A lot of people ask me how hard it is to stay on top of writing this blog without burning out when it comes to the creation of content. In my experience, the longevity of your blog and your ability to keep it going over time depends on these questions you’ll have to ask yourself. I asked myself these same questions before starting bookmark bliss, and I think every potential blogger should do the same…
First, am I blogging on a topic I know a lot about and do I have something I feel I can contribute? Are you passionate about the topic? It’s a lot easier to come up with fresh and exciting content when your mind is thinking about it all day anyway.
Second, is there a regular schedule I can keep when it comes to updating my blog? Some people update their blog daily, while others do it weekly. Readers enjoy consistency and even if you don’t have the time or energy to do a daily update, keeping a schedule will help you keep readers and stop you from burning out under the pressure to write content. Pick a schedule you know you can stick to, and you’ll be much better off.
Third, and probably the most important, are you blogging for money or blogging because you enjoy it? Bottom line, if you don’t like writing and don’t enjoy maintaining a blog, you will never be able to sustain it. Blogging for money is definitely an option, but keeping it up will become more and more of a chore if it’s not something you enjoy. Unless you have an amazing ability to write even though you don’t enjoy it, as some people do, you’ll have a hard time dedicating the time it takes to write on a regular schedule.
If you ask yourself these three questions and think you can start and run a blog when you’re done, then you definitely have what it takes to write a blog with longevity and build a community of readers. If you find something you enjoy, and build a community of others who also enjoy it, you will have the greatest success when it comes to blogging longevity.