“I’m going to start a blog!” You make the announcement and full of enthusiasm and sit down at your computer ready to make your mark on the world. A few weeks into it and you are feeling trapped and under pressure. I recently read a post from a blogger who said they were ‘a Bad Blogger’ because they had been so busy they hadn’t had time to write anything. Well guess what?……
[bctt tweet=”Well, guess what? The world won’t end because you haven’t written anything. Life WILL GET IN THE WAY!”]
The way I see it, there are two types of bloggers – professionals who wants to monetize their blog and/or the blog is their main source of income and those who blog for an interest or to share their story. I fall into the second category
I knew nothing about blogs, link up parties and the like when I started my blog 4 months ago and it quickly took over my life. With the blog, facebook, twitter, google +, pinterest, instagram to name a few, plus co-hosting two link up parties, I soon found out that if you want to increase your readership, it takes a lot of hard work. It was soon taking up far too much of my time and then when I read the comment about someone feeling like they were a bad blogger I thought “Whoa! take a step back and take a reality check”.
Now if you are professional of course you have a lot of pressure on you to write and post on time. However, if it is your business then you would probably be running your blog like a business and writing during your working hours.
For bloggers like me, we have to realize that it is more of an interest and while we should take this work seriously and still put out quality material, the pressure is not necessarily there to post constantly.
Life has a way of interrupting and we need to accept that fact and not feel stressed about it. Also, we sometimes experience ‘writer’s block’ and can’t think of anything to write, we feel uninspired.
[bctt tweet=”If you don’t feel the passion don’t write it.”]
Last week my website went down and it took 5 days to fix it. It was the perfect opportunity to ‘let go’ of the constant pressure of posting or linking up. My newsletter didn’t get distributed until this morning about 5 days later than usual. To my surprise the world didn’t end and my readers have not unsubscribed! I still have my followers on Facebook and other social media sites and the numbers are still increasing.
[bctt tweet=”People are busy – they want quality not quantity.”]
Quality of content will always win out over quantity. Readers are not stupid. They can see when you have put effort into your work and when it has been a quick ‘cut and paste’ job. Too many ‘cut and pastes’ and you begin to lose your credibility.
[bctt tweet=”Why should your readers care, if you don’t?”]
So next time you get too busy to post or can’t find inspiration to write don’t get stressed, your readers will be there waiting for your next wonderful post which will be written with care, attention and passion.