I have been trying to publish a post for over three (3) weeks now.
I’ve started 3 different posts.
And now you’re going to get this.
A whiney, post about why blogging can make you feel like dropping it like it’s hot.
I know you can relate but will you confess?
5 Reasons Why Blogging can make you feel like Quitting
When I think about how long I’ve been blogging, 8+ years to be exact, I wonder how I’ve managed.
Then I remember each time I quit.
Each time I ditched a blog.
Each time I started a new one.
Each time I moved from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress.org
The money I’ve spent in this 8-year escapade of insanity.
And continue to wonder why I even try?
We all have a writing process.
Mine generally starts as I’m driving to work, showering, and sitting on the throne.
Of course, I don’t really have a feasible way to write it all out.
So I remember the headline and try to expand when I get time.
Yet, utter failure.
It never gets posted.
Let’s look at these five (5) of many reasons why it drives me insane!
I’m sure we are all pretty good at pulling something out of our
arse noggins about what to blog about. Hell, we all live a life and life is full of blogging topics.
However, is it good enough?
Can you meet your 750-1000 minimal work requirement?
Once we get a topic, we need to think images.
You know, we need a Featured Image, Pinterest Image (and make sure you do this one right), and maybe another throw in.
You spend oodles of minutes, even hours, finding the right images to attract an audience and depict your topic.
All hogwash, I saw!
3. Grammatically Correct
So many bloggers put emphasis on Grammar. However, if you have a hobby/lifestyle blog and are reflecting the real you, it may not come across as being “grammatically” correct.
Should you care?
It’s your blog and I say Use Your Own Voice!
If you like to talk in acronyms, go for it!
If the content is good enough, grammar AIN’T gonna matter.
But please, at least spell shat right!
This goes back to #3. Spellcheck and Grammar checking.
If you’re like me and you really don’t care, use something like Grammarly to help you along the way.
Grammarly has been a friggin’ blessing to me because I always forget where to put that blasted comma and when to use a semi-colon. Hell, English wasn’t my best subject in school.
5. SEO and Shat
Making sure we have the correct headings in our content to break up our long-winded paragraphs is a must in my book.
Seriously, if I’m reading a blog post that has no headings and is one or two large paragraphs, I’m distracted and can’t focus.
Your loss cause I’m not sharing and I’m not commenting.
Chances are, I won’t return either because your formatting drives me nuts!
Let us not forget those damn keywords.
This is also something that drives me insane, especially in my business world.
I honestly don’t get how keywords are picked up from our blog posts when the FBI and Government can’t pick up keywords to stop mass shootings and terroristic attacks.
If you don’t like SEO, bump it and move on.
There’s a reader for every blog out there.
I could go on and on but…………..
I don’t want to bore you with 50 things that bug the shat out of me about blogging so I’ll cut this short.
I will say, in the number of blogs that I read I have witnessed conversations about blogging, generating traffic, monetizing, commenting, reciprocating, boosting one another, and just general blogging comradery that has been missing as of late.
Quite frankly, I think it’s been longer than as of late but who am I to say.
We all like to blog but finding the time to actually do it is where many struggles.
I know I do.
Now, I want to know what your biggest struggles are and see if we can help each other out.