My three year blog anniversary is just a couple of months off and over my nearly three years of blogging I’ve noticed something: sometimes it feels like your blog is going stale. Your writing isn’t as good as it seemed to be before, you’re doing the same features over and over again, etc. You really do lose your motivation and doubt yourself every once in a while; I think every blogger experiences that.
What’s different is how everyone deals with that funk and how they keep their blog fresh. When I get in a funk, sometimes I’ll just take a day off from writing altogether (usually a Sunday). Or, I’ll start researching for an article I want to write instead of my usual four reviews in a week. That’s actually what I’m doing right now since I was just in a funk: I’m researching for an article about how history seems to be at odds with so many dystopias.
My question for you guys is this: How do you keep your blog fresh when you feel it’s getting stale? What’s the best way that works for you to get out of a writing rut? And how do you personally stay motivated to keep going?