Running a blog, be that a travel blog, a home blog, or just a place you can post your life insights and keep your audience updated on your comings and goings, can be a great way to connect with the world around you and document your impressions or advice. Running a blog properly, however, may seem glamorous on the outside, but it is something of a logistical and emotional effort that isn’t always perfect sunshine and roses.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s a privilege to blog and certainly even more of a privilege to have people who read those words. Being grateful for whatever audience we, or you have is absolutely essential, and we must never take that for granted. That said, it’s okay to make things a little easier for yourself as a blogger, or at least address the problems that may crop up from time to time going forward.
In this post, we’ll discuss what those issues are, and how you can apply solutions to aid you as you move forward. Without further ado, please consider the following:
Even the best writers, from time to time, struggle to get their thoughts out on paper. A blogger can find themselves suffering from this too, not because they haven’t anything to talk about, but because from time to time the ability to express ourselves properly is hard to utilize or come across. It’s possible to overcome blogger’s block by having more than a few categories on your website, so that you can pivot to certain topics if necessary, or perhaps focus on large projects (like writing a travel journal for a certain getaway), which can help you concentrate more easily on one thing. Don’t be afraid to take a break from time to time, too.
Typing a lot can cause a good deal of strain on our hands and wrists, and that can be a problem. This is why purchasing and implementing a comfortable keyboard as well as the most ergonomic mouse you can find will help you prevent repetitive strain, as well as allow your computer desktop to feel more comfortable day after day. The more you achieve this, the better you’ll feel, and the more competently you can keep up with your day-to-day work. Again, don’t be afraid to take a break if your body needs it.
Structuring A Layout
It’s hard to figure out how to best lay out your particular blog. What size images do you wish to host? How will someone navigate categories? Will you show the dates of each post, or not? It can be tough to make these decisions, particularly if you don’t have a history of web design. Thankfully, using platforms like WordPress, Wix or Squarespace can help you host a website and use a template that works from the word jump, or hiring a web designer to curate your own personal theme can be key. Become familiar with this, then you become familiar with the entire website.
With this advice, we hope you can run a blog with care, and not feel overwhelmed by the hidden issues no one tells you about.