HELP – I’m in a Blogging Slump!

I’m in a blogging slump!  Mudpie Fridays  is coming up to 18 months old and I’ve lost my mojo. I’m sure as bloggers we have all been there, but it’s taken me a while to figure it out. Meaning I have been ploughing on regardless and that has made it worse in someways. I read some interesting stats the other day about the number of blogs that don’t make it past the first year and I wonder is that me? Playing with Crowd fire I realised there is a lot of people that I follow on Twitter who haven’t been a active for more than three months – mainly other bloggers. Maybe I’ve just got to burn out, after all I publish something everyday, try and promote it everyday and I have a three month old? I’ve not written a craft or learning post for what seems like ages and that’s what I wanted to write about! So travelling back from the New Forest I started thinking about this and what I was going to do about it.

HELP

Just incase you are contemplating the same thing here’s how I know I am in a rutt:

  • I stopped joining linkys and when I did my heart wasn’t really in it
  • I am so disorganised I spend my whole time thinking about Facebook threads I haven’t completed and then panicking about them
  • I’ve always written in the evenings but at the moment some trashy TV programme is more interesting
  • I have nothing scheduled – whereas I would normally have two weeks posts lined up
  • I’m blaming blogging for taking me away from my boys
  • I’ve stopped sharing my posts in Facebook groups
  • I don’t reply to comments on the blog or social media (although please don’t stop as this is the first thing I’m changing)
  • I’ve stopped using my planner and instead rely on keeping things in my head which doesn’t work when you have a 3 month old and a very active 4 year old
  • I have no idea who my audience is
  • I doubt my own posts and often wonder if I am any good at this and why I bother anyway?  The same goes for photos
  • I think my content is boring
  • There’s things I want to change on the blog but never get round to it such as sidebar, my about me page, categories etc
  • And probably the biggest sign of all – I think about giving up everyday!

So I guess the question is – am I?

No…. Well not yet anyway! Instead I’m going to do the following to see if it makes me feel any better

  • Im going to get social again, responding to comments on the blog and social media – rather than it just being a function of Facebook threads
  • I’m going to get organised, I am sure if I can clear my head a little it will make a big difference. There’s no more time in the day so I need to be more effective.  I’ve decided my planner doesn’t really work for me. I like to see everything in one place, so instead I m going to design some weekly and daily checklists.
  • I’m going to plan some crafting and learning posts and get back do what I enjoy writing about.
  • I’m going to write down my bigger goals and set aside time each week to get them done, or at least spend time on them and move them forward
  • I’m going to stop worrying about wasting my maternity leave blogging  and instead write a non blog list of things I’m going to do with kipper. And yes sad but true I am going to schedule it.
  • One night a week I’m staying off is social media, I need to invest in my relationship too
  • I’m going to catch up on some reading, including joining in linkys again and reading articles on blogging via my Pinterest board. I am certain this will improve my motivations
  • And if in a months time I’m out of my rutt I’m jumping in with both feet and going self hosted to try and fix all those niggly things which are starting to grate!

I always said I wasn’t going to write about blogging on Mudpie Fridays but I have found this very cathartic! It’s the first post that has just flowed for a while. So there we have it, anyone else in a blogging slump? Or maybe you have been in one and got yourself out of it? I would be grateful to hear any tips you have in the comments below.

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104 Comments

  1. islandliving365

    Oh thank you for writing this, I am feeling much the same at the momement. I just feel like I’ve lost my blog mojo a little. I think sometimes we just have to acknowledge it and be kinder to ourselves. I am going away for a week and I have decided that I won’t be blogging then. Sometimes we just need a break, I think. #DreamTeam

    1. mudpiefridays

      I think you are right, a break will do wonders. I have one coming up and will be doing the same. Since writing this post I have discovered a lot of us are in the same boat which although doesn’t solve it, it does help. Its good to know its not just me!! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great break xx

  2. Mimi Rose & Me

    I think we all get like that. I did a few months back because I became obsessed with stats and thought that my blog just wasn’t good enough. Then I snapped out of it and said to myself I blog because I love to and its for me! I’m sure you will feel like this blogging slump is a thing of the past soon!!! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. ourrachblogs

