Ever feel stuck in a rut with your blog? Bloggers who work a full-time job and maintain a blog can easily feel frustrated keeping their blogs’ stats up. If a blog isn’t kept up consistently, its statistics will show it. A blog that has low traffic statistics, content which is haphazardly written, and posts that lack personality and passion will lose connection with the readers. What is the solution to this dilemma?
First, the blogger must consider what is causing the stuck-in-a-rut dilemma. Perhaps it is due to a lack of time and energy. People who drive a long distance to work get up by 4:00-5:00 am and arrive home in the evenings 5:00-7:00 pm on the average. That leaves little time for dinner preparation, mealtime, kitchen cleanup and time for a 30-minute walk plus family time. By the time all of these daily routines are completed, a blogger has no more time or the energy to spend on blogging.
Lack of time and energy is a common cause to the blog rut problem. Another is the feeling of inadequacy that plagues a blogger when comparing to others’ blogs that shine with personality and passion, authority on blog topics, and content that is king. Habits can be acquired, and habits can be broken.
Life’s interruptions can suddenly change a blogger’s good habit of consistent blogging. Overtime at work. Sickness. Surgery. Aches and pains. A blood clot. Vacation. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Fun events and not-so-good situations. That’s how habits are broken, and that’s how people get stuck in a rut. The good habits changed due to life’s circumstances. Thus, the blogger needs to acquire good habits again.
Going back to the how to solve the dilemma, a blogger must focus on what caused the good blogging habits to be broken. Once that is realized, steps can be taken to acquire new habits that will result in consistently written blog posts with personality, passion, and king content. Any of the following steps can help a blogger acquire good habits for writing a blog with personality and passion:
- Invite guest bloggers (saves time blogging every day).
- Blog on the weekends, and schedule blogs to be posted throughout the week (saves time that a blogger doesn’t have during the week).
- Focus on what causes the passion to blog, the niche (creates energy).
- Forget about comparing with other bloggers’ styles. Be original. (Creating original content results in king content.)
- Grill enough meat for a week. Prepare easy vegetable salads, tuna and salmon salads. Snack on raw fruit and vegetables. (Saves time in the kitchen. Helps to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Creates new ideas for food bloggers.)
- Take breaks from blogging. Set an alarm for every 30 minutes. Get up and move. Stretch. Do exercises. Water the garden. Feed the pets. (Helps not get blood clots from sitting too long. Makes a blogger feel energized.)
- Get fit. Walk for 30 minutes. Get the blood pumping. (Helps physically, mentally, emotionally-a good balance for a blogger that people will trust.)
- Learn nutrition. See a nutritionist. Find natural ways to keep fit and well. (Gives a blogger something to blog about that people need and want – staying healthy.)
Exercise…grill…set alarm to take a break from blogging:
Those eight habits can help a stuck-in-a-rut blogger get out of the rut. They will create new energy, allow extra time for blogging,