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How to Stay Sane and Blog
Blogging could be a grueling task. With the constant need to be updated, the pressure of coming up with a new idea and a new blog post every day or two could really take a toll on your health and mind. You could work for twenty four hours in a day and still could not achieve your daily targets.
In this difficult but enlightening journey, it is really important that you keep your sanity and rise up to the challenge. Because once a blog starts to get you the big bucks, you can be nothing but pleased that you started blogging in the first place.
Here are some tips that will help you achieve your goals with minimum casualty.
Get some exercise
Blogging has the innate capability to make you a couch potato. So you need to make sure that you take time to stretch or exercise at any time of the day. You may also take up a physical activity that you like such playing badminton, swimming, etc.
Bloggers make huge money and are independent, but this should not come at the cost of your health. Fix your priorities and make exercising the most important task of the day before coming up with your post ideas.
There is a reason I kept this point on the top of the article. So exercise, stay fit and then sit and blog.
Pick up a schedule
Since you almost spend most of your time at home, you need to make sure that you follow a schedule everyday to work. Do not disrupt family life just because you can work late nights cozily sitting and blogging from your bed.
Take time out for your family and strictly define your work hours.
Plan your posts in advance
Any time you come up with a post idea, you make sure that you save it in your PDA or write it down. Also, the last 1/2 hour of your work schedule should be used for planning your posts in advance. This always works for me as I do not have to start my day brainstorming those entire internet marketing blog post ideas.
So get right on with the day and start writing your post rather than pondering on the question as to what post you should write, and wasting your precious morning hours.
Don't get bogged down by the endless information present on the internet
Reading too much of the 'internet stuff' will only confuse you and hinder your writing goals. You read some stuff, that stuff links to some other stuff and so on. You need to have a clear idea about what you want to write about. Then go forward, research and write.
If in the process of reading you find something worth blogging about, you go forth and blog about it. Don't keep reading all the stuff on the internet as some of the stuff that you read may be completely useless, and will only waste your time.
Now this one is a little tricky, but it helps a lot when you want to write a winning article. Before starting with your blog post close your eyes and visualize how your blog post will look after it is done. Think about the impact that your article will make. If possible visualize the number of likes or shares your blog post will achieve.
After you have achieved a certain level of excitement, write the post.
Ensure a stable income source before you start to blog
Now I appreciate the risk takers, but blogging is a little uncertain. You may make it or you don't. So don't keep all your eggs in one basket. I blog but I also own a cab business that keeps the money flowing in for me.
The free flowing money keeps me focused on my blogging goals and also helps me take care of my family.