    This resonates with me big time. I’ve really lost my mojo lately. I’m having so many issues with Twitter which has left me feeling a little despondent. I feel like I’m writing good content but not getting much back, despite having my best month of blogging in July. I just feel like I’m not really enjoying it anymore. It sounds like you have a good plan of action and your blog is fab. You’ll be just fine. #dreamteam

  4. wendy

    Ohh I am starting to feel this way too. I have so much going on at the minute my heart is just not in my blog right now. I’m ending up spending every evening on the computational until about midnight trying to get everything done and I’m just getting tired of it all. I have no plans to quit though, I’m taking a week off at the end of this month and will be having time away once my baby arrives to focus on the real world a bit more. I hope you get your blog mojo back soon, I love your craft posts by the way.xx #TwinklyTuesday p.s how is kipper 3 months already?

    1. mudpiefridays

      I am so the same burning the midnight oil!! I hope you enjoy your week off, I am thinking of doing the same when we go away. I know 3 months where did that go? Crumbs!! Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a great break xx

  5. Mama, my kid doesn't poop rainbows

    I could have written this post. I’m ticking every point. I’ve dropped the daily post pressure and decided to join linkies when I feel like it but haven’t felt the bounce back I thought I would. Let me know of you find a magical solution.

    #twinklytuesday

    1. mudpiefridays

      No I was the same, so have decided to jump back in – see if that helps. I will of course. Although I wish you weren’t feeling the same it does help to know I am not alone! Thanks for stopping by xx

  6. Leanne

    It’s funny – I was talking to one of my blogging buddies about exactly this earlier today – we’re both at about the 18 month mark too and it just seems like a bit of a slog at times. It can rollercoaster from high to low and lately it has just plateaued. Hopefully we’ll all find our mojo again or we’ll be the statistics that new bloggers will be reading about πŸ™‚

    1. mudpiefridays

      Haha yes we will be – I wonder if it has something to do with hitting the 18 month mark? Slog doesn’t come close, I am hoping to get on top of it soon. Thank you for stopping by xx

  7. Katy (What Katy Said)

    Everything you’ve listed- that is me right there. And you know what? You have just had a baby so it is totally ok. I have stopped joining in linkys besides meandmine and siblings as I just can’t be doing with them. Obs I run my own but I love hearing everyone’s happy things and it is a little community. But so many linkys are all about boosting page views and back links now and I just couldn’t care less. I have always been rubbish sharing my posts in threads on FB, I just don’t have the brain power to remember to go comment or whatever needs to be done. You definitely shouldn’t give up hun, your crafts are so fab they need to be shared with the world! Are u putting them on Pinterest? That is where they belong and that is what will bring you traffic etc in the long run. Anyway, but of a waffle but just wanted to say you aren’t the only one feeling in a rut (I’d say 80% of bloggers are feeling it right now) and just do what you want to do for now. If that is to take a break then so be it, you’ll feel better once you come back to it. xxx

    1. mudpiefridays

      Aww thank you lovely. Its does feel like this constant battle to get more views and links. The recent change to the tots100 doesn’t help me at all! Ive dropped over 200 which has damaged my already fragile ego! Its good to know that you have stepped back too and its not just me. Sometimes you can feel very isolated being a blogger despite all the commenting and chatting over social media! I do use pinterest but probably not as much as I should. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments I really appreciate them. Looking forward to hearing about your new arrival soon xx

  8. leannelc

    I left a comment and it disappeared – that’s just classic in this case! My blogging buddy and I were talking about this exact issue this morning – we’ve both been blogging for about 18 months and there are highs and lows but right now it’s a bit of a plateau. I sometimes wonder about giving up and becoming a statistic that new bloggers will look at down the line. I hope you get your mojo back (and I’d like a boost for mine too!)

  9. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I relate to this so much. I’ve been blogging less than a year, but I’ve still been through numerous periods of feeling down on my blog. I’m amazed at how much you manage to do while having a small baby and another child to worry about too! Your plan of action sounds good – I think the key for me is to stop beating myself up about things so much.

    So much of blogging doesn’t seem to neatly correlate to how good your content is either – posts I’ve thought were pretty rubbish have done really well, while ones I’ve poured my heart out into just seem to disappear into the ether. So I try and just stop putting the pressure on myself in terms of posting X times a week and thinking about page views.

