While starting to write today’s post, I had no idea what shall I write about. I literally couldn’t think about anything. Just like my brain got blanked out for some reason. So I’ve decided to simply write about struggles connected to having a blog. I have written a post about changes taking place in my life since I have this blog. However, in What have changed in more than one year of blogging? post, I focused on positive things. I haven’t written about struggles, probably most of the bloggers needs to face on their way (of course, as there are so many bloggers out there, they are not impossible to overcome). So let’s get right into it:
Keeping up with a schedule
This is something, I personally struggle with a lot. There are so many unexpected events in everyday life, that sometimes it is very hard to keep with it. Sometimes, it is so simple think, like you know you are not going to be able to post at certain time, so you are preparing post in advance, getting it ready to go and… forget to schedule it (this happen to me too often). There are also health related or family related things, you usually can’t predict. But sometimes you just can’t make yourself to actually sit and write this post which you’ve planned and thought through for a millionth time.
And sometimes it is another reason, which leads us to next point:
Lack of ideas
Sometimes we are ready sitting by the computer, but we don’t have an idea what we want to talk about. There might be different reason for that, like being tired or just sick. But sometimes it does happen without any reason. Just because it happens and this is the case, when it is relatively hard to overcome this. Simple, when you don’t have an idea, you can always write about something random and deliver a post without particular meaning or message, but a lot of bloggers cares about the quality of their post. So this is getting even harder.
This might seem weird, but a lot of us has a full-time job, family to look after, home to take care of, and many more. Sometimes it might be just hard to squeeze writing a post into an regular schedule (yeah, some people seem to forget about it, but bloggers are a regular people, with more or less hectic life; and they have to keep up with everything).
This leads us to the next point:
I’ve realised this because of starting my blog. To be able to post regularly, you have master time management, especially, if you have many other things to look after. Whether your posts are short or long, require your research or not, you need to have a time to work on them. You need to find topic, think it through and finally write it. But this is not all. After that you need to proof read it, make sure all settings are set as you want them to be, choose featured photo. And even though, all this action take only few minutes (except of writing and proof reading), in total you can get quite big amount of time and you need to put it somewhere in your schedule. And here good time management comes in handy.
You are the boss
As well it sounds, this is the struggle not only bloggers are coming across, but generally all those, who work for one selves. There is no one above you, to tell you that you should write a post, there are no consequences if you will not write. So to keep up, you have to find a motivation within yourself. You have to decide, where and when you are going to do. But what is more important: what are you going to write. And especially on the beginning, when almost no one is reading your posts, it might be a very hard task. There will be days, when you will doubt, if there is any point to keep doing it. And to overcome them, you need to convenience yourself. There wouldn’t be anyone to do this for you.
These are all struggles I wanted to share with you. They might be hard for some to overcome, for the others easy. However, no matter to which of these groups you are falling, there is one weapon helping you all the way. And this weapon is your passion. If you are passionate about your topic and process of writing itself is something you love, it will be much easier to keep going.
This is it for today’s post. I hope you like it. And if you are a blogger and you found some other challenges connected with what you do, you can share it in the comment section. I will be pleased to read them.
For now, I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.