Blogging is a fun and creative way to express your interest in a particular subject. Of course, if you plan accordingly, learn everything you can about SEO, and put in a lot of time and effort, you can also monetize your blog in order to turn your passion to profession. Unfortunately, you’re bound to hit a few bumps along the road. Even if you claim to be a writer, blogging is a whole different ball game. Imagine writing a book that’s infinitely long and you only add a page a day; that’s a difficult proposition, but it’s blogging in a nutshell. So if you’re interested in ramping up your blog, here are a few common pitfalls to avoid.
1. Burnout. Writing posts on the same subject, day in and day out, can prove harrying for the blogger without a strong constitution. Not only will you run out of topic ideas, you may also find yourself losing enthusiasm for a subject that you were once passionate about. Plus, if you are trying to monetize your blog, you are likely working another job in the meantime and devoting every spare moment to your blog, turning what started as a fun and exciting project into an increasingly hefty monkey on your back. [Read more…]