Keeping the Inspiration and Motivation for Blogging
By Ashley Crossman Hakrama
Intro: I don't have the biggest blog but I have managed to stay with it through cancer, having 2 kids, countless moves, career and changes in life goal. I have learned that with all the struggle comes a reward of furthered insight into myself and what I want. I have also learned many tips and techniques to keep the inspiration flowing after 10 years of writing with ups and downs and completely remaking my image many times. I have found a flow to fight the frizzles of life.
Life, Kids, Work
The list goes on anything can take you away from doing what you want to do but if you keep at it you will figure away to make it happen. I struggled to find time and blog or even post my recipes. I had pictures backed up for many recipes I cooked. It was all on my phone I never had time to get on a laptop my son was 4 months and my girl 20 months almost 2 no time to sit and type. But tons of new material. I decided to take my blog to instagram I post to instagram and it reposts right to tumblr. For my personal blog. This way I can get my in the moment posts out before they are gone.
Then sure enough you get the time, your sitting in front of a actual computer, everything's peaceful but all those ideas in you head you can't wait to get on paper become about 4 lines of text and your out of ideas or just don't know what to do next. That's when it's important you are Staying true to your own voice The most important thing you can do is stay true to you . What you like and what inspires you.
Don't try to write about eating vegan if you like bacon... hahah.... A mistake I made when I started green girl style I wanted to go vegan and was in my own diet. but about 6 months into my blog I got pregnant and baby wanted what baby wants. [pause]
Make goals and keep them
Set a time and figure out where you will blog.
I blog –when possible- in the living room watching my kids or from my phone.
Figuring out the When, Where, What and How often is a tool for success.
Where to find inspiration and how to keep it going.
Every where in everything. We have all herd the standard inspiration go to's. The best thing to do is to cut the bull make your own list what inspires you. On a piece of paper:
Blogging it's self can be the inspiration.
Your never done learning
Look for the things you learn in your life and share them. They can be things from the next chapter as it was for me. I was blogging for about 8 years before I had my children sharing fashion, modeling tips, and celebrity good news. I have definitely changed and have started sharing all the things I am learning as I raise my children.
The Next Chapter
Life's ups and downs are apart of life and they will be apart of blogging as well. Learn to look for them so that you can go with changes and in the best cases turn them into fodder for your blog.
Happily Ever After
You have achieved enlightenment
Your blogging, sharing what inspires and interests you.
You have figured out your Blogging flow when, where, what and how often.
You have a go to plan for when inspiration is lacking.
Ashley Crossman Hakrama is a Mom, Entrepreneur, Foodie & Jacksonville, Florida blogger of Recipes, Fashion, Restaurants & Travel. Creator of Greengirlstyle.com, SouthernMums.com SweetestPageant.com & FreshFitLocal.com Find her @GreenGirlStyle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest