Creating content for a blog can be fun if you are really much grounded in the subject or your niche.
Also, if the motivations are there in form of income, traffic and comments from the audience, you tend to find it way easier to post fresh content.
Not everyone can be that lucky, especially for the new and upcoming bloggers who get not form of motivation except they motivate themselves and that is where the problems begins.
I have been in this situation and yes, I am not still free of the problem. It is one issue every blogger will continually face and most times, can be likened to writers block because, every genuine blogger is 80% writer.
Are you having problems creating contents and writing posts and articles
I have come to understand that self-motivation at times can be tasking especially when you really have no show for previous effort.
There was a time I laid off my blog for more than three months just because I felt I was the only one reading my content and the traffic count seem to only be reflecting my own activities.
The idea of blogging is to write and put up contents that the whole world will see and appreciate either in commenting, sharing to their social world or even clicking on advert links and buying affiliate products.
But over time I have been able to help myself out and this is the purpose of this post, it is to help you out of the disconnecting feeling you get from something that is naturally supposed to make you happy- in this case your BLOG!
HOW CAN I HELP ENSURE THAT I DO NOT RUN OUT OF CONTENT TO WRITE FOR MY BLOG
This is a nagging question and no answer ever given may service the need properly.
It is known that experience is the best teacher and what I will do is to share how I was able to lift my spirit from that dispirited feeling of seeing my blog as a distraction.
I had always wanted to be a blogger and seeing others make money from it is also an added motivation but the reverse is the case because I was still struggling.
I sat down one day to evaluate myself and possibly find the source of my discouraging blogging disease and I came up with the following underlying problems.
They may seem very ordinary at first but on further investigation you might identify with some of them and possibly understand why you are making little to no progress on content creation for your blog.
MY PRACTICAL STEPS TO LIFTING MYSELF OFF THE BLOGGING FRUSTRATION
Like a building, your blog cannot survive without content and when you cannot create any, it is only natural to feel dejected, confused and lost.
I felt that way too but I was able to turn my fortunes around by attacking the following systematically.
WRITING SOLELY TO CONVERT TO MONEY THROUGH SALES OR AFFILIATE
This was a major problem to me, I was writing my content just because I wanted people to click on my affiliate links a Google AdSense adverts. This is actually a good blogging strategy but when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.
I was practically writing nonsense I as much as I can put in my affiliate link and get clicks. Reading those posts today, they do not even make sense to me talk less to someone who want to read them.
What are you writing for?
PERFECTIONIST BLOGGER AND WRITER
Now this is something else. Naturally, it is very good to strive for perfection but doing it too much brings in a sense of lacking originality.
That is the case with a home blended fruit juice and one made from a perfectionist firm with preservative. Which would you vouch for?
POST LENGTH AND WORD COUNT STANDARD
This is the same issue with blogging, it is an online journal and should come freely and originally but then I was always trying to be too perfect, making so much editing until my blog posts started looking like a professor thesis.
I automatically lost touch with my readers because they were not all professors and myself, I was not a professor too, so it was hard to keep up.
Try to be yourself, save for correcting your language blunders, leave the post as it is and see if your readers will not get the message more easily AND their actions will actually boost your SEO indirectly.
WHO ARE YOU WRITING FOR?
One major problem you should try and trash is that of your ideal audience. Most times we do not even know who we are writing for and that on its own is a downside to be a blogger.
You audience is the reason you are having a blog in the first instance, so you see why it is not cool, when you don’t even know nothing of your own audience.
Knowing your audience will make you write better and relate well which will also help to always have contents ready no matter what the issue may.
Know your audience or better ask yourself, what kind of service do you tend to service?
This will put you on track and you will do exploits than before.
SHOULD I GIVE UP BLOGGING NOW OR CONTINUE FIGHTING
I would not advise you give up blogging except off course your initial aim and drive has been utterly defeated.
But if you follow my steps aforementioned you will come to realize that most of the blogging and writing related issue are self-created, and thus, they can always be trashed with the right mindset and proper drive.
I will give a bullet list now of things you need to improve on to make your writing and blogging journey very smooth
- Get post ideas from forums and discussions
- Write based on your experience
- Be simple as possible.
- Stop setting unrealistic standards, be yourself.
- Do not give up for nothing.
- Write as you can and give it off like that, you need people not BOTS.
- Follow a better blog in same niche as you to get better.
- Do not compare your writing style and blog to others.
- Be happy always.
I believe I have done my best, but I know it will not be enough. If you have had similar experience, why not help others by using the comment section.
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