The blogosphere has grown dramatically in a short time. It’s cluttered now with so many blogs, and alas many of these are lying dormant with their bloggers giving up many moons ago. Today Bloggers face all sorts of problems and challenges.
Even at the very beginning new bloggers have an overwhelming number of choices to make. The niche they will choose to blog about, the template they should use, their choices when it comes to the tools to use such as plugins, what monetization strategy to go with, which social networks to spend time in, what articles to write. The list and problems to deal with go on and on.
With so many blogs on the internet and so many more starting every day, one of the biggest questions and problems any new blogger faces is how they can get themselves noticed, and how to attract traffic to their blog.
These kind of problems are very familiar for all bloggers, not just those new to the blogosphere.
Probably the most frequent problem I hear is how can we find the time to do everything necessary. Many bloggers have full time jobs with family, kids and other things in their lives. This makes it hard to always be able to blog. You need to find time every day to research, write, submit, and network. And a lot more besides!
I being a blogger know the difficulties and problems faced by my fellow bloggers and this post is just me offering a personal development tip for my blogging friends from my vast armoury of stress management techniques.
The answer for all the problems we bloggers face, and the questions that arise from them, is to just have a strong mindset, control your actions when necessary, have determination and confidence.
Here is a great method to deal with your problems
Rational problem solving typically consists of four steps:
- Define the problem. There is a saying that correctly identifying a problem brings you halfway to the solution. Often, our first consciousness that a problem exists stems from its symptoms rather than from the problem itself.
- Generate alternatives. Once you have correctly identified the problem, make a list of possible solutions. Solicit solution proposals from all parties involved in the problem. Do not evaluate or discard any of the possible solutions until you have completed the list. When you’re preparing to evaluate your list, consider whether the proposed solutions are consistent with your mission and vision, and what the short and long-term consequences of each alternative would be. Above all, make sure that the proposed solutions actually solve the problem at hand
- Evaluate alternatives. After you have ensured that all the possible solutions in front of you meet the conditions listed above, begin weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each solution. Think about any possible side effects of each solution, how acceptable each solution will be, and how likely you are to be able to implement each solution given constraints such as time and money. Look for the best all-around solution, not simply one that will work. Taking your time with the evaluation process will ensure that you don’t settle on the first available option.
- Implement your solution. Now you have made the decision about what to do, waste no time, put it into place. Take all the necessary actions.
- Check up. Follow up on the solution to see if it worked.
Tell us what problems you have experienced as a blogger, and how did you deal with them?