Blogging can be a multitude of tasks, overwhelming, and time consuming. Someone who once thought they were well organized and meticulous about planning will now see a different side of themselves.
Blogging is not of simplicity but instead Blogging is full of perplexity.
Did I make you nervous about blogging? Do those characteristics of blogging make you rethink starting a blog.
When I was a new blogger, it probably would have.
I can not think of any blog posts I have read yet that tells you the depth of how intense it could sometimes feel.
Majority of blog posts I have read is about how fun, fulfilling, and exciting blogging is. Do not get me wrong, it absolutely is.
I can not imagine not having a blog and all the benefits that comes with it.
Building a Ministry.
Meeting new people,
Creating new friends,
The writing opportunities,
Building a place that is safe, positive, and full of God’s word.
There’s not a day that goes by that I do not feel at least 100% committed to Married By His Grace blog.
The good of blogging completely overtakes the challenging parts of blogging.
But to have been able to get to a point that I passionately enjoy my blog versus to feeling like it’s a job, I had to equip myself with a few things.
7 Ways to Defeat Blogging Challenges
1. Be of full confidence that the blog is His first
I can not do well with my blog unless I am confident in why I first started blogging. I have always loved writing and have always written consistently. Although that is true, I never had the urge to share my writings. I was content to continue writing just for myself but the Lord opened the door for Married by His Grace Blog to begin. Writing is what I love but the Blog is because of Him. Having full confidence in why I blog has kept my passion for blogging active. It has also motivated me to build and create the projects I have thus far into blogging.
2. Create a Blogging Journal
Before I started Married by His Grace, I bought a journal that would specifically be for blogging. In the journal I wrote my visions, tips from others bloggers, sites to visit, and prayers for starting my blog. I still use the same journal. I continuously carry the journal around with me and still write consistently in the journal all my ideas and prayers for my blog, my private Facebook group, and for my upcoming projects. The great thing about journaling is that I can look back on writing entries from a year ago and see how far me and the blog have come. This is a great encouragement to me. For the present the journal is a tool for me to use but for the future I get to see where I have came from the past.
3. Willing to learn more everyday
I once read from a blogger that their goal is to learn one new thing everyday as a blogger. Since giving herself that commitment, her blog had grown beyond measure. She also became more confident in blogging which has helped them grown as a writer and marketer for their blog. I took this seriously and immediately began to do the same thing. Even if it seems small and simple I strive to learn one new thing about writing and/or blogging everyday. Just like the blogger, my blog has too grown beyond measure. I also feel so much more confident in my writing style and with my blog.
4. Make Friends
Have you heard the saying from Bloggers, “Find Your Tribe” ? I completely agree, Find your tribe! This will make the biggest difference to your blogging journey. Blogging friends are the best. They will encourage you, give you inspiration, and can be a great help to you. A lot of my ideas and inspiration behind some of my posts and projects is in collaboration with my blogging friends. They want to help me as much as I want to help myself. They understand blogging and what being a blogger means. My husband is my biggest supporter but the truth is, he doesn’t understand blogging and all the work behind it.
5. Take doubt out of the equation
This is important. Stop convincing yourself something needs more time or you are not well equipped to create the product, course, blog post, or anything else your heart is set on. Doubt is used as a tool to defeat the great result. Do not allow doubt to be part of the result of why you did not do what you desire for your blog.
6. Receive Advice and Support
Part of being willing to learn is also being willing to receive advice and support from other bloggers that is within your niche. If you do not open yourself to this you can be losing so much that can benefit you and your blog to grow.
7. Be willing to help others
Let’s be honest, readers do not just want to constantly read just about you. Internet is known as a tool for people these days. They are searching for answers. For ways to find understanding and knowledge in situations they are facing. Be a help mate to them. Use your experience to bring encouragement. Allow your knowledge in a certain area be a blessing to someone else. Be willing to help your readers whenever they need it.
As a Blogger being confident of who you are and what the purpose of your blog is, is important. Be sure to stay proactive and willing to learn consistently within your niche. This will help you tremendously in growing your blog.
Your readers can read in between the lines if you are doing this or not.