7 blogging hurdles and how to overcome them – a personal account.

It is no secret that I have been struggling a bit with rediscovering my blogging rhythm as of late (months tsk tsk tsk). Coincidentally, I noticed that there are a few other bloggers, whom I connect with that are battling similar issues. One of Curiosity’s latest posts was the last straw. I HAD to blog about the hurdles I face. Even though I am still not out of the woods with my blogging demons, I do think I am over the hump, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully it is not a train, or a truck.

Below you can find a list of hurdles that I faces, and some ways to battle them.

WARNING: This is a lengthy post. I am aware of that. My goal was to be thorough. Feel free to closely read the sections that apply to you specifically, and skim the rest.

  1. Not enough hours in the day.
    I cannot write this without having second thoughts. I feel embarrassed. There is this blogger I follow, who point blank writes that you CHOOSE not to have enough time for blogging. No matter how much I try to silence that voice in my head, I now hear Christian calling me a liar. Here is the dichotomy – I have a life. Blogging is not my career. I (force myself to) wake up in the morning (because I am not a morning person), gather my necessities and leave for work. Unfortunately, I do not have teleportation capabilities yet, so it takes time. Once I arrive at work, I am there for close to 9h. And then, it is time to get back home. Again, no teleportation, no helicopter. Working in the business district gives you the great gift of terrible traffic during rush hours (back and forth). Once home, I whip myself, and then slave in the kitchen, in hopes that I can throw things together and make a meal. It is now evening. I am exhausted, but still crave more from life. Maybe I would like to nurture some of my relationships? So I reply to a message, send an email, spend a few minutes of quality time with my partner. And off to bed I go. Same story. Different day. Weekends are filled with work outside of my career.As you can see, I legit do not have all that much time to spend for blogging. As you know, blogging is not just writing, but also reading and engaging. That takes quite a bit of time. Ultimately, Christian is right – it is up to us to make blogging our priority, but for me… it is not. My priority is to have food in my fridge and to have a roof over my head, and those things are obtained by me working a non-blog related job.What I CAN do, is prioritize some of the smaller aspects of my life. Here are some of my ideas to help “fit” blogging into my life:
    If you do not mind waking 30 minutes before your regular alarm clock, go for it (adjust the time accordingly)! Maybe you woke up with a great idea, which you might forget later in the day. Maybe you want to catch up on responding to the comments left on your blog. Maybe there are some posts from your favorite bloggers that you have not read yet. All of this can be accomplished, if you do not mind getting up a tad earlier.
    99% of the time, I eat breakfast at work, but if you eat it at home, open your WP and read up on some of the posts from the night before. Or jot down a short post of your own.
    Podcasts seem to be more and more popular. Andrea mentioned how she listens to some of them on her way to work, and that sparked a thought in me. Yes, you can listen to some of the posts, instead of reading them, but that is not my epiphany. What I will definitely try out soon is recording my blogs while I drive. There are a few applications out there that transcribe your speech. That way, you can just speak, and have your blog write “itself”. I do urge you to be careful if you’re operating a motor vehicle, though. Do not get too distracted. That way, you do not waste an hour sitting in traffic. You brainstorm ideas, and dictate your thoughts. DO NOT text/ read and drive.
    If possible, keep an eye on your blog during work. I am aware this is not possible for everyone. I also know that it is easier to keep up with it for those who have the WP app (I do not). Sure, the lunch break is for you to relax and eat some food, but if you are able to read/ write while you eat, more power to you.
    The rest of the day is up to you, depending on your home situation – whether you live alone (and can read/ write while eating dinner), or with parents (eat dinner quickly and rush off to write), or with a partner/ a family of your own (you are toast! But we are in the same boat.)
    If you have some free time, do not “Netflix and chill”, write! It is up to you to choose what you do in your free time. Maybe every now and then, stay up a little bit past your bed time.
    When it comes to weekends, we all know you have PLENTY to do. But, try and arrange your weekend so that you find SOME time to blog. Maybe you want to squeeze all your chores into one day, and have the next day for blogging, or maybe take blogging breaks in-between your other tasks.Ultimately, it is YOUR decision how you prioritize your “free” time.
  2. No motivation.
    So now that you have some time off, you decide to sit down and write a new post. However, before you get to your chair, you get distracted by the rain banging against your window. What do you do? You sit down and stare out the window until your dinner burns. And then, naturally, your “off” time is gone. No problem, I will write during my lunch break tomorrow. … Tomorrow… Lunch break… you get a cat video from your friend. And down the rabbit hole you go.To me, the above is much different than simply not having time/ prioritizing. There have been plenty of times in my life when I had NOTHING to do. I was bored out of my mind. I could write my college paper, but I chose not to. I just did not feel like it. I was not motivated. Same with blogging. Sometimes, when I get a glimpse of some extra time, I come up with a million excuses as to why I cannot write. In those times, I can even do the things I do not like, just to avoid “obligations”. Blogging is not something I “must” do, but it is something that gnaws at me when I neglect it for too long. Sometimes you just cannot be bothered.What to do:
