Am I right? Blogging. Is. Hard.
Opening up WordPress and creating a post isn’t the difficult part, of course. It’s the actual act of putting your thoughts together to deliver consistent content on a consistent basis. I struggle with that a lot. There are so many words and ideas floating around in my head that it’s really tough to just sit down and comb through them all. So I do what I do best; close up and do nothing.
I need to change that, and I need to change that now.
Inspired, But Frustrated
I sit down and do my daily perusal of Pinterest and see those all too familiar posts, “How I made $6,000 Blogging!”, “How to make money off your blog RIGHT NOW!”
They’re inspiring. So inspiring that I want to go from point A (this point, where my blog is bare) to point B (the point where I actually have an income from this) overnight. I know that won’t happen. I know that the content that I can offer isn’t something that’s likely to go viral and I am fine with that. I’m not here just to go viral. I’m here to share crafts, joys, failures, etc. But that doesn’t stop things from being so daunting.
How can I be one of those success stories?
That’s what I think about daily (or more often nightly, when I am trying to fall asleep at night and my blogging failures feel more like a life failure). Building an audience, getting them to trust you, and forming a bond with complete strangers that will encourage them to come back and read what I have to say; how the hell do I do it? I am both inspiring and jealous of those that have figured it out. I read their “how to” posts with hope and envy and get myself so hyped to do something that I end up not doing anything at all. And then I haven’t written a blog post in over a month and have spent my days after work playing games on my iPad.
It’s time for me to change that. I need to write more often, I need to post more often, and I need to engage with others more often.
New Blogging Week, New Blogging Me
Tomorrow begins a new week and this time around, I am going to put the peddle to the metal and get things done. I’ve said this plenty of times before, but never really in this fashion. It’s time to hold myself accountable and do what I say I am going to. I am going to be a blogger, dammit. I’m not going to let anything stop me; especially not my own damn self.
Blogging is a lot to take in. There are so many elements that are involved in being successful. I think that’s what had gotten to me in the past. My pledge is to take things one at a time. If it takes me this entire week to implement ads, then it’ll take me the entire week. If it takes a month to truly figure out affiliate links, so be it. Far too often I try to do to much in a short amount of time that I realistically cannot do.
This week I will start with ads and see how things go. After that, I’ll go from there. Eventually, I will have something that is cohesive and complete. Soon, the hours of researching, reading, and Pinning will pay off.
How do you plan to attack this week? Leave me a comment and let me know!