While many bloggers start their journey out from a desire to have a creative outlet or as a hobby, the moment you decide to turn into a business is also the moment when blogging stress can start setting in. Once you dub something as “work” it can be quickly turn into something that was once fun into a huge pain in the butt. Here are my top 3 tips for reducing blogging stress.
1.Create a schedule for yourself
With all the advice swirling around out there on the internet, it can be hard to figure out where you should be focusing your efforts on your blog. Having a set schedule of key tasks you know you want to get done for the week and then spreading them out in a way you can manage is important so you don’t get overwhelmed. In the beginning of my blogging journey, I did not have a clear plan of how I was going to get work done and was quickly burning myself out thinking everything had to get done NOW. Once I realized how unsustainable that was, I bought myself an agenda that I loved where I could plan out my months and weeks ahead with my main goals and to-dos that I was aiming to accomplish. Emphasis on aim for because more often than not, tasks end up taking longer than you anticipated and that is totally okay! Having a plan and a blogging schedule will help reduce information overload and streamline your work.
2. Focus on one thing at a time
This is another big tip that I had to learn the hard way. In addition to not initially having a great schedule in place for myself, I would jump from task to task without sitting down and just completing thing at a time. Prioritizing what needs to get done first and putting all of your time and energy into that ONE task is so important to effectively using your time and reducing blogging stress. In the early stages of a blog, all efforts should be focused around growth and getting yourself out there to your ideal audience. If you are engaging in any activity that deviates from that, stop what you are doing and pivot! It is so much better to have focus and master one thing at a time in your blogging journey otherwise you will end up in going in circles and stressed!
3. Remind yourself of why you started
This is probably one of the most important tips and goes into why you started your blog in the first place! It is likely that it was from passion for a topic or a creative outlet, which is so amazing and something that most people don’t do. This is why removing yourself from the nitty gritty details of your blog sometimes and reminding yourself of the awesome community you are building around your passion is so important. It will help to keep you grounded throughout the process and majorly reduce blogging stress! If you find yourself getting lost in the process, go back to your why to get back on track!
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