Blogging is fun and pays off. For those who want to spend time online and establish an online presence, blogging really is fun. And for those who want to make some cash out of it, blogging really pays off, provided they work hard towards their goal.
Whatever be it, blogging involves quite some stress. Given that blogging is just not about writing blog posts, it includes a lot of hard work and persistence. Ya, as I said, blogging involves other things than producing content. What are they? Some of them are follows:
Producing quality content consistently, building backlinks, promoting the content, take care of On Page SEO and Off Page SEO, take care of design aspects of the blog, network with other bloggers, read and comment on others content, brainstorm for blog post ideas; well there are a lot more.
So you get the point, it seems overwhelming. But it really doesn’t have to be tightly packed because you have total control. Unless you are blogging for a big firm who gives you deadlines to write blog posts you have control over writing and publishing blog posts. You have to decide what works best for you so that you don’t squeeze yourself up.
Here are some tips to stay cool and at the same time be an effective blogger:
1. Find a posting frequency:
Updating blogs is a great deal. While you want your blog to be regularly updated and at the same time you need more content for the search engine bots, you should not forget one important aspect: QUALITY! So while you are urging yourself to post every day, make sure the quality of your blog posts are not compromised for.
It is a must that you choose the right posting frequency where you don’t tear yourself apart and at the same time provide quality content to your readers. I have made one post about it here:
How to blog regularly without tearing yourself apart?
2. Take productive breaks
You blog; but don’t work without breaks. I know it is tempting to check your emails, moderate comments, reply to comments, finish up that blog post, promote that guest post of yours, so on and so forth. But you need productive breaks – short breaks now and then so that you don’t break down.
Take the weekends off. Have a working schedule. If you are blogging full time from home, make sure you have total control of your time. Decide the working hours and include breaks in your schedule. Productive breaks help you to avoid stress.
3. Plan your blogging
Don’t blog out of the sky. Have a goal. Have one big goal about your blogging career and then small goals for the day, week and month. Make out a plan for each goal and work towards it. If you have a goal and a plan, things are half done. You won’t often run into times of stress with a pre-planned schedule.
Ya you heard me right. This helps a lot. Workout need not be strictly cardio or weights. You can actually choose any kind of relaxing workout you wish for. Some examples include walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, cleaning the house and so on.
All these activities increase blood flow and refresh your brain. You take a break from blogging and give your eyes and brain some rest. Have a Personalized Koozie and do some workouts. You will find a great difference once you resume from a workout. Workouts are also great ways to create new blog post ideas.
5. Network With Bloggers
Networking with other bloggers not only helps in link building and SEO. It also helps you reduce stress. Take time to come out of your own blog and read others content. This will help you to relax and read different perspectives from different people. Leave comments on other blog posts. Interact with those bloggers and also other commenters.
You will be doing three birds in one stone – build backlinks (through comments), relax and at the same time generate new blog post ideas from others content.
Blogging is good but don’t kill yourself. Stress out of blogging has the same bad effects as other types of stress and the effects are actually worse than you think. Blog while stay healthy by eliminating stress.