Are You Guilty of Not Blogging Enough?
The short answer to this question for me is YES!!
Its all about motivating yourself, getting in a routine and then having the discipline to take action and get it done. We all fall down on these principles every now and again.
Successful blogging is all about consistency and producing interesting content. When we start out nobody is really sure what to write about and so you steer towards the topic or niche you are interested in. This is not the wrong way to go about the job in hand however whilst you are building up your knowledge you are limited to the information that you produce.
I have found that there are so many other aspects to blogging which all help to provide content and context. It is worth listing on a separate notepad all the sub topics which may relate to the main thrust of your articles. For example think about all the things you need to have personally to write successful and probably more importantly interesting content.
Some ideas that may help you are to consider motivation, goals, discipline, enthusiasm, health & fitness. You experience all of these things in your daily life, day in and day out. If you then think about how each sub heading effects you and what you are trying to build, ie. an online business or establish an online reputation as a specialist in your chosen field you will soon find that you are not short of content.
This morning I went to the gym at 06.10. I know you will be thinking that I am off my trolley!!! Whilst on the cross trainer I was watching TV’s Sunrise breakfast show with Piers Morgan. He suddenly started referring to a great Michael Jordan quote and it got me thinking for the rest of the day. It was this:
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.”
― Michael Jordan
You could write a meaningful and interesting article around this entire very leveling quote so remember there is always something to write about.
The harshest Judge of your performance no matter what the issue, will always be you yourself. That usually matters more that anything else. All I would say is don’t be too hard on yourself and simply keep going! You will get there in the end.