sometimes daunting. Most people on the outside have the preconceived notionthat it’s a way of having access to nice places and things. While it’s not
farfetched, most long-time bloggers will inform you that blogging is a way of expression and for people like me, it’s service.
Blogging requires time and investment. That is why people charge when you reach out to them for an advert placement or to speak about a product or service.
For bloggers with jobs, being consistent on their platforms can be a
struggle, including making money off their craft, among other things.
So here are a few ways to tackle that blogging struggle, which can be a
helpful resource for beginners.
Poor Internet: Whether you’re in Nigeria or abroad, having a reliable internet connection can be an issue from billing to poor connectivity.
What to do? When I was in Nigeria, I bought a Spectranet plan that had free data use from 12:00 pm to 6:00 am. That helped me schedule most of my blog
content, with less cost. Since moving abroad, I have had steady internet
service because of a joint plan with my roommates, that has helped reduce
the burden of an expensive internet plan.
What To Blog About: Coming up with an engaging blog post for your readers
can prove to be sometimes challenging, because it requires great effort and skill.
What to do: Keep a journal to write down the creative ideas that come to
your mind, when they do so you don’t forget. Most times, when we are in the
mood to write content, the ideas don’t flow, and other times, when we have
ideas, we are not in the mood to pen down content. Fun fact, today’s post
was from an idea I had written down in 2017.
Making Money off your blog: I know after all the dedication and time spent working on your blog, people still expect you to do things for free, and
when you don’t they make you feel guilty about getting paid for the services you offer.
What to do: If you cannot handle the pressure, get a manager to help you
wade brand conversations and collaboration, this can be very helpful.
Who Takes your Photos and Where To Shoot: A few years ago, when I was penning down this blog post, the blogging landscape wasn’t as eerie as it is today. Also, I was in an environment that
allowed me to create whatever I wanted, with the resources at my disposal.
What to do: Since the pandemic, people have recreated their environments tofit into their creative ideas. Find inspiration in things within your reach,
and ask for help where needed and necessary.
Redesigning Your Blog and Rebranding: A lot of bloggers worry about the
best time to make their blog fancy to improve interaction or when to get an
improved gadget ( to rebrand). Doing these things are great, as they show
growth, but, I have a personal caveat.
What to do: I believe you only have to increase investment on things that
serve you. Save up funds gotten from blogging and re-invest into your rebrand plans. Also, use Etsy to find great templates that work or learn little
web development skills.
I hope this was helpful, do let me know in the comment section below.
Also, what blogger struggles can I help you with, use the contact box below this page. Welcome to a new month, may this month bring succor to all the
travails of the previous months.