How To Find Your Passion To Blog When Life Is Putting You To The Test

This is the first post I’ve written in a good few weeks now, in fact the last post I published was back on the 22nd of November, and here’s why?

Sometimes in blogging or in business, a little something called ‘life’ puts you to the test, by throwing a spanner in the works, which can sometimes leave you feeling stunned, suddenly incapable, damned right low and completely unmotivated.

Sometimes we go through tough times and difficult circumstances in life that can affect our ability to continue focusing on what ever it was were doing before the event, in my case and in this case being blogging.

I am currently experiencing one of life’s testing moments myself, hence the long gaps between blog posts, and whilst I’m not able to share with you the dilemma of my current circumstances just yet, for legal reasons, I would like to share with you some tips and suggestions on how to regain some of your passion back for blogging, when life or ‘difficult circumstances’ is putting you to the test.

Passion to Blog

Separating Life from Work and Focusing on something positive…

This can prove extremely difficult, and I can’t lie, as over the last few weeks I’ve found it extremely hard to concentrate on anything work related, especially when your personal life is in Crisis.

However what I’ve been able to do is spend at least 20 minutes, before starting to work on my blog, focusing on something completely inspirational and positive.  In my case I’ve been reading the 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris! and a few pages before getting started is all I need to read to start focusing on doing some positive work on my blogging business.

If you’re going through some tough times yourself, I know it’s probably hard to do anything other than think about your problems right now.  But if you can, just take 20 minutes to find something really uplifting and inspirational to do, something that will help you break beyond the four walls that have been surrounding you and become more positive.  Whether it’s listening to your favorite podcast, or even going out for a stroll on the beach and thinking positively about the future that lies ahead, way beyond all the problems that you’re faced with right now…

do something positive before you start blogging.

Look at the progress you’ve made so far… (it matters)

It’s so easy to lose yourself ‘in the now’ and what’s going on around you, that sometimes you can forget about the great things you’ve already achieved with your blog, way back before your problems became apparent.

If you’ve kept an account of your achievements to date, look back upon them and remember the feeling that you got when you reached a particular milestone, or achieved a goal.  For me I think about the time I wrote my first blog post and recorded my first podcast session, the time my blog crossed the 100k Alexa ranking, the time I made my first affiliate sale, amongst many more achievements.

You’ll soon start to find passion to blog again simply by looking at your past achievements.  It won’t help you resolve any personal problems now, but it can certainly lift your spirits up, only if just for a short while whilst you work on your blog.

A problem, shared, is a problem halved…

You know the saying, ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’… although sometimes you can’t really share your problems with people for various reasons, however if you’re in a positive and caring community, whether it’s online or offline, and have people care about you and your blog, especially if you’ve done plenty to help others in the past, then let others know that you’re going through some tough times at the moment and that you look to them for support and reassurance.

You’ll be surprised just how caring some people can be.

Remember, blogging is about being in a supportive community network, not just on a professional level, but a personal one too, if you think differently, well that’s just too bad.

Well, that’s my tips on staying positive and finding your passion to blog when life is really putting you to the test.  I hope to share some more with you about my own circumstances in the coming months when the dust has settled, perhaps more appropriately on my personal blog over at Online Income Journal.  In the meantime if you want to share your thoughts and suggestions with the readers below, please do so in the comment section as always.

God bless you all –

Fabrizio Van Marciano

Image courtesy of Flickr user: treehouse1977

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    The reality is sometimes we just need a break away to restart the creativity juices flowing again. Thanks for all the tips.

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hi Patricia, thanks for taking the time to read my post and comment. You’re absolutely right, a break away can be very inspirational and after the dust has settled I’ll be doing just that :) Have a great day.

  • http://www.wizardjournal.com/ Rakesh Narang

    It is quite difficult to continue when you face a setback. But, you have to learn to deal with them and keep moving forward — try to mend the problem or try something new. Welcome to Life!

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hey Rakesh, I was introduced to life a long time ago mate, but I like your firm point, you have to deal with it to keep moving forward, which is why I strongly believe that separating work from personal issues is essential. Thanks for stopping by :)

  • http://www.gainprofitincome.com Philip Alex

    Hi Fabrizio,

    Yeah I can relate to that, there are a lot of times when life puts you to the test. But I think that having the people you love most around you and giving you their support can make you defeat any obstacle life sets ahead of you.

    My achievements in blogging haven’t been extraordinary, maybe for a big blogger are insignificant, but for me these are some of the best moments I’ve lived online.

    I just want to thank you for sharing this with your readers, I always enjoy reading stories like this one.

    PS: I hope you haven’t forgot about my Genesis Theme Giveaway prize (sorry if I’m to pushy)

    All the best mate, take care.

    ~Philip

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Philip or Filip lol, thanks for stopping by bro and your words of reassurance is most welcomed. Personally I believe that any achievement in blogging is extraordinary regardless of how successful you have become. If it means something then it’s worth looking back upon to push yourself forward during hard times.

      Your Genesis theme package will be on it’s way to you very shortly.

  • Noemi

    Thanks for this useful and inspirational/motivational post! I often feel in stuck with blogging, but I always try to step out of my comfort zone and switch my view, or simple try to focus on something else… and then, your mind can refresh itself and you can go on with writing valuable content;)

  • Dara Khajavi

    I totally agree with your post. The pressure to create innovative content can be great. Everyone needs inspiration.

  • http://www.comptalks.com Bishwajeet

    Sometimes smaller things in life inspire you to do something bigger in life,so if you are having a lean patch just watch an inspiration movie and then again you could start blogging.

  • http://www.dnc.in Swapnil

    Try to concentrate on the hobby or the thing that makes your mood lighten up, read some inspirational books, watch comedy movies, and try to find all the ways to laugh so to get in some better state to at least think to do some work, because during low times, the people tend to forget their happiness and are carried away with the temporary situations of hard times, still making them worse, because whatever you give you receive, it means if you are facing a hard time and you are concentrating much through your talk or thoughts on the similar period, you are attracting more towards you, so when you are in hard times, do not look at the situation rather find some ways to become happy and smile in such a situation as well.

    Thanks for motivation Fabrizio.

  • http://www.spatme.com Mohammed Abdullah Khan

    I was very much passionate about blogging in the beginning but when I started earning some bugs not from blogging (some online assignments), my passion was slowly decreased. But I still feel like blogging is awesome and I MUST not be distracted.

    Thanks a lot for the tips :)