I came to the realization this morning, that I have actually made 13 blog posts since I started this blog. Quite a feat for this radio talk-show gal who’d much rather talk than write, simply because it’s much more comfortable.
Although I have a long way to go, such as becoming more consistent in my posts, I am proud of this accomplishment, and if you are a small business owner with a fledgling blog like mine, you should be proud of your accomplishments too, however small they might be.
I’d like to share 3 simple tips to stay motivated and feed your fledgling blog.
1. Read, read and read some more
I find motivation in great articles and features. My Google Reader is packed and organized with more than 400 of my all time top favorite sources, and I devour my feed several times a day. Some I share via social media but most, I take in internally and use to grow my own knowledge and business and ultimately share with my beloved clients.
2. Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Beating yourself up for a few missed posts or finding spelling errors after the fact is non-productive. Yes, having a blog editorial calendar is important, but sicking to it can sometimes be tough for a small business owner who is writing for their own blog. Like the song lyrics say, “I get knocked down but I get up again…”, simply get back on track as quickly as you can.
3. Write when you feel like it
Being that writing for me is a challenge, I find what works best for me is to write when I feel like writing and don’t stop till the ideas stop! I usually find myself writing about 2 articles in one sitting, after giving the ideas time to simmer in my mind. When I scheduled time to write, I found an empty brain and fidgety self. Scheduling it just doesn’t work for me.
13 posts and counting for me. What keeps you motivated to feed your small business blog?
To Your Small Business Success.