5 things to do when things are a bit quiet with your blog

Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
Januarys for me and my blog are always a bit pants. Every time January rolls around a bit of a panic sets in, my inbox is as empty as my bank account and I low key panic that I’ve peaked, no one is interested in me anymore and that my blogging career has died a death, especially after a busy year [Jess why are you complaining?] it’s weird when things go slow. That all sounds super dramatic I know,  I’m kinda cringing at myself whilst writing this down but every year I legit have these thoughts in January and my mind likes to run away a bit - so silly. But it is difficult not to think these things and its difficult to not compare yourself and keep that positive mindset of things "will pick up" when Susan has just got her 900th collab of the week [well done Susan] I know you shouldn’t compare but sometimes the thief of joy creeps up on you like BAM and all these neggy thoughts are turning your posi vibes into bad juju. It can be hard to get out of this rut, so instead of all this self wallowing and woe is me bullshit I’ve decided this time, this gals gonna do what she does best and get all proactive in this bitch.

1) Use this time to get organised. It’s the perfect time to crack on with those life/admin bits you’ve been putting off. I’m totally guilty of neglecting these tasks - especially if I’ve had a busy few months blog work wise [wow say that 3 times fast] Getting organised and ticking off tasks from my to do list helps me feel proactive, organised and at a good point when work starts to come in. 

2) Get creative! I’m not saying you can’t do this with collabs/work it just means you have 100% freedom to create whatever the heck you want, whatever you feel like doing and now's the time to get experimenting and work on those posts you’ve been meaning to get round to but haven’t been able to as you’ve been working towards a deadline or been concentrating on a collaborative post instead. 

3) Take a break. This one may seem a little counter productive but it's in fact the total opposite. Taking a break over a quiet period is a great way to recharge and refresh and get those creative juices flowing. It’s also nice to take a step back and take time away. Breaks = Better productivity.

4) Reach out! Don’t be afraid to reach out to old contacts. Make work for yourself and drop contacts you’ve worked with in the past and ask if they have any work coming up they think you may be a fit for. Or, if you have an idea, pitch it. You never know until you ask.

5) Focus on other projects. Use this time to focus on another venture you’ve not been spending enough time on.  For me that venture is YouTube. It will always be my secondary focus, however having some extra time to spend on my channel means I can learn a new editing skill I’d been meaning to teach myself or create some new videos I wouldn’t have been able to in an otherwise busy period. 

Basically, the extra time can be put to good use, I need to quit my worrying and I need to learn to accept what will be will be and the universe will deliver if I keep doing my thing. I basically need to chill the fuck out.

Until next time XO

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Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
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Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
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  1. This post was so helpful! I love the dungaree's you're wearing in the pictures - super cute!

    Kayla | www.kaylajayne.co.uk
    xo

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  2. This was really helpful! I often find that when I'm not feeling motivated to write blog posts, I catch up on replying to comments and doing any SEO tasks so I still feel productive! x

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