As you’re probably aware, the beginning of a new year brings with it tons of resolutions to make your life better (lose weight, save money, spend more time with family, etc.). Unfortunately, most people find that these resolutions fall by the wayside after just a couple of weeks and the next year rolls around with the same resolution(s).
The secret to keeping these resolutions and seeing them through successfully is to build them into daily habits ones that become as much a part of your routine as brushing your teeth or getting dressed in the morning.
Determine What Went Wrong
If you’re struggling to keep your blogging resolutions, it might be helpful to look back at what happened in 2016. Did you have an incident or setback that made it hard for you to stay on track?
Were there extenuating circumstances like a move or new baby that affected your ability to meet your goals?
When reflecting on any setbacks, it’s important not just identify them but also come up with strategies for how you can avoid them next time around. That way, if something similar does happen again, you’ll already have some strategies in place.
Identify Whether You Need Help Or New Tools
If you’re finding that your tactic isn’t working for you, it may be time to take a step back and determine whether there’s an underlying issue perhaps you need some more information or help with a particular project.
Identifying these roadblocks can help you get past them so you can keep moving forward.
If possible, ask someone who knows what they are doing to lend a hand that way they can identify any steps you might have missed and point out any potential roadblocks up front. Armed with that insight, move forward more confidently than ever before!
Reflect On Your Experience With Blogging
The first time I made blogging resolutions, I used my own tactics. I decided that one tactic was going to be key: I would update as frequently as possible.
My problem was that while it might have been a good tactic for some people, it was disastrous for me. Since my posts were being published so close together, they didn’t receive much traffic and no one wanted to comment on them.
I believe that if you want to succeed at blogging in 2018 and beyond then you should look back at your experience with blogging and see what strategies worked well for you and what didn’t work out too well.
Reflecting on past events can help us plan better in the future and keep us from making mistakes twice.
Consider If This Project Was Worthwhile
People often say they want to start a blog or get better at blogging, but never make it past a few posts. This might be because they’re afraid of not being good enough, or don’t know where to begin.
They might think that starting a new business is too difficult or that they don’t have time for another project. Whatever their reasons, most bloggers fail because of one simple reason: they aren’t serious about it and quit when times get tough. If you truly believe in your project and want it to succeed, then you shouldn’t give up so easily.
We can help by providing some tips on how you can achieve your blogging goals and stay motivated throughout 2015!
Next Time, Learn From It And Improve
Let’s be honest: Sometimes blogging feels like something you do when your other ideas don’t pan out. But if you want to see success in your blogging life, try treating it like any other business or side hustle you have.
Set goals for yourself and create accountability strategies that help keep you on track. That way, every time January rolls around, and resolutions are in full swing you won’t fall into that trap of sticking with a doomed tactic just because it’s what got you results last year. If it ain’t broke, It’s time for a change.