    1. mudpiefridays

      I didnt realise how many people are feeling the same! I wish others didnt feel like this but in some way it helps a lot to know I am not alone. I think you are right I need to stop thinking about posting X amount of days as I think this is probably stressing me the most. As for page views I wish I had never realised I could track it!! lol. Mental note stop beating myself up! Thank you for your kind words honey really appreciate them xx

  10. jermbarnes

    I think everybody goes through this. Its easy to get discouraged when you pour your heart into something and nobody seems to be reading. Sometimes you just need to take a break for a week or so and wait for something to inspire. #twinklytuesday

  11. Nicola @ Twinmummyyummy

    I was fed up last October, and I gave up for numerous personal reasons. By March, this year, I came back with more gusto, as I was missing it. I reinvented the look of my blog and made more categories to write about which has been the best thing I ever did. I sometimes get fed up with the extra things you need to do after you’ve written the post – it’s never ending. Joining linkies is something I never do, because of the hassle of going back to the post and adding the host’s badge. It just seems like such hard work. I need to work smarter. You have a good list of ways to improve things for yourself- I’m sure you will soon get your mojo back.

    1. mudpiefridays

      Good idea on the categories, completely re the extra things if it was just writing it would feel so much more productive!! Let me know if you figure out a way to work smarter. Thanks for stopping by xx

  12. blabbermama

    I’m on the edge of going through this. I love to write and create, but the extra blogging stuff such as the linkys etc can be hard work and detract from the creative side. It’s tough but I think getting back to the posts you love to create will be what saves it for you- after all, if you don’t enjoy what you create I feel like it’ll shine through somehow, if not in your writing then in how you market. Your blog truly is great! I think sometimes you need to hear that once in a while! #dreamteam

    1. mudpiefridays

      Aww thank you ? I think you are completely right!! I actually did an invitation to play tonight for monkey instead of catching up on threads and if made all the difference. Thank you for stopping by xx

  13. min1980

    I think we all go through this from time to time. I have definitely had loads of times when I feel like I’m in a bit of a slump, and I ask myself pretty much daily whether I am ever going to be “successful,” whatever that means. I keep reading the old mantra to just keep writing good content, but the page views still don’t seem to make any kind of sustained improvement. Definitely identify with this, and by the looks of the comments here, so do a lot of others! #dreamteam

    1. mudpiefridays

      I think I need to aim for something but it’s so difficult to define what ‘success’ is!! I had no idea so many others were in the same position. That alone has made me feel a whole lot better as sometimes you can feel a bit is it just me!! Thank you for stopping by xx

  14. Louise Pink Pear Bear

    You’re so not alone! I am totally bogged down & stressed with it all this week and feel I never get a chance to fix the little things because there are always so many big things. Then I wonder why I’m doing it at all! Until I have a good week again. Cut yourself some slack. I couldn’t cook a meal when my 2 were that age, never mind blog, never mind daily!! You just need to give yourself a little break.xx

  15. Suzy @ In The Lyons Den

    I have only been at my blog for around 4 months and had no idea the amount of effort involved to keep it going. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it but I can completely understand feeling burnt out by and needing a proper break. I am still in the trying to build momentum stage and had a few good scores recently, but I know at some point that time will come. I have found already I need to cut back on some things and dedicate time to others and then change it up. Sometimes you just don’t feel down right creative. πŸ™‚

  16. jobowery

    Yes – I’ve been there a few times. And my blog has been left pretty stagnant for months at a time while I focus on other areas of my life. But I’ve always come back to it refreshed and with more of an idea of what I want to do with it. Sometimes, taking a step back to re-evaluate can breathe fresh life into it.

