Have you ever felt like your blogging is absolutely just a waste of time?
If that’s the case, hey I get it.
According to my own observations the vast majority of bloggers end up quitting their blog for one reason or the other.
That’s why the following advice isn’t for everyone; it’s only for you if you’ve had it up to the gills with the run-of-the-mill blogging advice that everyone else talks about.
This is for you only if you want to learn some blogging tips from outside of the norm.
If so, then here’s my honest two cents regarding how to make your blogging efforts actually worthwhile.
The First Thing Is To Always Blog For The Right Reasons
If you love to write, then blogging will never, and I mean absolutely never be a waste of time.
I’ve always written this blog with the mentality that I’d write even if nobody ever reads it.
Often times, that’s the case.
So, this one strategic mentality can be the single most powerful thing that you ever possess as a blogger; because remember that if you blog over the long-haul, I believe that you’re statistically more likely to get at least some eyeballs on your content.
And, when people comment on, and share your blog posts, it’s the most powerful thing in the world in terms of your invigoration, inspiration, creativity, and motivation.
If you get frustrated and quit blogging after a couple of weeks, on the other hand, obviously you’re doomed for epic and dismal blogging failure.
So, always blog for the right reason; because you love to write and love the topic that you’re creating content about.
Another Huge Tip Is To Choose A Topic That You Absolutely Love, Every Single Time You Write
The key to being a blogger over the long-haul, I think, is to choose topics to write about that you love.
If you’re constantly in a fuss to create content on the hot trending topics, then you might eventually get tired of writing about content that you’re not particularly interested in, or knowledgeable about.
That’s why I’ve personally been focusing on totally “out there” blog posts (including zombie survival, artificial intelligence takeover, and tips on dog care).
The way I see it, is that you should always follow your passions in life, because life is too dismally short to waste on topics that you find to be a waste of time.
Forget all the gurus who say that keyword research is the “be all end all”. Keyword research has a spot in your blogging quiver, however, it should always take a back seat to your own passions and interests.
How To Fill Your Content With Mystique And Intrigue, So You Can Write About Whatever You Want While Still Being On Topic
In High School, I experienced the privileged tutelage of one math teacher who was the best math teacher ever.
First of all, the teacher was as sharp as a whip and actually cared about teaching his students.
See, most math teachers suck, and they can never convey complicated ideas in a way that you remember.
This one math teacher, would always talk about aliens, big fat juicy steaks, rock and roll parties, and other wild topics that got your attention.
But, he wasn’t just trolling; he would literally help you understand algebra by talking about aliens, dinosaurs, and wild “seemingly out there” topics.
That’s a really powerful lesson for all content marketers, bloggers, and teachers.
It’s to tell stories. And don’t be afraid if your stories are totally “out there” (lol).
If you’re truly determined to limit your content to a specific niche, then you could always find a cool hook to tie your content into your niche in a creative way.
For example, let’s look at my zombie survival guide that I wrote a while back.
You could easily tie that topic (or any “out there” topic) into just about any niche you want; weight loss, self-help, green energy, internet marketing, or just about any topic. (Even High School Algebra).
The secret is to put a unique twist on your “out there” topic by saying how easy it would be to lose weight during a zombie apocalypse (rofl), or how self-help during the zombie apocalypse would be so much easier, because you’d spend most of your time scurrying and frantically trying to get food. So, you wouldn’t have the time to be depressed.
The point is that, if you’re creative, and if you put forth effort, you can write about *any* topic and make it relevant to your niche.
This is an epically important skill to have, especially if you get bored easily (like me, and most other bloggers).
It’s also a super fun way to create content that’s fun to write; try writing about a wild topic for your next blog post and see if it doesn’t entice your creativity. (Try writing about space aliens, dinosaurs, magical fairies, your invisible friend, string theory, megaladon, loch ness, or hobgoblins. I dare you).
You never know, if you ever try to teach an audience, try talking about something truly wild and tie it into your course lesson, your students might thank you for not boring them to death with lame lectures.
Finally, Let’s Talk About Your Blogging Frequency. It Matters. But Not For The Reason You Think.
When it comes to blogging frequency, there’s one massive tip that I have that most blogging experts totally disagree with.
My advice, is to blog whenever you want.
If you feel like blogging 10 times in one day, then heck, have at it.
If you’re totally feeling down, and don’t want to write all month? Then, take a break.
Sure, it helps to have some level of consistency so that you can train your readers and set some level of expectations.
But remember that we humans, we’re rational (and emotional) animals.
Sometimes, our ideas flow like a raging river, and other times, well, we just want to sleep.
This Is Just My Humble Two Cents. Take It Or Leave It.
Blogging can be a really cool way to generate leads, to promote your products, and to share your content with the world.
The problem is that, in my experience, most bloggers end up quitting.
So, give yourself a chance.
Write about whatever the hell you want, whenever you want.
I know a lot of people will disagree with me for writing this, and that’s okay.
Variety is the spice of life, and I’m truly a cantankerous curmudgeon.
Thanks for checking this out, and please have a beautiful day!
Cordially and humbly…