I have a problem. I’m a lazy blogger.
I have so much to say and so many stories to tell, however I can never find myself putting pencil to paper…or in this case fingers to keyboard. Even after many different attempts at personal and business blogs, I always find myself shutting them down due to inconsistency, boredom, and feelings of failure. Why is that?
I believe a lot of my blogging laziness results from a lack of confidence. Although my writing is nothing fancy, I have always believed myself to be a decent writer. There might be some incorrect grammar here and there but overall, it’s decent. My weakness then, is my level of confidence in what I have to share. I don’t see my material as anything special or relevant. To me, my material isn’t anything new. It’s just the same ‘ole stuff coming from my mouth instead of someone else.
Another blogging pang that results in my laziness is a lack of visibility. When I write something, I put a lot of energy into it! The least I ask in return is targeted eyes reading what I have to say. Whiny as it may be, I find it hard to produce consistent content when I know no one is viewing it or engaging with it. Maybe that’s just me…
The question then becomes “How do I overcome blogging laziness?”
How to Overcome Blogging Laziness?
Embrace your individuality.
My lack of confidence in my writing is healed by a complete 180 degree change of mindset. Instead of thinking that my material is “just the same ‘ole stuff coming from my mouth instead of someone else”, I must truly embrace my individuality. I have my own opinions, insights, and stories to tell. No one can be me. No one can have my thoughts. No one can say it like I can. Until you and I understand that, we’ll wallow in blogging laziness.
Care about value, not visibility.
Whoever said blogging is simple, easy and effortless deserves a big slap on the forehead! I said earlier that when I write I put a lot of energy into my writing correct? Well, that’s how it should be! You should put all your energy in each piece of writing so that you can produce the best you can EVERY TIME. It’s not always a simple process, especially if just starting out. When creating good content, value should be in mind not visibility. Another way of putting it is, “Quality over quantity.” Who cares if only one person sees your content? Your goal should be to win over that one person by providing valuable content that will keep them coming back to you for more. Quit numbers crunching (you too Blake) and just write great valuable content!
What Do You Think?
I’d like to break the bad habit of blogging laziness. Help hold me accountable and share some more tips you may have on “How to Overcome Blogging Laziness.”
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