The Bloggers Biggest Challenge and How to Overcome It

The Bloggers Biggest Challenge and How to Overcome It

Publishing online by starting your own blog can be a daunting task for many of us. I know I found it difficult.

Questions whirl around your head. Doubts niggle at your consciousness.

What do I focus on? What could I have to say that hasn’t been said before? Why would anyone read my articles?

These are faced by every blogger who has ever blogged or wants to start.

The other excuses

Putting it off then becomes even easier as you then delay with other mental gymnastics.

I will wait until I have the perfect idea and then I will commence. Can’t afford it at the moment. Don’t understand the technology.

These will whirl around the corners of your mind until the dissonance becomes tiring, mind numbing and nauseating.

Why you shouldn’t put it off

Blogging is simply self publishing on a small scale that allows you to discover yourself and your potential one word at a time. It is an expression platform that allows you to display your passion, ideas and creativity and obtain feedback in real time.

It will force you to research and structure your thoughts. It will help you distill your creative self.

David Ogilvy had this to say about writing “People who think well, write well”

So what will the art of blogging mean if you persist?

  • It will enhance your creativity
  • It facilitates deeper thinking
  • You will make a difference as you share your thoughts
  • Leave a legacy. No longer are your ideas hidden off line and don’t see the light of day.
  • Create a lifestyle that provides freedom by monetising your knowledge
  • Improve your memory
  • Your thoughts will gain structure and clarity through the discipline of practiced effort

The social web is like a super conscious for humanity enabled by technology.  By creating and expressing online, you change people, and they change you. This is where the magic happens.

These are just some of the benefits you will notice over time.

It hasn’t been easier

The technology excuse is often a “biggie” for many, but it shouldn’t stop you from taking the first step. The evolution of the internet and software means that complexity is now not a big deal.

Yes, you will have to get out of your comfort zone. But if you don’t want to do the technology yourself then hire someone to do the design and development for you. it is no longer expensive with outsourced contractors available on platforms such as Elance.com and Freelancer.com. for minimal cost.

Using a platform like WordPress doesn’t require much more technical capability than using Microsoft’s “Word”

The bloggers biggest challenge?

Just “starting”.

Don’t let the excuses stop you any longer. They are all just a noisy distraction for stepping out of your comfort zone.

It’s time for you to share your passions, thoughts and inspirations with the world.

Done is better than perfect.

 

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Comments

  • Leah Lambart

    I think this is exactly right! Thanks for sharing.

  • brandonstarnes

    Great post! I have been blogging 9 months now. Can’t believe it. I have had all the same fears and battles. So glad I have stayed consistent. Hoping it will help others.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      So cool to hear you have started and persisted. The journey has only just begun. :)

  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    Blogging has opened so many doors and was the start to me creating a business that now supports our family!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      That is great to hear Kimanzi!

  • Victor Renteria

    Thanks Jeff, hearing this I feel better. You know, I started my own blog so I have many ideas, and with your advice I think this gonna work out.

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Great to see you drop in and share your thoughts. Congratulations on starting the blog. Well done and I look forward to hearing more about your journey:)

  • http://www.davidrobertsonline.com/ David A Roberts

    Thanks Jeff. I’m just starting my blogging life and it sometimes seems overwhelming, but you’re right. Just writing it will make you better at it. I’m still getting a feel for it but I know I’m not alone.

  • http://www.netmediablog.com/ Nwosu Desmond

    Overcoming blogging challenges entails you first of all understand what the challenge is and how to manage it. Blogging is simply more than hitting the publish button, you have to be equipped to sustain your passion for blogging.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Rob!! That made me laugh!!

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Amen Jeff! I learned all I needed to know, by starting.

  • http://www.basicblogtalk.com kimseasok

    Thanks for sharing…! This is really nice article with fulfill motivation about blogging. I would agree blogging is really difficult work and sometime I want to quite that. However, I think that it is the way to enjoy my life and how could I improve myself thus I decided to keep content.