    I am not sure if it is the same for you, but for me, the biggest issue here is that my brain feels overworked. When my brain does not get enough time “off”, it starts to rebel. Every now and then, I just need to let my brain rest. Sure, those are times when I am not productive, but they enable me to be more productive afterwards. What I am saying is that every now and then, you need to give in. Binge 7 seasons (overkill?) of a show you have just discovered. Or do whatever else resets your brain (ex.: go for a walk).
    To some of you, blogging might feel a bit like work/ chore at one point, or another. Unless it is your main source of income, you should be able to just take a step back and re-evaluate. Maybe you are stressing over your blog too much? Maybe your brain just does not want any more obligations? Re-evaluate the reason for blogging. Chances are that the more fun you see it as, the more motivation you will have to indulge in it. Obtaining motivation for something that you dread is definitely harder. Hopefully, that is not the case for you.
  3. Lack of inspiration.
    By now, you quit your job (to have more time)(this is a joke), and procrastinated quite a bit, so you finally open up your blog, your fingers are looking forward to the keyboard dance, and… BOOM. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. There is nothing for you to write about. Is it not ironic? NOW? When I have made all this time? Now that there are no more shows to watch? It happens.What I do to combat that:
    First of all, I make sure that it truly is lack of inspiration and not just lack of motivation. I check if I NEED to binge a show, or if an episode is enough.
    Even though I might not be too keen on watching a movie (no good ones out), I recommend that you do so. Or if not a movie, then a show, or even a YouTube video. Who knows what will make you think of the next best idea?
    If you do not feel like sitting in front of a screen, pull out a book. Or a magazine. A single word can sometimes spark a genius thought.
    Personally, walks are a miracle cure for me. If I am in a bad/ angry mood, I like to go for a walk. If I am stressed, I like to go for a walk. If I want to run away from socializing, I go for a walk. You get my idea, right? There are multiple ways how walking can help you. Firstly, the longer the walk, the more time you have to think about things. Once you run out of the general thoughts regarding your everyday life and your worries, your mind starts to wonder. It can go to wonderful places. (So, remember to bring a notebook with you!) If you have the opportunity to go for a nature walk, then you might get inspired by wildlife, plants, the water, the wind, the sun. I mean, c’mon! Nature is so beautiful. Plus, once I soak it in, my body naturally relaxes, feels rejuvenated, and is full of ideas. If you live in the city, and are unable to go to less populated places, do not forget about people watching. It sounds a little pervy, but writers like watching other people. I know I do. Humans have a big influence on my inspiration.
    It seems to me that participating in pleasant physical activities oxygenates my brain, and in turn, allows it to think of new things. So, go for a bike ride (2 in 1 combo: physical activity and nature/ people watching), play some tennis, go swimming.
  4. Feedback. Or the lack thereof.
    We have cleared our schedules, we have relaxed, we have the inspiration, and we write! Yes! Success! It feels magnificent. Back in the saddle. Back in business. You feel the fire. It feels good to be back. You remember how freeing blogging can be. And then, you get 5 Likes, and 1 comment on a post that took weeks to come out of you. I do not worry myself with stats TOO much, BUT!I feel like there are two types of people who “do not worry about stats”. The first type is comprised of people who have a million followers, and hundreds of thousands of Likes/ comments. Easy for them to say. Right? The second group of people involves those, who have a very limited following. They are often new, and do not have high expectations. Now, before the police comes in and says: “I do not care for my stats at all, and I have a decent following”, I would like to say: “Well done. Good for you.” It really does depend on why you blog, though.This blog was started last year for ME. However, I always wanted debates. While I love debates with myself, I hoped for talks with other people as well. That was in regards to my opinion pieces. When it comes to my creative writing, I realized that I would like to reach as many people as I could (Do you, as a writer, not want the same?). I wanted feedback (the bigger the data sample, the greater the accuracy), and I wanted to send various messages across the globe. One cannot do that without gaining followers.What took me a little by surprise is that my appetite keeps growing with time. The more followers/ traffic/ comments/ etc. I get, the more I get used to it, the more of it I want. So, while I did not care about the numbers a year ago, I do care about them a tiny bit now. There are people who care WAAAAAAAY more than me, and people who might care less, but I still DO care. That is why I understand how a lot of people quit blogging. They do not get out of blogging what they put in/ expected.

