When you blog, whether it’s as a hobby or as a way to earn a bit of money, not everything is fun and games. Blogging can be hard, especially when your views drop or you don’t get as much engagement as you would like.
But I think whatever stage you’re at in your blogging journey, it’s important to find some ways to have fun with your blog. This might involve getting to the heart of what you really love about blogging, or remembering why you picked up your laptop in the first place.
Below, find 5 ways to have fun with your blog- whether you’re using it as a hobby, or you’re using it to earn some money!
Write a blog post you love
A great way to have fun with your blog is to write a blog post you love, instead of one that you’ve been paid for, or that you’re writing for a certain audience. For example, I don’t get great views for my posts about books or authors, but when I feel inspired by them, I choose to write about them anyway.
Take the time to write something you care about- and remember the passions that pushed you to start a blog in the first place.
Chat to another blogger
One of the best ways to have fun with your blog is to chat to someone who understands the experience of being a blogger. Other bloggers are always there when you need to chat about the ups and downs- and it’s great to know you can rely on them for a quick chat.
Reach out to another blogger to remind yourself how blogging can be fun.
Collaborate with your favourite bloggers
When I feel a bit down about my stats, or I want to speak with like-minded bloggers- I organise a collaboration with my favourite bloggers! I’ve done this a few times in the past, such as my blog post about friendship in your 20s or my post about how different bloggers deal with motivation.
This is a great way to engage with other bloggers, have a bit of fun, and mix-up your content to inspire your writing.
Forget about the stats for a bit
If you’re a blogger, it’s impossible to not check out your stats from time to time. If you run your blog for money, these stats might be even more important- and a drop in followers, views, or DA can be very disheartening.
If you can, forget about your blog stats for a bit and try and enjoy your blog. It’s sure to give you a little boost and encourage you to have fun with your blog again.
Collaborate with a business you love
One of the perks of blogging is collaborating with businesses you love. However big your blog, there are always small businesses and companies that are willing to collaborate with you. For example, when I started my blog back up again after a big break, I reached out to small creators on Etsy, promoting them via my blog for a few gifted products.
Try reaching out to creators and small businesses that you love, and encourage yourself to have fun with your blog.
How do you have fun with your blog? What are your top tips for enjoying blogging again? Do you have any ideas for having fun with your blog?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x