What's Keeping You From Blogging?

Posted by David Chism | Tue, Apr 10, 2012

 What's Keeping You From Blogging?
We all have hob­bies and habits. Some of us like play­ing golf, run­ning, read­ing the morn­ing news­pa­per, week­end rides, even play­ing around on our new techie gad­gets. How much time do we spend doing these activ­i­ties each day or week? Here is my chal­lenge as we enter the spring sea­son. What is keep­ing you from adding some­thing new to your week­ly rou­tine? How about start­ing and main­tain­ing a blog? Already have one but the last post was 2011? Keep read­ing. So what’s keep­ing you from blog­ging? Is it that you are not sure what to write about? Or are you afraid you’ll run out of ideas? Maybe you are not a good writer and are afraid of what peo­ple might think when you mis­spell except” when it should be accept.” I can think of a dozen more rea­sons why most small busi­ness­es don’t blog. I think the num­ber one rea­son is that small busi­ness­es don’t make the time to fit in this very impor­tant mar­ket­ing idea. There is room for every­one still to begin and con­tin­ue to write what they are pas­sion­ate about. Has it worked for me? I’ve been writ­ing about a blog a week for six years and believe me, I some­times want to quit. I, like you, run a small busi­ness, vol­un­teer at my local church as a trustee, am one of the man­agers of our church build­ing project and raise 4 small kids 6 and under. Do I have writ­ers block? Do I some­times want to stop blog­ging? Yes! Quite often to be hon­est. I have the same fears my clients have but have to stuff away that head trash. Has it helped my busi­ness? In more ways than 1. It has giv­en me oppor­tu­ni­ties to do pub­lic speak­ing and trav­el all over the coun­try, gain new clients and grow my busi­ness with­out spend­ing any mon­ey on tra­di­tion­al adver­tis­ing. Actu­al­ly, I did just spent $35 when I reordered busi­ness cards! :-) Ok almost no mon­ey on tra­di­tion­al adver­tis­ing. The point is, if you per­son­al­ly will not blog, you’ve got to get some­one to start blog­ging on a reg­u­lar basis and be faith­ful to con­tin­ue to write for your audi­ence. Don’t stop! Press on! Still Need Help? If you are not sure where to begin, fill out my quick con­tact form and let’s talk. I’ll point you in the right direc­tion. As always, I rec­om­mend blog­ging in house before out­sourc­ing. Pho­to cred­it: Woman in Thrisis

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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