Some bloggers have made the mistake of trying to do way too much in a short space of time or of handling blogging-related tasks that they are not ready for.
Realistically speaking, a blogger can only do so much.
Now, the amount of effort that a blogger can put out in regards to blogging will, of course, vary from person to person.
Dear friend, I want you to know, that if you spread yourself too thin, you will end up:
- Feeling irritable.
- Becoming sick too often.
- Unable to concentrate.
- Becoming anxious.
- Getting a nervous breakdown.
- Not making quality time for yourself and your loved ones.
- Losing the desire to create content for your blog.
As a blogger, you are responsible for your well-being.
Also, you would be way more valuable to your blogging community if you remained healthy in mind, body and spirit.
So, let us examine some of the things that can be an added burden to a blogger.
Making The Mistake Of Following Too Many Bloggers
A lot of people are already following too many bloggers (Following everyone who followed them lead them to that particular problem).
Now, are you truly capable of visiting all of the blogs of the bloggers that followed you?
If you are one of those people who happen to have a small following, your answer would be, “Yes!”
And, if you are one of those people who happen to have a large following, your answer would be, “No!”
Guess what? Some of the people who followed your blog (especially those bloggers with a large following of their own), will never visit your blog next month or anytime in the near future.
Because they themselves are following too many bloggers.
The most sensible thing to do is to follow a number of blogs that you know is feasible for you to visit and of course, those that you are genuinely interested in.
Stop the insanity of following too many bloggers!
Forcing Yourself To Post Too Often
For the record, this is not a disapproval of those bloggers that post too often, but a stern warning to those bloggers that force themselves to post too often.
Do keep in mind, that there are bloggers who are comfortable with publishing content on their blog numerous times a day.
However, if you are forcing yourself to publish content numerous times a day, you could end up burning yourself out.
As a matter of fact, you should not have the cause to force yourself to do anything; the urge must come naturally!
Are you forcing yourself to post too often?
Wanting To Slove Every Blogger’s Problem
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that you will never be in a position to solve every blogger’s problem.
Because not every blogger wants your help.
It is a known fact, that some bloggers post their problems on their blog as a way of blowing off figurative steam.
In the past, I remembered giving a young female photographer advice (It did not turn out well).
Via a WordPress blog of hers, she said that she wished that she had a DSLR camera and that she could not afford it because she needed the money to pay her tuition fees for university.
Being the kind-hearted person that I am, I told her (via the comments section of her blog), that the newer models of Samsung smartphones and iPhones had impressive cameras and that it was a cheaper option.
She accused me of being snarky.
Since then, I pick and choose whom I give advice too.
The last thing that I want is someone taking my solution to their problem out of context!
Trying To Manage More Than One Blog When You Can Only Manage One
Managing more than one blog requires lots of responsibility.
Hats off to those bloggers who manage more than one blog well.
Unfortunately, there are people who have made a huge mess by attempting to manage two blogs and more.
Logically speaking, if you are having trouble keeping one blog afloat, why start another?
Only start another blog if you are great at blogging and know for a fact, that you are in a position to dedicate your creative energies in creating content for an additional blog as well as the blog that you already have.
Are you capable of managing more than one blog?
Your Inability To Juggle Your Blog With Work Or School
It is a known fact, that a person is going to be mentally and physically exhausted after a hard day’s work or in some instances, after studying long hours in school.
If you are tired, the wise thing to do is to recuperate your energy. Do not force yourself to create a blog post in an exhausted state of mind because you will only make things worse by publishing a blog post with typographical and grammatical errors.
The best time to create content for your blog is when you are fully coherent.
For the record, it is possible for anyone with a busy lifestyle to publish high-quality content on their blog.
The so-called busiest man or woman on the planet could publish content on their blog fortnightly or monthly.
Attempting to blog daily is going to be somewhat of a difficult task for someone who works a nine to five job and the same thing applies to those people who attend school (It is not recommended due to the fact, that it requires lots of energy).
Also, a blogger who is deeply determined in keeping their blog alive will find a way of getting their quota of blogging done.
The truth is that a lot of busy people neglect their blogs because they no longer see blogging as a priority of theirs.
And, one should always remember that they can work proverbial magic (which in this case is finding the time to blog) by utilizing their time wisely.
Are you a deeply determined blogger who happens to be well-skilled in the area of time management?
Dear friend, biting off more than you can actually chew in the figurative sense, will backfire on you. Therefore, it would be a wise decision to avoid the following things:
- Following too many blogs.
- Forcing yourself to publish numerous blog posts on a daily basis.
- Attempting to solve every blogger’s problem.
- Becoming enticed by managing another blog when you know that you are only capable of managing one.
- Attempting to blog daily after a hard day’s work or after studying long hours at school.
Do keep in mind, that you are a human being (And, human beings have limitations).
So, use your time and your energy wisely!