7 Ways How to Avoid Blogging Overwhelm as a Solopreneur
There is no doubt about it – blogging takes time, energy and commitment! If you’re a solopreneur with a to-do list that always seems to be growing, you may be tempted to leave blogging off the list. If you decide you no longer have time to blog, I’m sorry to tell you, but you’re wrong! Blogging can be your most important outlet to be seen as a credible source, and you will soon regret kicking it off your to-do list! So my bloggers-to-be, here are some tips to avoid blogging overwhelm:
1. SAVE YOUR IDEAS FOR LATER
Ideas can slip your mind as quickly as they can enter them. Do you ever find yourself trying to remember that one genius breakthrough idea you had while getting a coffee? Or scrambling to remember what the heck you thought of in the shower? Do not let lost ideas stay lost! By creating a place where you write all your ideas down, you will never run out of anything to write about again.
Also, if you’re like me, you may want to check out Aqua Notes for all those ideas that are bubbling while you are.
2. PLAN AND SCHEDULE
This may take a little bit of time, but it will be so worth it and actually save you time and stress in the long run! Consider planning your editorial calendar every month, quarter or year (I recommend yearly planning!). Planning your posts will help rid yourself of overwhelm. No longer will you be rushing at the last second trying to post something. Rushing could lead to mediocre content or not posting at all. Don’t let your audience down, so plan, plan, plan!
3. GET SPECIFIC
I don’t know about you, but I hate spending time on a post, only to come away with nothing to show for my time. There are a lot of people talking, but not a lot of people saying anything! Always have a clear picture of what you are planning to write about, with key takeaways for your audience.
4. KNOW WHERE TO GET YOUR INSPIRATION
Unfortunately not all of your great ideas are going to come to you spontaneously (awh man!). You may need to do a little research to find out what people actually want to read about. This will require a bit of homework, but before you sigh, just know it’s a lot easier then you may think!
If you’re completely overwhelmed, don’t know where to start, or just…well, suck at writing, you may want to consider a ghostwriter. You may want to create a basic outline or subject, then hand it off to a more experienced writer who has some time on their hands. You may want to add your flavor to the article before it goes live.
6. TAKE AN INTEREST
Part of the overwhelm may be the worry that you’re not going to see results from your blogging. It can be disheartening to put so much effort into your blogging, only to have no one show up. Take an interest in your blog and consider it as part of your daily or weekly routine. By taking an interest, it will seem like less of a chore.
7. FOCUS ON THE FUN
Blogging is about what sharing you like. It’s a great creative outlet and an awesome place for fun! Too often do we focus on the numbers than the pleasure or relationships that we’re creating. Success comes from passion, and when you’re passionate about what you do, blogging will become fun. Promise.