I genuinely believe that a highly productive blogger is a happy one.
People who are depressed are usually less productive; hence their reason for wanting to stay in bed for the entire day.
Therefore, would it no be in our best interest to create content for our blog when we are in a joyous state of mind?
The answer to that question is an unwavering, “Yes!”
So, let us explore together, some of the things that can contribute to a blogger’s happiness.
1.) Having An Attitude Of Gratitude
Yes, my friend, having an attitude of gratitude helps greatly in the area of maintaining our happiness.
I am making an educated guess that you can come up with a list of things that you are grateful for (I know that I can).
In my case, I am grateful for the following things:
- To be alive.
- My beloved family.
- Having food to eat.
- To be healthy.
- Having internet access.
- Having a computer to create blog posts on.
Now, that my friend, is merely a proverbial drop in the bucket; I am grateful for countless other things.
Some people start their day on a sour note; they focus all of their energy on everything bad that is going on around them and as a result, they are angry with God, their neighbours and everyone else in the world (It is a pity that those people are not grateful for opening their eyes and witnessing another day).
Do you ever start your day with an attitude of gratitude?
2.) Treating People The Way That You Would Like To Be Treated
Never make the mistake of behaving as though you are better than the people that you come in contact with on a regular basis.
You might be more affluent than the person that you are standing next to. Truthfully speaking, having wealth does not make you superior to someone who is poor.
Besides, impoverished people hate being treated like second-class citizens.
Some wealthy people pretend that the impoverished person next to them is a non-entity; thus passing them straight without ever telling them, “Good morning,” or “Good evening.”
Everyone likes being acknowledged.
If you are unable to acknowledge the people that you come across physically, there is a chance of you ignoring the people in your blog’s commenting section.
Where blogging is concerned, all commenters are equal; no one really thinks about the commenter that they are interacting with as being rich or poor.
Therefore all bloggers should treat each other with love, kindness and respect.
Treating someone the way that you would like to be treated is a vital part of life (And, that, my friend, can help us in becoming happy bloggers).
3.) Managing Your Time Effectively
A lot of bloggers suck when it comes to time management; this results in them:
- Being unable to find the time for creating content for their blog.
- Being unable to interact with their fellow bloggers.
- Being unable to find out what is new with WordPress.
In the past, I have stressed a lot about choosing a realistic blogging schedule.
It is no huge secret, that a person is going to feel mentally and physically drained after a hard day’s work or after spending long hours at school.
So, why in God’s/Goddess’s name do you want to kill yourself out by forcing yourself to publish blog posts daily?
A realistic blogging schedule for an extremely busy person would be weekly or fortnightly.
No one likes to be forced into doing something (We all have an aversion towards forcing ourselves to do things).
The best solution for this sort of madness is balancing your life.
Carry on with the other aspects of your life and blog less (By the way, blogging less is way much better than not blogging at all).
Managing your time effectively will also help greatly in becoming a happy blogger.
4.) Liking What You Do
Do you like blogging?
If your answer happens to be, “Yes,” you are on the right track ― blogging is certainly for you.
If your answer turned out to be, “No,” leave blogging alone and venture into something else like vlogging or podcasting.
It makes no sense whatsoever, to spend countless hours blogging if you hate it!
Engaging yourself in something that you like to do, places you in a joyous state of mind.
5.) Blogging About The Things That Are Of Genuine Interest To You
Sadly, some bloggers have chosen a niche that they do not like.
And, what is their reason for choosing a niche that they do not like?
They chose that niche of theirs because it was a popular one.
Venturing into a niche that is of no genuine interest to you is blogging suicide (You will not last long in the blogosphere; your blog will eventually end up as one of the many abandoned blogs in cyberspace).
My blog posts are based on the things that are of genuine interest to me.
So, for the sake of your blog’s longevity, I urge you to base your blog posts on the things that are of genuine interest to you (You will be a much happier blogger for making that decision).
6.) Associating Yourself With Like-Minded Bloggers
Another simple way of becoming a happy blogger is to associate yourself with like-minded bloggers.
Book bloggers will obviously enjoy interacting with other book bloggers.
If you are a blogger who publishes regular prompts on your WordPress blog, you will enjoy the company of other bloggers that publish prompts on their blog.
Like-minded bloggers will find a sense of joy whenever they interact with each other.
As you have learned, it is quite possible for anyone to become a happy blogger; this can be accomplished by:
- Having an attitude of gratitude.
- Treating people the way that you would like to be treated.
- Managing your time effectively.
- Liking what you do.
- Blogging about the things that are of genuine interest to you.
- Associating yourself with like-minded bloggers.
You deserve to be a happy blogger.
And, always keep in mind, that happy bloggers enjoy spreading their joy in the blogosphere; thus making it an enjoyable place to be for all bloggers!