What is the hardest part of blogging?
The answer might surprise you.
Some people might guess that coming up with subjects to write about is the hardest part of blogging. Speaking for myself, coming up with writing subjects is easy. Shoot, anyone with an inquisitive nature can find topics by the bucket full just by paying attention to everyday activities.
Maybe your guess is making each post as error free and grammatically correct as possible. In the past that might have been the hardest part of blogging. Thing is, today there are affordable tools that will point out spelling, grammar, and style errors and then suggest how to fix them. So, the days of agonizing over the correctness of writing are long gone.
So, what is the hardest part of blogging?
I’m sure I am speaking for others when I say, the hardest part of blogging for me is trying not to doubt myself when none of my blog posts seem to reach anyone.
Everywhere I look I see proof we live in a connected world. Social media is a way of life for millions. Keeping in touch is easier than ever before with texting, emailing, and replying to other people. Book publishing is now in the hands of everyone with the desire to entertain/educate.
Why is it that with the abundance of ways to connect with people my blog posts share the same fate as the books I have on Amazon? Perpetual, deafening silence.
Every time that silence screams in my ear I am left wondering what am I doing wrong? How do I fix it when I don’t know what needs fixing? Am I kidding myself when I try to believe my work—and it is work, folks—means something?
I don’t know.
So, if you are reading this, thank you for your time. I would love to hear from you though. Let me know what you think. Suggest ways I can improve. Share your advice on dealing with self-doubts. Anything short of a nasty criticism is welcome.
Oh, and if you like, leave me a link to your blog. I will stop by for a visit and some encouragement.