Updated June 12, 2018
I don’t have time! I don’t know what topics to discuss! I’m not a great writer! These are some of the issues that many startup entrepreneurs have about starting a blog or blogging. Many of us don’t have a lot a time to blog, but desire to blog because blogging is included in our branding and marketing strategy. These issues can be VERY stressful to the new entrepreneur and cause many to shy away from blogging.
Blogging doesn’t have to be difficult.
I’ve been blogging for 3 years on WordPress. In my first year of blogging, I was so stressed because I believed these 2 of 3 myths about blogging:
- One have to be a great writer-ANYONE can blog, even a 10-year-old. You don’t have to take a course or have a certificate or degree in writing. Some of the best bloggers that I’ve encountered online had NO prior blogging experience, no degrees or certificates. They just got started and they just practice and practice until that were great at it. However, if you choose to do so there are classes and courses you can enroll into for beginner bloggers to learn and/or improve blogging skills.
- One has to blog EVERYDAY– Many of us are busy, so it is impossible to blog everyday. I though that I had to blog everyday and it stressed me out. You don’t have to blog a day, but if you have the time to blog once per week or once per month to blog the most important thing is that you must remain consistent with your blogging.
- One’s content has to be long to have any value-I thought that I had to write a book, LOL in order for my blog posts to be of any quality. Whether you have a maximum of 500 or 1000 word blog posts the most important thing is that your audience is getting value; you’re solving their problems.
I became so stressed and frustrated, believing myths 2 and 3 that I just quite blogging for a long time. A year to be exact. Until I attended a training in May of this year, when a 6 or 7 figure earner assured us that we didn’t have to blog perfect, we didn’t have to be a great writer, we didn’t have to blog everyday, that less content didn’t mean less value.
I came from that training feeling less stress towards blogging and a better attitude about blogging. Now, I blog stress-free!
I’m going to share with you all my 3 simple tips to stress free blogging:
- Quality OVER Quantity-Less content DOES NOT mean less value. Your audience will get as much value from a short blog post as they would from a long blog post AS LONG AS you’re providing value.
- Blog once per week- work on publishing one blog post per week (at the end of the week) with an accompanying graphics and videos. Set aside 3 days each week, one day, 30 minutes for research and brainstorming for you topic, one day, 30 minutes to gather graphics and or create a accompanying video, and one day, 1 hour and a half for drafting, editing and proofreading final draft. To the contrary, if you cannot blog once per week you can choose to blog bi- weekly, monthly or bi-monthly; whatever you decide is best for you; remember to be consistent.
- Short, Sweet and to the point-Keep your blog post at a minimum to three paragraphs, 4 maximum or about 500 to 700 words per post max. Start with a attention grabbing introduction, then in the body get straight to the point, discussing the problems or issues and solutions, last wrap up with a excellent conclusion and call-to-action.
This wraps up How to Blog Without Stressing Yourself Out: 3 Simple Tips For Stress Free. I hope that you all have gotten much value. If you find yourself so busy that you don’t have time at all to blog, there are other (quicker) ways to share valuable content. To find out more drop a 1 in the comments below.
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Rhonda, The Virtu Works Fore U Mompreneur
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