One of the biggest downfalls of a quality blog is a blogger who loses interest or focus. The best way to make sure that you stick with your blog, day after day, month after month, and even year after year is to keep it fun. The biggest cause of a blogger losing interest or focus in their blog is that they are no longer having fun. Rather, it quite often seems more like work than the fun that it started out as. Luckily there are some great pointers on how to keep blogging fun.
The first, and greatest, techniques for keeping blogging fun starts just as your blog creation starts. As your blog will be based around a niche or common theme you need to make sure that this is something that you enjoy and are knowledgeable about. Nothing takes the fun out of blogging like knowing nothing about a topic and having to research each new blog post. This is a sure fire way to feel as though you are working, not blogging for fun, and burning you Out as quick as possible. The flip side here is that if you choose a topic that you are not only knowledgeable about, but also enjoy, (a hobbie is a great idea) you will easily be able to come up with new great things to say that you may actually want to write about as opposed to feeling that you have to write about. So you can see your selected topic or niche is one of the largest factors in your ability to keep blogging fun.
The next biggest reason that blogging loses its fun and begins to seem like a job is a preoccupation with traffic or money. Although this may be your ultimate goal, and by no means should you forget about promotion, spending more time on promotion with the ultimate goal of increased traffic or profits is a very quick way to stop having fun and start to feel like you are working. One of the best places to start, in order to cure this, is to go without checking your stats at all for a while. Many bloggers become obsessed with their AdSense stats or traffic logs. Take a few days and don’t look at them at all, just write instead. Another helpful hint here is to put less emphasis on promotion. Sure you need to build back links and get the word out, but back links build themselves if your blog warrants them. Try to spend at least four or five times more on writing than you do on promotion. Watch and you will see that people keep coming back for your high quality content and actually link to your posts, or blog in general, out of an admiration for the quality of your writing. You can be successful, both in terms of money and traffic, without having to take the fun out of blogging.
If you’re just starting out a new blog remember to set realistic goals for your new blog. This way if you do better than expected you will instantly be having some fun blogging. Bloggers who put unreal expectations on their blogs often find themselves disappointed and losing motivation to write any more blog posts. Don’t put yourself in this situation.
Hopefully you have now learned some great tips on how to keep blogging fun. Make your blog experience a fun one and success will come.