Blogging Ain’t Easy
Publishing fresh and useful blog content every week isn’t easy sometimes.
Maybe it is for some people, but most of us are busy with jobs, priorities, dependents, and distractions.
I admit that I’ve hit a dry spell.
I was on a roll when I launched this blog last Fall. I had a schedule, a list of ideas, and plenty of optimism that I’d be able to keep the ball rolling.
Then I got a new job, which is a significant life change, and started to get a little lazy. I didn’t plan ahead, and the well ran dry.
I’m sure the same thing happens to other bloggers now and then.
The variance and frequency of writing for a blog is different for each person. Some people post daily, some weekly, and some occasionally.
Jackson Wightman juggles a job and a small business, so he blogs when the right idea strikes him.
Gini Dietrich must be Wonder Woman because she posts and tweets throughout the week and speaks at national conferences. At the same time, she’ll be the first to tell you blogging is hard work and even she is vulnerable to writer’s block.
From my experience, I find I work best with a schedule. That’s just the kind of work personality I have (if you read my list of things to do post, you’ll get the picture).
So, I need to find time to organize my thoughts, reflect on my experiences, and think of what I have to offer to the conversations going on out there.
Some posts might be planned; others might be spontaneous, but I have to keep on truckin’ and remain committed to the reason why I started this blog:
I wanted to challenge myself and my writing skills. What better way than to have a publishing mechanism at my fingertips?
I wanted to stay in touch with the issues surrounding communications work. What better way than to plug into social media conversations and contribute my perspective to them?
I wanted to have some fun and see how creative I could be outside of the nine-to-five world. What better way than to launch a blog?
Blogging is an individual experience, so it’s hard to say what works for one person works for another. You have to think about your own reasons why you write and find what works for you when posting content.
Whether you want to generate new business leads, become an influencer, share your experiences, or just have fun with it, at least you’re doing it.
Blogging sure ain’t easy, but I’ll be the first to admit, it’s also worth the time and effort.
If you also blog, what do you find works best for writing and publishing your posts? Any tips for “blogger’s block?”