    What I recommend you do:
    Re-evaluate why you blog. Blogging solely for numbers can be frustrating. However, if you have loftier goals in mind for the future, building an audience now can be key. Be patient. It takes time, effort and a pinch of luck.
    Take a step back. Do not take it personally. Analyze. There are so many reasons why you might not be getting the feedback you need/ deserve/ expect. You might be posting at a time when people are mostly sleeping/ working/ etc., and so, by the time they log in, your post might be too low on the Reader for them to notice. I notice more and more people re-post the same post during different times of day to gain wider exposure. Maybe that is something you could try. Maybe you have the wrong audience for what you write about. You might have written a “how to” a year ago, and gained a thousand followers, but you have been writing poetry since. That might not be something others signed up for, so they just skip your posts altogether.
    Be proactive. Sure, there are people who just write, and other people magically find their stuff, read, like, comment, all the nine yards, but you might not be one of those people. You might actually have to do more work than write. Be sure to respond to the comments you receive. Of course, I do not mean that you have to always have the last word (How many times can people have a thumbs up/ smiling emoji exchange in the same comment section?), but try to engage with people. (Britchy is absolutely fabulous when it comes to that!) Moreover, go out into the world. Do not just sit on your blog. Go search for other blogs. Read their stuff. One word – reciprocity.
    If you have other social media platforms, promote, promote and promote your blog some more. A lot of people might crave what you have to say, but they might not be aware of your blog’s existence (I like to think that refers to me…). It is said to think that there might be undiscovered talent somewhere. Make sure you do your best to get discovered.

  5. The wrong sorts of comments.
    I was going to include it above with no.4, but I realized that, to me, it is a separate issue, so it also might be for you. (Please, read this part carefully, before jumping to conclusions.) I pride myself on being reasonable. What do I mean by that? I am a pretty logical person. If you are able to lay out your thoughts and arguments in an articulate way, I would love to listen to it, and possibly respond, sparking a conversation.  I do not get easily offended, so feel free to speak your mind. Although I can come across as rude, I just mean to be direct and honest. I look forward to comments on any and all of my posts. With that being said, there are some comments, which deflate me a bit. They cause me to close the browser (well, minimize), and step away. Take my mind off of it.That is not because I disagree with someone and I cannot handle what they have to say. It is not that I do not want to hear what others have to say. It is because of a couple of things. The biggest one of all is when someone TOTALLY misses the goal of my post. When this happens, I get a bit frustrated, wondering why they are such selective readers/ why they pay attention to the wrong things. But after a minute, when I calm down, I start blaming myself. It feels like it was ME who did not articulate their words accurately. I did not get my message across. What kind of blogger/ writer am I?The second reason is tightly connected to the first. While in the first, readers miss the point of my post, in the second point, they focus on the small things from the post, while completely ignore the main subject. This one frustrates me, because I write every post with a specific reaction in mind. A specific plot. I want to discuss A, not C. But then, I realize that different things are important to different people. So, maybe I inspired them to think of a sub-subject of my post? I would HOPE.There is also the usual misunderstanding – i.e. I have NO idea why they comment what they comment on my post. As if they were in the middle of reading something else’s piece and pasted their comment in the wrong slot.

