It Is Important To Get Your Priorities Straight. Here’s Why?
We live in a world that’s constantly changing, updating every day making it is impossible for us humans, with our limited time to keep up with the pace of the world! Time is unfortunately, an exhaustible and limited resource. We all get 24 hours a day, not a second more or less. Thus it becomes even more necessary that you to plan; a schedule that would allow you to manage everything in a systematic order without compromising on anything important. But then there are times when you have to let go of the things that aren’t as urgent. That’s life. The same rule applies to your blog as well.
Blogs provide you the online platform to promote your ideas to a large number of people, and thus an opportunity to sell your content. But it is important that you organise your work properly, so that you get time for everything. Maintaining a blog is no easy feat and as a budding blogger you have to work even harder investing more time to establish a solid reader base and build your goodwill. Even if you have an impressive audience base, you have to work extra hard to maintain it and keep up with the expectations of your followers. Hence at the end of the day you’ll find that you have loads to do but very little time!
This is one of the biggest problems that a blogger faces. There is so much to do! Writing new content, editing old ones, interacting with the readers and replying to their comments, socialising with your seniors and competitors, and also keep yourself updated about the latest developments in order to stay in business. Blogging is not an easy job. And if you’re maintaining two or three blogs, not for recreation purposes but as a serious business option, then it becomes all the more difficult.
Blogging is fun, especially when you’re passionate about the topic of your content. But that doesn’t mean you’ll ignore the other aspects of your life. You cannot do everything, and it’s ok to let some things go. That’s the first and foremost lesson a blogger must learn. As a newbie you’ll realise that the more you learn the more things you’ll have to manage. There will be so many things to do, but you have to set your priorities straight. As a blogger, your first job is to ensure that your readers are happy, that you are providing meaningful and innovative content. Also multitasking won’t help for it will just divert your focus making it all the more difficult and chaotic for you to manage everything. Concentrate on one task and complete it properly before taking up another one.
Your blog is a living entity that needs to be fed fresh content regularly, for it to grow and prosper. And it is normal that you will feel over-burdened and overwhelmed by the magnitude of it all. Creating quality content, advertising your products, and also tracking the recent changes in the market are just some of the things that’ll you would have to take care of. But instead of being nervous and frustrated about it you have to learn to manage it by setting up a schedule and sticking to it.
In the struggle to maintain a balance between your real and virtual lives, it is your personal life that has to pay the price. Devote time to your personal commitments, friends and family as well. For even if you work 24*7 on your blog you won’t get to complete everything and that’s the beauty of it! The ever growing work pressure is what makes blogging so challenging and fun!