So you’ve been blogging for a while but not having fun? Well, I’m here to help.
Every single blogger has hit a creative block over time. Blogging can be a lonely and tiring job that can get boring at times.
Over several months, I’ve learned a few different methods to make blogging more fun, and I’d love to share them with you.
Let’s get started!
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5 Ways to Make Blogging Fun
1. Create infographics
The first idea on how to have fun blogging is to create personalized infographics for your blog posts.
An infographic is an easy way to display the overview of a topic through images, charts, and text. It can also be an excellent way to get backlinks to your blog from people using the infographic on their own posts.
It’s an easy way to still work on your blog posts but more creatively and relaxed.
Tip: Always make sure to label your domain name in the infographic. Bloggers could potentially steal the infographic and mark it for themselves.
Here’s an example of an infographic I made through Canva. It took me less than 10 minutes to create by using an infographic template.
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2. Don’t set goals too high as a beginner
If I could give myself one piece of advice if I was a beginner again, it’d be this: do not set high short-term goals as a beginner blogger.
We often compare ourselves to other well-established bloggers and wonder why we aren’t getting the same amount of traffic or making money like they are.
I’ve heard success stories of bloggers making $4000 on their third month of blogging; it’s highly motivational but unrealistic for 99% of bloggers.
Blogging takes a lot of trial and error, hard work, and most of all, perseverance.
In the first couple of months of blogging, you’re figuring out how to write high-quality content, customize your blog, and optimize for SEO.
Treat your blog like a business from day one but don’t expect to make money from the get-go.
I’ve included goals that are achievable as a beginner blogger below. None of this ‘get 50,000 page views by month 6’ crap.
Income report: How I Made $2.09 My Third Month of Blogging (Photography Niche)
3. Buy new tools or resources
Another way to have fun blogging is by buying new tools or resources to improve your blogging skills and design.
To get this blog up and running, I bought a theme, caching plugin, and great hosting. Those are the three things that are vital to creating a fast and professional-looking blog as a beginner.
Although I highly recommend buying tools and resources, you can still create a fantastic blog with free plugins, themes, and YouTube courses.
I’ve always just found it really fun to buy new tools to help with the growth of my blog.
If you’d like to check out all of the blogging tools I use and love, check out my resources & tools page.
4. Customize your blog
Updating your blog design is an easy way to have fun blogging.
I’m always customizing my blog in some type of way. Whether updating my homepage design, sidebars, or the general look, my blog is constantly being updated.
If I ever get sick of writing, I’ll put on some music and start customizing different pages or elements. This way, I’m still working on my blog but in a more chill way.
It’s an easy way to be creative and to build a professional-looking blog.
The theme I use: Salient – Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme
Helpful Tip: If you ever want to find out the typography of specific blogs, right-click and choose ‘Inspect.’ In the top left-hand corner, click the arrow and hover over text or other items. You’ll be able to see fonts, sizes, and container dimensions.
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5. Write like how you talk
The last of the tips to make your blogging experience more fun is to simply write like how you’d typically talk.
Too often, bloggers think they have to write in intricate or sophisticated ways, but it’s really not the case.
The way I write is how I would talk to friends or family. I like to write like I’m having a casual conversation and nothing is too serious.
It’s an easy way to build trust with your audience.
Now I wouldn’t recommend swearing, but including your personality through little stories or jokes is a surefire way to come off more human in your writing.
Tip: Read your entire blog post out loud after it’s finished. You’ll pick up so many more mistakes than if you were to read it quietly.
↓ I’ve also included a bonus of 10 fun blogging ideas below! ↓
10 Fun Blogging Ideas
- What’s in My _________ | Camera bag, suitcase, backpack, purse, etc
- [Product] vs [Product] – Which One is Better?
- My Personal Goals for [Year]
- Top 15 Must-Have _________ | Accessories, clothing items, Amazon products, gadgets, etc
- My Favorite Tips and Tricks in [Niche]
- 10 Creative Hacks in [Your Niche]
- How to Stay Productive as a _________ | Stay-at-home mom, photographer, blogger, artist, etc
- Income and Traffic Report for [Month & Year]
- Why I Started This [Niche] Blog
- 7 Lessons I Learned After _________ | Traveling, backpacking, becoming a [job title], etc
So there we have five different ways on how to have fun blogging.
I’ve been blogging for several months now, and these are the ways that I’m able to stay focused and maintain my blogs.
Remember that blogging isn’t a sprint, so keep up the hard work and persevere. I believe in you!
How do you make blogging fun for yourself?
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