Back to Blogging: 5 Ways on How I Regained My Drive to Write

Saturday, 1 October 2011

It was hard to go back to writing and blogging after being away from it for several months but I was glad to be able to do so.

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It was hard to go back to writing and blogging after being away from it for several months (seven months to be exact). However, I was glad that I was able to regain my drive to write after countless tries. In the end, I just realized that I had to shift my focus away from writing and blogging for some time.

5 ways on how I regained my drive to write

Back to Blogging: 5 Ways on How I Regained My Drive to Write




    Why I was not Blogging


    First reason why I have not been writing is because I haven't been home from March to May or almost the whole summer because we had our house renovated. That meant that I do not have a computer and Internet, hence, I could not publish new blog posts.

    You have to boost your inspiration in order to regain your drive to write

    Second reason is that I spent all my weekends walking around Intramuros, my all-time favorite spot, leaving me with little or no time at all to make posts. Old manila, indeed, never fails to charm me.

    Third reason is because I just lost my drive to write altogether. It's that weird period that hits every writer or blogger out there when you lose the inspiration to write.

    Anyway, I am happy to say that I have renewed my inspiration to write and you can, too. I would not say that it was easy but it was not impossible to go back to creating stories either.

    Here are 5 ways on how I regained my drive to write:


    1. Take a break 


    The best way to gain back the drive to write is to take a break altogether. Never force yourself to write something when you do not feel like doing it. That is exactly what I did, I took a long break and waited until the interest to write came back gradually.

    Take a break in order to regain your drive to write

    You can rest and read books, watch a series or two, indulge in a great movie, go to the mall, or visit your friends.

    2. Do something that will inspire you


    Embark on something that will spark inspiration in you. Do something that does not involve writing at all.

    Do something that will inspire you to write

    You can visit a library and read, you can support a cause or charity, you can even enroll in a class and learn a new craft.

    3. Go out and travel


    Relax your mind by going out of the house nd traveling. You can go to a far away place, a dream destination perhaps, or just travel in a nearby location.

    Travel in order to regain your drive to write

    For example, I love going to Intramuros and that is what I did regularly. I would start in Manila Cathedral then take random walks from there. That would usually take me around Intramuros, some are new corners that I discovered during those random walks. 


    It's a great feeling to discover something new even if you thought that you have seen it all. I experienced walking on the actual wall of Intramuros and was surprised to discover how thick it was. Plus the view from there was really stunning.

    I regained my drive to write by traveling to Intramuros
    Manila Cathedral in Intramuros

    I've had a cup of latte in a famous coffee shop in Intramuros. I thought that it would look like its typical branch but I was delighted to find out that it had an old world theme.

    I have also been around CCP Complex, Luneta, and SM Mall of Asia bay walk during one of those weekend outings. I have also explored the La Loma and the Manila North Cemeteries, which both provided a new kind of thrill and interesting things to see. 


    Those regular strolls helped me regain my drive to write because it refreshed my mind, it gave me new perspective, and it sparked a new wave of inspiration in me.

    4. Take a lot of pictures when you go out


    When I was traveling, I took a lot of pictures. I always brought with me my Canon DSLR (when I have a lot of space in my bag) or my Sony Cybershot point-and-shoot camera. if I don't have a camera with me, I use my Nokia phone to take photos.

    Take a lot of pictures when you travel to regain your drive to write

    The reason why I always take a camera with me is because I love capturing the various sights around me. I browse through the photos and they gave me inspiration to write. The photos all seem like they have a story to tell and it's such a shame if I won't be able to tell those stories. 

    5. Talk to your friends or reconnect with old friends


    It's such a great feeling to talk to your friends or event to reconnect with old ones. It's amazing how much you could learn from them, their experiences, their stories. By conversing with like-minded people, you get inspired to tell a story as well.

    Reconnect with friends to regain your drive to write

    You can tell your story to your friends, of course, but it does not have to stop there. You can write your own stories, too, and reach a potentially bigger audience. 

    That's it, that was how I was able to go regain my drive to write and go back to blogging. If you are feeling down or uninspired lately, remember that it will all pass. It may not be soon but it will and in time, you will be able to write again, especially if you do love it sincerely.

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    9 comments

    1. It sounds like you had a busy few months, I wish you all the happiness in your newly renovated house and welcome back to blogging! Looking forward to seeing what you will be getting up to :)

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    2. Oh, I know how it is when renovating a house! No matter how well everything is planned there's always some surprises coming up - I know! Great to have you back!

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    3. Welcome back to the blogging world. I know that moving house or renovating can be very very exhausting.

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    4. Wow seven months it must have felt so strange but welcome back. Renovating and moving house is definitely exhausting. I am in the process of it myself.

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    5. Welcome back to the blogging world! Looking forward to reading more about your last 7 months tales!

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    6. Glad you could go back in blogging. I miss Intramuros and Manila Cathedral. I wish I could visit these sites soon again. :)

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    7. Welcome back to blogging. hope to read some great posts in the future. I go for photowalks every week. Recently I went to a sculpture walk across Manchester. It was a great experience to discover the art scenario of the city.

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    8. Seven months!! Must be so weird to come back to blogging!I hope you are all moved in now, I cant wait for more blog posts to come!

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    9. Congrats on motivating yourself to come back to blogging, and all the best!

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