Before I began blogging myself, I was always a huge fan of it. There is something awesome about hearing what others have to say about their own personal experience with certain situations.
Whether it was about their line of work, something drastic in their life, or finding helping others find solutions to issues they had once had. The fact that someone is willing to share valuable information with someone they don’t even know, the whole world for that matter, is astounding.
That takes a lot of guts.
To all you veteran bloggers reading this, don’t be modest. I know what you are thinking:
I’ve been blogging for over ten years, it’s just what I do. It’s not all that scary anymore.
I bet either in the beginning or at least one point in your life you opened up more than usual and fear what others might think. We all get to a point where we get off the fence and go for it.
99% of the time its probably one of our bests posts we ever wrote. It’s when we are vulnerable and honest that we do great things and show others that we are just people, not some online persona we have been trying to carve out. It’s great to have an image for the public to perceive, but its even better to remind people that we are all human.
It takes a lot of time and energy to be a blogger and sometimes we can lose track of one thing over the other. Whether we sacrifice time with family and friends to write or procrastinate on work we said we would get done three hours ago, there is a simple solution to keeping some balance.
Bringing Them All Together
Rather than try to separate work, life, and blogging from each other, why not unite them? Like anything else we encounter, when things are integrated, we really like it. When we get a sweet new app and are able to share it on all of our social networks that is pretty darn cool.
When we forget our username and password, but we can still log in with our Facebook account, that is a relief as well. Integration is awesome, so why not make your work and your life a part of your blogging. Having blinders on with dry content can get pretty darn difficult and boring really fast.
Let the life you live and the work you do influence how you write, what you write and when you write, because I can guarantee you will be writing some of the best content you have ever seen.
Have there ever been instances in your life or a moment in your career where you felt so inspired to write about it? That you just felt compelled to share it with the world, but too afraid it would get too personal? We would love to hear about a successful post that was influenced by your life.
And what are you waiting for?
5 Quick Tips for Finding Balance:
- Be Honest – People really appreciate it and understand you are a busy person.
- Use Current Projects at Work or Home as Inspiration
- Learn From Your Mistakes and Share Them
- Talk About Talented Friends and Family
- Short, Sweet and Simple is Sometimes Better
Got any more?