Do you have writer’s block? Did you get burnt out or lazy? Here is an enjoyable way to get back into blogging after a long break. Check it out.
Did you take a break? I’m not going to judge you.
We all do it.
We all need it from time to time.
A break from blogging and writing is a good thing once in a while. We all look at our topics and think, “I just don’t have anything I want to write about anymore.”
We all look at our results and become impatient when traffic to our pages and websites don’t take off like rockets.
Take a break. It’s fine.
How do you get back on track with your writing after a long break? Start slow – here are some tips.
Get back into writing by first “cleaning up” your sites and pages
Welcome back. Let’s make this easy on ourselves.
Take an hour a day or so for the first week and go through your sites and pages and make them a bit better. Do some maintenance. Check you updates. Reduce clutter on your sites and re-write some of your most important pages to make them better.
Go slow. There is no hurry here.
If you keep a spreadsheet or outline, use it go to you favorite pages and rewrite a few paragraphs to improve them. Or you can also increase the content a bit on these pages.
I keep a spreadsheet and I track how often I’ve gone through a page to re-edit the page and improve it.
You can also spend some time just re-organizing your outlines and goals.
Or consider a new topic or a new site altogether.
Sounds a bit fun, no?
Only blog a small amount of content each day
Don’t burn yourself out.
If you are used to writing 2000 words per day as a full time blogger, and you are just returning from a break form writing, scale it back to 500 words a day.
If you are a part-time writing enthusiast and you typically write less than 1000 words per day, ease back in by writing about 150 words daily.
Don’t feel rushed to publish anything.
The idea here is to make very slow, but very steady progress. Slowly seek out and produce new ideas and fresh concepts to keep yourself interested, or at least work through a very short task list to keep you from getting too bored or uninspired.
Never “nuke” your blog
Don’t delete your hard work and your artistic expression. You never know when you might get back into it again.
If it is just a hobby, you especially want to think of the very long term here. With every paragraph you write, no one can take those words away from you (except you if you delete them).
Did you take a break and start back up with blogging? How’s it going?