I often see bloggers struggling to update their sites. Lack of inspiration, time and promotion often gets to bloggers, creating challenges that seem hard to tackle. However, there is an answer, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let's review what these struggles look like and what we can do about them.
Here are your 5 blogging challenges and how to overcome them.
Don't feel like you have to blog every day but do keep it consistent. Make a blog plan and commit to publishing articles on specific days by tracking it in a calendar. By writing a steady stream of blog posts, you will be able to build trust with your audience and establish yourself as a thought leader. By making a habit out of blogging in a timely manner, you’ll slowly start to see results. It’s a tough hill to climb, but you have to keep pushing. Your blog analytics will thank you.
I know most bloggers have a full time job or something that occupies most of their time, making writing only secondary but if you want to make your blog successful, you have to find time. This is where a blogging plan comes in. Figure out how much time it typically takes you to write a post and pencil it into your schedule. Commit to spending the allotted time to writing and stick to it! Find your blogging rhythm.
Social media connections
On getting followers: it isn’t easy. While it isn't easy, it can not be ignored. You can't attract new readers without getting in the social game. Getting followers and promoting your posts well means dedicated readers. There are many great reasons to get involved in social, but one of the best ones for bloggers is to develop relationships with other like-minded bloggers. It's the perfect way to network. Social media takes a whole lot of patience but it's worth it in the end.
It's hard to stand out
These days, everyone and their grandma has a blog so I get it if you feel frustrated that you don't stand out from the crowd. Here's the thing: if you're passionate about what you write about and stay true to yourself, new readers will come to your blog and it will develop organically. Follow the tips so far, and you will no doubt capture your audiences' attention.
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