A few things I tell myself to help me keep blogging.
Be disciplined in your writing. Don’t wait for inspiration, just do it. Choose a day, maybe the weekend. Tell yourself that you will get a blogpost out on that day once a week, or biweekly, or even monthly. If you miss a cycle, admonish yourself. Give yourself a timeout, and possibly deny yourself Pringles for that week. Blogging will beget blogging. You will find it easier to write because you are exercising your blogging muscle. It will grow taut and toned, and even though you may have the odd vacation, you will feel compelled to return to your keyboard and blog dashboard because you will have grown accustomed to it. If you find it nauseating to blog about your chosen profession, then blog about your cat, or dog, or the ridiculously frequent amounts of Italian weddings you attend. If people accuse you of narcissism, then say sayonara while reminding them that all good writing is inescapably egocentric. You don’t need those voices in your life (unless it’s you’re mom, in which case don’t tell her about the blog in the first place). What’s more, don’t be self-conscious about the shortness of some of your blogposts. Who cares what some say about blogs not representing deep thought? If we wanted to come across dissertations on our iPads it would be called Smartter, not Twitter. Also, if you put pressure on yourself to write long posts that cover every possible nook and cranny of an argument, it will serve as a disincentive to blog. No one will want to leave comments because they’ll be too scared to. You will write two or three awesome posts, and then crickets.
How will you get better at blogging? By blogging.