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So it has hit me like a ton of bricks and I have to admit it to myself, as hard as it may be…

“I have lost my blogging Mojo”

I actually dread turning my computer on to write a new blog post as I know I will be staring at the blank screen with the cursor blinking and no words flowing from my brain to my fingertips! Having thought about it at length for the past couple of weeks, I think I have at least figured out what the main issues are:

1. I seem to have no new blog post ideas – This is quite a biggie as ideas are the staple for blogging and if I had fresh and new ones I could bang out posts in no time. However, I find myself rejecting most new thoughts as they feel stale, almost like I have written about it before, or I see others write about the same old things over too.

2. Concentration seems to be lacking and even mundane, and usually hated things like housework seem to look more appealing than blogging.

3. I don’t seem to be able to complete any posts, as self doubt is ruling and nothing feels good enough to publish.

4. Spending endless hours doing research looking for ideas and even swatching crochet and knitting seem to be a waste of time.

I am not at all closer to an answer and wondering if I am alone in this? What are your tips for getting your blogging mojo back? Any advise is greatly welcome and appreciated!

Maybe a summer break? Or maybe it’s time to re-vamp my online site completely?

Right now I am stuck and looking for an answer feels like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

Usually known for having a happy,sunny and positive disposition, for the first time I feel a little lost…and I don’t like it!

X.

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  • Good to know I am not the only one who feels that blogging feels like a bit of a chore sometimes. How are things with you? Looks like you have settled into your new home and are beginning to settle into your new life. xx

  • Thanks Sandra, I think that’s exactly what I will do over the summer and then see how I feel about it all in the autumn. H xx

  • Darling Marianne, so good to read your lovely and encouraging words here…just what the doctor ordered. I think I have a long summer break and evaluate everything in the autumn and take it from there. I am finding it hard to keep up with all the changes that are happening right now in our lives over here, my design work and online media, so a step back from some of it can only be good for my soul. I hope so anyway. Big hugs and much love, Heike xxx

  • Hi Carmen,
    I think it is a case of trying to find new ideas to write about. Blogs are beginning to be very same same with everyone writing about similar things. Finding a niche is not that easy and maybe time out is all that’s needed to get the juices flowing again. 🙂

  • Thank you very much Helene for you kind words and encouragements, they are appreciated. I am thinking of taking a long summer break from blogging and then review everything in the autumn. Kind wishes, Heike xx

  • The Patchwork Heart

    I totally understand and share those feelings too, I think sharing on Instagram and Facebook with a quick photo and one line of text, has made life so easy and sadly blogging is now a task! Take a summer break and come back refreshed x

  • Oh, darling, that’s really sad to hear! Especially since I always, always so enjoy reading your posts, and seeing the beautiful photos that you add …… Rest assured: I’m sure this happens to all bloggers every once in a while; just take the break you need, give yourself some space, try to do – other – things that you love, and, most importantly: don’t worry about the blog.
    Given your wonderful creative talents, you’ll come up with something you’ll want to make/crochet/knit, and then you’ll simply want to share that with us here, I’m sure.
    We’ll all patiently wait for that moment, and in the meantime I’m sending hugs, lots of love and a big kiss on top of that! Marianne xx

  • So sad to hear this, Heike! I always get inspired when meeting other creative people, and hearing their ideas. Sometimes even reading other blogs or watching vlogs. Or maybe it’s a good idea to give yourself some space to create new ideas.

  • Hélène La Fargussienne

    Very sorry about how you feel but sending you lots of encouragements from France. I have known what you are going through, do take time for yourself and do not worry about blogging or else. Just let things go and take time to breathe, walk, live…. Warm regards from Hélène