Anyone can Start A Blog, but not everyone ends up reaching the goal. If within the first few weeks of blogging and you’re already struggling, chances of you making it is almost non-existent.
But if you can pull through the first four weeks, then you have everything it takes to blog. In this article, I am going to share the tips and tricks that I’ve used. Trust me when I say they are beneficial.
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Your First Four Weeks Blogging Journey
Map Out Your Plan
Before I started my blog, I have already mapped out my plan. Not starting with a plan is like wandering around a thick dark forest with no compass.
Planning is what distinguishes a successful blogger from a failed blogger. Before you kick-off, get a pad and draw your map.
When it comes to planning, you need to know the HOW, WHERE, WHEN, and WHAT. This knowledge proves you know what you’re doing.
Allow me to ask some questions that would plug you into deep introspection. Your answer will determine your strategy when it comes to blogging.
- Why do you want to blog?
- What do you want to achieve from blogging?
- And who are your ideal target audience?
- What do you want to talk about?
Your answer to the above questions would set the path for you, and help you stay on track in your first four weeks of blogging.
When you have the answers, you will discover that struggling doesn’t exist as long as blogging is concerned.
When you blog with a purpose, you flow seamlessly from your core. Most times, people often mistake, such as LUCK! But it is far from luck.
You simply have a clear picture of what you want.
During my first four weeks of blogging, I was utterly confused and didn’t know where to start.
Blog design took me days, and yet I found myself unsatisfied with the look. It was a draining experience, and it took discipline to delve fully.
If you’re the cluttered type of individual. You might need to make some adjustments to your lifestyle.
You can’t blog consistently and passionately without staying organized. Follow the tips below to stay organized.
- Get an attractive diary
- Have a calendar hanging on your desk
- Invest in a digital clock that tells you what time and day it is
With the three tips above, you will instantly become very conscious of time. Time is everything, and you have to learn to work with it as a blogger.
What I love most about this tip is; it gives me a sense of control. If you must survive your first four weeks of blogging, then you need this tip more than I do.
Have A Friendly Schedule
When it comes to having a plan, I am very guilty in that regard. It is one of the things new bloggers often struggle to master.
The fact is, you will find yourself wasting valuable time if you have no schedule.
A schedule keeps you on track and in control. Do you want to spend the day on social media when you should be brainstorming on your next blog post?
Here are some examples:
- Schedule the time for writing new blog posts. It could be daily, three times a week, or perhaps once a week.
- Allocate some specific time social media. If you don’t allocate time, you will find yourself sending the whole day on your favorite social network. It is very addictive, like a drug.
- Schedule the time you spend replying to emails or comments. Since you’re pretty new, this should be off your mind for now.
- Schedule the time you spend promoting your blog. It is crucial, and you should spend quality time doing it.
You get the gist, right?
Make Your Resources Easy To Access
As a blogger, you’re going to have tons of sources where you get information.
It could be a forum where you promote your blog, or perhaps blogs that you often guest post or comment on.
Bookmark these relevant resources for easy reference.
Aside from websites, you can download eBooks, or look for print media to build your up your resource base.
Anything that would help you in your blogging journey should be organized and bookmarked.
Surviving your first four weeks of blogging is not easy. You need to stay motivated, or else, you find yourself getting overwhelmed and drained with work.
One of the ways to keep the fire burning is to regularly visit blogs or websites that inspire you to keep persevering.
Perhaps you can take yourself on a treat every weekend. Just hit the bar and unwind for some minutes.
To stay motivated, you need a MOTIVE. Your motive is the reward, what you desire to accomplish as a blogger.
Perhaps you want to make money blogging or get your voice heard. If that is so, that dream should keep you motivated to keep pushing, even when it becomes very hard.
Don’t Forget To Rest And Play
You are trying to build a blog that doesn’t mean being overly serious every passing minute.
Nah! It doesn’t have to be that way. There is no doubt that blogging is fun, but sometimes you need to take a break, eat, and sleep.
Who knows, an idea might strike you mind the moment you’re playing with a friend or eating your favorite dish.
All work and no play would drain you, no matter how passionate you’re when it comes to blogging.
You might have a family, or perhaps friends at school. Blogging should never leave a negative dent on your social life or personal development.
Every day, I still make out time to take a nap, hang out with friends, and exercise. Blogging shouldn’t steal those valuable moments, especially with friends and family.
Surround yourself with bloggers
Sometimes, what we need is an association of people with the same dream. That way, we find a way to motivate ourselves when the going gets hard.
I belong to numerous Facebook groups on Facebook, a community of bloggers who dream of making an impact. Bloghomies also has a Facebook group that you can join and connect with other bloggers all around the world.
The aim is simple, to keep you on track through your first four weeks of blogging.
The journey of a blogger is one without an end.
However, the success you meet on the road would utterly transform your life for the better. If you can survive the first four weeks of blogging, you can succeed in anything.
While on this journey, have in mind that you’re be learning new things every time you turn around.
The fact is, I am always learning every day despite my immense experience in the blogosphere. So, never stop learning.