Blogging on Steemit is a long game.
In one way, that's excellent because you have enough time to build your blog and get the rewards you so desire.
In another way, its scary because we all have those days when we are lazy and undisciplined.
In the early days of your blog, you have that adrenaline rush and enthusiams, your were told that you can earn free money with your post.
So you jump into the steem blockchain and start shouting your thoughts to anyone who would listen.
But after a while your throats gets hoarse and they may be a lot of reasons for this, it may be that you are not getting the level of rewards you anticipated.
Or it may be that you are not getting the amount of followers you desire and you feel that your voice is unimportant
Here are a few tips you should consider if you feel that your blog is worth fighting for
Read Outside Your Niche
I talked about the importance of finding and dominating niche on Steemit last week.
When you are blogging on a topic it is only natural that you will immerse yourself in it, you will constantly read everything you can about it, news others blogs and even books.
This can be exhausting and an obssesive focus on only your topic can become boring for you.
You have to recognise when it is time to turn your attention outside your niche.
For example if you are a Motivational and Productivity blogger you can choose to study animals like ants or even bees to have an alternate views of the work process to know how best to motivate your audience.
When you focus outside your niche will make you smarter inside your niche.
And it will help make your blogging journey fun and adventurous.
Change Your Medium
When you read outside your niche it will also give you all whole range of new ideas of how to present your content.
You can change the way you present your content to your audience, maybe you are not such a good writer you can choose to vlog or you can start a podcast like @nantchev.
When you present your new ideas to your audience in a new format it will make your look fresh and interesting.
Keep a "notebbook"
Remember my post about never running out of content ideas.
Most artists always keep their sketchbooks close as an opportunity may arise for them to sketch something they saw that intrigued them, it may be an odd shaped statue or a beautiful face.
I advice you as a blogger to keep a journal for capturing ideas that could come from the news, a magazine you read while waiting for your turn at the dentists or even Twitter.
As someone who needs to constantly provide content you have to take note of what happens around you and you can capture them for your audience.
Sail The Ocean
Some bloggers never see the need to connect and interact with others.
You put in the right amount of creativity writing that wonderful posts and then sit back and wait for people to come to you.
If everyone behaves like that then post engagement will be dead.
Focus is important but getting a wider or different view is important, you have to put yourself out there and show people what you are capable of.
You will reach more people by engaging with others rather than sitting at your blog and waiting them to come to you.
If it is possible meet them face to face, there are a lot of Steemians organising meet ups with people from the same region or locality.
Such meetings are important, Humans needs others Humans, I talked about that in detail in my post on building your tribe on Steemit.
Though I said you can try out a new medium above, this does not mean you should do Video if you are not good in front of cameras.
We are all good at some things and need more work at others, and you should know that being good is not usually dependent on talent alone, you can still work and develop any skill you want.
But the truth is that we are not Superman, we can't be infalliable or good at everything, so you have to focus on your strenghts for the main time while slowly working on your witnesses.
So if you are not a good writer then stick to Video or Start a podcast, figuring what your strenghts are would help you craft your competitive advantage.
Flag A Whale
No I did not mean that, don't flag a whale, it will only make your reputation score look like the price of Ripple.🙂
But you have to make sure you have fun, if life is not a game, you are doing it wrong.
Always be ready to experiment and challenge yourself with your content, try new topics.
@progressivechef blog is tempting me to start food blogging, this is not a call to be frivolous, this can an open a new chapter you never imagined.
So go out there, experiment and play.
Thanks For Reading
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