Some people had a lot of fun with their blog in the beginning and as time went on, the fun dissipated.
What in God’s/Goddess’s name can cause a person to no longer have fun with their blog?
Well, to be honest, it can be a number of things.
So, without further ado, it is time to look at some of the things that can cause a person’s level of fun for blogging to diminish over time.
1.) You Are Not Giving Yourself A Mental Challenge To Overcome
Believe it or not, there are people who love a good mental challenge and that is the reason why:
- They love learning all they can about blogging and putting what they have learned about it into practice.
- They participate in blogging prompts.
- They take part in NaNoWriMo.
- They enjoy coming up with new topics for their blog.
- They enjoy meeting their publishing deadline.
Those sorts of mental challenges are fun to overcome (It lets the blogger know what he or she is capable of).
2.) You Are Involved In A Niche That You Hate
Choosing a niche because of its high level of popularity and not because you have a genuine love for it, will cause you psychological distress.
Because putting together a blog post that is based on a niche that you do not love will be one of the hardest things that you will ever do in your life (It would be an extremely cumbersome task).
You might as well base your blog post on a niche that you are interested in because you would be passionate about the topic.
Besides, there is really no need for you to punish yourself.
3.) You Have Lost Your Blogging Mojo
A lot of people lost their blogging mojo when they learned about the existence of COVID-19.
The good news is that some of those bloggers have regained their blogging mojo.
Unfortunately, some of those bloggers are yet to regain their blogging mojo.
On a positive note, any person can regain their blogging mojo by doing the following things:
- Listening to their favourite genre of music while they are creating their blog posts.
- Redecorating their workspace.
- Reading blog posts from their favourite bloggers and interacting with them via the comments section of their own blog.
- Watching a YouTube video that is based on a topic that they like.
- Taking a break from watching the news.
Now, even though it is good to go on a blogging hiatus, you should not stay away from your blog for an excessively long period because the longer that you stay away, is the harder it is going to be for you to start blogging again.
4.) You Are Looking At Your Stats Too Often
Newcomers to blogging tend to look at their stats a lot; they want to know if their latest blog post is getting incoming views.
I will admit that one’s stats will give them an idea as to the types of blog posts that do well.
However, if you are new (or fairly new) to blogging, looking at your stats is going to be a bit disappointing because you have not established yourself as a blogger.
Your blog’s stats are going to be somewhat low until your blog gains momentum.
Low stats are not fun to look at; looking at them may cause you to think, “Should I continue blogging? It does not look as though I am doing well.”
So, my friend, ignore the stats until you acquire a decent number of followers.
5.) You Have Been Comparing Yourself To Other Bloggers
The truth is that the timeframe for gaining success will vary from blogger to blogger.
Some bloggers may achieve a level of blogging success within a period of six months.
Whereas, some bloggers will have to wait patiently for one year until they can see the desired results.
Comparing yourself with a blogger that has a blog that does way better than yours is not going to make you feel good about yourself or your blog.
The wise thing to do is not to compare your blog to the blogs of your fellow bloggers.
6.) You Are Overworking Yourself
Bloggers that overwork themselves are not going to enjoy the blogging process.
One should not overwork themselves because they could end up burning themselves out.
It is strongly advisable to blog in moderation.
The truth is that not everyone is capable of publishing blog posts daily without burning themselves out.
My blog post, 5 Ways To Keep That Blog Of Yours Alive, highlighted the importance of choosing a realistic blogging schedule.
Some people can easily handle the pace of publishing blog posts a few days a week, while others may be best suited to publishing articles on a weekly basis, etcetera.
7.) You Hate The Block Editor
Now, how are you supposed to have fun with your blog if you hate the Block Editor?
My blog post, The Block Editor Is Getting Lots Of Hate, highlighted how people truly felt about the Block Editor.
Well, instead of wasting your precious energy on hating the Block Editor, you can do one of the following things.
- Learn how to use the Block Editor.
- Utilize the Classic Block.
- Upgrade to WordPress.com’s Business package; which allows their premium customers to use the Classic Editor in the form of a plugin.
- Find another blogging platform to blog on.
The implementation of the Block Editor is probably one of the most hated changes in the history of WordPress.
8.) You Are Not Interacting With Other Bloggers
Blogging is not only lonely for the blogger that does not interact with other bloggers; it is boring too.
Every blogger needs to come to the realization that they are part of a blogging community.
What is the common behaviour among bloggers within a blogging community?
They support each other, of course!
And, just in case you did not know, bloggers support each other by:
- Visiting the blogs of their fellow bloggers.
- Leaving valuable comments in the comments thread of their fellow bloggers after they have read their blog posts.
- Pressing the Like button on the blog posts that they resonated with.
- Following blogs that they are genuinely interested in.
Dear friend, your blog is going to remain a proverbial ghost town if you fail to interact with the members of your own blogging community.
As you have learned, some people are not having fun with their blog because:
- They have not given themselves a suitable mental challenge; one that they would be willing to overcome.
- They are involved in a niche that they hate.
- They have lost their blogging mojo.
- They are looking at their stats too often.
- They have been comparing themselves to other bloggers.
- They are overworking themselves.
- They hate the Block Editor.
- They are not interacting with other bloggers.
One’s blogging journey would be a whole lot of fun if they truly loved the blogging process.
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