Blogging Life: How I Ended Writers Block And Got My Blogging Groove Back

Many of you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting much at all these days. I’ll be completely honest with y’all (feel like you deserve the truth here). Not long ago, I thought about giving up my blog completely.

Seems drastic, I know, but blogging just hasn’t come easy for me lately. My brain power has been working through life stresses, my birth-month (wee!), and major self reflection. This has left me with little to no creative energy for my passion projects.

Luckily it just so happens that my blog-a-versary is this month. Perfect timing to break my blogger’s block, right? If your creativity is running dry, here’s a few pointers I’ve learned do to regain creative energy and get back to blogging.

 


TALK TO SOMEONE

First thing Monday morning, my coworker and I like to catch each other up on what we’re working on in our personal life and side hustles. From SEO to illustration, we’ve chatted about everything under the business sun and she’s been a great sounding board for new ideas.

Is there someone close to you also struggling to find inspiration? Pair up and bounce ideas off each other. Be it a friend, a coworker, or even a therapist, hearing your ideas out loud and getting constructive feedback will get both of your inspiration juices flowing.

INVEST IN YOURSELF

When I wanted to rebrand a few months ago, I was faced with a decision tough. I could either A.) use the limited resources available to me to make my blog look “good enough” or B.) upgrade my blog to a business account, pay a large lump sum, and make all the changes my heart desires.

Back then, I thought “NOOOO WAY am I paying that much for my hobby.” This line of thinking only reinforced the idea that my hard work wasn’t worth a dime. When you decide that your passion is worth investing in, a world of inspiration opens up to you.

GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Not gonna lie, I’m a bit of a house mouse. Most weekends, you can find me making trips to Target solo, prepping meals alone, or taking bubble baths. Self care and alone time is great, but sometimes you need to shake things up to get those creative juices flowing.

Now I make an effort to attend different expert panels, blogger meet ups, shop pop-ups, clothing swaps, and workshops. Meeting awesome, likeminded, creative people really sparks my inspiration. To find events and meet ups in your area, check out Eventbrite or check out events promoted by your favorite bloggers and influencers.

 


Do you have any tips for bloggers with writers block? What helps you stay inspired?

Please share in the comments! 

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What She Pinnin’?

  1. (Clockwise from top left) This stunning throw pillow DIY almost looks too easy to be true. 2. Taking my avo-obsession to a new level with this clutch. 3. Coffee and art and kitties with books…these are a few of my favorite things! 4. It’s pride month, so naturally, I gotta show my support with this baseball tee.

Let’s Talk About Change

Change: that inevitable thing that happens. The thing that keeps life going. Change can be gradual or abrupt. It can be positive (a promotion at work, a new home) or it can come in the form of a less than welcomed surprise (getting fired, being forced out of your apartment).

Either way the dice is thrown, change can have it’s challenges. A promotion means new responsibilities and a new home entails the daunting task of moving. Even seemingly negative changes have an upside! The promise of meeting new people in a new living situation or getting to pursue the dream you put on hold for work.

Whatever happens and whenever it comes, it seems to happen just when it’s really needed. Life is funny like that, isn’t it? I’ve had my fair share of changes, as most of you, and I’ve developed a system of sorts to help ease the burden of transition.

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  1. Process – After your initial reaction, it might take you a minute to accept the changes coming your way. Take your time to wrap your mind around what affect this change will have on your life. Cry, breathe, meditate, do yoga, or whatever it is you need to do to fully absorb and accept this eminent change.PJA filter 22
  2. Dream -Think of all the positive things that can come from this change. Think of all the positive impacts you can make with your new role at work, pin your dream decor schemes, or revisit the startup idea you put on hold for your old job. PJA Ferry Building cu edit 2
  3. Plan – Do your research and create a game plan. Here is my very simple game plan process: take out a piece of paper (or open up a new word doc) and start writing. It doesn’t have to make any sense at first, just let your subconscious flow onto the page. After you’ve written everything down, pick out your best ideas and thoughts and organize them in a way that makes sense to you (be it a list, a chart, a time line, whatever!). Let this be your loose change execution guide.PJA Mountain Goat Hill-0792
  4. Action- Take your game plan and go! Apply for the job you’ve always wanted, go see a realtor, grab a friend with a truck to hit the yard sales/local ikea for furnishings.

Whatever you do: Don’t. Stop. Change won’t halt just because you’d rather sit around in your PJ’s eating mac’n’cheese watching the new Wet Hot American Summer series on Netflix. Whether you start the change or it happens to you, do as the rivers do and go with the flow.

Have you experienced a major shift recently? How are you dealing with this change?

❤ PJA

What She Pinnin’?

I had the most AMAZING birthday weekend! Now back to reality and the blog. Here’s a little pinspiration for your weekend!

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1. If I threw a birthday bash, I would definitely make these adorably delicious sprinkle bowls for sweets. 2. How luxurious is it to have a disco ball in your bathroom? #aparmentgoals. 3. I don’t always do designer, but when I do, it’s pastel. I’m smitten with this Fendi sweater. 4. I’ve been itching to go on a trip! The candy colored stucco homes in Greece look like such a dreamy destination.

❤ PJA