ANYwhere: The Hustle is Real- Part 1

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It’s been over a month since my last post, and I just can’t seem to figure out where the time went. I’m a pretty organized individual so, when things get away for me sometimes I get baffled on how that happened.

I’m coming to terms with blogging being a larger undertaking then I initially thought. Before when I blocked it was mostly just for fun and for my family and friends to know what I was doing when I lived in Burkina Faso. Now that I’m trying to make it a side job and career, it’s a lot harder.

I have to think of it like a business and really put in the effort to make sure that it thrives. Just posting stuff won’t speak for self. Blogging needs to be cultivated.

What are some tips you use keep you motivated while blogging?

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36 thoughts on “ANYwhere: The Hustle is Real- Part 1

  1. I am with you, blogging is a bigger undertaking then I thought it would be too. I used to shoot for posting three time a week. However, now my goal is two time per week and if it happens more great. I have found that by cutting it back a day I don’t find it so overwhelming.

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  2. For me it’s a great way to let my creative side loose! It helps keep me centered and helps keep me focused in my real job. I’ve joined several blog boosting groups and knowing that I will be reciprocating on their posts makes me stay on course. I’ve also joined a blogging challenge that comes with it’s own set of prompts and while I don’t necessarily do every prompt it has helped me be more consistent with my posts. Send me an email and I can give you the link to join the group; there is a new challenge every month.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more, that blogging is a far bigger undertaking than I ever could have imagined. I’ve been blogging for almost a month now, and one thing that helps me is trying to “schedule” when I’ll sit down and write my posts.
    You mentioned that you’re working to transform your blog into a side career/business. Any tips?

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  4. I think when you get in a routine it becomes easier to post. I have so many ideas and things I want to post about, my biggest struggle is being able to get everything done. Just need more than 24 hours in a day! 😉

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  5. Reading other blogs inspires me to come up with new ideas to talk about and staying active in my blogging groups is a good way to keep motivated. When someone shares a success after a hurdle that really helps to keep me pushing forward!

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  6. Having a plan of action is important as well as knowing what you want to blog about. Deciding on a niche and using an editorial calendar is a great way to carry out your plan. But really, this early on you just have to write or if you don’t know what to write about post a picture, but try to write, write, write.

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  7. I homeschool my daughter and run a sewing business from home, so scheduling is key for me. I try to squeeze in time before my daughter wakes up or late at night so as not to take time away from her. And notes, I write notes anytime I can or I will forget something important.

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  8. Blogging is a BIG undertaking. I usually post at least 5 times a week, but it’s pretty much a full time job. All my kids are grown and I don’t think I could do it if I had small kids. I started blogging as a hobby, never dreaming it would be anything more. I do love it, but, yes, it is work. One good thing about blogging is that one size doesn’t fit all and that’s OK, too. I love reading blogs, too, and I enjoyed reading yours today.

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  9. When I’m in the mood to write I write a lot! That way I can just schedule things to come out 🙂 And it cuts down on the amount of time you actually have to sit down and write stuff if you’re already in the groove.

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  10. One things I do to keep myself motivated is by setting aside a specific time to blog. I usually blog at night since I am distracted throughout the day.

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  11. I went through that stage, as well. I have some moments where I want to get 3-4 posts done. And then other times, where I don’t want to post for weeks!

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  12. Blogging is strictly a hobby for me so it’s hard for me to stick to a specific schedule. I do like to post my experiences and hobbies while they are fresh in my mind after traveling or taking a lot of photos of anything that inspires me.

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  13. I find that it’s so easy to get in a blogging rut…it’s like having a second job (for me at least!). Ideally I would like to post at least 3-4 times a week but for now it’s been more like one! I’ve decided to not get stressed about it though.

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  14. welcome back!
    for me i do the following:
    -keep a running list of blog topics i think of so that i always have something to write about.
    -an editorial calendar for the month
    -i don’t over-commit myself (i used to post daily and now i do MWF)
    -get guest posters

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  15. I totally think someone should start a meme of ME DAY, and we could write about whatever we want too, and if we don’t want to write anything here’s a picture of my lounging… what do you think?

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  16. I try to post everyday…it can be allot sometimes, but when I skip I try to skip the same days every week. I really like sharing stuff that I myself take pictures of and that can be time consuming, but when you remind yourself why you are doing this, the motivation keeps your flow going. And as many has suggested maybe you should plan ahead. Write stuff down when you’re in the mood and when the days come by that you don’t want to write anything you already have a list of post ready to share. And always have fun ofcourse. Good luck 🙂

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  17. I hope all is going well with the part time blogging. It is a lot of fun and is my biggest stress relief. It feels good to air and occupy my mind, I don’t care if anyone reads it. Hah. I hope your doing well!

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  18. Yes, blogging does take up a lot more time than we realize and it was a shock for me too when I decided to go all in. Now, I try to maintain a doable schedule and not blog every day. I need a life. 🙂 Welcome back and hope you find a schedule that works for you. ❤

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