Are Suffering From Blogging Blues?

We all know what it means to have the blues. Every so often, we feel down and out, as if we didn’t have the motivation or strength to go on. This could be about life in general, this could be about work, this could even be about blogging.

I have heard of people who have only been blogging for a couple of months who feel as if they have lost their motivation to maintain their blog. I have also heard of people who have been blogging for a long time and feeling the same thing. I would like to call this the blogging blues.

Let us take a look at the first situation – the relatively new bloggers. I believe that one main reason for their blogging blues is the fact that they jump into the blogging bandwagon with certain expectations in mind. These expectations sometimes exceed realistic terms and this is why they suddenly find themselves demotivated.

So how should you adjust your expectations in order to avoid blogging blues? I think that one very important thing is to bear in mind that being successful at blogging is something that does not happen overnight. It may not even happen in a month or two. It could take months and months of consistent posting and online activity.

If you have this concept in mind, then you can deal with the fact that your blog is not getting hundreds of hits everyday. You can deal with the fact that you do not get as many comments as other more established blogs do. You can deal with the fact that you have not earned as much money as you had wanted to.

Originally posted on July 16, 2008 @ 3:47 pm