This is a guest post by Timo Kiander.
When you started blogging, it used to be fun and exciting: You were writing posts, connecting with other bloggers and finding new and exciting blogs to comment on.
Even today if blogging is still fun, there is one doubt that has crossed your mind many times: You don’t have time to do anything else except to just write blog posts.
Although you love writing posts, you have also realized that you’ll need to do something else in order to grow your blog.
This “something else” could be the Amazon Kindle book that you’d like to write, the new e-mail newsletter that you have been thinking of creating for your list or a new lead magnet and a landing page, that would increase the conversions and the number of subscribers.
Let’s face it: Your hands are tied and until you make some drastic changes to your blogging routines, things are going to be the same.
However, if you are just willing to stick around for a moment, I’ll have some good news for you!
Did the workload come to you as a surprise?
When you started your blogging, you were excited. Heck, I even remember the time when I started writing blog posts and it sure was fun.
However, what you have probably realized by now is that blogging takes a lot of time and effort in order to do it properly. In fact, you could even consider writing a blog post as a “mini-project” itself, as it has many steps until a post is transformed from an idea to a published piece of content.
Especially if you keep publishing posts many times per week, you will be writing a lot for your own blog. It’s no wonder that you might feel stressed, since you just don’t have time to do anything else except to focus on your blog posts.
At the same time, the number of exciting projects is increasing all the time and you have lots of great ideas for growing your blog.
The question is, how do you find time to do that if your focus is on the blog posts?