I’ve seen A LOT of websites die out over the years. The scenario: The owner ends up losing interest in blogging. It happens.
However, I’m sure you’re wondering why it happens, and how to get back into the swing of blogging? Hopefully by the time this post is complete, your interest may be re-kindle.
What To Do When You Lose Interest In Blogging
The big question to tackle first is – Why do people lose interest in blogging?
There are several reasons. I’ll list a few below, but there may be more reasons:
- Blogging has become a chore.
- You really never liked writing in the first place.
- You don’t think there is anything else you can write about in your niche.
- Stress or poor health or family issues
- You blogged on a topic you’re not passionate about.
So, the above are pretty common reasons why you would lose interest in blogging. The interesting thing about each of these reasons are that ALL of them have solutions. So, I’m going to cover the solution to each of these issues.
Blogging has become a chore
This can happen because you’re either blogging a lot until you’re about to burnout, you’re writing on topics you really don’t want to talk about even if they are in your niche, or you aren’t seeing a return on investment for the time spent writing your posts.
Don’t blog until you’re about to burnout. You don’t have to blog every day. Now, it’s ideal to blog that much if you have the time, and if you prefer to fulfill some SEO guy’s dream.
Stop writing on topics that you have no interest in writing. If you do, your regular readers will be able to tell. They are usually pitiful and lack your blog voice in it.
ROI is the name of the game, but if you’re not getting comments or subscribers, then maybe you’re missing some things in social media marketing that could help. Yes, your content is important, but you need to make sure you’re sharing your articles, as well as motivating your readers to engage with you.
You really never liked writing in the first place
Well, this one is easy… stop writing. Hire someone to write for you, especially if you’re a business. Hire someone who loves to write.
The other solution is to try other mediums like images, video, and audio. If you’re better at speaking, then put together a podcast. You will write minimally with these other mediums, but you may find blogging like this a better fit for you.
You don’t think there is anything else you can write about in your niche
There are always more things to write in your niche. Go back into your blog and think about your niche. Think of some of the most general types of posts in your niche that can be spinned many times. Trust me, there will be.
However, if you don’t know, I’ve solved your issue with my Ultimate List of Blog Ideas series.
Stress or poor health or family issues
Things happen. You may have a lot of things happening. Don’t add the stress about blogging. You can either set some time aside to schedule posts out for the week, or reduce the times you blog.
You can even bring in an occasional guest writer. Blog when you want. It doesn’t have to rule your life to the point that you’re frazzled.
You blogged on a topic you’re not passionate about
Honestly, if you can’t stand behind what you write and can’t get into learning more about your niche, then you need to find a different topic to focus around.
You are most likely going to write about things in your niche that you will need to learn, or like in a technology based niche, your niche is always evolving. You will need to keep on top of that information. It will take work, so if you’re not passionate enough about your topic, then choose a topic that you would actually put some work into it.
Are you on the verge of blogger burnout? How can I help inspire you to blog again?