Do you find yourself trying to figure where to start after a blogging or social media hiatus? If you are like me and just returning to the blogging world, you may also be asking yourself, what can I do to get back on track? Here are my tips for returning to your blog after a break or hiatus.
Discover your love for it all over again.
Rereading my old blog posts (from beginning to end) is what made me want to come back to my blog. Starting from the beginning and seeing the progression from where I ended, gave me a natural yearning to want to see more of what I could do if I just kept going. I started to think about why I created this blog in the first place.
Rethink your blog approach and content
When I first started this blog, everything was different. The name was I AM ME Fashion blog and was JUST a fashion blog. Being that I AM ME has evolved into a totally different entity (my marketing agency, I AM ME Agency) I had to revamp everything. So, She Is Dominique is now a travel & lifestyle blog with various topics. I had to rebrand. I had to rethink my content and freshen up a little, to make sure I could come back new & improved. A 2.0 version if you will.
Regain focus & find inspiration
Go back to the blogs you love to read. Let them motivate you. Let their blogs inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Some of my favorites are Independent Fashion Bloggers and Shades of Pinck, and Ijeoma Kola. Actually, take the time to study the business of blogging and get tips from sites like Copyblogger or even Pinterest.
Put your plan in motion
Write down EVERYTHING or use a digital content calendar! Whatever ideas or stories you come up with, write it down. I have a notebook just for this blog. I write blog posts and articles, my to-do list and editorial calendars, tips, and notes for improvement. I transfer those to my digital planners and now I can keep all my blog-related items in one place. The most important thing next is to JUST DO IT!
With that being said, I have so much new content planned for you. Travel, fashion, beauty, modeling, business & social media tips, food, culture, lifestyle, you name it. I am excited to share all the things that make up the world as I see it. Some things we may agree on, some things we may not, but I promise you WILL come back for more. I hope you will follow me on this journey called life, share your ideas and comments, and connect with me!