“Blogging? What type of passion is that?” You must have heard such comments if you are a passionate blogger. Not to mention the disapproving glances and sighs of your family and friends when they see you doing your stuff. What is even worse is when they tell you to ditch blogging if you (God forbid) share with them that you are facing blogger overwhelm, the very natural after effect of being a fervent blogger.
With constantly having to promote your blog on various media – Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, keep up with all sorts of algorithms and keep churning out freshly brewed content, the life of a blogger is not easy for sure. Quitting, however, is not an option but the following 7 ways are definitely going to help you handle stress.
7 Efficient Ways to Handle Blogger Overwhelm
1. Be Consistent
The key to success in blogging is pretty much the same as in other fields of life and that is consistency. There is no point in coming up even with the most excellent stuff but posting only once in a while because chances are there won’t be anyone around to read it. If blogging becomes too overwhelming for you, just cut yourself some slack and skip a few not so important steps. You know what we are talking about. Agonizing over the perfect layout, right image, and the ideal fonts is of lesser importance. The idea is to show up regularly.
2. Be Smart
The existence of social media scheduling websites is one of the most amazing things the gods of technology have bestowed on us. Cut a step off your blog management process and schedule your social media posts using one of those scheduling sites. The most popular one is Hootsuite that allows posting on 4 social media forums at the same time! Be smart and save yourself the trouble of repeating the same chore time and again!
3. Define your Blogging Goals
To keep on blogging when hit by overwhelm, you must have an end goal. If you are to keep a blog to promote your product, focus on that. This will help you post something relatable that will help you achieve your objective as well.
4. You don’t have to follow every other trend
What others are doing should be learning, but competition for you. Try to improve on your weaknesses, for instance if a fellow bloggers is using a mass emailing program, see how it can also improve your blogging process. What works for others will not necessarily work for you and you are not obliged to try every trick there is in the book. Stick to what works for you.
Sometimes, recycling your most popular post is alright. On days when coming up with new material becomes impossible, it is okay to let your better work come to your rescue. Repeating a post after 2 years or more will only increase your readership.
6. Going for the fallback
In case of bloggers’ block, it is good to have a fallback option to rely on. You can opt for a guest post or just let Twitter decide the topic.
7. Take a Break
This is the last option, only when you have tried all other ways to get over your blogger overwhelm. Just shut down your laptop and do whatever it takes to refresh your mind.
However, return to blogging the moment an idea hits you. Happy Blogging!
Prompt: Have you faced blogger overwhelm? How did you deal with it?