I have been blogging for about 15 months now and I can attest to how difficult it is. It’s difficult to not only find the time but persistently make an effort to just do it. I only post once a week as anything beyond that would be impossible.
As if balancing life and work wasn’t hard enough.
So why I blog?
Mostly because blog is the Best Social Media Tool for a Small Businesses. From traffic & lead generation to SEO advantages, building reputation and credibility, blogs bring so many benefits to my freelance business that it would not be smart for me to stop.
Often bloggers will deny their true reasons beyond blogging. True, for many it’s purely a hobby. But I think most of us do it because it works – it brings in more business.
The hard part
My problem with blogging isn’t finding topic ideas (probably because I only need one idea per week!). It’s finding the time. It’s making an effort to do it while ten million other things need to get done as well. It’s a matter of priority and my blog is definitely missing out in that department.
When you have to balance between a triple dose of parenting challenges, a growing web design business and everything else that life throws at you, something has to give. For me, it’s my blog.
I’d love to be able to spend more time growing my blog and giving you, my readers, the best I can give but life has a habit of getting in my way.
Take no offense. It’s not you, it’s me!