Every single blogger on the face of the Earth knows that blogging can be challenging (Even the experienced bloggers are not immune to challenges; it is something that they face every time when it is time for them to create a blog post).
The ordinary reader (the person who is not a blogger) is probably thinking, “What is it that makes blogging so challenging?”
Well, the old adage, “There is more than meets the eye,” is an appropriate one to describe blogging.
So, without further ado, let us explore these challenges together.
1.) A Blogger Might Not Always Be In The Mood To Create Content
Honestly speaking, most bloggers need to be in the mood to create content for their blog.
And, it is no huge secret, that they will find something else to do if they are not in the mood to create content for their blog.
Hey, guess what? It is okay for you to be not in the mood to create content for your blog at times.
Because we human beings need time away from the content creation process.
Forcing yourself to create content for your blog will feel as though you are heavily engaged in an extremely difficult task (And, that my friend would be counterproductive).
To be on the safe side, a blogger needs to know the difference from when they are not feeling creative from when they are feeling lazy (When a blogger is lazy, they will find excuses every time they are faced with the content creation process).
By the way, bloggers can nudge their creativity by doing the following things:
- Perusing the content on their favourite blogs.
- Reading their local newspaper.
- Skimming through a random magazine.
- Watching a documentary.
Also, those things that I recommended are great sources of finding things to write about.
Dear friend, inspiration will help to put you in the mood to create content for your blog (Muster as much of it as you can because you will need it).
2.) A Blogger May Find It Hard To Come Up With Fresh Content
A lot of bloggers have admitted that it is not always easy for them to create fresh content for their blogs.
Okay, I will admit, that it is somewhat challenging to come up with fresh content for your blog.
However, one of the best ways of coming up with fresh content for your blog is to write things from your own perspective.
Because your perspective is unique to you!
Also, my article, 10 Ways To Come Up With Topics For Your Blog, will teach you how you can come up with fresh content for your blog.
Dear friend, the truth is that it is possible for any blogger to come up with fresh content for their blog.
3.) A Blogger Needs To Find The Time To Blog
Finding the time to blog can be challenging; especially when you work a regular nine to five job.
How does a blogger find the time to blog?
They actually make the time to blog!
Realistically speaking, the time is never truly perfect. Therefore, they utilize increments of their time to:
- Research their topic in advance.
- Write the actual blog post.
- Proofread their blog post.
- Edit their blog post.
Those things can be done on separate days.
Finding the time to blog requires sacrifice; an example of this is not watching any television until a blogger finishes certain aspects of their blogging.
Ironically, people will always find time to watch television or play video games.
But when it comes to finding the time to blog, they will come up with numerous excuses that pertain to the reason why they are unable to find the time to blog.
4.) The Learning Process For A Blogger Is A Continuous One
Yes, my friend, it is true that the learning process for a blogger never ends.
And, why is that the case?
Because blogging is always evolving.
When I first started blogging on Blogger back in 2009, blog posts were more or less a blogger’s online diary (Those were simpler times).
Today blogs involve:
- Educating the reader on ways to perform a specific task.
- Entertaining the reader.
- Building credibility via one’s personal blog brand.
- Selling products and various types of services.
- Specialized content that focuses on a niche.
And, that is merely a proverbial drop in the bucket.
In the future, blogging may expand into areas — areas that we may have never dreamed of.
In my case, I took it upon myself to learn the following things:
- On-page and off-page SEO.
- How to create images for my blog posts.
- Where to find free images for my blog posts.
- The basics of blogging.
- Various methods of promoting my blog.
- Creating my own blogging strategy.
There is a high probability of learning a lot when you have invested a lot of your time into blogging (And, that is a good thing).
What are some of the things that you have learned so far from blogging?
5.) Multitasking Can Become A Chore For A Blogger
In addition to creating content for our own blog, we may end up doing the following things:
- Responding to the comments that were made in the comments section of our blog.
- Creating images for our blog posts.
- Reading the blog posts that show up on our WordPress Reader.
- Creating content that would be featured as a guest post on another blogger’s blog.
- Promoting our content via social media.
- Updating some of our older blog posts (To find out how to go about that, I highly recommend that you read, How To Add New Life To An Old Blog).
Multitasking requires a lot of skill combined with being well-versed in the area of time management.
Are you good at multitasking?
Blogging will always be challenging for us bloggers and that is a good thing.
Because we are granted an opportunity to overcome those challenges.
So, my friend, challenges are not a bad thing because they make us stronger and wiser.
What are some of the challenges that you are currently facing with your blog?
Please feel free to tell me all about it via the comments section of my blog.