Woah, I enjoyed another beautiful morning outside on the balcony today. It was 23C/73F in the shade, and I sat in the sun.
And now it’s soon time for my weekly super-relaxing day.
A while ago I wrote:
In order to be a successful blogger, you have to blog frequently – daily is best – and if this is something you hate, then your online “job” will become a nightmare.
And I got a mail reply from a subscriber who wrote:
Britt, in order to blog, one doesn’t have to make posts frequently – they can sit once in several months or even once a year, and make a bunch of posts, and then put the posts on a schedule. If it’s in an area of expertise (programming, for example, for someone who wrote and is selling now a book on programming – a blog to let the readers feel that he is an expert) – it doesn’t have all the time be about the current situation, it can be premade. Don’t frighten people 🙂
I never replied the mail, because I decided to write to everybody on my list, since everybody might be touched by what I wrote.
Yes, certainly you can set up a blog, write a few posts and be successful.
But that’s rather the exception than the rule, in my experience.
For that to work more than just out of sheer luck, it has to be holiday related or something concerning events that happens rarely.
I agree to that, and I even wrote a book about it called Casual Holiday Blogging: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/823306-warning-casual-blogging-can-create-ongoing-cash-get-my-blueprint-get-ready-holidays.html
And if it’s to sell a new book, then blogging is not the main source of income. It’s just a tool, like Twitter or Facebook. That’s not what I’m referring to here. I meant blogging, as in main source of income.
And yes, instead of writing new blog posts frequently, you could set aside a huge amount of time, like once a year, and write 360 blog posts, and schedule them to get publihed daily.
Still, if I was a person who hated to blog, I would hate this period just as much as blogging daily.
I still think you would be better off by recognizing your limitations and do what you like or love rather than what you think you should do.
Because most of us don’t need much excuse to procrastinate.
Blogging daily when you hate it? – Bah, I’ll wait until tomorrow.
Blogging several hours per day for a month to schedule for later publishing? – Bah, I’ll wait until next month.
On the other hand, doing something you love… You don’t have to push that into the future, do you?
I would think that you get more things done, when it’s things you love, rather than things you’re forcing yourself to do.
What do you think?
Do you agree with my subscriber? Do I scare people away?
Or do you agree with me, that you should do what you love (if you can) and know your limitations?
Think about it 🙂
P.S. That goes for choosing a niche, too, in my opinion. There might be more money to be made in the dating niche than in the carrot cultivating on the North Pole niche, but if you must push yourself to get just a few words written about the dating niche, because you’re not interested, then YOU might make more money in the tiny carrot niche. And by the way, if you want to know the BEST way to pick a niche, then read here: http://malka.im/e/niche