Stay Motivated With A Invisible Blog
Ok, invisible is a little strong but having a blog that is not attracting the visitors you want will feel like it is invisible.
One of the hardest things I had to work thru was working my blog everyday in the beginning when I wasn’t getting the traffic or the comments or the social shares. I wrote post after post, I shared my posts and still no activity.
It sucked but it made me a better blogger in the end.
The real learning happens when things are hard, when you feel you are working for nothing. Being able to work thru all that negativity and still write posts, share posts etc.. will make you a stronger blogger.
If you can write a post in a conversational style when there is NO ONE to talk too, think how good you will be at writing that same post when you have an active audience.
The good news is that the hardest part of your blogging journey is in the beginning phase, launch phase.
I like to say “blogging is like a shuttle launch, shuttle uses something like 70% of it’s fuel on the take off and the other 30% to finish the trip”
With your blog, it works the same way.
When you launch your blog that is when you will do the most work, like writing posts, getting readers, backlinks, making new blog friends and setting up your goals.
But once you have a blog rolling and full of content, traffic and your blog’s community is growing, things get a little easier. You will still need to work it hard, but more on a maintaining level.
Today I want to share some of the tips that helped me thru the early days of my blog.
Stay Motivated When Your Blog Is Invisible.
Appreciate The Little Wins
A successful blog has more to do with the small wins you have everyday then it does with the few big wins. Small wins keep us motivated and in a positive place to keep moving forward.
A small win can be anything… extra 50 unique visitors a day, 5 more comments per post, 5 more social shares, it can be anything.
Just realize and appreciate them, these are what will grow your blog.
Build On Your Little Wins
Once you have acknowledged a new win, you will want to build off that. Focus on other small wins to keep you motivated and working.
How about one post a week? Seems like a easy win for anyone right? Once you hit that, then build off that and go for another small win, like sharing your blog post on 5 new sites or spending 30 min a day on Twitter or Facebook. All are small doable wins that you can reach each day or week.
The goal is to keep your mind in a happy place, staying positive is all you really need to work thru a invisible blog.
The more small wins you can put together, the faster you will see success with your blog.
I watch the TV show Biggest Loser and I always say, “he/she doesn’t look like they lost that much so far” but then they do a split of them now and an image of when they started and you see a HUGE difference.
Do this with your blog. Sometimes we get so busy that we forget where we started. For me, I like to look back on the early days when I couldn’t get a comment or a RT or share to save my life. I look at how my writing and topics have changed for the better. I look at how more focused my goals are now with my blog then they were back then.
You need to do the same, look back and see how far you and your blog have come.
Why Are You Here
My man Jack Zufelt said it best “when your WHY is so meaningful and powerful and at a mind and heart level, you can accomplish anything you want”!
A great way to stay motivated is to know exactly why your blog is here, why you want to have a blog, how you can help people, how you can make your niche better.
Once you have that deep down why, then it will be hard to get distracted on the down days of your blog.
Finding inspiration is another way to keep you motivated on building your blog.
Read other blogs that have the success you want to see, read books like Jack Zufelts “The DNA of Success” that I mentioned above.
Go back and read any positive comments or emails or tweets you have gotten from readers that appreciate you and your blog.
Anything can help and the more inspired you can get, the longer you and you’re blog will be around.
I know, sounds crazy to want failure, but if you are failing that means you are actually DOING SOMETHING.
The truth is, you will fail, you will fail a lot.
When you are new to something, the best way to learn is thru personal experience. Failure like fear can be your best friend, if you know how to harness it.
With failure you need to look at what you have learned. Then take that learning and try again and again and again.
The more you fail, the more you will succeed.
Don’t Walk Away
No matter how down you feel or how defeated you feel, do not give up. The motivation will come back, the inspiration will come back, the blog success you want will come.
Time and time again I will go home kinda blah about my day, I didn’t get done what I planned, or something went wrong or whatever it is, and I’m just blah or even pissed off and you know what?
The next day I come in to a great email from a reader or I get a new client or I made a few sales. It all comes back around, so don’t let the down days affect you to much.
If you give up, you will never know what could have been.
I know for me, not know what could have been is a much worse feeling then trying and failing.
To be honest, the only real way for you to fail with you’re blog is to just give up. Even a bad blog will see some type of success in the long run.
And since you’re here reading this, then I know you don’t have a bad blog
Relax A Little Bit
Ok, we are talking about blogging, not that serious. So give yourself a break and relax.
Some things just take time and your time will come.
If you’re not feeling the blog, then just walk away for a day or two, if you don’t want to write this week, then don’t.
I would rather you take a couple days off, or a week off from posting then to have you write crap just to get a post out, or even worse, to quit you’re blog all together.
So if all the tips I shared above don’t work, then just relax and walk away.
Then come back and hit you’re blog hard again.
That’s the 8 things that helped me get thru the early day’s of Money Dummy.
I am glad I worked thru all the negativity and happy with the direction I am going.
If you follow my tips above, you will take you’re invisible blog to a successful blog in no time.
Have any motivation tips? Share in comments..Thanks