    1. mudpiefridays

      It’s good to know you can leave it and come back to it, I must admit I did that when I had kipper and I’m wondering if I came back too quickly! Thank you for the advice and for stopping by xx

  17. The Peachicks Bakery (@Peachicksbakery)

    I get like this, usually when I have a lot of admin & planning to do at work – its hard but sometimes taking a step back and just posting a few bits here and there and not worrying about visitor numbers for a couple of weeks helps! Don’t be too hard on yourself you have a new baby and a little man to run around after, maybe wind down a bit for the summer, go out & enjoy the little people… Do a few ‘my favourite picture’ of the day posts and have another look at it in September! big hugs hun. Midgie xxx

  18. Kaye

    I know you commented on my post the other day where I mentioned this, I too feel the same! I’ve been putting it down to having a baby due any day but honestly I don’t think that’s it. I’ve been the same as all of the above but I can’t pinpoint why so I’ve been pushing through and hoping things improve. For me, a slump usually means I fancy a design change but then I thought I was quite happy with how my blog looked. Who knows! Haha. #bloggerclubuk

  19. Lucy (@Lucy_at_home)

    It sounds like you’re making a great start with getting things back on track. You’ve noticed how you’re feeling, you’ve formed a plan, and you’ve set yourself a time to review the progress. I think your rut will be a thing of the past. #bloggerclubuk

  20. Mess and merlot

    I’ve only been blogging for 7 months but went through something similar and heres’s how I dealt with it
    1- Took a TOTAL blogging break, just for a weekend while I had something nice planned anyway ( and decided to just enjoy it, NOT blog about it!!) The sky didn’t fall in.
    2- Decided how much of my life I am willing to dedicate to my blog. I’m not a pro blogger, for me it’s something that I should be enjoying so although it requires effort, I am not ready for it to take priority over actual real life/family or my own happiness. I totally understand that sucessful (or well known, lucrative) blogs take LOTS of dedication and hard work, but for now I am not in that category so I need to manage my expectations of overnight success!! πŸ˜‰
    3- Got ruthless with linkies! I cut back to 1, maybe 2 at most and some days none. I do feel guilty but really can’t justify the time I was spending reading/commenting. Now I have more time to concentrate on fewer posts (like this one!) and actually contribute properly.
    4- Stopped writing for the sake of it. Now I write only about what comes naturally or if want to plan ahead something I am genuinely intetested in eg baking. I write ONE well thought out post a week on average and concentrate on promoting that post and then working on other areas of blog related goals for the week. Much less pressure and remember quality not quantity! I cannot imagine posting daily plus all the other stuff that goes with it!!! (Oh yeah, AND HAVING A BABY!!)
    5- After writing a similar post about feeling a bit ‘meh’ , the comments I received made me realise that its totally normal to feel a bit lost or unenthusiastic about blogging, it happens to most bloggers. I used it as a time to make decisions about how to get the blog/life balance right for now, knowing that as circumstances change (eg school holidays or in your case having a newborn that needs your attention 24/7!!) my blogging schedule (ha- I don’t have a blogging schedule!!!) ok blogging ‘stuff’ needs to be flexible and work around my life, not vice-versa!

    I’ve rambled on a bit but hopefully you’ll find it reassuring to see that you’re not alone! You have a great blog, good luck with your plan, I’m sure you will get your mojo back. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself and just write about what you love! X
    #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      Wow thank you! I think everytime I go anywhere it becomes blog fonder I hadn’t really realised until you mention it in your first point! I need to think about balance! We have a couple of weeks off soon so I’m going to do as you suggest and give this some serious thought! I think I am blogging too frequently. It is reassuring that so many others have gone through or are going through the same. Your right to I don’t really intend on becoming a pro blogger I will be going back to work after maternity leave so I should be making the most of it!! Thank you for taking the time to write this it really is appreciated xx

  21. The Mum Project

    I think your blog is fantastic and sometimes we just need to give ourselves a break. Blogging is a lot of effort and takes up so much time, it’s hard to always keep up with everything especially when you have two little ones to look after (a 3 month old too!). Your amazing! #bloggerclubuk

    1. mudpiefridays

      Aww bless you, thank you! Yes I think I’m coming to a conclusion I need a break! I was planning on taking my laptop away with us (I know!!) now reassessing that idea!! Thank you for stopping by xx

  22. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    I have been really struggling with finding balance and feeling guilty and wondering I I am good enough and if my blog is good enough. So thank you for sharing this. It’s great to read what you plan is and I can’t wait to read how you get on.
    I have decided to take a whole week off from blogging and most of social media, except the odd tweet and checking over my inbox once a day and I am hoping I will come back refreshed. I already have some ideas for posts which is making me feel more positive already.

