“BLOGGING…HUH!…WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…”
Ever felt like all of your blogging efforts are fruitless?
Join the party.
We have something to say to the world; we want to hone our writing skills; we have an awesome book idea and we think everyone should think it’s awesome too. That’s WHY we start a blog. And then we join the blogosphere and we find that there are eight-bagillion (BAGILLION!) people fighting for everyone’s attention.
Blogging is almost always selfish, in my opinion. Why? Because it tends to be about everyone trying to sell something. And I don’t necessarily have a problem with that. The problem just becomes, “Are you good at (selfishly) marketing yourself?”
Of course, what if you AREN’T good at marketing yourself? What to do then? Do you find another venue? Do you just give up (like me)?
Everyone would love to become a part of that lofty group of bloggers that seem to have all of the eight-bagillion bloggers following them. The problem is, we don’t know how to get there. Like so many popular authors, we are waiting for that one blog post that will make it big time: that one blog post that everyone loves.
But even our greatest blog-posts fail to receive the attention that they deserve. And that is why this is so hard. Because, eventually, we lose heart when our greatest works of art are treated like trash.
It seems as if the answer to this problem is just to keep blogging, in hope that one of your blog posts will eventually make it big. Or you just have to stay consistent, and your popularity will slowly grow over time. Or maybe you aren’t like me, and you don’t even care about popularity. Whatever the case, blogging can sometimes be a source of doubt. I know it has been for me.