I started this blog about three months ago. I’ve had blogs before, and one time I gave myself the challenge of writing a post every day for 30 days. I did it, but it almost drove me mad.
The relentless pressure to write starts to get to me even when I try to ignore it. I know I should write and post every day, at least that’s what the big-time bloggers tell me, but for now my goal is three posts a week.
Why not post more often? Because I don’t want to drive myself crazy trying to stick to posting every day. I figure if I do start posting more often I’ll look at those as bonus posts.
I don’t mind writing once I settle on a topic I want to write about. What often gives me the most trouble is coming up with a topic. It’s what I hate most about blogging.
I don’t want to write about current events, I don’t want to write about my personal life, I only want to write about Internet marketing and how to build an online business because those are the people I want to help.
So why is it so hard? Because the topics I want to write about often would be better served with graphics, screenshots, or videos. Putting together a killer post with those elements takes planning and time.
My list of things to do every day and my priorities of driving traffic and connecting with people leaves little time for planning out epic blog posts.
In addition to the above priorities, I have to commit time to studying and learning new programs and systems. I can’t continue to improve my skills and marketing strategies without continuing to study and learn.
So while I’m building my ads, connecting with people, and learning new skills, I feel the constant nag in the back of my mind telling me I haven’t written a new post for three days. It gets to be really annoying, so I write a post, then I’m done with feeling the nag for a couple days.
You might be wondering, why do I torture myself and write at all? I write for this blog because in the long run, I think building a loyal audience of readers who are interested in online business tips will be extremely rewarding.
Look at guys like John Chow, Pat Flynn, Neil Patel, and the other big time bloggers. Without their blogs how would we know about them and how would they stay in touch with us?
I’m considering doing short videos and posting them to YouTube and using that as content for some of my blog posts. But I still have to come up with ideas and then record the videos.
So even though I sometimes hate blogging I’ll continue to do it. I know it sounds like I have a bad attitude and I’m not being “Mr. Positive Mindset,” but I just needed to put this out there.
Sometimes I don’t like exercising either, but I do it because it helps me in the long run to stay fit and healthy.
How about you, do you hate blogging sometimes?