lol
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    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply May 14, 2014

      It’s like riding a bike lol! You never forget how to blog.

      Beth
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  • Mark
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    Reply Reply May 16, 2014

    Bravo Beth:

    You offer five very solid creative content generating tips. In fact, tips # one & two is actually how I found your excellent blog!LOL!

    I was commenting on another expert’s blog and saw your blog title, and thank goodness, I decided to click through and check into things even further!

    BTW: I’d really like to join your blogging community and become an active member. However, my niche is actually traditional Mom & Pop small business owners and service providers.

    I’m also familiar with the MLSP system, although I’m not a member. I have and will continue to invest in some of their excellent educational products.

    Does that matter? Meaning, since I offer various information products and services to the traditional retail and service providers, would I still be able to find other niche bloggers like that, within your community?

    If so, I’ll go ahead and join. And should I use the email address directly from my blog or another email address?

    Thanks for all your great content Beth!

    And for hopefully, pointing me in the right direction!!
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