Since I posted my last blog about my blog which can be found here, I’ve been feeling a little down. I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I want to do from my blogs and whether it is worthwhile even blogging.I feel like I’ve had a bit of a reality check and if I want to keep writing as a hobby, then I should probably stop spending so much time on it. I do like the idea of making it big and popular but I don’t know where I am going with it or how to get more followers on it or what to offer as an incentive to get more followers.
When I was on wordpress.com rather than wordpress.org, it was so much easier in a way. I just wrote about what I wanted and published it. I didn’t worry about followers or social media stuff. I’m not even sure what made me want to even think about making my blog big. Some of the things I keep reading over and over again include some of the following:
- Offer freebies when you opt in
- I should have an opt in and build an email list.
- I need to have a focus or niche.
- I need to write about something that will help my readers
If I keep it as a hobby, just to write about my life and frustrations then I’m not sure where I’m going to go with it or if I should go anywhere with it. Writing a blog and an email just seems like too much hard work and effort for very little benefit and I’m not even sure why. In my last blog I think I said I wish I could just write but I think, in reality, I also enjoy the challenge of making this blog more than it is and working out all the difficult and technical aspects – sometimes. Other times I just get frustrated with it all.
Well, I feel a little better having written all of this down. I’m still not sure where I’m going with it all but I might try and do something in the next few weeks. Watch this space!!