Yes, Yes, Yes!
These are some problems that plague even myself, a beginner. I struggle with most of them on a daily basis, whether all of them at once (Yes, this can happen), or some of them at a time. I am being completely honest with you guys. If I were lying, then how can I boast on not having problems? I have come up with a list of the 10 most difficult problems I face with this new blog, and having to overcome them every time they seem to say Hi.
These problems don’t just come and go, but like I said in the article’s headline, a plague.
A plague that comes without warning, causing damage to the beginners’ fresh mind. Damage that destroys a beginner’s will that he just gives up!
But with a plague comes a cure.
Curing the beginner’s plague in blogging can be slowly cured by reading and fortifying your mind with the right article like this one and others like this. Great post by Allie!
Hence, I mentioned “slowly”.
Don’t expect to be a tough spartan after reading a few articles. Just like training a few times and facing a top MMA fighter like Dominick Cruz or Georges St-Pierre.
You’ll lose. Period.
But with patience and training over a period of time, you will cure this nasty plague and defeat it. It doesn’t sound simple, but it’s possible. The article talks about 10 of them, but really, they’re a lot of more. So, Lets train!
1. Not Having Enough Time
Tick, Tick, Tick….. That’s what I can hear from the nearest clock while sitting here at my laptop.
Over a certain period of time, I don’t hear this, since it starts to be repetitive. But as soon I came to write this point about not having time, thinking about certain things to write, I heard the ticks. I was like that is time! Things we do with time, is like those ticks you hear from your clock. You’ll do things no matter what they are.
How about doing things for a goal? Sounds good, right?
What’s nice about the good part is that it becomes repetition that you like. Repetition that passes by without thinking. Let’s be honest here, time has always been there, no matter. All 24 hours! It all depends what you did during those hours. I don’t have time. I have to make time. Then I have time. The solution is don’t waste any time, and structure your day in order to fit in a session that helps you reach your goal. Simple. Not anything complicated such as taking so and so “thing” to make your brain think faster.
2. Your Patience Is Not There
I raise my hand. This is a real doozy. The younger you are and the less experienced as well, having patience is a whattttt????
A grain a patience was not found in me and sometimes it is missing even now. In fact, patience goes hand in hand with time.If you have no time, then you have patience. If you “have” time, then your impatient. Getting on what I am implying? For me, some days feel like they take forever to end. And to feel that way, I needed some sort of impatience. Right? Same for the other way around. I usually think of great things accomplished in my lifetime. Not anything ancient with the exception of the quote….
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
To get to that point, success, would be a living hell.
If you feel this way, good!
It means your patience, which is inside of everybody’s body, is being tested. No matter how small the situation is. Just fight with your mind, and feed your mind with fuels, such as quotes, to give the mind some support. This “patience” is a big mountain to conquer, and sure not easy to do. I talked about patience like this in this article.
3. Expecting Results That Are Not Possible
What if I told you that I came up with 500 subscribers last week!
I know for a well established blog, this an expectation that can be expected. But for bloggers just beginning, forget it! Not even in dreams. Let results speak for themselves.
If you worked your ass off, then expecting just above what you expected last time is a safe way to do it.
Otherwise you’re on a scary road to failure. Taking baby steps to one goal and the next, is a million little results put together for success.
4. You, Not Being Humble
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin
In other words, a proud blogger will make only a small following. Sure, proud of other things you’ve accomplished is fine, but to come off the bat and say this and that about yourself in blogging, is a sure way to discourage others. Doing just that shouldn’t be the purpose of your blog.
Face it, the majority visiting your blog are beginners, finding a way to do something. And a blog should be a place of learning and encouraging for a person who is attempting at starting something new
5. Writing And Not Having Your Voice And Opinion
The blogosphere has grown large in the last decade. It wasn’t how it was 4 years ago. A lot has changed. The number of blogs has increased significantly. Being able to stick out now, is a crucial thing. Don’t be the next random, not-so-fun blog out there with the millions.
Put some life into it, and create your blog on the way you are living your life and experiences you’ve had. No matter what circumstance you are, there are thousands of people out there with the same passion and kind of life your living. Writing a good article in today’s world has to contain your voice in order to be just that good. Give it a shot, and success will be slightly easier to see :).
6. Not Being Consistent
Every time you add something to your blog such as a new article or just converted a visitor to visit your blog again, you have set down a new layer.
Don’t just erode your new layer without added something important over that current layer.Without doing anything, your step forward will just result in two steps backwards. People are looking for one reason to stay.
Is this Blog Alive?
That’s one thing I ask myself when I visit a new blog. If it’s dead, that blog stinks! Imagine your visitors thinking this or me visiting your site with this conclusion after visiting your blog. If you’re consistent, then you don’t see this kind of results. For those that don’t keep up, try next time to keep up with the layers. It will help you in the long run!
7. Thinking For Yourself And Not Others
Like I mentioned before, your blog should be a learning resource for others and not a place to show off your skills. Showing off is for the later. Writing content that is readable to the other “guy” and not only understood by yourself. People will love you more when you help them solve a problem in the article or even answering a comment with your own solving comment.
Ask yourself questions on what problems you’ve had before and help other thousands of people having the same predicament.
8. Not Making Friends
Have you heard someone say, “It’s all about connections.” In some of the other industries, this is a must. In order to get to a high place and be the view of the other small blogs, making friends with the other “friend” bloggers is crucial. There are many ways to make friends.
I just shot an email to Onibalusi, the writer at YoungPrePro, saying how I liked his blog and let him know briefly that I just started a blog! Just that has opened a communication channel worth building. Commenting on similar sized blog in the niche is a very good way to build relationships.
Just this point can be a whole new discussion, and written about all of it in an article.
Just Be Friendly
9. Being Stubborn And Not Learning
This is a tough one for me to swallow. Learn.
Don’t be like, “Well, I learned this about 3 years ago, so I don’t think I need to know more.”
Chances are, the thing has slightly changed or updated. It might not mean much, but the win lies in the details. The details are those updates you see on the computer or an object in real life. Learn, Learn, Learn and don’t give up. I knew a person once who was stubborn on not learning the new way to succeed with that particular process. I will say the sad result. He Failed.
The Sad Truth!
10. Not Trying Out New Things
This point goes right with the previous. When you learn something new, no matter how small, you put it into practice or use. See if it works, test it, tweak it. Do all the necessary things for it to work, your way. Not trying out new things can just like I said of that person,
I am not saying to completely change an idea or blog, but certain aspects of it can be very beneficial to your blog’s life. I know you will go out there and read about the new changes that have come out, and put them to use for you to succeed!
These are some problems I have written about that face certain bloggers, like myself, way at the beginning. Being able to acknowledge these things before hand will protect you from the panic attack that comes with the meeting.
I hope these points have served as a preparation for what is to come, and for those that are currently fighting for their lives, giving them some encouragement to keep fighting. Share this with your friends and people you know, and give them the encouragement they need!