Don’t be bamboozled, just blog it!!

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Hi there if you are new to setting up a blog or website or looking to content market, then you DO need to take this advice on board.

Do Not let your emotions get the better of you.

If you are anyway like me then you find the process of setting up an on line business, very stressful and overwhelming at times. My emotions range from sheer frustration, to anger, to self pity, to not good enough, to f__k this shit, then just when it all seems lost there is a small glimmer of hope. In my case, someone viewed my blog, I got a word of encouragement or inspiration from someone or I had solved a technical website problem that was baffling me.

No matter what state you might find yourself at any moment in time, just let it go. It will pass. I had many sleepless nights and totally unproductive days due to all my perceived problems on the internet. I wanted to give up, but I had gone past the point of no return, having invested both money and time into my on line business. I felt stuck, and this put me under more pressure.....

You ARE your own boss

One day I had an epiphany- Besides me, who cares if I am not on track, If im feeling overwhelmed, if I’m not getting it, if I’m miles behind anyone else. No one, it’s all about me. I have goals and dreams yes, but I’m not working for anyone else, so I don’t have to report to anyone, or meet anyone else’s deadline. I am my own boss, even if I am still at crawling stage. That realisation took a huge pressure off me and I could stop beating myself up. "Accept it Dermot, making mistakes and thinking I am getting nowhere is all part of learning, and to learn effectively its best to take your time". The laptop lifestyle for me at this moment is not having a boss breathing over my neck looking for results. My stress fell away instantly as their deadline was over. When you are your own boss, you have to take responsibility and....

 Don’t fall for quick fixes

Guilty !!!. I have fallen for this time and time again; “How to build a website in an hour”, “How to get 100 leads in a day”, “Earn 20k in your first month”, the list goes on. Very tempting, yes but if you are a newbie, like me avoid these offers like the plague. Not only will you be out of pocket, you will also add to your overwhelm. Stay focused on one thing at a time, even if you find yourself stuck, take a break. Keep trying though, ask for help when there is nothing more you can do and.... 

Get rid of all other distractions

Pop up adds and notifications are a real pain when you are trying to focus, as is email and social media. Log them all out, turn off the TV or put in your headphones if you must. I tend to listen to motivational speakers when I’m writing blogs or fighting with Wordpress, but it is up to you what you listen to, relax as.....

Remember everything takes time

You know the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, but it was built and it is still standing today. The longer you give yourself as a goal the less rushed you will feel, the less rushed you are, the less anxious you will feel, the less anxious, the more focused and specific you can be. Most bloggers I’ve spoken to have given themselves a short term goal of 1 year, and that is to just set up the blog site, that isn’t posts or even monetizing. If you are writing evergreen content (not specific to a time or event), then it will always have value and be there, until you physically delete it. Some blog posts are only monetizing, years after they were posted. Waiting teaches you how to be patient. My metaphor is “Every day I am getting one step closer to my goal” My initial goal is to get a lead, but I still have a lot to do setting up my website and publishing posts. It will happen in time but......

Don’t Delay

You will hear this from every blogger out there. ”Just Do It” as Nike sais. Don't be bamboozled on line, just blog it and start writing and start publishing, even if you are still in the construction stage. Remember, practice makes perfect and if you don’t take action, you will never get any results or feedback, on how you are doing. All of my blogs are on Digitalbloggers.com, as that site is already set up, but I am re posting on Wordpress as I’m developing that site, so it doesn’t matter how many times you post. Syndicate all your posts through social media, and even boost if you can afford to. In time you will get noticed no matter what you write......

Remember there is no such thing as a bad blog

I write from the heart, and write what inspires me, I’m not a technical blogger. I might not be focusing on monetizing my blogs just yet, but I am hoping to help people in any way I can. Also it can be very therapeutic writing how you feel or what you might be passionate about, even if no one else on the planet thinks or feels so. Anything goes (wiithin reason) on the internet. The beauty of blogging is, unlike a paper article, you can always go back and tweek your blog and make changes to it if you feel, even after you have published it. You can always go back to it and make the necessary changes to either get it SEO ranked or monetized, or whatever you want. It's good to know where you are going so.....

Keep a record

I keep a record of all my blog views, it helps me see weekly how many views I've had, which blogs are more popular than others and then atleast that gives me an idea of what is popular with my readers or not. From there I can choose, with the help of key word research (although I'm not very good at that yet) I know which blogs I need to syndicate or boost again. Make sure though that you....

Have fun

If blogging is a chore for you then do something different. It is as simple as that as there is no point doing something you resent. I enjoy blogging, but there are days when I have writers block or just can’t be arsed. That is okay too as on those days I take a break and do something completely different. I find I then get my inspiration or mojo back again. As you go through your day and an idea pops into your head, write it down, keep it for later. Do not sit staring at your laptop, doing endless keyword and other research, pulling your hair out feeling sorry for yourself. Like I said blogging is not for everyone, so if you are not enjoying it, do something else, or join a blogging community as..... 

Many heads make blog work

If you feel you have anything else you can add to these suggestions, please feel free and leave a comment. Many brains are better than one and together we can inspire each other and even make new friends. I am a member of a few blogging groups in Facebook, but SFM Tribe is the best support.


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