5 Things To Do With Your Blog When You’re Not Writing

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Hey guys!

So as bloggers, we all have those moments when the almighty ‘writers block’ hits us and no matter how much we try, we just can’t seem to get anything down, or perhaps we’re simply just unmotivated and as a result, we can’t post on our blogs, well guess what? There are other things that you could do as a blogger to help your blog grow even when you don’t feel like writing and I’ll be sharing some of them with you;

  •  Expand Your Audience: When you’re not in the “mood” to write, you can always still go on instagram, Twitter, etc and look for new bloggers as well as new blogs to follow. Another important tip is to leave sincere comments whenever you’re commenting on these blogs. Sometimes, people are drawn to your own blog probably because of the comments you left on someone else’s blog, so you’re going to have to do better than “nice post” .

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  • Create a media kit: We talked about this on one of the HTT’s Here on the TBP forum, and we also explained how much good a media kit does to a blog. A media kit will outline your blog stats and some key facts about your blog which will help make you visible to brands. The good thing is that there are free templates online that can serve as a guide. Here’s an example of what a media kit looks like;

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  • Work on your social media accounts: Social media as we all know, is a great way to connect with our audience, brands and fellow bloggers. It creates a relationship between the blogger and every other person. This is why it is important that you link your accounts directly to your blog to enable quick connection and relationship between you and your readers.

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  • Update your old blog posts: As you grow as a blogger, your language and even something as simple as the use of punctuation changes. You might have made some of these errors in the past and what better time to correct it than now. Add or remove pictures where necessary, correct spelling errors, change short forms to complete words, etc then go ahead and share the links to those old posts on your various social media accounts.

 

  • Develop yourself: Remember the saying “the day you stop learning is the day you start dying” yeah! There’s always time to learn something new that will grow you as a person as well as your blog. Watch webinars, take photography classes, go for brunches and networking events that will empower you and make you a better blogger, and you’ll realize eventually that time wasn’t wasted afterall.

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There you have it guys, I hope these tips were helpful? If you have any other tips to share, we would love to know.

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25 Comments

  1. July 30, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    @mide you always hit the nail on the head. As a creative writer I hit blocks a lot. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to write.

    • July 31, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks love, you’re not the only one😝 I’m glad this was helpful

  2. Aidee amba
    July 31, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Beautiful

    • July 31, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks for reading dear😚

  3. Frances
    July 31, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    This was very helpful

    • July 31, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      I’m glad it was, thanks for reading Frances❤

  4. Toyosi Gregory-jonah
    July 31, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Thank you Mide ,I totally agree with finding new blogs to follow and developing one’s self…one thing that I also do is to ask questions from other bloggers I follow or stumble upon especially if I’ve been struggling with something (maybe a technique,or lighting /ambience issues) and they seem to be doing it right …some bloggers have been quite warm and helpful and some not,but it really doesn’t stop me…you win some and loose some..

    • July 31, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing Toyosi, I really like that “win some, lose some”😚

  5. maureen Okafor
    July 31, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this tips they seem very helpful. Would definitely use them to good use

    • July 31, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      I’m glad you find them useful😊 thanks for reading Maureen😚

  6. Binta
    August 1, 2016 / 9:24 am

    This is just what i need

    • August 3, 2016 / 7:16 am

      We aim to please Darling😚😚 thanks for reading

  7. Oyinkansola Awolo
    August 1, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I’m glad I read this. Using a media kit and updating old posts are 2 golden tips I never knew about..Thank You😊

    • August 3, 2016 / 7:16 am

      I’m happy you found the tips useful, thanks for reading Oyinkan😚😚

  8. cynthia
    August 2, 2016 / 7:40 am

    i”m glad to have read this, as a writer, there are several days i’m blocked and I can’t even put anything down. This is the first time i’m knowing about the importance of using media kit. thank you for this.

    • August 3, 2016 / 7:14 am

      Thank you for reading Cynthia 😊😊

  9. August 3, 2016 / 7:02 am

    Wow, I never thought of updating my old post. Thanks you for talking about the media kit, I’m yet to work on my own and that sample will really help me.

    • August 3, 2016 / 7:13 am

      You’re welcome hun, I’m glad it helped❤

    • August 11, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Lol, I think we all should 😊 thanks for reading Oma❤

  10. August 18, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I saw someone else’s media kit and wasn’t sure how to go about creating mine. So this post was extra helpful.

  11. Oizachic
    August 22, 2016 / 7:21 am

    I should try this….
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  12. September 1, 2016 / 12:36 am

    This was incredibly helpful. I am three months into blogging and find that I quite the opposite. I have so much to blog about from all of my past experiences, that I sometimes don’t have time to address the key areas you mentioned. I’ll do better! Thanks for the timely reminder!

    Ufuoma

  13. September 1, 2016 / 3:39 am

    I m looking forward to this series. I think it comes at a great time as I consider how to take my blogging to the next level.

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