Starting a blog is easier than keeping it alive. And being a good writer is not quite enough. But there’s a way we can always come up with new topics and keep our blogs on track.
Having been here for a few years now, I’ve seen many bloggers I followed post less and less until they stopped altogether. It happens quite often. You start blogging with enthusiasm but after a while, you lose your pace. With each new post, you force yourself a little more to write. Finding time for blogging then becomes harder and harder. Your interest in your blog wanes, and before you know it, weeks and even months have passed since your last post.
Is it because we run out of topics? I don’t think it’s as easy as that. Rather, we become detached from our blogs.
If your personal blog stops being a reflection of yourself, a window into your mental and emotional life, it will likely peter out in time.
This calls for topics that are inherently yours. Impersonal topics or curated content can help you come up with more ideas and fill in the gaps. But if your blog is only a collection of ideas or news, you may lose interest in it before long.
Lately, I haven’t posted so much. Lately, I have retreated into solitude. I have been avoiding people. I have tried not to think about anything too much, and also to numb some unpleasant feelings.
So that it has become hard for me to write personal posts or share with you my experiences. Because of this, I don’t return to my blog with as much gladness as I used to.
To find new topics for your blog, you need to believe in your blog. And to believe in your blog, you need to align it with your life’s purpose. When your blog stops being a reflection of yourself, you’re only a step away from losing interest in it.
Like us, our blogs need a purpose. And this purpose is something we must constantly rediscover. It’s a purpose that may shift as our own purpose in life shifts. But we need to revisit it each time.
When you look at what’s happening in your life and what nags you, topics for your blog arise naturally. There’s always something going on in your life that’s worth investigating. If it’s not an actual event, then it may be an emotional reaction to something. These are a steady and reliable source of topics for your personal blog.
Do you keep a list of topics for your blog? Or do you always post spontaneously?