Recently, I posted about the ebbs and flow of energy during your day to day life (Blogging and Working: Productive Times, Days and Locations), and I wanted to highlight some more on that point by telling you to focus your writing efforts on your peak energy times. Things like feed reading, e-mail, topic research, and other activities should be relegated to times when you aren’t at your peak, so that when it is time for you to write, you have the creative energy required.
Far too many bloggers stick to posting in the evening, after supper, after playing with their kids, cleaning, and watching their favorite evening show. As we wind down to head to bed, it can be the worst time to try to put out thoughts together for a post that will push our blog forward towards the goals we have set for it.
Blogging as a hobby works fine, as long as you don’t want to make a career out of it. I’ve met far too many people that come up to me and ask why they aren’t making thousands of dollars every month, only to find out that they blog for two hours, right before bed, when they feel like they need caffeine to keep their eyes open.
How can you display energy and excitement in your articles, if you don’t feel energized and excited?
Once you’ve figured out when you are at your highest energy level, sit down, and start pushing out content. Enjoy your writing, give it time, focus, and passion, and you will reach your goals. If you relegate your blogging to the last bit of time and energy you have each day, then don’t be surprised if you don’t get anywhere with it.