A Simple List for Getting out of a Blogging Funk

Blogging can be hard, especially when you’re first starting out. We go into it knowing it will take awhile to hit that sweet spot, and yet it’s still so easy to fall into the pit of defeat and lose motivation before that happens. Here is some real talk: I am writing this post because I am in a blogging funk right now! It’s gonna be fine, guys. Here’s a simple list I’ve put together that has helped me and will hopefully do the same for you!

How to Get Out of that Blogging Funk

Sit down and think about it.

Give yourself a block of time and find the determination to only focus on your blog. Have you heard of breaking writer’s block by getting a piece of paper out and writing out your “constant stream of consciousness” within a set amount of time? This unleashes all sorts of thoughts and ideas you probably didn’t realize you had. Do this same thing, but make it a list of blogging ideas. Topics, people, projects, anything that comes to mind that might make a great post. It doesn’t matter how many things you write down that may seem completely silly, because odds are you will write down plenty of amazing ideas.

Get motivation from others.

We all have websites and blogs that we look at and aspire to someday have for ourself. Go to those sites and browse around. I’m not saying you should go to your favorite blog, pick a post and write your own version of it. The point of this exercise is to look at these works and get your brain back in that “I gotta do this” mode. Looking at websites that inspire you will almost always put you in the mood to get back to work.

Give a crap, but don’t give a crap.

I’ve gone over a week without blogging. Until I sat down today to write this post I felt really bad about it. How will I have a successful blog if I take two weeks off from posting?! Where in the world did my motivation go?! The truth is, taking that week off probably didn’t effect my ability to have a successful blog. Sure, I didn’t get much traffic this week, but it’s not like all of my followers abandoned me!

Beating yourself up will help nothing. Sit down and focus and soon enough your motivation will come back. Keep working and be true to your own passions and your blog will thrive!

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A Lady Boss Introduction

Lady Boss Nation wants to thank you for joining us for the launching of this new blog! We hope you continue to visit and celebrate the bossy ladies that we all are!

Lady Boss Nation

A new year is upon us, which has undoubtedly brought on an overwhelming sense of reflection for many of us.

Maybe you started a new job, ended or began a relationship, or maybe you enjoyed an entire year of binging Netflix (we call that self care). As a whole, we collectively grieved the death of David Bowie, survived a particularly grueling election year and probably sang along to 24K Magic in our cars.

When I look back through 2016 and through the last few years, I can’t help but get giddy with excitement for the future. Every generation has had it’s own version of female badass-ery and today we proudly fly the flag of the Lady Boss era.

Are you a lady boss?
Are you in control of your own life and happiness? Do you rock the workplace like the badass you are? Is “take no shit” part of your daily mantra?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are, in fact, a lady boss. If your answers were no, no and no then don’t despair. We’re here to drag the lady boss out of everyone. It’s time, right?

Lady Boss Nation is a community to inspire you, inform you, encourage you and support you. Thank you for joining us and stay tuned for much, much more to come!

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