I haven’t written much lately – maybe three times a week and even then, I am a bit lost as to what to write about. I feel like I have lost my way with my blog. I change the look and feel of it sometimes to give it a fresh look. I try being creative with my topics but nothing much seems to be working.
I guess I am measuring the value of my blog my the number of views, likes and comments I get. Today it was a big ZERO! But really, does that matter? Perhaps I have become too concerned about pleasing others and not focusing on improving my writing skills by keeping on going and writing as often as I can.
I bought an ebook yesterday called “BlogWise: How to Do More with Less” by Darren Rowse (a fellow Aussie). It is about people who have successful blogs and how they do it. So far the examples are so far removed from me that I can’t really relate to them. These are super-successful blogs that bring income and employ staff. Blogging is an important tool they use in their business.
I made a few notes as I was reading:
- mind mapping for blog ideas
- know your goals
- plan your day for each hour and then chunk it
- do what works for you – it doesn’t have to be cool (I liked that one!)
- what is the big picture?
- listen to your favourite music as you blog
- drink coffee and blog
- be accountable
These are taken from the book by Darren Rowse and now I will reevaluate what my goals are, what it the big picture. Some of the successful bloggers mentioned frustration at times and reinforced the need to keep writing regardless. So I might try writing every day again – just to get back into the habit and I will see how that goes.
I would welcome any other tips to improve my blog.
PS To those who have followed my blog for a while – I can report that my son, who is walking the Appalachian Trail has reached the 1000 mile point and is now in West Virginia.
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