Making the time for blogging is not as easy as it looks; it is one of those sacrifices that a lot of bloggers make (Myself included).
And, why is it that a lot of bloggers make that type of sacrifice?
They do it because they want to get their quota of blogging done!
So, without further ado, it is time to find out what the pros and the cons are of making the time for blogging.
You Grow Into The Habit Of Using Your Spare Time Wisely
Using your spare time wisely to create a blog post is a wonderful form of time management.
You can use increments of your spare time to:
- Come up with a topic for your blog post.
- Create an outline for your blog post.
- Create the draft copy for your blog post.
- Proofread the draft copy of your blog post.
- Edit the draft copy of your blog post.
- Publish the finalized copy of your blog post.
Now, it is not mandatory for you to do everything that was mentioned above in one sitting; it can be done in parts.
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that those things will become an ingrained habit if you do them regularly (And, you will end up feeling out of sorts if you do not use your spare time wisely to create content for your blog).
Not Socializing With Friends Or Watching Movies Until You Complete Your Blog Post
Not socializing with your friends or watching a bunch of movies until you get your quota of blogging done can be quite difficult for a lot of people (It is one of the biggest cons of making the time for blogging).
In your schooldays, your parents made sure that you did your homework; you were not allowed to socialize with your friends or watch television until you completed it.
Today, you are all grown up. However, you can still implement that method; not socializing with your friends or watching movies until you have completed your blog post (That particular approach may appear extreme, but truthfully speaking, it is an austere form of discipline).
You Are Able To Meet Your Deadline
Dear friend, meeting your deadline is not all that hard to do. All you have to do is to make sure that your blog post is finished before the time and the day that it is due.
The problem is that too many people wait until the very last minute to get their quota of blogging done.
In my case, I publish blog posts on Renard’s World weekly; every Saturday at 19:30 Greenwich Mean Time (I use the scheduling feature in the WordPress Editor to help me out with that).
By the way, if you happen to be one of those people who does not know how to schedule their blog posts on WordPress, I highly recommend that you peruse, Schedule Posts & Pages.
I have Monday to Friday (six days in advance) to make sure that my blog post is ready for my beloved readers (Which is way more than enough time to put a blog post together).
Where posting deadlines are concerned, it would be a wise move on your behalf, to choose those that are realistic (Especially the kind that is not going to leave you severely burnt out and frustrated).
It Is Somewhat Difficult To Focus On Writing When You Are Not In The Mood To Do It
Okay, I will admit, that there are lots of people who find it difficult to focus on writing when they are not in the mood (It is another one of those horrible cons of making the time for blogging).
Writing when you are not in the mood for it, can feel as though you are squeezing a rock with the hopes of expelling a glass of water out of it.
However, it is possible to write when you are not in the mood for writing; Flavia Young’s article, How to Write When You’re Not In The Mood, will teach you how to do it.
The sad truth is that if you are depending on having the inspiration to write, you will end up creating nothing the day that inspiration fails to show.
Another great article that you can read is Karen Reyburn’s article, How Do I Write Blogs When I’m Not In The Mood (It would provide you with some very simple things that you can do when you are not in the mood to write a blog post).
You Do Not Have To Make Excuses For Not Publishing A Blog Post
Unfortunately, the blogosphere is filled with people making excuses for not being able to publish their blog posts; they stem from:
- Encountering writer’s block.
- Being extremely busy.
- Lack of inspiration.
- Not being in the mood to write.
- Being too tired.
Oh, those damn excuses are endless in nature.
The truth is that it is way easier to come up with an excuse as to why you were unable to publish a blog post than to actually create and publish a blog post.
Those bloggers who have made it a habit of theirs to make the time for blogging, will not find themselves making excuses that pertain to being unable to find the time to blog.
Yes, my friend, making the time for blogging has its pros and cons and they are:
- Growing in the habit of utilizing your spare time in a wise manner.
- The blatant refusal to socialize with your friends or watch movies until you have created and published your blog post.
- Being able to meet your deadline.
- Writing a blog post when you are not in the mood to write.
- You will never have the cause for making an excuse that relates to not publishing a blog post on your blog.
Now, I am fully aware of the fact, that this is a highly controversial topic.
As a matter of fact, hundreds of bloggers in the blogosphere will always justify their reason for being unable to find the time to create and publish a blog post.
Realistically, it is possible for any blogger (whether they be a newbie or an experienced blogger) to make the time for blogging.
Please feel free to share your opinion via the comments section of my blog.
And, thank you for reading!