1. It’s time consuming.
This is first because it’s what failed me. With a full time job and travelling to and from that full time job, it’s difficult for me to find the time and energy to do anything, let alone something as demanding on the brain as writing. Sometimes I don’t feel like I have the time to even write out a blog post and post it, let alone promote it on social media and interact with other bloggers – which we all know is so important. I always wish I’d have started this blog when I was a student with more time.
I think the easiest way to deal with this problem is to think about where you want to be, how far you want your blog to go. That’s what is inspiring me to fight through my lack of energy and just get on with it right now.
2. Getting noticed.
I’m not talking about getting noticed by brands – I am no where near at that stage of my blog yet, I’m sure. I mean getting noticed by anybody. When I started my blog I found that I was getting a good amount of views because I was promoting it so hard, but getting noticed on social media – particularly twitter for me – I find so difficult. Bloggers follow thousands of people and getting your tweets seen can feel impossible.
3. Interacting with other bloggers
Not only do I not have the time to be talking to fellow bloggers 24/7 but I am totally awkward and have no idea how to start or even continue a conversation online. There are always people I’ll click with, but it’s that first step that’s the most difficult part.
4. Making your blog look good
I find I can never get it to look good enough. Blogger is quite limited to things, but I have no idea how to get it migrated over to WordPress. I can’t afford to pay somebody to do it for me, so maybe I’ll have to learn myself. I am feeling a little more content right now as I changed my theme just before writing this – but I’m still trying to get my mobile version to look good!
5. Finding a niche.
I don’t think I’ll ever find a niche, meaning it’ll always be difficult to find an audience that will be interested in most of what I post. I don’t want to just write about one thing in particular because I would find that very boring. I like food, I like travelling (the UK – can’t afford to travel elsewhere yet), I like animals, I like all sorts of products, I like television… the list goes on.
What are the things you find most difficult about blogging?
* please note, photo in the post does not belong to me