Wanna’ take a guess at how many blogs there are in the world right now?
100 million? 200 million?
Try 440 million.
Yep, from craft blogs to parenting blogs, and fashion blogs to travel blogs, each generation is carving their own path when it comes to blogging.
There’s a blog about almost any topic these days and there are new up and coming bloggers appearing all the time, all with amazing talents. More and more people are realising how wonderful the blogging world is and they want to be a part of it.
It’s crazy to think how big the world of online marketing is right now. Web designers, social media managers, virtual assistants - there are so many job opportunities now which didn’t even exist ten years ago. I didn’t even know what blogging was until I was around 18 and even then, I didn’t actually start my own blog until I was 22.
It was only when I was 24 that I realised I could actually use blogging to my advantage and to turn my whole career around. Now here I am, running my own content marketing, social media management and coaching business. Pretty cool, right?
Yeah, it is cool. It’s more than cool. But it’s also hard work and really really tough.
People have a lot of misconceptions about bloggers in general. Some of them being that it’s not a real job, we’re all just in it for the freebies and, you know, social media and writing online content isn’t *challenging* work.
I call BS.
When you’re a blogger, no matter if you’re running it alongside a full-time job or not - it never stops. YOU are your blog. You have to show up every day. You have to put in the work every day. Even though I run my business full-time, I still never have a full weekend off. And during the week? Well my weeknights are usually spent catching up on blog work.
But don’t get me wrong - I love blogging. I love the content I write about and I love the people who read it. That’s what makes it worthwhile.
When you’re the only one in charge of your blog, it’s up to you to make things happen. So what do you do when you don’t want to show up? What do you do when you’ve lost all motivation?
Well, I’ve tried a lot of productivity hacks over the past few years and I’ve finally found the ones that work the best. So here are some of the most effective productivity habits for passionate bloggers...aka YOU.