5 Reasons Why Blogging Will Always Be Challenging

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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.

Why?

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.

Why?

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 β€” 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?

Final Thoughts

Blogging will always be challenging for us bloggers and that is a good thing.

Why?

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.

73 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Blogging Will Always Be Challenging

  1. Number 3 really resonates with me, Renard – finding time to write. Exactly as you suggest, I like to write a rough draft and then edit it over a number of days until I’m happy(ish). That’s fine if I have time but challenging if I’m busy. You’re absolutely right as well that blogging is an ongoing learning process. Many thanks for your thoughts.

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  2. Wow, among the first to comment, that’s a first in itself with me, l am always playing catchup with your content πŸ™‚

    An excellent post Renard … in the last six months l have been changing the way l blog, and really settling into the whole blogging journey, l owe some thanks to you and your insightful content, as much of it l have read, bookmarked, favourited and gone back to with a philosophical brain on my shoulders and thought ‘Rightio’ where are we going??’

    The journey over the last few months alone has been the most revealing …

    One of the biggest challenges l face, am facing, was facing was and will always be is Time Management and Allocation of Time – because there is just so much to do in a day and so very little time to achieve it. But l have finally got my blog where l wanted it to be , finalised l should imagine end November.

    The other challenges l faced, have faced and am still facing are personal – Suze being ill, took a lot of motivation from me and of course Scrappy in her position is very distractional and demotivating – thank goodness for blogging and community.

    Excellent post Renard, many thanks.

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    1. πŸ™‚ For starters, my blog is not running away (So, it is okay for you to play catchup).

      Thank you for the kind words and I hope that Suze recovers from her illness quickly!

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  3. I blog about having Rheumatoid Arthritis and it can be challenging because I sometimes feel I’m repeating myself and I don’t want to that. I decided to try a different approach just to mix it a little bit so we’ll see how that goes :). Thanks again.

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    1. πŸ™‚ In regards to Rheumatoid Arthritis, you can let your readers know about the treatments that are currently available for that ailment.

      Also, you can let your readers know about the progress that you are making; which would let other people know that having Rheumatoid Arthritis is not the end of the world.

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  4. As always, another informative post. I agree with you in regards to the content. Content cannot be forced, when it’s forced, not only you feel like it’s a chore, but it shows in the writing.
    All of your suggestions were great, Renard.
    Thank you kindly!!!

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  5. Hi Renard; great post. One of my biggest problems is not necessarily the time it takes to write my own blog, but the time spent keeping up with and commenting on other blogs.

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  6. I try to pre-schedule my blogs and usually write something up in the early morning hours when I have a little bit of time to do things. I also enjoy photography so I include my hobby in with posts. I am doing it anyway because having a hobby I believe helps keep us happy. You are right about blogging, there is always something to learn. Have a great weekend.

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  7. When blogging becomes challenging for you – STOP! Simply stop until you feel like blogging again, have enough material or just feel your creative juices flowing. The reader will notice if you’re truly into blogging – or just do it because you think you have to. 😦

    One remark about multitasking:
    It’s scientifically proven that self-declared multitaskers suck at multitasking because they do it completely wrong and theerfore often get nothing done, while singletaskers split up a multitudes of chores into mini-tasks and concentrate on each of them fully while handling the specific task. One piece done, get to next one. But never attempt to do more than one task at the same time.
    And – swoosh – you’re done! … and people will think you’re the bestest multitasker ever. πŸ˜‰

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  8. Most important is finding time. When one is not pushed for time, ideas come freely. Another restraint is blogging about one niche subject. In this case the blogging ideas are soon used up. Have an open field of topics to blog about can make it easier.
    Thanks for another insightful post.

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    1. πŸ™‚ Yes, Sadje. Having an open field of topics makes it easier due to the fact that it grants the blogger the opportunity to take their blog posts in any direction that they choose (Which is the reason why I love dealing with miscellaneous topics).

      However, dealing with a niche has its advantages; such as knowing exactly what your topic is going to be based on.

      And, you are welcome, my friend.

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  9. I have never found it a challenge to create content; I guess it’s the old reporter training, to write to a deadline without excuses, such as the ubiquitous “writer block.” Time is sometimes an issue, that’s true. My personal policy is to answer comments first, read other people’s posts second, and only then work on my own. I feel that my readers deserve communication and those I follow deserve support. And if I run out of time, no biggie! To me, this is only a hobby, and for once in my life, I am under no deadline.

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  10. Whoa! Thank you so much for this informative and inspiring article. As a brand new, baby mental health blogger, I am anxiously scrambling to learn the ropes. All of the hints, tips, and directives can be a little overwhelming but I have this little spark of hope that soon it will magically come together and all will be smooth sailing.

    Your post has put me at ease a bit because now I realize, it will never entirely be smooth sailing. There will always be challenges in creating, growing pains with evolution, and the need for fresh, unique, and relevant original content.

    So I rest assured, it will never be completely easy. It’s all just part of the job.

    Thank you!

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  11. Because I’m new to blogging, I’ve so much I can want to write about all things mental health. However, there are some days when I just don’t feel up to writing – despite the fact that I have all the time in the world to blog and lots of content ideas. I think I’m perhaps overwhelmed with how much I want to say?

    But thank you for this article, it’s given me some ideas and it’s good to read that I’m not the only one who sometimes find blogging challenging.

    And thank you drtanya@saltedcaramel for reblogging this article. It was most helpful.

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    1. πŸ€” Being overwhelmed does not work at all for you; which is why you will have to find an effective method that will help you to relax and think clearly.

      Also, writing an outline for your blog posts should prevent your mind from wavering or help you to remain focused on the points that you would like to highlight.

      I do hope that these two suggestions were helpful.

      Thank you for reading and I am sure that Dr. Tanya is deeply appreciative of you checking out the blog post that she reblogged.

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  12. I am planning a blog launch in January of 2020. It is a lot of work just to get ready to launch a blog! I am already facing some of the challenges you have mentioned as I am gathering up ideas, creating posts, learning about all methods of SEO… It is good to know all this is not necessarily easy for every other blogger.

    I learn a lot from your blog. Thanks for keeping it coming! πŸ˜€

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  13. Blogging is a commitment and I think a lot of us struggle with long-term commitments. With blogging, there’s no end date in sight. I enjoyed reading your article and am saving this post so I can quickly view it later (I don’t reblog but if I did I would have reblogged this).

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  14. So so true Renard! Blogging it is a commitment and is very challenging!
    Most of the time I’m struggling with time management! Having a full time job is difficult to find the time in writing my posts and reading the others!

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  15. Great content as always Renard. This was a pleasure to read and be reminded that even the great ones struggle sometimes ;). It definitely is hard to always keep it fresh, but sometimes a fresh idea makes the blog more exciting too for the writer. I like that challenge. When I start to get bored, I know it’s time for a change. How about you?

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    1. πŸ™‚ Honestly speaking, I have no problems in the area of keeping my content fresh.

      However, there are those times when I would prefer to stay in bed and sleep instead of creating content.

      On a positive note, it is possible for us to overcome or unique challenges.

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