I failed on the second, third, and fourth day of my Blog Every Day Challenge (100 Days Challenge). It’s harder than I expect it to be but I quite understand how and why I failed. In this post, I will share some of the pitfalls that I encountered in the first five days of the blog challenge.
Second Day of the Challenge: Not knowing What to Write
I believe every writer and blogger out there would understand and can relate to this problem. More often than not, we don’t know what to write. We know that we have so much to share but it seems that we’re lost on where to start.
This is why before starting a blog, you should already have the plan and system in running your own blog. Take note that this is not just about your monetization model, topics you want to write about, and your expertise about the topic. It’s important that aside from the mentioned concerns, you should already have your over-all online marketing plan to grow your blog. This involves your keyword research, competitor research, content marketing strategy, and content calendars. I admit that I lack most of these things for my personal blogs. It’s a different story if it’s for my client. I would definitely have these things prepared even if they won’t ask for it.
I’m going to work on the SEO strategy, content marketing plan, and content calendars of my sites this month. With these things, I can strategically produce contents that are aligned to my over-all online marketing strategy.
Third Day of Challenge: Laziness and Procrastination
As a person who would like to improve other people’s lives, I’m disappointed to myself because of the fact that I do feel lazy and procrastinate sometimes. I do have a solid schedule and I make it sure that I follow my routines. Unfortunately, when it comes to my personal blogs, I do feel like I have to drag myself just to type something for my next post. To combat this, I recently adjusted my schedule and put Blogging into the 2nd spot of the things that I have to do after waking up. I find it easier to write in the morning just after waking up. I adjusted my schedule to stick with this habit.
Fourth Day of Challenge: Not Understanding One’s Bio Clock for Writing
As mentioned in the second reason, I adjusted my blogging work early in the morning 30 minutes after waking up. As a writer, you have to determine the time when you write the fastest and easiest. Observe yourself in a week and you would surely know what’s the best time for you to write.
As part of the deal, I will send $3 for charity projects before the end of this month. I will also reset my count to one (1) because I failed to publish three articles for three days.
Since I fully know and understand these pitfalls, I will improve my blogging system and writing for this challenge. I will also create tracking mechanism so people can check my statistics for this challenge. I will let you guys no.
I hope you learned something from me!
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