    1. mudpiefridays

      I think a lot of my issues are driven by confidence too. Great idea re taking the week off. Definitely think that’s something I am going to do too. Glad you’ve already come up with more ideas, I think that’s half the battle – having the head space to do it! Thank you for stopping by x

  23. thefrenchiemummy

    Good luck with the whole project! Sometimes, it’s so time-consuming and you wonder why you do it. I have been only blogging for 3 months and I had my doubts sometimes… But then I get a nice comment or a good news and I forget about it all. You have many good ideas about how to overcome it so I am sure you will be fine xx #BloggerClubUK

  24. Sonia

    I haven’t been blogging long so haven’t got to this stage yet! Keeping it to only posting a couple of times a week so hopefully be ok. Hope you get your mojo back!! Xx #bloggersclubUK

  25. themotherhub

    looks like a lot of us feel the same – im not even three months in yet and am regularly feeling self doubt. i think its important to remember that we can set our own agenda and targets here, and the best advice i think is not to compare yourself with what others are doing. we are all in different boats after all! #bloggerclubuk

    1. mudpiefridays

      I had no idea everyone else was feeling similar it’s actually helped to realise that you are not the only one! Good advice re the comparison, it’s really difficult not to get caught in that trap especially with all the rankings etc. Thank you for stopping by xx

  26. Mouse, Moo and Me Too

    I’ve very quickly realised that blogging is a relentless world – utterly addictive to the point where you take on more and more until you’re so bogged down in all the STUFF that you’ve lost confidence in your writing. I think you’re utterly fab but your list for “improvements” should help. Moo is 5 months and I’ve been blogging for two of those so I know how hard it is to stay up til midnight blogging, barely speak to your partner, fall into bed and then be up half the night with the baby. Be kind to yourself and fight the good fight, lol. #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      Oh you are so right!! It’s all the stuff!! It sounds like your blogging schedule is the same as mine, Hubby is only just starting to accept the shear volume of social media work that goes into it. I also feel that confidence is a big factor and hadn’t realised it until now. Thank you for stopping by, I hope your little one takes it easy on you re the sleeping xx

  27. thetaleofmummyhood

    Wow this post really hit home, it was like reading my own thoughts. Sometimes it can be so difficult to get in the flow of things and I think forcing yourself to do it turns it into a chore. I find taking a break really helps make you feel refreshed and ready to hit it again.

    #BloggerClubUK

  28. Lex @ mumisthewordblog

    Such a relatable, real post. We all put so much pressure on ourselves to make sure we are hitting the targets we want, getting our posts seen and promoted – but we then loose the passion for what we are doing and the reason why we are doing it. It seems identifying that you are in a bit of a block is the first and most important step. Even listing the ‘faults’ you have found can really help. Things are much clearer when on paper rather than in our hectic, busy brains. I too stopped blogging for a while, due to personal family circumstances but I am now back and more aware of the things I need to do and avoid doing to make sure I don’t hit that wall again. Give yourself some credit though, it’s a tough thing to have as a hobby especially with young children and you are doing great. Get back to what YOU want to do, get interacting with us all on social media and I am sure you will fall right back in love and in place in no time at all #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      I think your completely right it’s the dreaded Facebook like button over true interaction!! I am starting to become more aware of what I need to do and when! I like the idea of writing down the faults too. Thank you for stopping by xx

  29. alisonlonghurst

    Well there you go! Reading all these comments must make you feel so much better. They bring out one of the big positives of blogging that, when I started, I was totally unaware of: that supportive community. So you can draw on this now. You have all your positive moves forward sorted, you have the support of others, who are willing you on and that post you wrote DID really flow. That wasn’t a struggle to read it was clear, concise, engaging and resonated with many, many people. Don’t give up, just follow the changes you have already discussed with yourself. I’m sure that you are truly a blogger at heart. I look forward to more πŸ™‚ Alison x #BloggerClubUK

  30. Nige

    Just tonight I was talking to my friend who is a blogger and he has had 6 days off and is coming back refreshed I have been blogging nearly 2 years I never really felt like that but I am thinking of having a couple of weeks off mainly because I worked out how many posts I have done this year already.
    The truth is I love blogging I love to write if somebody reads it that’s great. That other people may find it interesting I am always flattered But I write for ME and have always done that.
    Your blog is wonderful by the way I love it
    Thanks for hosting

    1. mudpiefridays

      Aww thank you. I think there’s a lot of it going round at the moment! I think You are right. I need to write for me again and not for others! I hope you enjoy your couple of weeks off πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by.

