Yes, my friend, it is true; there are lots of things that frustrates the living daylights out of a blogger.
It is as though frustration is a rite of passage for the individual who chooses to become a blogger.
Hey, I know for a fact that I have aroused your curiosity.
So, without further ado, it is time for you and I to have an in-depth look at some of the things that frustrate bloggers.
Wondering What The Hell They Should Blog About
There are numerous bloggers who believe in the existence of writer’s block.
In my case, I believe that writer’s block is a myth because I can always find something interesting to write about.
I simply choose a topic and write about it ― no rocket science involved!
The year 2021, is going to make it thirteen years that I have been pulling blog posts out of the thin air like a magician (When you have been blogging as long as I have, creating content for your blog becomes second nature).
Most newbie bloggers are intimidated by the sight of a blank screen; filling it with content is their ultimate challenge and worst nightmare.
By the way, my article, 10 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block, will teach you how you can easily overcome writer’s block.
I strongly suggest finding a topic in advance; doing so will enable you to know what your blog post is going to be based on.
The Challenge Of Finding The Time To Blog
Finding the time to blog can be very challenging for a busy individual; which is why I recommend that you find a realistic blogging schedule and stick with it.
Some people can cope with publishing content on their blog twice a week.
I chose to publish content on my blog weekly because I know that particular schedule is most appropriate for me (I am granted enough time to choose a topic, put it together in the form of writing, proofread it, edit it and create an image for my blog post).
If you are too busy to write a blog post in one sitting, you can write it in parts; for example, you can write a few paragraphs for your blog post daily; at the end of the week, you would have completed an entire blog post.
The truth is that the people who managed to get their quota of blogging done made the time for it.
The Challenge Of Responding To Comments
I happen to be one of the many bloggers that enjoy responding to comments in a timely manner.
Do you know that there are bloggers who find it somewhat difficult to respond to the comments in their own blog’s comments thread?
Their excuses range from:
- Not having enough time available to respond to comments.
- Having too many comments to reply to.
- Believing that the time spent responding to comments could be used to create content for their blog.
Now, I am not going to say anything harsh about bloggers that view responding to comments as being frustrating.
Because each blogger is different.
Since I enjoy responding to comments, they might as well send all of their commenters my way (That way, both of us will be happy).
Moving Heaven And Earth To Blog When The Internet Goes Down
One of the most frustrating things for a blogger is for their internet to go down.
Some years ago, my modem stopped working (my service provider made upgrades and left me out of the loop); as a result of that technological fiasco, I had to wait three working days to receive the new piece of equipment.
What did I do?
I carried my laptop computer to a friend’s house, told them exactly what was going on and politely asked if I could use their WiFi.
My friend said, “Yes.”
I spent the time at my friend’s house putting together a few blog posts as quickly as I could and then I scheduled them to be automatically published at a future date.
I suggest coming up with a plan B for whenever your internet at home goes down.
Using A Different Electronic Device To Blog On
Many years ago, I had to use my smartphone to publish my blog posts (Thankfully, I was on Blogger back then).
Luckily for me, I knew how to put together a blog post on Blogger via a smartphone.
Why did I have to use my smartphone for blogging purposes?
I had to use my smartphone for blogging purposes because the power supply cord for my laptop computer died (I had to publish blog posts on my smartphone until I was able to locate and purchase a new power supply cord for my laptop computer).
Today, I would not even dream of using a smartphone to publish blog posts on my blog.
And, why is that so?
Because I am on WordPress; I would not want to face the nightmare of using the Block Editor on a smartphone.
I believe that I might have a much better chance of putting a blog post together on a larger device ― a larger electronic device like a tablet computer (One that preferably has Linux on it).
Using a different electronic device for blogging purposes might be a bit frustrating for some bloggers but in emergency cases, some of them would gladly step out of their comfort zone with the intention of keeping their blog active.
The Challenge Of Maintaining A Positive Frame Of Mind
It is no secret that a lot of people have a hard time dealing with the negative news that is circulating in the mainstream media.
Being told that COVID-19 claimed a large number of lives can have a devastating effect on our psyche.
Some people would actually take a hiatus from blogging until they can regain their mental balance.
I highly recommend, Larry Alton’s, 7 Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset, for anyone who is easily affected by the negative news that is circulating in the mainstream media.
One should never allow negative news to kill their blogging mojo.
As you have learned, bloggers are faced with all sorts of frustrations; bloggers can either find ways of overcoming them or they can allow those frustrations (in whatever form that they are in) to stifle their creativity.
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