What’s Keeping You From Blogging?

Posted by | April 09, 2012 | Small Biz Talk, The Obvious | 5 Comments

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!

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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.

5 Comments

  • Chris Haught says:

    So true David, sometimes the fear of committing to a weekly blog is overwhelming to so many. We have helped several painting contractors overcome that by guesting at our blog and now are happily blogging on their own. Kudos to you for keeping it up!

  • Tom Reber says:

    Nice post. Like anything we do, we get better as we continue to put the work in. BTW, that over 300 blogs for you…nice job!

  • David says:

    Hey Tom. Thanks for the comment. I stopped keeping count, but I actually think I’ve written over 600 blogs. I used to write more than 1x a week. I just decided to stick with 1x a week just for my blog, not including any others.

  • David says:

    Chris, I’ve seen your blog and it is growing…and helping painters. Keep up the great work! Thanks for stopping by too.

  • Chris Haught says:

    @David Thanks, it is a lot of fun, always looking for guest bloggers if you are interested! 🙂

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