How do You Blog
Blogging has spread far and wide and whether you do a free blog or a paid hosted blog the chances are that you have “dabbled”. Maybe you have a string of free blogs because you couldn’t decide where you fit? Or maybe you were more organized and knew straight from the start which topic you would go for. Whatever direction you came from, at times you would realize that it can and often is hard work.
How you got to blog
When you read other blogs you can gain inspiration. Maybe you thought “I can do that”! Maybe you thought I can do better than that! Or then again maybe your own subject choices inspired you all of their own. Maybe you wanted to let the world hear what you had to say irrespective of what others were “saying”.But you gained education and knowledge along the way as you got into blogging. Sound like you?
The writing and how it gets you there
When it comes to writing the first thing you realize is edit, edit, edit! But before that comes up the writing. I mean you can’t edit a blank page after all can you? So even a page with something on it has potential. It’s just getting past the writer’s block perhaps. Maybe also thinking what you have in your heart to say. Being passionate about what you write surely shows in what you put in your blog.
Gaining new perspectives
One thing as you blog as I said – you do start to read quite a number of other blogs. This takes you to a new outlook. This can help you a great deal to get things going by seeing things in a new light.. You gain new information and ways of thinking which helps your blogging “career”. You then have more to offer your “audience”.
Doing the techie “Know-how”
You certainly learn a great deal and you might need a leg up when it comes to all that you have to know. You need help often from a webmaster or blogging engineer as I call them. Yes you can learn – but sometimes it maybe slow going if you find technical knowledge doesn’t come easy. Plus we all want to make right decisions and be well-informed. We can have so much technical “stuff” coming at us at the start that we don’t know which way to turn. That is if you have a paid blog.
Always asking yourself this question
Making sure that you have the passion to blog is important. But having a purpose is too. Finding your passion in most things can lead to your purpose. Knowing your purpose ie Giving people solutions to problems in a most helpful exercise. But keeping the question of “Is my purpose the same, or has it changed?” is one that we should keep before us. This – so that we can overcome any hills that we come across and when it becomes needful for us to have a revamp of where we are headed.
What if you fail?
I have heard of bloggers who have failed – but have come back with a different way of doing things. It might even be a relief if you let it go (at least for a time) – but you never know what the future holds. You may very well be having a sabbatical from too much blogging work and gain a refreshing blogging outlook from a break. I always think in a positive frame – Failure is often of only one thing and is never forever.
It doesn’t hurt to slow your blogging career down
Sometimes if you find your blogging is in the “too much pressure” basket, do the following. Slow it right down and/or take a holiday from it. If you aren’t doing this for a couple of days per week already this maybe the problem. Burnout is very real for any workload and blogging is often a very heavy one. Don’t worry – just rest. It will pay dividends.
How do you find you blog? Do you space it out? Has your purpose changed? Are you helping your audience? Are you providing solutions that you are happy with? Love to hear your comments!
10 thoughts on “How do You Blog”
I began blogging as a form of accountability. I wanted to try something new every day for a year. Blogging about the experiences helped me to accomplish that desire. It also launched me onto a completely different path that I’m still traveling down and exploring. I wrote a daily blog post for five years. This year I began monetizing and I write four times a week, two posts per week in two different blogs. Blogging has reconnected me with my childhood love of writing. I’m excited to see where it all goes!
Wow you’re a busy bee handling 2 blogs. I hardly have time to handle one with all the other SM going with it and still n working full time.
Reading this post makes me re-evaluate what I am doing with my site. Great article to kick me in the rear, and get some visits again. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Trent. Glad it v is helpful to you. Yes we all from time to time need a wake up call from our friends. Thanks for reading and commenting
I have SO much fun helping people through blogging Deborah. This keeps me going, as my blogging momentum builds daily.
Thanks for your comment and glad you love what you do.
Hi Esme. I was quite consistent in the beginning. Then I started a second blog, more for fun and creativity. This year I’m posting only occasionally for different reasons, but it’s okay, I don’t beat myself up about it anymore. I just enjoy it!
Hi Gloria, the bottom line to my mind for blogging should be that you enjoy it. If not, why blog at all
Deborah and Esme, I didn’t even really read food blogs, then one day in February 2010 decided to do one. Having been a magazine writer, my biggest challenge (besides technology!) was writing in a less formal, more personal style. I knew from the outset I would never be able to get out more than one post per week on a regular basis, and that’s what I’ve stuck with for nearly ten years now.
Hi Jean , yes we all have a different way we operate. If one per week work for you , then hat is what you should stick with. I do have more than one per week as I do not only share recipes on my blog. Thanks for sjaring your posts at #senisal and participating