    And then, come the commentless comments. The post is about something near and dear to me. I want to talk about it. And comments which do not facilitate that, have the chance to upset me. But I do realize that I am just nit picking at this point. I appreciate comments SO MUCH. I should not be complaining about their content that much…

    What I do:
    As you can see from me describing the problems above, my go to technique is to walk away. Take a few deep breaths. Do something else to distract you. Whatever you do, do not stew. Do not overthink it. It is not personal. (Well, at least it is not most of the time.) Like I illustrated above, I try to think why other person wrote what they did. I try to put myself in their shoes.
    Try and re-direct the conversation. A great way to get a comment you want is to ask for it. Yes, I know you wrote a clear question at the end of your post, but for some reason it was ignored. Engage with the person who left a comment, and ask them some follow-up questions. Maybe you will get your appropriate feedback then. It does not always work for me, but I sure do try.
    Learn to let it go. Chances are (hopefully) that such comments are not a huge percentage of your overall comment section. You cannot get along with everyone. Not everyone will understand your sarcasm. Not everyone will focus on what you do.

  6. Number six.
    I think that the five points above describe my personal hurdles when it comes to blogging. Why did I include seven, then? Because I read that it is a great number to use, if you want your title to be clicked/ checked out. So, why not.
  7. Number seven.
    Does it not make you feel better though? That there are only 5 major hurdles, and not as many as 7?

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  1. A major hurdle for me is commenting on the app! I’ve never mastered smart phone texting!

    I’m fairly thin skinned – I’m open for a debate but avoid if it’s confrontational thankfully those blogging experiences are few and far between.
    I supported another blogger recently who asked a ton of specific questions regarding their blog … I answered most to best of my ability…I’m still waiting for a response. I’ve prob too much time on my hands this week and being a little impatient but it’s only courteous to respond at least with a thanks!

    Some days I’m more chatty than others but I do try and engage with folk especially when they obviously read and comment on my posts. Reciprocity. 😀

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    1. Then why use the app at all?

      Maybe they got offended? Some people ask for feedback, without realizing that it might not be all sunshine and rainbows. Of course you should get a response! I’m upset for you. Hopefully they are just busy and unable to write a lengthy, appreciative message back.

      I totally understand and relate to the last part about not always being chatty, but commenting anyway.

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      1. The app is great for on-the-go stuff – quick stats check, quick comments and reading blogs when bored! Also perfect for transfering the photos that I use for my blog. However, I type out my blog posts on my laptop first, before adding to WordPress and hey presto, the pics I need are waiting in media!
        Re the comment, still waiting and they asked for specifics not related to a blog post so feedback was non-personal.
        Nevermind, I’ll know not to waste my time next time.

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        1. Ah, the photos. I downloaded the app a few months back for that sole reason. But then I realized that 1. I don’t post photos other than cover ones, 2. It will not be sustainable. But I can see how that is PERFECT for you.

          Well, I hope you know I appreciate you 🙂 Have a great day.

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  2. My current biggest hurdle is time. I started blogging after an injury and subsequent surgery kept me from doing all the things I usually do. Now that I’m back to most of my prior activities writing isn’t always at the top of the to-do list. But over the past 5 months it has become very important to me so I keep squeezing in the time at my laptop.

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    1. Balancing the time for our priorities can be challenging at times. Hopefully, it is not as stressful, though.
      Like for you, blogging has become important to me, too. And it’s not something I want to give up any time soon.

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  3. I’ve only been doing it 2 months and I do find each post seems to take more and more time. Also throughout the day you have to stop when an idea hits – otherwise it’s gone never to return. It’s very easy to quickly run out!

