I'm not going to lie to you: Blogging is hard.
Sure, the first few months are fun. That's when your passion sustains you, when you're unbeatable.
But eventually, you start to get discouraged. Your content grows stagnant, and writing may begin to feel flat. You wonder if you're ever going to reach the audience you want.
This, I believe, is the most important time for an online writer.
It's what Seth Godin calls the “dip” — the point where you decide to stick with something or quit.
If you feel “stuck” but know this is what you're supposed to be doing, I have good news for you: there's hope.
My best blogging advice
Every week, I get emails from people who are struggling with online publishing. They have a message the world needs to hear, but nobody but their mom is listening. They begin to wonder if this is a sign they should give up.
Usually, it's not.
What they need is some guidance. A friend to hold their hand and walk them through the process of building a blog that matters, of reaching an audience with their words.
If I responded to every email I received (I do my best, but sometimes it's just not possible), I would tell them all the same thing.
That's why I created Intentional Blogging — a free email course for bloggers to help them improve their craft and find their tribe. Newbies and veterans alike tell me this simple, 12-step series has been extremely helpful to them.
Join my free blogging course
So… do you want to get better at blogging? Are you interested in hearing exactly what I did to build a successful blog in less than a year?
Follow the 12 steps I lay out in this course. They're simple, effective, and extremely helpful (that's what people tell me, anyway).
Blogging begins with intentionality. If you're wanting to go the next level, why not make this the first step?
Sign up for Intentional blogging today.
(I'm not going to say this again, folks: It's FREE. What else do you need?)