I have talked about various business aspects on the blog in the past including, blogging as a business. Today I want to talk with you about overcoming pitfalls as a blogger. Things are both similar and different for a blogger than a regular entrepreneur. They are similar in the respect that both are running a business and make no mistake about it blogging is a business.
A SET SCHEDULE
This is one the biggest pitfalls of a blogger. In fact, it is one of my biggest pitfalls. Since I work from home I set my own schedule and let me tell you it isn’t always easy. My brother made the comment a week or so ago that he envied me working at home because I got to use my own bathroom whenever I wanted. Since I know how much my brother enjoys his bathroom time I conceded that was a plus. I can sit in there for thirty minutes if wanted (yeah right!) I told him the downside is I can come up with fifty other things to do rather than work. One thing that you need to do (and I need to practice) is having a set schedule. Now the days and times that you will be blogging and stick to it. Leave yourself a little wiggle room for adjustments but other than that stay on schedule.Failure shouldn't be in your vocabulary. Progress is the only word that should define your business.Click To Tweet
GAINING A FOLLOWING
Another pitfall of a blogger is working towards gaining a following. This is something else that I struggle with. I have struggled with this from day one and I will continue to struggle with it until the day I stop blogging I am sure. I have read every theory about how many hours i should spend on social media or how often I need to post. There are millions of “do this” or “do that” posts all over the place. I have dozen of blogging books. Each and every one of them tell you something different. I have tried every method out there and some work for a little while. Others don’t work at all or take up more time than I honestly want. I would love to tell you I have the answer and you can do something and that be it. I don’t and that is where Grace Lever comes in.
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