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  4. Thanks for mentioning me 😉

    At the moment, time is not my hurdle. But once the regular job starts again, it will most likely be.
    But still, I don’t think I will lose the inspiration and therefore not the motivation.
    So writing the blog won’t take ages.
    However, keeping up with reading other blogs might get tricky.

    And I agree that Stats matter. It should not become an obsession, but if one doesn’t care then they apparently don’t care about entertaining/helping others.

    My personal hurdle is probably the comment section.
    Like you said, sometimes completely miss the point of what I wrote. It makes me doubt myself.
    Other comments just don’t make sense.
    And then comments who constantly tell to quit looking at my stats while those people are practically begging for likes.

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    1. I give credit where credit is due 🙂

      As long as humans exist there will always be inspiration. You’re right.
      Personally, I noticed that the less I read of others, the lower the number of people coming to read my stuff. Somehow that is not true for all bloggers, but I do urge you to keep finding time for others even when you start your new job.

      You make a valid point about entertaining/ helping others. That definitely provoked some thoughts for me.

      I hope my comments are just right 😉

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  5. If you have some free time, do not “Netflix and chill”, write! This was perfect. We actually do get time to relax a bit but usually tend to get lazy to write. This was a great post and I absolutely loved it and could highly relate with it. Well done👌

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  6. Heartfelt post Floatinggold. I must say though, that when you write, it is good as gold. I look forward to your posts and our dialogue, as I know it comes from a place of blatant honesty. It’s easy to “bang your head against the wall”, but perhaps there is a reason these problems arise. Too often we look to numb or distract from our ailments, when our ailments are simply trying to tell us how to fix ourselves.
    Comments and views, I find myself checking to see how my posts are doing for an audience, but I must remind myself that perhaps people just want to think on them rather that comment. We all write for our own reasons. I do not know you and I don’t know what’s happening in your life, but rest assured, whenever you publish, I cannot wait to respond.

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  7. 6&7 made me laugh. 7 does sound so much better 🙂 I can relate to a lot of what you said. Unless you blog for a living we all have lot’s of stuff to do outside work and blogging. You really do have to make time for it, but sometimes that time just isn’t always there. It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the social media, engaging, writing etc. I’ve learned to be ok with how much or how little I can do. I can’t comment or engage or write as much as I used to but I do try to make sure when I do it counts. For me it’s helped keep blogging fun while allowing me to work on other interests as well.

    Finding a pace that’s sustainable for blogging is key I think if you want to keep doing it for a long time. Got to make some sort of effort though, as you mentioned, or nothing will happen. Also writing for yourself first and foremost helps a lot. Sometimes it easy to get sidetracked writing for what you think someone might want to read.

    Always enjoy reading you posts when I can btw! Enjoyed this one. Thanks!

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    1. I’m glad someone enjoyed my not very funny funny take regarding 6 and 7.

      Finding the right balance is key to everything in life. Same with blogging. It’s a balancing act, but we can do it!

      Yes, I see some bloggers who start off by posting every day. And I say to myself: “Oh, Young One, you have no idea.” But then again, I get surprised sometimes. I know I couldn’t do it daily. We each have our own pace that is appropriate for US.

      Thank you for stopping by and your insightful thoughts. Come again soon!

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  8. Hello Goldie,

    Thank you for mentioning me 😊 I am glad I was able to serve as a catalyst for you to write this post! 😉 I am sure it was sitting in your draft already!!

    The hurdles you mentioned are really detailed and thorough. Some, I definitely struggled with and some I haven’t, well at least yet, especially with mean comments. Thankfully, my readers have been respectful even when disagreeing with my opinion.

    1, 2 and 4 are the ones I faced once community pool went away, the influx of comments and followers meant lack of motivation to write new things everyday. I also agree with “you chose not to have enough time” I have gained my momentum back I think and have posted for 6 days straight now. Thanks for keeping me inspired! 😊

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    1. You pushed me off the cliff, so I had to utter your name as one of the suspects.

