5 Ways to Have Fun with Your Blog

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.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. While blogging as a job is wonderful and you can make money, I find myself mostly blogging for fun now! It’s great, and I’ve actually rekindled my love for blogging when I stopped taking it so seriously.

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  2. I totally think to have a blog, youโ€™ve got to enjoy doing it and have fun! Itโ€™s only been in the last year or so Iโ€™ve really found my feet with my blog and Iโ€™m having fun with everything I do with it. I just have this huge love for our blogging community! Thanks for sharing this Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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  3. These are all great ideas! While my first blog is my passion, I’m really enjoying working on this one so much, especially chatting to other bloggers and the support you get from the community!

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  4. I totally agree you definitely have to be passionate about what you write about! I do love collaborating with other bloggers and businesses as it reminds you that you’re not alone, as sometimes blogging can be quite lonely.

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  5. This is such a great post. I have been taking a long term break from my blog and now I am very removed from my stats and Iโ€™ll only be back when I am writing something I truly believe in or simply love.

    This is great advice and often forgotten x

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  6. What a great, informative post! Blogging is definitely a create outlet and hobby for me. Having said that, I do want to also show growth in my blog to enable me to have pre-publication access to any book Iโ€™d like to read. I try not to focus on numbers, but that last week of the month is definitely hard not to. Thanks the advice !

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  7. These are great advices! I always try to write about things that inspire me or at least find them really interesting to write about, so I do enjoy blogging! I have not yet done any collaboration or guest post. Still trying to figure how many things work but I definitely liked the posts I read ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. I wish I knew how I could collaborate with mental health organisations, but it’s not an easy niche to form those kinds of connections.

    It certainly is a good idea to write about topics you enjoy or interest you, otherwise it’ll make blogging harder

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  9. This is all great advice for handling the ups and downs of blogging. It always helps to see that others really are having the same problems, and learning new ways to deal with them. Thanks for a great post!

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  10. I am enjoying blogging so far and I definitely agree with writing what you are passionate about. I started with blogging tips and ended up adding more and more topics, just because I love writing them ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for sharing this, Eleanor x

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  11. These are some awesome reminders and for myself I love connecting with others – really helps you remember you’re not alone in this! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. I love these suggestions! I recently took a break from blogging, as I started to see it as a chore rather than what it is – a fun way to express myself.

    Not focusing on your stats for a while is a great tip, along with collaborating with other bloggers. It sounds strange, but I love chatting with other bloggers on Twitter. The blogging community have a great way of motivating you and reminding you to have fun and focus on your own progress. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you! Itโ€™s so important to stop blogging if you no longer find it fun, and then return when you start to enjoy it more ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree that collaborating and working with other bloggers is a great way to keep ideas fresh and fun! Thank you so much for commenting x

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  13. These are such great tips! I recently relaunched my blog, I had stopped writing because i found I was forcing myself to write when I didnโ€™t want too. Now Iโ€™m back in the swing of things and enjoying it, should always write what you love otherwise it shows in your writing.

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  14. I’m stat mad, and I think I ought to calm it a bit, I’m forever checking, and you’re right you need to have fun with your blog, so I think I’ll cut down my stat checking and write more of what I love.

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