You may have noticed a slight hiatus over here on MTA and I thought rather then jumping back into regular uploads I better have a little chat about what’s been happening. At the end of May I decided to set myself a challenge of blogging everyday throughout the month of June.
Why? Because my ultimate goal is to comfortably release content everyday without feeling stressed. Most of the time I’m okay and can manage but I wanted to really knuckle down and see if it’s achievable for an extended period of time. Here are some of things I learnt from blogging everyday in June.
1. More writing = more inspiration
I’ve spoken about how I don’t really struggle from running out of ideas however I found writing everyday meant my brain was overflowing with new things I wanted to write about. There was such a higher level of interaction on the site and social media with questions about certain things which steamed into ideas for posts. It just confirmed that I am able to write daily without the worry of running myself dry when it comes to producing new and exciting posts!
2. Life gets BUSY all-of-a-sudden OFTEN
As I said last week was a busy one and I almost didn’t finish out the month (instead I took 4 days off in July :P) but there were two weeks out of June I almost threw in the towel. It’s so easy with blogging to feel swamped, put too much pressure on yourself or feel as though you’re absent from social media when you miss posting a photo etc. If this month of blogging taught me anything is that life gets busy and sometimes there will be times of absolute mayhem but it doesn’t mean that I’ve failed. It’s so important to recognise when things are crazy and either step away or deal with as best you can!
3. The other peeps that write on MTA are the bees knees
I’m so lucky to have an awesome team that help me out with articles every month. This allowed me to write only 27 of the 31 articles that went up in June. It may not sound like much but it was when life got crazy I was able to schedule a post from the other talented writers and know you guys would still enjoy! Of course not everyone needs or wants to have other people writing on their blogs/websites but it’s easily the best decision I made.
4. Having spare content is a must
It may shock you all to hear but I didn’t have any ‘spare’ content ready to go in case of emergency (hence the hiatus last week). I wrote in weekly blocks without any extras planned – say WHAT! I’m always harping in my blog tip posts how important it is to have timeless posts ready to go and I didn’t. Lesson learned. Today (Thursday last week) I’m planning a bunch of content I can write the bulk of the article now so I can save it for those crazy times. Lesson learned – take your own advice Sarah!
5. It’s easy to burn yourself out
SO easy. Don’t be that person that loses their shit when you buy the wrong milk because you can’t keep up (yeah Sarah). As I said before it’s important to recognise when you feel overwhelmed so you can take a step back and deal with it.
Have you ever set yourself a challenge like blogging daily? What did you learn from it?
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