Procrastination A Bloggers Worst Enemy
As a blogger one of the worst thing I could do is to procrastinate. Some people have recently commented, “you’re so lucky getting things for free”. The reality is everything I received has a price. Blogging is not an easy task. There is so much that has to be done each day and the truth of the matter is, what I put in, I get out.
So what’s involved when writing a daily blog post? Here are some of the things I have to do to continue building my blog and making it a success. Every day I have to write a new post. This does not come naturally to me. Sometimes I get writers block. It can be really hard, especially on the day’s I’m adrenally low. I struggle with concentration issues most days, however to combat this I try to write two posts on a better day so I don’t have to write a post when I feel really sick.
As well as trying to write brilliant content, I also have to keep on top of and continue to develop my website. This is not an easy task! There is so much to learn. There is no class that I can sit in. I am not told what to do. I have to research how to do everything from uploading a template to building widgets, creating no follow links, adding plug-ins, scripting and the list goes on.
Another daily task that needs to be done is linking up my post to other bloggers. If I join a linky and add my post, it is then necessary for me to read other blogs and leave comments. This can take hours depending upon how many blogs I read. I need to read blogs to learn and to build meaningful relationships and friendships.
Then there is social media. I need to share my post on different social media platforms to put my post in front of as many viewers as possible. I have to take time to engage with followers and online friends. I can’t ignore people. Then there is dealing with brands and requests and trolls.
These are just some of the tasks that has to be done to create a good blog and build a following. Given the hard work that needs to be done the worst thing a blogger could do in my opinion is procrastinate.
A few years ago, I wrote my very own poem on the subject of procrastination. I thought I’d share it. So here goes,
I’ve always enjoyed writing poetry. This is one I wrote and never forgot. The words stay constant in my mind. Being chronically unwell I really do find it hard to concentrate. My brain can feel like mush and I struggle to think and write. It can be easy to put things off and procrastinate. I just have to get on with it. If you want something in life you have to work hard for it.
I want to have a popular and successful blog which can inspire other’s and help people to overcome difficulties. I hope to raise awareness about my illnesses, Adrenal Insufficiency, Chronic fatigue and GHD. I hope my blog can help me to raise the funds I need to improve my health and my family’s quality of life.
I want to be the best mother I can be because my child matters! I hope to share my teaching knowledge and experience as a parent because every child matters!