  31. Upside Mum

    There is a lot to keep up with and it does take up a lot of time. Trying to fit it in around kids is difficult. You are doing a great job though so it’s great you’ve decided to get back into it. #bloggerclubuk

  32. teacuptoria

    It happens to all of us so don’t worry. I started my blog at the beginning of 2015 but just coasted along not really doing anything consistent. When I felt it was taking up too much of my social time, I would stop for a while. However, now that I’m looking to make money from my blog I seem to have got my mojo back. I need to make money to support myself and my boy so it’s swim or sink right now. I’ve given my blog a make-over and I’m writing a wider variety of topics than I did before which is helping to keep me interested. It can’t be easy with two little ones so I take my hat off to you! Keep on going if it’s what you want but only if it’s making you happy. Tor xx #BloggerClubUK

  33. One Messy Mama

    I think we all have moments like this. Blogging does take a lot out of a person. Yet we do it because we love sharing what we know and enjoy! Wishing you all the best as you come back with a bang! You go girl! #bigpinklink

  34. letyourlightshinemummy

    This is so true, blogging is hard sometimes. I have felt like this, and sometimes wonder what I’m trying to achieve. I want to write because I enjoy it, and it’s from my heart. When I try too hard somehow it doesn’t flow. Social media can be such a faff sometimes too. I think your doing a great job, give yourself a break, you have a 3 month old. Xx #BloggerClubUK

  35. Rambles, Rants, Writings

    I was in a slump recently – it was awful ! It was after I moved home and I just couldn’t do it! – I even wrote a post when I became motivated again called ‘How I got my Mojo back’. I couldn’t think and I couldn’t be bothered. I learned to give myself a bit of a break really – I have so much on in general that I now think if I don’t post every day it doesn’t matter and since returning from holiday at the end of July, I’ve cut my posts down to every other day rather than every day – quality instead of quantity right? Sometimes it’s so hard to think when you have so much on and I think it’s important to accept why you started blogging and get that love back again! Good luck! Janet
    #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      Thank you! I am thinking of cutting mine down too but I have quite a lot of deadlines for August and worried about only posting sponsored content. Maybe I should say no more! I will be checking out your post! Thank you for stopping by x

  36. bridiebythesea

    Oh sorry you have lost your mojo but I think you have to be kind to yourself and take a break if you’re feeling this way…blogging takes up so much time and you’ve created such a fantastic foundation on your blog. I love your plan of action and am just so impressed that usually you are organised 2 weeks ahead of yourself. Hope a break will do the trick and thank you to hosting #bloggerclubuk xx

  37. Emma T (@ETusty)

    I’ve never gone through this in nearly 4 years. However my tip is stop the comment threads. They’re a time suck and if they’ve been done for a while, you’ll know the blogs you want to read, and they’ll know yours if they’re interested. I stopped (although was never really that thorough with them anyway) back in May because I was launching another blog (my passion, dance) which is very different to my main one where I blog (mostly) daily. I just didn’t have the time or inclination to read beauty and fashion blogs which I was being forced to read by doing them.

    Ok, so my stats dropped off a cliff (helped by summer months approaching), but tbh it didn’t really matter because I blog for me, and what I want to blog not for my readers. And dropping stats is another way to realise it doesn’t matter, and there’s more to life than chasing readers.

