Nowadays when most people set you starting of blog they think of the fame and fortune that comes with it. They want the free clothes, the free remodels, and the business possibilities that would be available.
THEN REALITY HITS IN
These new hopeful bloggers begin to realize that it’s exhausting to publish regular high quality content to an audience consisting of your Mom and husband. After a few months these bloggers usually die out of fatigue and their blogging dreams never meet.
This post is dedicated to those of you who have pushed through the period of fatigue and have found passion, love, and endurance. Plus those on the flip side that you are going to make this blogging thing work even if it’s the death of you. (To those of you who have reached this point we feel you and welcome you to our club of the blogging insane).
This blog of mine is my fourth attempt at creating something to fulfil this dream. When shutting down my other blogs I felt like a failure and that I just wasted time. This resentment though usually only lasted for a split second before the excitement of the next blog to set in. When looking back, I realize that with each failed blog my overall blogging ability has become more refined and polished.
I am grateful for these experiences as I has allowed me to improve significantly. Today I wanted to share with you some of the lessons that I learned in order to help cut down your learning curve as you are working toward your blogging dream.
3 TIPS FROM THE BURNT OUT BLOGGER
#1 FIND A NICHE IN THE CONTENT MARKETPLACE
This is usually one of the first tips given to new bloggers but the hardest to achieve. Since 2009, the blogging community has grown immensely. Believe it or not though there are still a ton of niches in the internet that are looking for good quality content.
After closing down my third blog I had to take a long deep look at the content that I was creating. A short amount of pondering showed me that I wasn’t delivering anything worthwhile to my readers. In fact I was just posting content to post content.
To fix this problem I went to work. I sat and began crafting a list of topics that I thought I was good at. From there I began research every possible variation of them. As I did this it I found little gaps in the content market being produced which led to full on holes in particular niches.
This process might take some extra effort but it will pay off.
#2 POSTING REGURALY
I am still working on this one, but thanks to a content creation class this semester I have to post twice per week. This has stretched my business sided brain to start thinking more creative.
By posting regularly your content begins to improve and become more substantive. I can definitely tell this with my posts. When I first started out with this idea of influencer marketing I sat in the library looking at my computer for a good two hours and had nothing to show for it.
As I kept pushing through I have been able to find a general direction to head in and the content keeps becoming more refined each week. So start today and POST. It will be worth it in the long run.
#3 GET YOUR SITE SET UP AND STICK WITH IT
I am a perfectionist and spent way too much time in the beginning of all my blogs trying to get my site to look perfect. My advice? SET A DEADLINE DATE AND STICK WITH IT. As you content grows and matures your blog design will change anyway. Don’t waste your time upfront with on something that you won’t keep.
A BURNT OUT ENDING
Overall, successful blogging requires a lot of patience, time, and lots of love for it to become something that could attract an audience. In order to make sure that you don’t get burned out try to remember to have fun with it and enjoy the journey.
Hope you enjoyed my thoughts and let me know if you have any tips you would add.