Blogosphere: A series
Part Fifty: There Be Dark Days Ahead
Well, there you go. You’ve put together one monster of a blog. You’ve done all the right things.
You’ve held off until you have ten posts or so already in place before announcing your blog. You’ve searched for and found a “just so” physical theme, and you know… you KNOW your topic inside and out—or you’ve set yourself up to get to the data you want at an instant.
You know where you’ll get your daily images. You’ve worked out that WordPress on the free side is even offering you links and tags.
It just doesn’t get any better than this.
Really. It doesn’t.
In fact, sometimes it gets worse, and I think you need to be ready for that.
You need to have a day’s worth of posts set up ahead so if for any reason you can’t write on a given day, you’re still covered in your race to your numbers goal.
You’re ready for that morning when you get up and it feels like you have been blogging for ever, and haven’t seen the expected gains. You know. THAT day.
You need to be ready for that most dreaded diseases, a big ol’ case of “I dowanna”. Cause, here’s the deal, see. You said A, now you gotta say Z. You need to carry it out, you need to go all the way, and when you feel like you’ve made it, you need to try harder, because your “laurels” are clearly in a bad spot for resting on.
Sorry, folks. There will be those days. Probably. There have been for me, and I expect there will be more of the nasty little guys, ready to attack, to bite the ankles, to discourage, and cause dismay.
Be ready. Don’t let it stop you. There is something oh, so very cool about pushing on, and getting done, even when you don’t want to.