Are you overwhelmed by the idea of blogging?
Do you feel that between working on your business, running errands, spending time with your family, and catching a few breaths for yourself, there’s really not a single minute left to blog?
Then read on to see how you can overcome this blogging problem.
Tip #1 Breaking it into small tasks
Before I even started a blog, I found overwhelming that I did not see how all the pieces will fall into place, so I postponed the idea of blogging altogether.
But when you take it one step at a time, it becomes much easier.
For example, this week, just write down what you need to do to start blogging: find a domain, find a hosting plan, install WordPress (I highly recommend using the WordPress.org platform), install a few must-have plugins, and write 5 blogging ideas. Just write the plan down.
Next week, go ahead and work on getting a domain so at the end of next week you cross that task off your list. And so on and so on.
Within 6 weeks, you’ll be ready to publish your first post.
Tip #2 Trying other types of blogging
Speaking with a few of you, I found out that what scares off a lot of people is that when they hear blogging, they only think of writing. If you feel the same, then you are stuck right there, before you even start.
Though lots of blogs are in writing form, you can try other media too. Are you painting or working on crafts projects? Take a few photos and post them on your blog.
Did you get the idea to create a painting while reading an article on the web? Create a blog post when you include an image of your waiting, and a link to that article. You don’t need to actually write anything.
Is your blog about motivating people? Audio works great: you can record 1-min encouragement audio and post. Just write the blog post title and you’re done!
Are you in the makeup business? At your next event or session, shoot a video of a client makeover or take before and after photos. Ask for client’s permission, before doing so.
Tip #3 Blogging while spending time with your family
How’s that possible? Let me give you a few examples.
If your business is about making cupcakes, why not create a step-by-step tutorial with the entire process end-to-end? Or maybe break it down into a few pieces, uh, I mean blog posts? You can show how you choose your ingredients, how you bake the cupcakes, how to decorate them, and how you package and deliver them to your customers. All with little text and while baking with your kids.
If your business is about baby products, why not presenting a video of you actually using the products with your baby? If that applies, of course.
Take 5 minutes today and brainstorm 4 ideas for your next blog post using the tips in this post. With these, you’ll have enough material for a month of blogging, assuming you post on your blog every week.
What are you committing to do so you can include blogging in your day-to-day business? Tell me in a comment, OK? And share this post so others can bandit!
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