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Introduction to staying motivated as a Blogger
Blogging is hard.
No, real talk.
Blogging consistently is very hard work. Especially when you see no results yet.
No audience. And no income.
Unfortunately, we have to pay our dues. This phase is unavoidable and what all bloggers go through. Some just stay in this phase longer than others. Everybody’s journey is different.
This brings me to my first tip on how to stay motivated as a blogger.
1. Don’t compare your journey to others
Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers. It will put you in a depressing mood and drag you down the rabbit hole, where it will be difficult to get out of. Doing that just sucks all the energy out of you and you won’t have any left. Focus, work, and concentrate on your blog. Blogging is hard enough. You need to put all your energy into trying to grow your blog.
2. Don’t focus on the money
Hard not to do, I know. But you started blogging because you love to write and help people right? So focus on that. Helping people.
Help other bloggers in their blogging journey and in turn your blogging business will become successful. If you focus too much on the money aspect of blogging, you will continuously be disappointed and feel demotivated.
You can’t be creative and give your best if you don’t feel it. We tend to be happier when we help people. Put your focus there and you’ll stay motivated.
3. Learn Continuously
Focus on personal development. Learn as much as you can. About yourself and the building industry. The more we learn the more we want to learn. It’s a great feeling learning something you previously had no idea how to do.
It excites you and you want to teach others what you know. That in itself motivates you to be better for yourself and others around you. A life of learning is living a great life. Keep learning. Learn SEO, social media, how to create products for your blog and how to create an email list.
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4. Connect with other Bloggers
Interact with other bloggers. Nine times out of ten you are in the same boat and you can motivate each other. Give one another advice on what to do. Or simply encourage each other.
Being a blogger can often feel lonely because you’re not in a working environment with people around you. Connect bloggers and make friends if you can. If you live near each other, you can even meet up for coffee and a chat. Or talk on zoom or some other form of social media. Join Facebook groups and start making a few blogging friends.
5. Celebrate your little wins
You don’t need to reach 50K pageviews and ten thousand dollars a month to celebrate a win. It’s the little things that build-up to the big things.
Just published your first blog post? Celebrate it.
Got your first comment?
That’s the reason to celebrate.
It’ll prove you are on the right track. Don’t dismiss all your hard work just because you haven’t reached your big goals yet. Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep working on doing all the little things. Like writing content, promoting that content, and connecting with your audience.
Stay motivated as a blogger. It’s only a matter of time. But appreciate where you are in your blogging journey right now. Be proud of yourself and what you’ve achieved so far. Don’t beat yourself up for not having made money yet. It will come if you do not quit.
Treat yourself for every milestone you meet. Then set new ones and meet them. Before you know it, you’ve reached your goal.
6. Use a Blog Planner
Write down your goals. Monthly, weekly and daily schedule. This keeps you motivated and on the right track. Check out my post on how to create a blog schedule that works for you.
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Even when you feel demotivated, if you have a schedule that tells you what to do, you do it. No matter how you feel. Get it done. A blog planner keeps you accountable. It helps you treat your blog like a business. Because that is what it is, a business.
7. Take a break from Blogging
Don’t burn out. Bloggers usually feel demotivated when they get tired and worked too hard. When everything gets too much for them. This is when it is time to take a step back and recharge your batteries. Take a break when you feel you need to.
Do something fun. Something that gives you the inspiration to come back and look at your blog with a fresh set of eyes. This does wonders for your blogging business. That’s how you stay motivated as a blogger. Just don’t take too long breaks that cause you to lose your blogging habit.
8. Be patient
When you got into blogging you probably had an idea that it was gonna take a few months or even up to a year until your blog takes off. But when you are in that situation you might feel different. Most of the time we don’t realize how long it will take or even how hard it will be.
Patience is probably the most important aspect of blogging. Blogging is very unpredictable. And no one can tell you exactly how long it will take to become successful. So practice patience. Most bloggers give up right before their blog takes off. That is such a shame. I mean u already put in the work. Don’t give up and you will reap your harvest.
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9. Have Faith and believe in yourself
When things don’t happen as soon as we think they should, we tend to get negative and stop believing that we can do it. Doubtful thoughts start whispering in our heads that we can’t do this, that we are not good enough, that we should quit and give up. That what we are doing does not make a difference.
Don’t believe those lies. They are from the devil, trying to stop you from fulfilling your destiny. Have faith that everything will work out for you. Believe that God is working it all out. You do your part and God will do his. Keep working hard on your blog and don’t give up praying that God will direct your steps and guide you towards your success.
Conclusion on how to stay motivated as a Blogger
Being a Blogger is very rewarding. You get to do what you love. To help people and make money. All from the comfort of your home. But it is hard work. At least in the beginning when you build your audience, traffic and figure out how to monetize your blog. This process can sometimes feel like it’s taking too long. And it’s where most bloggers fall off the blogging train.
Don’t be one of them. When things get hard, and they will, rest. But don’t quit. Keep your eye on the prize. Remember why you started. Your financial freedom is right in front of you. Go after your dreams. And don’t give up until you’ve reached your destination.