    1. mudpiefridays

      Wow 4 years! You are completely right they are and its stopping me being social!! Which I am slowly realising (takes me a bit of time lol!). I do struggle with the stats I’ve worked in a sales environment for the last 14 years so have had figures and targets drummed into me. If I could get out of that mentality I would be a lot happier I think! Thank you for stopping by xx

  38. beautiesandthebibs

    I’m with you on finding the balance and having some time off and even a night of social media is a good idea . Also so with you on the trashy telly !! #bloggerclubuk

  39. 2travellingtots

    I’ve only just started blogging the last few months or so and I find it so hard to keep up with everything! I absolutely need to be more organised because at the moment I am very un!!! But it’s finding the time and balance between blogging, 2 tots, a husband and a job! Keep going though you’ll get through it and then wonder what you were ever worried about πŸ™‚ #bloggerclubuk

    1. mudpiefridays

      It’s a lot of work! Especially with a job as well as everything else I’m not sure how I will cope when mat leave comes to an end!! Congratulations on joining the club as such though and thank you for stopping by, good luck with the organisation if I figure it out I’ll let you know! Xx

  40. Annette

    Hi! Oh no… sorry to hear you have lost your mojo a bit. It really hasn’t shown. Your posts are always great. I haven’t had a slump yet, but I did have a linky slump (is that even something). Not with the #DreamTeam, but finding time to link up and comment on the other linkys that I normally join in with.

    It’s not that I didn’t want to, I just couldn’t find the time. So, for the last 2-3 weeks I have only really ran the #DreamTeam. I took a tiny break, that probably went unnoticed, then came back this week, linking up to the usual linkys like normal. Except.. that feeling is still there.

    So, I am going to reduce the number I join. Ekk! And see what happens with this.

    I think it’s so hard to balance everything out, and when your heart is not in something, sometimes you need to look at things in a different way and try something new.

    Your list is great, and such a positive step to take. Let me know how things go!

    Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

    1. mudpiefridays

      Oh completely I did the same when we first started BloggerClubUK it’s just not physically possible – ultimately I end up commenting the morning I join up! Not ideal!! Must try harder… Lol. Be interested to see how you find it? Thanks for stopping by and hosting xx

  41. diaryofamumof3

    I have had a big blogging slump lately, I came back from Holiday and I thought I would be all ready to write up my holiday and share my photos… I still haven’t done it and now the time has passed it was nearly 2 months ago. I got the holiday blues and completely lost my mojo. This last couple of weeks though things are getting better, I have made more of an effort with the social side of blogging which has helped tons. I have set myself some August blog goals which I have linked to TheList too and I am hoping they will help me get fully back on track.

    I hope it works for you and you feel better soon, don’t give up your blog is fab and just look at all those comments on this thread, you would be missed πŸ™‚
    #TheList x

    1. mudpiefridays

      I’m sure it’s the social side that makes it fun and for me that’s always the thing I don’t have time for! Will be looking out for your goals post! Thanks for your kind words honey and for taking the time to stop by. I hope your mojo improves as well xx

  42. crummymummy1

    Posting everyday is a big commitment – I’m not surprised you’ve run out of steam! Why not scale back and post 3-4 times a week? I always think quality not quantity is a good motto! #thelist

    1. mudpiefridays

      Yeah agreed I am going to reduce the number of deadlines I’m taking on as I think that seems to stress me out too, even though my day job is high pressure! Thank you for stopping by xx

  43. Jakijellz

    Well just look at all these comments – what does that tell you? I haven’t read them all, I’d be here all night, but I predict that everyone has probably said ‘we’ve all been there!’
    I’ve had my blog for three and a half years and gave up on it… three times? I came back in April and I was ready. It’s gone from strength to strength, I’m no expert but I do think your heart has to be in it or else what is the point? I still get days when I can’t be arsed, and that is totally normal. I post twice a week. I don’t over commit myself. It means I have content for two or three weeks in advance, I don’t feel panicked about getting a post up because it’s already scheduled, usually. I have time to do the linkys and the comments and the social media promotion and overall it doesn’t feel like a chore. I am starting to consider upping it to three times a week but I won’t do that until I know I have enough content and time, to make it worth my while. I have to be honest though, the more I read other blogs and the longer I’ve been doing it, the easier it gets. Best of luck and hope to see you back here! πŸ™‚ #bloggerclubuk

    1. mudpiefridays

      It’s good to know you came back to it, glad that it’s going from strength to strength for you. Completely agree your heart has to be in it. Been over whelmed by everyone’s nice comments and their experiences has made me feel a lot better already. Going to have a break when u go away and hopefully will be back to form in the Autumn. I’m also going to consider reducing the number of posts. I definitely think that will help too as you say you’ve got stuff scheduled so there’s no panic ! Thanks so much for stopping by xx

