Hello friends and family. It’s me again. Why are you back, you’re probably thinking. Go away. Lol I’ve been blogging since September 2016, and I have truly enjoyed voicing myself and putting myself out there. But sometimes this blogger’s life can get a little tough with matters like finding the time to write, consistency, and creativity. I just want to throw out a little reminders to the long time bloggers, as well as the new kids on the blog. (You smiled at that one. Admit it.
Don’t feel forced. Some people have the ability to put something out there everyday, but to some others like myself inspiration requires time and thought. The minute blogging becomes like a chore, it isn’t as enjoyable as it once was. Unless of course you love doing chores, then blogging should be like a day in paradise
Take breaks I don’t know about all of you, but it’s tough for me to not apologize for not being on here every day. But I remind myself that I’m on nobody’s time clock except my own. A couple of days or so away from your lovely blog can give you the chance to recharge and think of more content to put out to your audience. Also, remember you have a life away from your platform.
Set a goal. I try to post something at least once a week. Why don’t I set my goal higher, because I just don’t have that amount time of free time to write. I have a full time job. Sometimes I’m asked to work past my shift. I workout. I’m actively involved in my church. If you’re first starting out, I recommend starting with at least one blog post a week, and then work your way up.
Write About What You Know. This is something every English teacher preaches. For example, sometimes I feel like I talk too much about Jesus/scripture on this blog. Even if it’s not a churchy topic, I always make some reference to Him. I try to put something on here for everyone and not just one particular group. I don’t mean to scare non believers away. But I’ve been in the church since the day I was born. It’s a part of me, so naturally I’m going to talk about it at any given time. It’s your blog.
Write About Something Personal. For example, my first blog post that began my blogging adventure were tips about how to interact with people who stutter. It was personal to me because I have been stuttering since I was four. To this day there is always that one person who interrupts me, tells me to hurry up, or wants to give me unwanted advice about how to deal with my disfluency. I didn’t think anyone would want to hear what I had to say, but surprisingly I got decent feedback. Just seeing what little comments, likes, and views I received was enough to motivate me to keep going. Give daily updates, thoughts, hopes, dreams, goals, personal battles and struggles. Believe it or not, there are readers who desire to know who you are. Don’t be afraid to get personal. It shows a passion in your writing.
Don’t compete It is my opinion that the blogger’s community should be more of a online neighborhood, rather than a playing field. Befriend others bloggers and writers so they can give advice, critique, inspire you in your work, and talk a little about themselves.
I hope these tips were as helpful to you as they were to me. Sometimes I need a reminder. Have a good day and happy blogging.
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