I am about to describe my ideal blogging life. This is not advice for you to use. It’s more like a daydream about a world in which I can do whatever I want and still be cool 😉
Plus, you don’t want my advice – believe me! I have no blogging game…
I am a personal blogger. And even though blogging was always my hobby, I used to follow the advice of pro bloggers. Well, Sort of…
After several years of quitting and restarting blogs. I decided to change the way I do things so that I enjoy it more and get overwhelmed less.
This is what that looks like…
No Email List Or Content Upgrades
I know, I know. The money is in the list. But I don’t care about the money. I care about sharing stuff online and connecting with people.
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No Social Media Strategy
I want to hang out online and have fun. That’s what I used to do before I became a blogger. But after, I always worried about what I am sharing and if my audience will bail on me if I go too off-topic. It’s silly really.
Now I don’t worry about it. I do my own thing and as a result am having way more fun 😉
No Specific Blog Strategy
I will blog when I feel inspired. And, hopefully be inspired more often because I am not stressed about my blog strategy 😉
I will also write about anything and everything and not worry about it’s share-ability factor before I hit publish.
Grow Slowly And Enjoy The Process
This is real life blogging here. Yes, some people hustle and put in way more time than I ever will and grow big audiences fast.
But, a part-time blogger with my level of initiative will grow slow and steady and that is just fine with me!
No Blogging Schedule / No Set Posting Days
I am breaking all the rules now! When new bloggers first come into this world, the first bit of advice is always “Be Consistent” And it is REALLY great advice. It works.
But I don’t want to be consistent. I want to blog when I want and post the blog when it’s finished.
One Of Everything / Everything In One Place
I pretty much tamed this beast, but I still have a few things to clean up. At one point I had 5 Gmail accounts. Five! Why? I have no clue. I just kept grabbing usernames and then using different emails for different things. Ugh! What a mess.
So now with all things digital, I want to only have one of everything (or every function) and keep like things together.
Practice Blogging Basics
Blogging basics include creating new content and connecting with others. So in my life that means I want to focus on reading blogs, writing blogs, and connecting with other bloggers.
These are my favorite aspects of blogging and why I keep coming back to it.
Don’t Look At Stats Or Number Of Followers
Stats / Numbers do not define me or my blog. They only tell me how many people connect with it. I would rather focus on having conversations with people who I relate with and being helpful to others.