      Yes, I started writing about the hurdles on a whim. Soon, I realized I was very passionate about it, and so I noticed the world count going up incredibly fast. I REALLY meant to edit it and make it a shorter post, but then realized that that was it. It was ME. It had to stay that way. I didn’t know what to cut without turning into another cookie cutter blogging post.

      Good to hear that you’re getting back into the groove. And hopefully you can fight 1, 2 AND 4 with the almighty sword of Goldie’s.


  9. My biggest hurrdle is noise and spelling! Darn MS!! Oh well… I manage! 😉

    I edit many times over and I still have mistakes but I still keep trying! 🤷‍♀️🙋‍♀️ Love your post Goldie… as always!

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    1. You always have the greatest spirit and attitude.
      Interesting to see a different side of hurdles. Your hurdles. Have you done a post about your struggles with blogging as a person with MS? You might not want to write about it, but it might be an interesting read. Just an idea.

      Thank you, Christy! Have a blessed day!

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      1. Awe! You are sweet! Thank you! I have mentioned a few things here and there, but not post dedicated to “Blog post hurdles with MS”… great idea! I think I may just have to snag it and run with it! 🤗🙌🙋‍♀️

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  10. Good stuff, and I feel the same way about the stats, i really don’t want to publicise myself on facebook however as I am becoming more and more nauseated by it. I’m on twitter and I think possibly I could do more, but i get stuck at number 1!! Like so many others!
    Apparently the 7th song on an album is usually a blinder, so the number 7 is in good company!
    Keep on keeping on and good to see you back on it!

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  11. You speak of all this as though you have some sort of quota to fill. As if you were duty bound to blog…..

    Why not view it all as some sort of guilty pleasure? Why not try NOT to blog? Why not say to yourself in the morning “no matter what happens today I will not look at my blog”?

    You will find yourself sneaking in here like an addicted smoker. Stealing time from other things just so you can jot down a few words. Hoping that no one catches you in the act.

    Don’t try to jump over hurdles. Take your time. Go around them.

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    1. You see, I’m the kind of person that is hard on oneself (and others, but that’s no secret)> And so, even though I do not have any real “obligations” towards blogging, I surely have this little voice in the back of my head telling me that I do.
      And don’t get me wrong, it’s not anything “bad”. I just like to stay motivated. I have some goals towards which I need to work, if I want to achieve them.

      You are so right, though regarding the “Do NOT blog”. When I was on a hiatus in March I was itching to get back. It was terrible.

      What a wise remark. Thank you.


  12. Great article. My current hurdle is feeling “meh.” I haven’t been able to get back to a regular rhythm since I got back from visiting daughter and grandkids. I’ve joined a couple of in-person writers groups for motivation and feedback. Haven’t been to a meeting yet. Will let you know on Friday. I get online to read other posts for inspiration or motivation from a daily prompt and get caught up with so many wonderful posts. Like now. I should be working on something but I was surfing my Reader and found this post. Thanks for posting. Great to get refocused. I do know what I need to do to get out of my “meh” but … maybe tomorrow. Have a good night.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.
      I totally get the “feeling meh” part.
      What I’d do first is identify the root of the mehness. Is it the lack of inspiration? Are you just too tired from vising with family? Or is your mood affected by a specific worry?
      Answering that question might help you get closer to writing.
      In-person meetings sound great! I’ve actually looked into it recently myself. But I feel intimidated. I worry that I would go in there to meet with people with 60 years of experience who will just laugh at me. Please do let me know how yours works. I’m curious. Have a great day.


  13. Blogging can be stressful , unless you don’t pay too much attention. But if you don’t pay too much attention why do you blog?
    It’s a hurdle indeed if no done correctly.
    Nice post

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  14. Hmmm, I took my time to visit because I wanted to make out time for it. I find this post quite engaging and very thoughtful, you took your time to break it all down. Blogging is not as bad but very difficult if one isn’t connected to the storytelling. You have to be passionate about something to get it right. But these days even very good post is not often appreciated. Now, this brings us back the topic “hurdle” after several hours or days struggling throught a post, you either get ignored or a few likes and some don’t even bother. I see the point, great post keeps it up!🌸

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  15. The 7th hurdle!🤣
    Well, my biggest hurdle is time management. Sometimes, all I want to do is blog and draft all my ideas. Whereas sometimes, I have no ideas and start avoiding blogging for weeks but it doesn’t work that way. I need to learn to manage time in a way that I have enough time for studies as well as blogging.
    Some of your hurdles were quite relatable…Another great post, Goldie!

