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How to Avoid Blogger Overwhelm

Aug
29

Blogging is pretty awesome. I get to talk about the things I want to talk about in hopes that somebody will learn from my mistakes and/or experiences. But that’s only one end of the blogging spectrum. On the other end, blogging can be overwhelming. With so much information accessible from multiple sources, you may not know how to apply it. Or, you may be unsure if you should even apply it.

The Recovering Pessimist: How to Avoid Blogger Overwhelm -- Being a blogger is great and whatnot, but don't let that fool you. On the other side of the spectrum is blogger overwhelm and that beast can suck you in if you aren't proactive. I shared a few tips that help me avoid blogger overwhelm. Enjoy!  | #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist

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I’m all too familiar with that feeling of overwhelm & I don’t want you to go through it. Below are a few tips I’ve acquired on avoiding blogger overwhelm:


You Can Only Plan So Much Before You Launch

There was no launch plan for this blog. I came up with the domain, grabbed a (free) theme, and started writing. In hindsight, I should’ve at least planned somewhat & saved myself some time and/or energy. Besides, if you find yourself waist-deep in planning mode, you may never launch because you want everything to be perfect. And you know how perfection goes. insert eye roll here

Perfection doesn’t exist in general, and it definitely doesn’t exist in the blogging world. Click To Tweet
Don’t Get Wrapped Up in the Money Game

Being able to make money from your blog is awesome. The internet is full of sources for you to learn how to make  x amount of dollars from your blog. It’s also misleading. Rarely did I read/watch a blogger be truly honest with how they made x amount of money in such as short amount of time. Regina blew the lid off of that mystery by writing an awesome blog post about avoiding getting caught up in the six figure blogger gang.

Which brings me to the next point:

Question Everything!

Just because it sounds good, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Don’t just take the information you read and/or hear at face value. Question it. How does this apply to you? Can you afford the good/service? If not, can you find an inexpensive way to get the good/service?

Question everything. Your time and money are valuable. Be critical of who/what you spend it on. Click To Tweet
You Gotta Work to Gain AND Keep Subscribers

Gaining subscribers is one of the top goals for many bloggers. Makes perfect sense. But let me let you in on a little secret:

You can't treat subscribers like trophies on a shelf. You have to work to keep them. Click To Tweet

Simple and to the point. And speaking of subscribing…

Don’t Subscribe to Every Single Newsletter if It Doesn’t Help You

A few months ago, I looked at my email inbox and I kid you not, I had at least 14 emails from different newsletters I was subscribed to. Mind you those emails were from one day. Of those 14 maybe three or four were of actual use to me. Most of them I subscribed to in order to get a freebie and then had no use for the newsletter afterwards.

My inbox and I deserve so much better.

So I finally went through them and deleted all but maybe four or five. I don’t sigh and roll my eyes anymore when I look at my inbox now.

Don’t feel like you need to subscribe to every newsletter you come across. Be critical of your inbox… Click To Tweet

I hope you find these tips useful. If you’ve suffered from blogger overwhelm, how did you get through it, I would love to hear about it.

Until next time,

MsWalton

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