If you are constantly battling to start a new blog and you keep being stuck at developing the plan to your professional blog, you need to take drastic steps to overcome this situation. However, you cannot effectively find a solution unless you are aware of the cause of the problem. Professional blogging is a huge step; it requires methodical planning for each of its aspects and estimated evolution.
To understand the obstacles to pro-blog planning, you have to analyze your state of mind as well as the motives that encourage your forward path. Some of these stumbling blocks are easy to figure out while some are not, but the following tips will definitely help you take vital steps towards finalizing the solution.
Fear of taking the first step
The first step is always the most difficult. When starting a blog plan, your research will be the foundation of everything related to your blog. Professional blogging has many target-oriented details that need the background information to push through the outcome. Specific and effective research needs boundaries; so, ask yourself the following questions to setup the limits to your blogging area.
- What is your reference of standard for quality for your blog posts?
- What is the motive of your blog?
- What are the revenue aspects of your blog?
- What is your selected niche and in that what are the hot zones specific to your blog?
The answers to these questions will give you the directions necessary to not only start your research but to effectively weed out unnecessary details and concentrate your time and effort to aim at collecting efficient information.
This is probably the most likely cause of your pulling back every time you start planning your blog. Yet, this one cause accommodates a host of reasons that might be leading to the (non) result. To overcome procrastination, regardless its related area, self-assessment and disciplining yourself has to take precedence.
Prepare a blog schedule, allot small targets related to your blogging plan for each day, and at the end of the day record your accomplishment. The size of the task is irrelevant; the priority should be to accomplish your fixed task by the end of your slotted time.
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Blocked creativity flow – get blog ideas
Inspiration can strike at any time. Unfortunately, sometimes your creativity can run dry and no ideas strike the mind. Incidentally, this kind of ‘dry' spell is normal. Dealing with this problem with patience and a strict method can help you overcome the situation quicker. Start carrying around a notebook or a pad to jot down simple thoughts and critical ideas.
Making this a routine gives you time to jot down ample amount of ideas during your inspired stage, which will help you bridge the no-ideas stage too. You can also create a checklist related to your blog planning steps. This will clear your mind off the stress of remembering every small detail; you can just refer to your checklist to move on to the next course of action.
Fear of technology
Blogging is essentially a procedure that is as much tied up with technology as with the creativity. Most bloggers (maybe including you) fear the technological aspect of creating and publishing a professional blog. However, it is a fact that the evolution of technology is always towards simplifying tasks for the users.
You have many different technological options available, for the creation, publishing and promotion of your professional blog, which have evolved over time and continue to progress. To overcome your fear of new technology, you need to research about the software programs, SEO/SEM techniques, blog designs, and web hosts for your blog.
The more you habituate yourself with these elements, the more you will find yourself at ease with using them for your blog. In addition, the information gathered during this process, can be a part of your experience that you might share with your readers at some point during your blogging tenure.
Blog on – Do not wait for some sign
The fear of unknown is one of the most common obstacles for any new project. A very common coping mechanism for this kind of fear is to set a target, which might be a sign to start the project. You might decide to start planning your blog when you have a certain amount of time on your hands, or when you have the perfect amount of concentration.
However, the truth is this just delays your project when you find ways to ascertain that the sign is not enough and push the project for some other date. Rather, beak your complete project in to smaller tasks. It will reduce the enormity of the task for you and boost your confidence enough to get you started.
Remember, your professional blog is your identity. When you focus on the aspects of blogging that interest you, you will be more motivated to push on the parts that seem hard. Finally, remember to enjoy every small success and treat as a motivation for the next one.