Have you ever had an ultimate goal set in your mind that you work towards for years and actually achieve it? With all of the blogging goals I have given myself over the years there was one that towered above all of the others, which was to reach my target amount of views. In the months leading up to it I worked particularly hard, incorporating every single technique at my disposal to reach that seemingly elusive number. The day I finally reached it was fabulous – I celebrated by taking the day off and spoiling myself…
…and then promptly lost all motivation.
Admittedly, I needed the break after pushing myself so hard, but weeks later I still struggled to not only create content, but to continue with the effective promotion that I had been doing in previous months. Consequently, my stats took a nosedive, I was completely out of the loop with all of my favourite blogs and I was kicking myself at my lack of effort.
However, my motivation was kick-started recently when I spent the weekend with some of my favourite blogger friends on a Writers Retreat (more on that in a later post). As I am the only one of us that is not a published author, the rest of the group were primarily focusing on their latest books, but the fact that they maintain their own successful blogs meant that I was able to get some creative ideas and useful advice on the next step in my blogging journey.
I woke up yesterday morning feeling inspired for the first time in a while, so I had a day to myself and took advantage of it to create a plan and prepare for the start of May, and ended up having an absolute blast. I’ve got so many ideas for this weekend, I have a new found excitement for the potential of this month in particular, and I have a whole new set of goals.
It’s amazing how the input from inspiring people who can change something in an entirely new and positive direction!
That’s great to hear Suzie! I’ve noticed your absence and hope all is well. I’ve been thinking about you lately 😊
Hi lovely! I think that I put so much effort in that I gave myself burnout. Hope things are good with you – only a few weeks to go!
I can only imagine the pressure you put yourself through and yes burnout is very likely! All good with me we leave for UK this coming Monday. 😬
Ooh exciting! It looks like we’re going to have some nice weather too!
Looking forward to your next steps!!!!
That’s fabulous to hear, Suzie! I find that when I spend time on my own my motivation starts to wane, but the second I’ve joined the land of the living, even just for a few hours, I feel inspired. Xx glad you all had a good weekend x
Definitely! It was so motivating to get out of my daily little rut!
So wonderful to hear. Hope May is all you hope it to be and more. Enjoy that new found motivation.
So sorry, I found you in my spam folder… thank you!
Thanks for fishing me out!
Haha! You’re welcome!
Yeay, Suzie! I cannot wait to hear more! Super excited for you!!! Cher xo
It’s so important to surround ourselves with positive people and feed off each others energy and enthusiasm. Glad you got your mojo back. Xx
Thanks lovely! It was exactly what I needed!
Reblogged this on Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady.
Thanks for the reblog!
I went through this almost exact thing and even wrote about it over my last couple of posts. It’s been difficult to get back into the game.
Hi Ronovan! Yeah, it can be quite tough to keep motivated when you’ve been away for a while
After all of your focus and determination, it’s not a bad idea to take the pedal off the metal and let things coat for a bit while you plan the next direction!
Absolutely! My problem was that my brain couldn’t switch back on again after I had switched off haha!
I am glad to read that! May is going to be a great month! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! ❤️😊🙏🏽
I’m really looking forward to it!
Go get ‘em, tiger!
That is terrific, Suzie. Blogging can be a lonely vocation, and connecting with others is a creativity booster. I am looking forward to a conference in June where I will see some writing friends and share ideas. I look forward to your upcoming enthusiastic posts!
I’ve never been to a writers conference – I hear stories from my blog friends who get so much from them!
So interesting Suzie, sometimes its great to have like-minded people to support and motivate you isnt it? You can’t always do it yourself as there are always peaks and troughs. Glad you’re back on track.
Thank you! It was really productive and I got so many good ideas from it!
Great to hear other peoples take on situations when that relates to your own one isn’t it? Fascinating in fact.
Suzie, just keep on looking,maybe what you’re looking is behind the door.
thanks for sharing. always interesting to read how others work and what gets/keeps them going.
You have perfect timing! I loved reading what you wrote. It was just what I needed. Thanks for sharing your journey.
I think blogger’s burn out is bound to happen to all of us from time to time. The important thing is that you took some time off and recharged, and now are ready to get back into it!
Absolutely! It’s only the third day of the month and I’m already ahead of myself which is great!
And I wasn’t there. 🤨Never mind, not long before I see you at The Bloggers Bash. And good on you for setting new goals and getting all that motivation back.
There’s always a space for Huge Hugh Hugs… I believe you were there in spirit anyway haha!
I thought my ears were burning. 😀
You sure it was your ears, Hugh?
It’s such an odd feeling but when it happens to me I relax a little and focus on my next task or goal
It certainly is – I think I was putting a little too much pressure on myself really…
That’s great. Would love to see more of your posts. Eagerly waiting 😀
You’re welcome 🙂