  44. Mummy & the Mexicans (@ruthhilbrown)

    It would probably help to have a little blogging break for a few days and come back to it, hopefully more inspired, get properly organised and maybe reduce how often you post so that you don’t put so much pressure on yourself. I wish I could put more time into my blog, that’s always my problem. There are so many things I want to do, but I just can’t seem to organise myself! #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      Completely! And I think I thought I would have a lot more free time being on mat leave to get that list worked through! completely forgetting how time consuming having a newborn is!! Good luck with the organisation if you have any tricks would love to hear them. Thank you for stopping by xx

  45. Mummascribbles (@mummascribbles)

    I am not in a complete slump but I certainly can’t find the time to do everything I need to do! Like right now, I am going through the twinkly tuesday posts (which is how I’m here!) and by god I can’t be arsed! I’ve just got back from a day at the beach, am exhausted from being up in the night with Zach and just blah! I feel like maybe I have taken on too much recently so I need to reign it in. One week left in work and hoping that once I finish, I can use my time wisely and get things planned for when baby comes! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  46. Lizzie firstooth

    Ah lovely I really feel for you. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’ve just had a teeny baby and it can take a while to settle and figure things out. Your blog is a wonderful one and ideas will soon be coming to you. Don’t worry about linkys and facebook threads. I found I was feeling the same quite some time ago and I just didn’t join any for a month, then started again with a clean slate. I join about 5 a week and they’re ones where I get on really well with the host of just love the linky community. Maybe cut back a little and build it up again? In the meantime, keep snuggling your baby and watching trashy tv. A little break is brilliant for inspiration xx

    1. mudpiefridays

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment, I think you are right on the linkys I need to figure out which ones are worth staying with! Hoping a break in the next couple of weeks will help, feeling better already, Thank you for stopping by xx

  47. Mum in Brum

    I am so with you in that blogging slump right now – you aren’t alone! I’m sure it happens to us all from time to time. I haven’t felt like writing much recently so I’ve instead updated my them which has been fun. I also tried to set up a long planned newsletter which really was not so fun and I still haven’t managed it after hours – so I’m leaving that one for now! I find that having a big brainstorm of posts and where you want the blog to go really helps. I’m sure all of your plans will get you excited about blogging again – good luck! And don’t be so hard on yourself, the blog will still be there waiting for you. x #TheList

    1. mudpiefridays

      Thanks lovely you are completely right! Setting up a newsletter has been on that list of things for me to get to but it’s not happened yet sounds like a mare, will put it back to the bottom!! I am going to try to spend some time brain storming as you suggest, I am sure it will help. Thank you for stopping by xx

  48. tammymum

    Oh lovey I so know this feeling and my blog isn’t even 12 months yet. I sometimes find he repetitive nature and continuous and self imposed pressure gets a bit much. A little break and then doing a part of the blog that I like the most such as writing often gets my blog juices flowing again. It’s mad really because our blogs, commitment and time we invest is all self imposed yet we all seem to suffer from blogger guilt when we are less active… Vicious circle. #bloggerclubuk

  49. Madeline Littlejohns

    So interesting to read your post, and then scroll down the comments and see so, so many people saying they either feel the same or have felt the same! I think it’s like anything in life isn’t it? There are bound to be times when you feel a bit uninspired by it. I was pretty ill recently and basically stopped everything for about a week and found it really hard to pick up momentum again, but I think I’m getting there now! x #BloggerClubUK

    1. mudpiefridays

      Hope your feeling better now? Yes it’s really helped to know I’m not alone and I think it’s a delayed reaction to having time off to have Kipper! Thanks so much for stopping by I hope your momentum continues xx

  50. Silly Mummy

    Yes, I am too. Though I am well aware that mine currently is actually because of personal issues that mean I don’t have the time or motivation for the blog. I’m overwhelmed and it keeps getting pushed aside. I’m trying to keep it going because I don’t want to lose all the work I have put in, but struggling to concentrate on writing, or have time for it, and I’m also skipping linkys, threads and promotional work. Hope you get out of your slump. #BloggerClubUK

  51. You Baby Me Mummy

    Oh I hope you are finding your way through your slump huni. It sounds like you have a great action plan. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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