Do you want a solution for blog stress?

Sometimes I feel the stress of putting out another post almost as much as making that story deadline. Maybe more. Blogging is like the dishes or the laundry. As soon as the table is cleared, and everything put away, it’s time to start cooking all over again. Or take the laundry. I’ve no sooner folded the last towel than I turn around and the basket is full again. I swear there are elves bringing in their dirty duds for me to wash when I’m not watching. But I like to eat and I enjoy wearing clean clothes so what’s a person to do?

So when I read an article wrote by Will Blunt for Business to Community about A 6 Step Writing Process to Blog More and Stress Less, I felt relieved.

I’m not alone. Someone else understands this blog treadmill too.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve found a new family of friends and colleagues who have nurtured me and encouraged me as a writer that I wouldn’t trade for all the tea in China. So as with the dishes and laundry, I continue to reach out to the world.

Take for instance Mr. Blunt’s article, although I don’t have the time to organize my posts as well as he suggests, he does offer some good tips.

I hope you’ll find something helpful there too. A tip or two that will help you slow down and enjoy reading a blog or two from your readers on the web.

PS:

My tip: I make a day to write on my blog. On that day I try to write two or three posts and schedule them. The rest of the week, I’m writing on my WIP, answering comments and emails.

Do you have a tip? Share your tip in the comments section. I’d love to know. I love clicks, so pass this on to your Facebook and Twitter pals.
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19 thoughts on “Do you want a solution for blog stress?

  1. Because I post every day, I find that having theme days for the main post – Like my Monday Funnies, Professional Editing Tips on first and third Tuesday each month, A post from Zoe the Cat on second Tuesday and Danny the Dog post on fourth Tuesday per month, etc, really helps.
    I also keep about twenty reserve posts on hand for emergencies…
    However, I have a lot of post contributors which REALLY helps.
    The rest are reblogs 😃

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  2. I actually took a step back from blogging last month just to recharge myself. I’m an introvert and even though I am not technically socializing with people face to face on my blog it can still be draining on me. So I take my breaks and recharge and it definitely helps! 🙂

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    1. Sometimes everyone needs to take a little me time. I too struggle as an introvert. I guess that’s why I enjoy blogging. But you’re right, even that can be tiring. Hang in there and keep plugging away. I’m glad you’re hanging out with me. 🙂

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  3. What a great idea! I’m a lazy blogger. By that, I don’t mean that I sit back and ignore my blog, because I don’t. However, I participate in several blogs with groups of friends, as well as one of my publishers, so I have to have be able to produce a lot per month. Since I have so many books that haven’t been published yet, I take them and serve them up in serial form, for free. I also share excerpts that I find especially good, or amusing, on another blog. I decide which book to use well ahead, carve it into small portions (about 2 typed pages 1.5 spaced) and post it a couple times a week. I can schedule the majority of the book (or all if it, if I take a notion) ahead of time so all I have to do is go to my blog on the days it’s live and share it. My readers know they will get updates twice a week and have a good read at the same time. I do appear on a blog which is more geared to articles than serials, so I actually have to come up with ideas for that one, but it’s only once every couple of months.

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      1. Jean, it’s taken me several years to get this organized. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I realized I was spending more time blogging than I was writing, so I put some effort into it and now it goes pretty well. Still run into snags, but at least I’m a little ahead of myself.

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          1. I suffer from serious FTPA (Failure to Pay Attention) I kept doing things the hard way. I like digging through my work to find stuff to post, but setting it up gets tedious. I’ve learned a few tricks to make it easier on myself, but I’m not sure I could explain them so that they made sense to others.

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