It doesn’t take long before those new to Blog World to experience the first feelings of impending . . .
I experience it every day. Now although I have taken on more writing responsibilities I’ve started taking control of my Blog World. If you don’t do it in the beginning, it takes months to dig yourself out if you are like me. So why not start your experience off on the right foot, or left, or . . . let’s do this the correct way.
We all blog for different reasons. I love my Friends in Blog World but too much of a good thing and I am just about dead. I need time for other things, like writing my novels, spending time with my son, reading books (that are really for reviews for my blog) and sleeping. I may have forgotten something important in there, I am sure of it.
But breaks don’t always happen. That’s why you and I have to . . .
Three Ways to Keep your Sanity in Blog World
Before you even start a blog need to consider these three things and stick to them.
Set boundaries for your Blog Life
- How available to do you want to be?
- Do you want to be personable in your interactions?
- Do you allow access to your various social networks?
Basically you want to be able to have your readers connect with you through your writing. Be satisfied with that. You will make a few friends and I am not saying to limit yourself. Just keep your Blog World in Blog World. I have made some great friends and we talk on Twitter and Facebook. I’m not saying it’s wrong or bad or anything. If you have thousands of followers and 1 percent want to talk to you, that ends up taking a big chuck of your time. I have one friend who spends as great deal of time just responding to comments.
Also you want to remember why you are in Blog World in the first place, to Blog.
Set a schedule for your Blog Content
- You can write all you like, but I recommend that you save that writing in drafts for those days you just don’t feel like writing at all.
- Set how many posts you want to put out per day and/or week and stick to it.
- Make time to visit other blogs you enjoy.
I have had a problem with this. I blog write like a mad man. I am all over the place writing, and I do enjoy writing. I don’t want anyone to get me wrong about that. If I had saved my writing and limited myself to just 2 posts per day I would be set for the year. Just think about that. You could do all the writing your want and schedule it for months ahead, freeing up your time for writing your novel or whatever else you might like to do.
Another thing about content management. Give your content time to be viewed. If you load up content then things get pushed down and are not seen. Give it time.
When your Blog Schedule is over . . . unplug
- Disconnect from your blog and social networking
- Set time for your other life activities.
This is a bit wrong in how I set it. You set time to blog, the rest is your life. Make sure that when you are not scheduled to do Blog World things that you disconnect yourself. Blogging can become an addiction. It replaces needs in peoples lives. We enjoy it, we can share it, we can be us, we can create, we can express ourselves, we are the world. Pretty cool stuff really.
I tried to set a schedule not long ago and ended up feeling guilty as people felt I didn’t want to talk to them. Well Ronovan has to toughen up or just get out of Blog World. Schedule is coming.
Blogging is a great life. If you manage it from the beginning you don’t need to worry about burnout so much and you will enjoy it a lot more. Some reading this will hate it. They will say “You can’t schedule your friends.” Well you know what? I would rather schedule my friends than burnout so bad that I lose them.
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