Beating the Blogger Blues

Q. What do you do when you get the blogging blues?

A. Blog abot it of course!

Well, actually no. Not for me, and not for most that run a niche blog, but Ariston’s post rings a familiar bell.

All of a sudden you feel depressed about your blog. The questions start flying in your mind: why am I not getting visitors? why is it so hard to stay on topic? how do I get my blog seen? Those question mount up to become a beast standing in your way to becoming a professional and popular blogger. It is crucial at this stage to keep up the energy and the drive to transform what you have started into something noteworthy by those who search blogs for a shred of decent information.

Sound familiar? I’ll ‘ing bet it does!

Thing is though, that this is all part of it. I feel like that several times a day some weeks, if I didn’t, i’d not have much motivation to do anything I think. For me, being on edge about your blogs RSS subs, income, memberships and links is all part of the game — it’s not a matter of beating it, it’s a matter of recognizing it, and embracing it as one more weapon in the aresonal. Use it, don’t fight it.

When i think im getting a bit too obsessive about stats and other useless metrics i tend to do one of two things:

  1. Work harder, and stop looking at the damn stats
  2. Go to bed early, or take a few hours out to watch a film or something. Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to post, and if you’re not in the mood, you wont be posting anything worthwhile anyway, so why make yourself feel worse?