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  16. I can truly relate to your post because things come up and everything in my life is prioritize. Having a roof over my head and food in my fridge is at the top of the list including working to make it happen continuously. Yes you can make extra money from it and I am thankful but to make ends meet holding down a stable job is necessary and obligated.

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  17. Hi there, so 6 and 7 you make me really laugh. I get what you did..lol.

    Point 1… i think i agree with you. I work too and there isnt enuf time, unless you are full timer blogger and you have minons doing everything else, that all you have to do is, eat, sleep, bath and blog.. on yeah and money magically appears – clearly i make no money blogging.

    Blogging is harder than working.

    I agree with you poibts on inspiration and motivation.

    I agree with your post…

    I remember when i started to blog.. i said work is easier and i have a hard job..

    Anyway, i lobed this post, it totally reasonates with me.. and i love the way you write..a bit if cheeky, straight forwards points and of humor makes fun reading.

    Hope you learn to run the long hurdle race …i have to learn too.. or you make the hurdle race shorter like i did..

    Enjoy blogging

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my 6 and 7 humor.

      No, money doesn’t magically appear out of thin air for me, either. Curses!

      Blogging definitely isn’t the easiest. There are so many different facades to it that one has to take care of.

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading it and could relate.

      Here’s to us swiftly jumping over any hurdles.

      Enjoy your blogging journey!

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      1. When I started my blog, I wrote several articles to keep as my “backlog” because I realistically knew that there would be weeks when I wasn’t inspired to write. After I used articles in my backlog for two weeks in a row, I started panicking that inspiration wouldn’t strike again (and the more anxious I felt, the less motivated I felt to even search for inspiration). It’s nice to be reminded that a lot of us here are in the same boat!

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        1. We are all in the same boat every now and again, indeed. Someone’s gotta start rowing at some point.

          Extended breaks prove difficult to me. Once I return – I’m out of the rhythm and it takes a while to get back in the saddle.

          I hope that you pick up that paddle and row once you’re ready.

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  18. My biggest hurdles are time, because I have so little free time, and because there are so many things to fit in, and energy, because work, and perhaps life generally, leave me exhausted. It’s some consolation to know I’m not the only one struggling with these things.

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  19. Firstly, you made me laugh and smile at the end with your last two hurdles, very funny. Lots of what you said resonated with me, I’ll use all the excuses and yet just like you I’m not ‘obligated’ to write anything, it’s not my job…although when you consider we paid for the pleasure it does seem wasteful not to use the system. I really like the idea of carrying a notebook, I’m a walker as well, (thanks mostly to my dogs), and so many ideas occur to me while walking and I never write them down. Thanks for another intriguing post. Keep writing.

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    1. I’m happy to hear that I brought a smile to your face. Mission accomplished.

      A couple of months ago I downloaded an app on my phone that translates speech to text. That way, even if I don’t have a notebook on me, I can record my thoughts on the phone, which are automatically transcribed, and I can then use it when I write a post. It’s helped, too.

      Thank you for reading.
      I hope this year proves fulfilling (for both of us ) in the field of blogging.

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  20. I like the checking WP during lunch. I sometimes work through lunch, and I’ve realized it’s important I stop doing that. I’m going to try that one. I’ve never re-posted a post either, and I see how it important since we global following. Thank you for the strategies! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading it and sharing your thoughts.
      I am guilty of working through lunch sometimes, too. And then I get home and notice how abnormally tired I am. Our body NEEDS rest, and skipping a break at work is not a good idea in the long run.

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  21. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon! xrumer

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  22. Hello there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Thanks!

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