Bloggie Wednesdays: Breaking Out Of That Post-Holiday Blogging Rut

Bloggie Wednesdays: Breaking Out Of That Post-Holiday Blogging Rut

As you can tell, with my month-long break in Malaysia, I barely blogged at all in December. That was quite a hiatus I took from the blog, and I’ve missed blogging dearly.

Unfortunately, missing blogging, and actually starting blogging again after such a long time away from the blog, isn’t easy. In fact, I even had trouble coming up with this post. How to get the words flowing after haven’t written anything in so long? Even my fingers are rusty. I haven’t even updated my personal blog in over a year, so that one’s even worse.

There are a few ways to do it, at least, for me and the beauty blog, that is. If I’m going to break out of this post-holiday blogging blues, I

  • Read other beauty blogs for inspiration.
  • Do not force myself to come up with something, just for the sake of filling the day with random, unsubstantial posts.
  • Go through my holiday shopping haul. I like this one because they give me ideas on what to write in future. Plus it’s fun to play with makeup I can’t get here 😛
  • Surround myself (if not in person, then at least on social media) with other beauty bloggers.
  • Bite the bullet and write this post 😛

What about you? If you haven’t blogged in a while, or just got back from a long vacation, how do you get back on the blogwagon?

Image: The Botanical Gardens, Penang

Bloggie Wednesdays is a series of articles just on blogging. They contain tips, how-tos, discussions about anything and everything you need to know about blogging and how we can be better bloggers. If you have any suggestions, tips and tricks about blogging you would like to share with us, or if you have any questions you would like me to address, please let us know in the comments.

For weekly updates, news and heaps more fun stuff, do subscribe and join the awesome BA Insider community!

Join the BA Insider Community



18 comments… add one
  1. Nikki

    Happy New Year Tine!
    For me..well…though it looked like I haven’t stopped posting, I actually did as most of the postings were scheduled so I had to get back to writing too.

    What I do is get inspirations from photos I took (stock photos) and it helps 🙂

    Thanks for your awesome tips

    1. Tine

      Nikki: Happy new year Nikki! It’s good that you scheduled posts for your break. I thought of doing that, but was too busy in the end to write anything.
      But you’re right, the photographs did help heaps 🙂

  2. Syen

    Hey Tine! Happy New Year!! And welcome back to the blogosphere. Too bad I missed you while you were in Msia. Next round, k?

    1. Tine

      Syen: I know! 🙁 It sucks that I missed you and the rest of the #evurl girls. Didn’t get to catch up with you the last time I was back, and this time was a no go either. Sigh.
      Come to Melbourne instead? 😛 😛

  3. Stephanie/Yukaeshi

    Happy New Year Tine! 🙂 All the best!

    For me I just read other blogs and take a look around me at the products I have/tried/own- but the latter can be a little overwhelming because then I think “So much stuff to review… so little time” haha! 😛
    Stephanie/Yukaeshi recently posted..Sunday Tip #4 And Happy New Year 2012!My Profile

    1. Tine

      Stephanie: Oh I know what you mean. I’ve got heaps of stuff to review as well, and well, like you said, too little time. By the time I’m supposed to review product A, I move on to product B! And so on. Vicious cycle I tell ya 😛

  4. ella

    I usually look at my “parking lot” board and pick a few things that i remember bring excited about, this gives me the fuel i need…happpy New Year 🙂
    ella recently posted..Meeting Notes FormatMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Ella: Parking lot board! I love it! 😀

  5. Mystique

    Happy New Year Tine!
    ….I don’t know where my mojo has come from but lately I have really been inspired so my tip is when inspiration strikes churn in out like butter and then refine and proof it later before you choose to trash or publish it.
    Mystique recently posted..Beast & Beauty Performance Appraisal 2011My Profile

    1. Tine

      Mystique: Good idea. That’s why I have a text document labeled “Blog Drafts and Ideas” for that purpose 😛
      Happy new year!

  6. LeGeeque

    Eh did you see monyets in Botanical Gardens? I had a treasure hunt once that took me to Botanical Gardens and one of them damn monkeys ran off with my map and clues/questions. Ish!
    LeGeeque recently posted..I’ll Be Loving You ForeverMy Profile

    1. Tine

      LeGeeque: I did see monyets, a lot of them. Unfortunately I’m scared of them (ironic, being one myself :P), ‘cos I had some chase me around years ago 😛

  7. BB

    Wow that looks amazing. I can tell why you might be distracted from blogging after a beautiful holiday.

  8. cuteandcurls

    Now my inspiration for blogging is my 5 month old daughter 🙂
    cuteandcurls recently posted..Hello 2012 Goodbye 2011My Profile

    1. Tine

      Cuteandcurls: Oh what amazing inspiration that is! 🙂

      1. cuteandcurls

        It sure is 🙂 unfortunately any blogs related to her I put it on password protected 😀 I actually emailled to you the password if you ever would like to see my munchkin 😀
        cuteandcurls recently posted..Hello 2012 Goodbye 2011My Profile

  9. Annabella Freeman

    I was too busy to blog in December and then my router died a few weeks ago so no internet so I couldn’t blog even if I wanted to. I guess a forced break can be good for the soul sometimes. I’ve got loads to blog about and lots of things to review, now it’s just finding the time to do it. But first I have to catch up on my blog reading!
    Annabella Freeman recently posted..My HG coffee scrubs – Kit + Sensory Lab & 100% PureMy Profile

    1. Tine

      Annabella: I couldn’t agree more. That ‘forced break’ can indeed be good for the soul. I didn’t realise I was that addicted to Twitter until I had no access to the Internet on the go when I was at Tasmania last year. It was good to slow down 🙂
      Happy new year 🙂

Leave a Reply

Share your latest blog post with us!

Scroll To Top

Not another bloody pop-up! I know. But now that I've gotten your attention (because this is how I roll *ahem ahem*), come join the BA Insider community! Sign up for a weekly newsy letter for your beauty and lifestyle fix. Straight to your inbox.

Because I love you for reading this and not closing the pop-up just yet, you'll also receive a FREE Skincare Cheat Sheet where I share some of my tips for taking better care of your skin. Let's keep that gorgeous mug of yours glowing!

We hate spam as much as baked beans. We also won't share your details with anyone because we're selfish like that.