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When You’re Stuck In the Middle of Blogging

There are times in every blogger’s career when you feel stuck, blocked or jaded.

The articles below contain tips, suggestions and advice from both me and readers of the Confident Writing blog on things to do when you’re feeling stuck in the middle of blogging.

WHEN YOU’VE LOST YOUR BLOGGING VOICE

How to get back into the blogging groove: some practical tips and suggestions.

Reading: 10 Things to Do When You’ve Lost Your Blogging Voice

WHEN YOU FEEL DETACHED FROM YOUR BLOG

Strange but true: as your blogs grows and becomes more successful and popular it can feel less like ‘your’ space.  This article explores some tips and strategies to help you reconnect with your own site, your words, and the reason you set out to blog in the first place.

Reading: Do You Ever Feel Like a Stranger on Your Own Blog?

WHEN YOU’RE OUT OF IDEAS

How reducing your focus can expand your sense of intention, direction or commitment, and increase your motivation to write.  This is a useful approach if you feel like you’re running out of ideas.

Reading: 12 Simple Ways to Narrow Your Focus and Expand Your Sense of Purpose

WHEN YOU’VE LOST YOUR SENSE OF DIRECTION

How to plan posts around a topic or theme, and organise your material using mind-mapping techniques.

This is useful when you want to start getting a bit more strategic or deliberate about your blog; when you want to add in some variety of either topics or types of posts; or when you’re running low on ideas and want to generate some new material.

Reading: How To Plan A Month’s Worth Of Posts In 30 Minutes Flat

WHEN YOU NEED TO CHANGE DIRECTION

How to manage a shift in focus or direction on your blog, and how to go about broaching certain topics.  This is useful to think about when you know you want to move into slightly different waters, but aren’t entirely sure how to take your readers with you.

Reading: Permission to Change Direction

Other Resources to Look Into:

When You’re Starting to Blog

Building Conversation and Community

Blog Writing Style and Improving Readability

Learning from Your Blog

and the archive of articles  on Blog Writing with Confidence.