Blogging Tips To Blog As A Job
I think there are many bloggers new and established bloggers that still don’t see the work it takes to building a successful blog.
So I wanted to share some of my best blogging tips that most people can related to, which is “Work Your Blog Like A Job”. You see we have all had a job, so when someone tells you that job is hard, or I work hard at my job etc… We all have an idea of what the hard work means.
I know I know, having a blog is your way to live the internet lifestyle and to NOT have a job… and that is still all true, but taking some of your “Job” discipline will let you reach that goal much faster with your blog.
Here Are My Blogging Tips To Build Your Blog As A Job…
Show Up Every Day On Time
It doesn’t matter if you post once a week or every day, it’s important to get on your blog every day. There is always something to work on like, new posts ideas, marketing – promos, social media, reading and learning.
If you promote a post correctly and are building your community on your blog, then the traffic and attention from that post will last a few days and keep you busy.
No one is born a great blogger, they all learned to blog and continue to learn to blog as blogging changes.
Walk Away – Take Time Off
A job comes with days off and your blog is no different. While this may sound like it conflicts with the previous blogging tip, it doesn’t. Everyone needs time off.
Have you ever tried to do something and were stuck on something for an hour and couldn’t get it figured out, then you walk away from a min come back and it was like the fix was in front your eyes the whole time?
Taking time off gives you fresh eyes, new way of seeing something. You can apply this to your blog.
Don’t know what to write about? Walk away and get inspired.
Taking time off is a great way to get post ideas, some of my best ideas came from when I was no where near a computer.
This post – There is a New Blogging Star Born Every Day, Are You Next from me in my car on a sunny day banging my stereo to Jaz Z
Also when you take time off, you are setting your mind on a schedule, “I Work These Hours, I Rest These Hours” this will help you not get burned out and quitting before you started.
When I started my blog, I was hitting it hard almost every hour I was awake haha It was nuts.. but for me, I have an addictive personality, so when I get into something I get a little crazy with it, which to a point is good, but it gets to be a negative very fast if not controlled.
I still work my blog hard, but I have focus on more then JUST the blog, so things are a little more scheduled now. This has helped me have a life
Choose the days or times that you want to pull away and just relax, then do it and don’t feel guilty about the free time, In the end it will help you be a better blogger.
Your Blog Is Not A Game – So Don’t Play
If you start a blog, chances are it is to make money with it at some point. So if that is the case, then stop playing your blog as a hobby.
Stop focusing all your time on just writing posts.
Stop complaining that blogging is hard work.
Today 2010 a blog is a business, it is not just a blog anymore. You need to treat your blog as a business. The bloggers that see this and work their blogs hard like a business will see the success they are looking for.
Most people hate their jobs, but they still have to work. They are accountable to their bosses, to their co workers.
As a blogger you are accountable to only you, so to push yourself to work hard, tell people you started a blog, build relationships with other bloggers.
This will all help you be accountable to others and will be the little extra push to get you to get to work.
Think Big – Enjoy The Process
All bloggers start at the same place. The successful ones have put long hours over years to reach their success. You are no different.
Dream for that success but enjoy the process and small wins along the way.
Enjoy the new friendships you are making, enjoy the attention that great post got, enjoy the traffic your blog is getting!
Doesn’t matter what the small win is, enjoy it and build from it.