Blogging is fun, especially when you don’t make it seem so difficult.
Most people feel and believe that blogging is a very difficult task, reasons being that a lot of people make it look like a gold in the market and get into it from a wrong angle, without truly knowing shattered it is all about. That is definitely a very bad step to take.
There are many ways you can make blogging not so neck breaking:
1). Blog about what you know!
It’s actually nice if you blog about what you know and not just what you think others blog about. If you really have no specific niche or area of specialisation, I’d suggest you blog about yourself, at least it’s fair enough.
One popular and seemingly easy topic to blog about is yourself. It could be your life in general or a little section of it. Imagine you are an individual (if you are not) who enjoys shopping, changing new clothes and searching for the latest trends. There is a good chance you’d make a good, if not a great fashion blogger!
What if you are some who enjoy following celebrities or loves talking about or searching for their controversial lifestyles? You should start a blog on celebrity gossip and stop blogging your talent away with a niche you barely struggle with! You should learn to gossip your way to cash.
If you have an idea, knowledge or often search about topics without good answers that are not worth initiating, or that is likely outdated, chances are there is a million or a thousand others searching for what you find not so good. There will be a better and new solution in the Internet if a new relevant blog is created and a better answer/solution added to several others.
2). Learn From Others
There is a saying; you never know it all.
Blunt as it may seem, despite the height of your knowledge, you can never know it all, which is why it’s good if you make a mentor out of someone who has been in the blogging sphere longer than you.
No knowledge is a waste. Apart from learning from top bloggers in your niche, you could also single out posts you think can be improved on (I didn’t say copy paste).
While you blog, don’t be an island lest you sink without knowing. Bookmarking several other blogs like yours doesn’t make you a loser, it only makes you someone willing to learn and improve in his expertise.
3). Don’t Make it look like it’s all about the money
It’s obvious that we all realised how enriching blogging can be. But truth is, many have placed the idea of making money through their blogs ahead of the need to offer qualitative value through blogging.
Just like you, I will surely love to see the money roll in but when it doesn’t happen, you shouldn’t abandon a project and switch to another.
Make your blog something you enjoy updating despite the shortcomings. A lot of bloggers have abandoned their blogs only to start up another claiming that a specific niche is better off than the other.
You shouldn’t start a blog solely because cause you know or heard someone else makes a fortune off blogging. Also know that not all blogs can be monetised traditionally and most times, even with the ads, nothing comes in!
4). Make out Time for yourself
Do you know that blogging has a way of taking the life out of you?
Yes you should know, especially if you ended up making your blog more than just a hobby. Since blogging is mostly about writing, you’d find every part of your activity a new topic idea for your blog and because you wouldn’t want to forget, you’d abandon what ever fun it is you are having to draft something down.
Personal and lifestyle bloggers are mostly guilty of divided attention. If you often get distracted easily, you should create a timetable (even though you may never follow it :), at least start from somewhere), learn how to combine blogging and your everyday life in a way that it doesn’t affect your health. Remember, health is wealth!
Honestly, blogging can be fun when you set some things and beliefs about blogging straight. It’s always nice to indulge in something you enjoy. If you feel blogging is too difficult for you, then you should probably quit and find something you are better at to do. Realise that not everyone can become a blogger or make a fortune blogging.
hat are your blogging challenges and what have you been doing to make blogging fun.