Feeling blah about your blog?
An article in Mindful, “When Work Is…Meh: How mindfulness helps us deal with on-the-job drudgery,” got me thinking about what to do when you feel blah about writing your blog.
The article says, “It’s understandable how passion even for a career that once felt exciting can fade.” This applies to blogs, as well as to careers.
How to boost your enthusiasm about blogging
The article suggests that you try to engage more with your work. Can you apply the same tactic to your blog? Ask yourself:
- What’s good about writing your blog?
- How does your blog serve your clients and your firm?
- What do others appreciate about your blog?
- Do you experience “flow” when writing your blog?
The answers to your questions may inspire you to keep writing.
Is it time to stop—or change your approach?
On the other hand, as the article says, “Maybe it’s time to go.” That could mean closing your blog. Or, it could mean giving more responsibility to other members of your firm.
Another alternative is to find ways to make it easier for you to blog. Perhaps that means developing a blogging process, as I describe in “Why you need a blogging process,” or improving your blogging skills using the techniques in my book Financial Blogging: How to Write Powerful Posts That Attract Clients or my blogging class.