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It’s hard to stay focused when there’s a major life change. Sometimes you need to hit pause and restart blogging afterward. How do you manage to do that?
I’ve recently been through a major life change. Everything changed in my life, and I had to change a lot professionally. One thing I had to do was step back from blogging.
Sometimes, we need to press pause on things that we’re usually in love with. We have to step back to get our own heads in gear to be back at full power to continue. There’s nothing wrong with doing that.
But restarting is daunting. I’ve had to restart blogging a few times because of major life changes. Sometimes I’ve done a full shift in direction, but most of the time, I’ll pick up right where I left off.
These are the steps that I follow to restart blogging and what I’ll do again this time.
3 steps to restart blogging after a major life change
1. Make a plan of attack
The first thing to do is plan to restart blogging. You need to know what needs to be done, and you need to make sure you get an idea of where you’re going to go.
Part of planning is looking at your goals again. Are the original goals still the ones that stand? Do you still want to gain the same thing for your blog or for your work life?
I know with this blog I still want to do what I originally set out to offer. It is a place for people to come who want to get started with blogging or get started with private clients. So, I could just pick up a plan of attack for blog posts to write and figure out when I’ll post.
If I decided to change my goals, I’d need to assess what those goals are and create a plan to achieve those new goals.
2. Be realistic in your plan
It’s easy to jump in with big ideas. You want to start blogging daily because you want to build up your audience as quickly as possible. You want to prove that you’re back for good.
Or maybe you want to do multiple blog posts and multiple videos per week. Video is still a great option to build your brand, but making the videos will take a lot of work.
The one thing you need to do is ensure that your plan is realistic. It’s great to have lofty goals and a big plan, but can you stick to it? Unrealistic plans are ones you won’t stick to. Those life changes are likely still affecting you. You may still be finding some sort of routine with your changes.
Don’t put the pressure on yourself to do a big plan. Keep it realistic and you’ll find it easier to follow.
3. Be open about it
You may be worried about what your readers will think when you restart blogging. Have they lost trust in you because you stopped blogging?
Maybe. Have you lost trust in me? I wouldn’t blame you if you did.
It’s all about building the trust up. The best thing you can do is be open about it. Let your readers know why you stopped blogging. Let people know what you’re planning on doing now.
I’m planning on two blog posts per week. Every Tuesday and Friday you’ll hear from me. For now, that’s what I can realistically manage with all the life changes I’m experienced.
Are you ready to restart blogging? What steps are you taking to initially get started? Share your thoughts in the comments below.