How to be a successful blogger without spending all day on the computer. I admit, it’s hard! There is always room for growth and improvement, in every area of life and in every area of blogging! It is good to set goals and be actively growing your blog, but it is all to easy to let blogging take over and become the number one priority in life. Here are a few tips that I’ve learned that help me keep my blogging on the side 😉
- Set Boundaries – I’ve actually found that I am most productive when I schedule time away from the computer every day. When I know that I can only spend a certain number of hours online it keeps me focused on what I need to be working on, instead of checking Facebook or getting lost on Pinterest.
- Realize That You Aren’t That Important – For a long time I would feel guilty if I didn’t post every day, or whenever I wasn’t active with my fans on Facebook every hour. But one day it hit me. I’m not that important. My fans/followers and friends will all survive without hearing from me, and that’s a good thing! I love being able to interact with the friends I’ve made in the blogging world, I love being able to use my writing to encourage people. I truly enjoy these things from the bottom of my heart, but when I can’t do, that’s okay too. I’m pretty sure none of my fans are going to cry themselves to sleep because I forgot to post or didn’t share a funny facebook photo. They will be fine. And if they are not, I’m doing it wrong 😉 The interaction is fantastic for all of us, but it shouldn’t be essential to our well being, or the well beings of our followers. We aren’t that important, and that’s a good thing.
- Set Goals – Setting goals for yourself can oftentimes be a great tool for spending less time online, simply because it makes you focus your efforts on your goals, instead of just being all over the place with various projects and posts. Figure out where you want your blog to go, and then set realistic goals for yourself to get it there! But keep in mind that it is okay that your blog isn’t there yet, just keep working at it!
- Have Fun! – It’s never fun to run yourself ragged beating away at the computer all the time. Take time off to enjoy your day. Play with your kids, read a book, spend some time praying or go on a walk. All of those things can help you get your mind off your blog and prepare you for another great day of blogging & writing when the time is right! Remember that this should be fun, even if it is generating income for your family, don’t let yourself get burnt out!
What is your best tip for successful blogging with obsessing?