HELP! I want to blog, but I’m out of time! My life is a roller coaster! What can I do? There is hope, and I’ll share not ten, but eleven ideas that have helped me.
Passionate bloggers have something to say to the world. The world, or at least a very small fraction of it, wants to connect and interact, increasing the desire and commitment to blog. Experts convinced me that I needed to write daily, or at least consistently, to attract my fair share of people to my blog. V calls that market share. SO TRUE!!!
When I started blogging, I drove myself to do publish daily, and life became a balancing act, not to mention some of my posts were kind of cruddy, Yeah, I own up to it! Not to mention the bags under my eyes were becoming scary.
Even so, I am passionate about blogging because it has changed my life, but what do I do when the rest of my life dictates that I spend my time in other ways? Just like I did when I worked full-time, I struggle to maintain a balance between blogging and the rest of life. AND SO DO YOU! There just are not enough hours. So here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years.
- Shop for the best and fastest internet service. Poor Internet service can discourage your blogging quicker than any other obstacle. I’m happy to report that ours has improved over the years.
- Prioritize, unless blogging is your job, not just your passion, it sometimes has to take second or third place.
- Write shorter posts. Write about what you are doing.
- Publish your to-do list so people will feel sympathy. That’s the ugly side of my personality. I crave praise, and blogging changed my life because a small group of people continued to support me in that need.
- Blog (reading and writing both) as a reward to yourself after you complete tasks.
- If you can’t read all the blogs to which you subscribe, visit those who have troubled to comment on your blog.
- Scroll the reader, scan articles, and at least press like on blogs you enjoyed.
- Blogging is you. Write when you can, and do not beat yourself up when your life interferes.
- Write several posts when you have time, and schedule them spacing them several days apart.
- Keep a to-do list handy so you can cross off what you accomplished and celebrate.
- Make draft posts of your ideas, instead of writing your ideas on a scrap of paper. Then you’re ready to go when you start writing again.
How are you keeping up with blogging and life?