For the past few weeks I've been struggling with writing consistently on my blog.
I love writing but sitting down to write blog posts regularly can seem like an immense task. So put that alongside the fact that I currently do my blogging at night and it becomes pretty clear how tiring it can be. Thinking of fresh ideas all of the time and trying to put them out on one particular day is really hard.
Since the day I started my blog its been not only a labour of love but a constant evolution process. Which isn't helped by the fact I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
So if you're wondering why my blog looks like its had some pretty drastic changes, its because I'm usually not happy with the changes I've made. If anyone has any suggestions about improvements I'd love to hear from you.
So don't be disheartened and frustrated, take a look at these surprising points to improve your blogging:
1. Resist the Urge to Check Your Blog Stats
You can spend hours looking through your blog stats and not do any work.
Don't get me wrong analytics have a purpose, they can show you the keywords your readers are using the most on your blog. Analytics can also show you the age range your blog is reaching all around the world. On the downside looking at your stats regularly can be pretty depressing.
This is the same for Feedburner subscriptions. Does it really matter how many you have? That's why writing is the most important part of your blog.
2. An Inclination Towards Creating Keeps You On Track
Why is blogging your chosen way of making money online? I'm guessing because you love it so much.
Plenty of bloggers will telly you to promote, promote, promote, but that's all wrong, the secret lies in the time you spend creating and getting your posts published.
Marketing and promotion should always be secondary. You need to be delivering regular posts for your readers.
If you want to add value to your readers lives make sure the content you put out is of the best standard, give them a reason to buy your products and trust you.
Distraction is everywhere, if its not on your mobile phone, Ipad or PC you can easily find on social media. If you have numerous accounts like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, this can be a lot of extra work and time in order to grow each platform. Try downsizing and make your time count.
Staying focused will help you deal with any unwanted comments from critics, that may come your way.
3. Automate Your Social Media
Having the time to create blog posts is crucial for any writer.
You can do this easily by scheduling your posts in advance on Buffer or Hootsuite without thinking to much about it.
I use social media, don't get me wrong, I just keep my distraction down to a minimum. By automating my blog posts I can concentrate on the more important task of focusing on my writing.
Don't let anyone intimidate you or stop you writing. Your voice is important and we value your opinion.
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