Honestly, the biggest challenge I face as a blogger is coming up with blog post ideas. I’m usually pretty diligent about a monthly or weekly calendar – just a general idea of what I want to focus on in the near future.
Sometimes my brain just runs out of ideas and I’m stuck with this giant gap in my blog, even though I always try to have consistent content, either on my blog or on my Instagram account. What does this usually look like? It looks like at least 3 Instagram posts and 1-2 blog posts per week. Is that a lot? No. Does it help me stay on track without sucking all of my energy? Absolutely.
Have you been thinking about starting your own WordPress website or blog with GoDaddy, but like so many before you, have found yourself dreading the process of setting it up? We all want to create and share our thoughts with the world. Unfortunately, the technical, behind-the-scenes stuff is another world completely and if you aren’t familiar with it, it can sometimes be enough to scare you away from blogging altogether.
When you’re just starting out as a blogger, the temptation to start monetizing your blog is so strong. You may look at it as “easy money” or maybe you’re just eager to find a way to earn some extra income. Neither perspective is inherently wrong, but I’m here to tell you that blogging because of your desire to make money will almost never work. If your primary goal is to earn while you blog, especially when you’re just beginning, then your goals are entirely skewed and you’ll spend more time judging your success based on how many dollars a post made you, rather than the interaction you received from new readers or how well the post came together.