I have been breaking my own web marketing rule and not posting very often or consistently. I thought I’d write a little bit about that and why it’s something you shouldn’t do. It can happen to anyone. Call it what you will, writer’s block, laziness, boredom, life distractions, or fear of success. It has been a little of all those for me. I have been busy, very busy. I am starting my very own podcast.. possibly two podcasts. I won’t get into a lot of details in this post. Instead, you should be able to listen to the real thing in about 2 weeks and for now should read the rest of my rant about why you should do as I say and not as I do.
There are Benefits; Although not in the form of $
The other obstacle I have had in my way is work. Like so many others, I don’t get paid to write my blog. This is an important consideration to make when blogging. It is very difficult (but not impossible) to make a sizeable amount of money blogging. I blog part-time whenever I have the time. There are payoffs, although they don’t pay the bills directly. Blogging has the ability to improve the reach of your products and services. It also helps to establish you (the blogger) as an expert in your field.
Blogging Platform Ease of Use
Another important consideration to make. Blogging is a lot more fun when it’s easy. It is important to choose an easy to use blogging platform. As much as I love WordPress and use it every day, it has been a stumbling block for me the past few weeks. If you have read any of my other posts, you will notice that I like to include code snippets in my writing. In the past I have done this without any issues… that is, until now. For one reason or another, the plugin I use doesn’t want to work with the rest of my platform. So, when I try to include new code in my posts, it appears garbled and unreadable. …Not a terribly hard thing to fix, but when you have limited time to begin with, blogging for free doesn’t become any easier.
Don’t Give Up
If you’re like the rest of the world you tend to get busy. This can come in cycles and if at some point your blog goes dormant for far longer than you had ever thought possible, don’t loose hope. Like anything, developing good habits or routines takes time and are easier to break than make. Hop back on that blogging horse and don’t be discouraged.