7:51 AMHow Not To Be A Frustrated Blogger
It can be easy to become frustrated blogging. After all, there is a lot of things to do when it comes to blogging. We all want to be successful at blogging. Just like anything success takes time and unfortunately, a lot of hard work. I think you know this deep down but sometimes you think that, you might be an exception. Also, society doesn't make it any easier. We live in a society where patience isn't a virtue and instant gratification is. Once, you understand that it takes time and you will get there, because you will. I believe that it will cut down on a lot of frustration that you might have.
When you set out to be a blogger there are so many things to learn. Although, writing is a big part of blogging it is not the only thing a blogger has to do. So, if you are looking to become a blogger do your research. Find out what it is to be a blogger and all the steps that you have to take to become successful at it. Most importantly, you need to know if this is something that you really want to do. Read,"Is Blogging For You?" it will help you make that decision. If you haven't thought about it thoroughly.
Blogging should be enjoyable. If you are stressed out every time you write a blog post. Then, obviously blogging is not fun for you. Yes, it is your business, but if you are worried about what to write about it will show in your writing. You can tell when someone is uptight and stressed. A tip I would suggest is to start writing your blog post, then just go read something online that you like. It could be another blogger's blog, reading social media comments, or going to your favorite stores website. Just take a minute break and then come back and finish your blog post. I have done this on many occasions and it really helped me with my writing.
Pinpoint all the things that have been making you frustrated. Was it that you didn't get as many shares for a blog post that you thought was really good? You asked a question on social media and no one answered. You didn't figure out how to use a plugin correctly. You have been having a hard time learning html. It hasn't been easy for you promoting your blog posts. Whatever the reasons maybe make sure you get them out of your system. Once you get them out in the open you can start solving them. This will cut down on those frustrated feelings that you are having. You could even talk about these issues on your blog too. Your frustrations could become blog posts. There are many people who are also having the same problems too. It helps you get them off of your chest and find solutions for them.
Writing about another topic can also be helpful in combating frustration as a blogger. Sometimes, it can be easy to get burned out writing about the same topic all the time. Do you need to change your niche? That may or may not be the case. You can even get tired about writing about something that you love to do if you are doing it all the time. You, only need to change your niche if it has become just downright boring for you. Like, if it is becoming a complete chore every time you write a blog post. Then, you need to seriously consider changing your niche. If not, then you don't. You just might need to write about other things that you are interested in. Read,"How To Write Off Topic And Keep Your Blog Readers".
Why did you start blogging in the first place? This is something that you need to really think about. What did you want to achieve? This is something that you must keep at the forefront. Why? Because it will help keep you going. If you quit without achieving your goals then, what was the point of you starting anyway? It will also stop you from quitting. I know one of the best feelings in the world for me is when I achieve a goal that I have set and I get to check it off of my list. That is definitely a great feeling to have.
As you can see there are many things that can cause you to be a frustrated blogger. Anyone can get frustrated but there are also many things that we can do to help us with our frustration before it becomes a big problem. It can even cause you to quit if you are not careful. This is something that we want to avoid at all costs. Blogging is supposed to be fun! It's something that you love doing. Even if you don't know how to do something or something isn't going the way you want it to go. These problems will get solved. No problem lasts forever. Next time you get frustrated. Ask yourself, "Is this really worth getting frustrated over?" Then, take a deep breath.
Remember, worrying and frustration is never the answer and it won't make you feel any better. The best way to combat those feelings is just to keep going and not let them stop you.
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