Finally coming back to my blog feels amazing! I missed my baby, my followers (you guys, of course), and just sharing things with you all in general. And after two years of not having a regular post, I’ll be honest, I find myself at a lost. I mean how can I possibly catch my readers up with all the things they missed? Why did I stop blogging in the first place? How can I get back into the groove of things?
If you are like me and just returning to the blogging world, you may also be asking yourself, what can I do to get back on track? Here are my tips for returning to your blog after a break or hiatus.
- Discover your love for it all over again.
Rereading my old blog posts (from beginning to end) is what made me want to come back to my blog. Starting from the beginning and seeing the progression from where I ended, gave me a natural yearning to want to see more of what I could do, if I just kept going. I started to think about why I created this blog in the first place.
- Rethink your blog approach and content
When I first started this blog, everything was different. The name was I AM ME Fashion blog and was JUST a fashion blog. Being that I AM ME has evolved into a totally different entity (my agency, I AM ME Consulting & Contracting), I had to revamp everything. So now I have a personal, lifestyle blog with various topics. I had to “shake it up”. I had to rethink my content and freshen up a little, to make sure I could come back new & improved. A 2.0 version if you will.
- Regaining focus
Go back to the blogs you love to read. Let them motivate you. Let their blogs inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Some of my favorites are Independent Fashion Bloggers and The Daileigh, and The Queen City Style. Actually take the time to study the business of blogging and get tips from sites like Copyblogger.
- Put your plan in motion
Write down EVERYTHING! Whatever ideas or stories you come up with, write it down. I have a notebook just for this blog. I write blog posts and articles, my to-do list and editorial calendars, tips and notes for improvement. Now I can keep all my blog related items in one place. The most important thing next is to JUST DO IT!
With that being said, I have so much new stuff in store for you. Fashion, beauty, food, culture, lifestyle, you name it. I am excited to share all the things that make up my world as I see it. Some things we my agree, some things we may not, but I promise you WILL come back for more. I hope you will follow me on this journey called life, share your ideas and comments, and connect with me!