Fighting the crisis in blogging

The crisis in blogging - how to deal with it?
The crisis in blogging - how to deal with it?

There is a time in every blogger's life when you don't have the motivation to blog. No ideas, too many responsibilities or just no idea for further blogging. This is a blogging crisis and don't worry, EVERYONE goes through it.

We also had a blogging crisis. The last appeared in December 2015. He came unexpectedly and was disturbingly strong. So strong that I wanted to quit blogging and remove my blog. Fortunately, this crisis has only appeared once. I don't really know what he was caused to do but he was. If you're curious about how we dealt with it, take a look below.

Help! I have a blogging crisis!

Blogging crises are perfectly normal, as are the doubts that arise every day. Not once have we had doubts whether the posts we write anyone reads or whatever they are. We have wondered more than once whether our blog is ugly and whether it all makes sense.
Yes! Blogging makes sense. We used our blog as a bargaining chip many times. We like to brag about it, because we put a lot of heart and time into the blog. We have our professional life and the blog is just an addition to everyday life. I have the comfort of being Piotr, who may not write much in the department lately Male eye, but he is still actively participating in blogging - 99% of the graphics you see on the blog is the work of Piotr. I don't have that much skill and patience to create graphics.
Returning to the topic of the blog, as a bargaining chip, I can not fail to mention that I have not once mentioned to clients about the blog, at job interviews in which I participated, I also mentioned the blog. I will also tell you that several lecturers in college have also appreciated our blogging. Interestingly, we had a different Blogger in the group. We found out about her blog during our last class (but maybe at other times).

How to deal with the crisis in blogging?

The ideal scenario for blogging crisis are scheduled posts. We always have several posts planned (of course, publication dates are flexible and often, when one topic is extremely delighting, we move another one), so we don't have to write posts overwhelmingly, which does a lot of bloggers do. Zapchajdziury are not okay in my opinion, and zapchajdzury posts can be felt for a kilometer. In life, however, apparently you have to try everything 😉
If you do not plan posts forward, and you have a crisis in blogging it may be a little worse than in my case. Then you probably have to use zapchajdziura or just give yourself some time.
dpblog.pl changes
dpblog.pl changes

A great idea to get rid of the crisis is change

For me, changes are a cure for all evil. Changes in the wardrobe cure the clothing crisis (and I'm not talking about big purchases here, just one new thing), changes at home cure the home crisis, and changes on the blog cure the blog crisis.
As per the above, we have changed on our blog in December 2015. We have changed the template, optimized the blog and since then, in addition to the lack of crises in blogging, we have observed an additional, a little side effect (however intentional). Our blog is growing in strength and this can be seen from the statistics.
At the beginning of 2015, I could not imagine that our blog would have such statistics as now. Our observations show that all this is due to:
  • new template
  • blog optimization
  • activity on social media
The above obviously affected blog collaboration (barter only in exceptional cases and on our terms) and our earnings. When it comes to earnings on the blog, as a few bloggers we talk about it openly. We think it's nothing wrong that the blog has started making money after so many years. This allows us to make changes to the blog, as well as activities to promote it.

Bloger's guide on Insta live

I have an idea to Insta live @dpblogpl do a small talk about blogging, making money on blog and social media promotion. If you are interested, please let me know in the comments below this post. Of course, I will also answer your questions, if there are any 🙂 Let me know what date and time would be best for you - Friday 19: 00 or Saturday 18: 00?
Edit.
See you today (24.02.2017) about 19: 00 on Insta Live. I invite you to signing up for an event. You can write there what topics I still have to raise 😉

The most common mistakes in blogging

The beginnings of blogging are very difficult. It is also the time when most mistakes are made. Today I would like to present the most common mistakes that I made at the beginning of my blog adventure. Maybe thanks to this you will not make the same mistakes as me.
mistakes that we most often make

No "About" tab

I have already written about how important this tab is this note. Now I will remind you by giving an example of our blog. As you know, I started blogging myself. A few years later Piotrek joined blogging.
At the time, we didn't think about introducing ourselves. Of course, there are posts in the style of some facts about us (we are going to refresh this post in the near future, what do you think about it?). There has never been a place where we could say something more about us and you get to know us a little closer.
To be honest I was surprised looking at the statistics. I didn't think that so many people would want to know more about us. And yet it turned out quickly - we were wrong w

No Social Media channels

I could talk about this topic for hours because it is the industry in which I work. Social Media channels are used not only for informing about a new post, but also for faster contact with readers. I always try to answer e-mails in order, but I visit FB very often. So if you want some information on "already" write on FB or Instagram.

A blog that has no fanpage is as if it did not exist.

FB and Instagram are also a good place where you can show yourself from a slightly different page - not only as a blog author, but also as a traveler, a gourmet of oriental cuisine, or maybe a person who does something cool outside the blog? Take a cool picture, add cool text and unique hashtags and Fanpage post ready. That's what Social Media channels are for 🙂

No post publication schedule

We have learned the hard way that this is important. At first, there was no such thing as a timetable. Posts went when they were written. Sometimes it was a few days, sometimes a week. There were also such periods that several notes went through during the day.
About the chaos that prevailed on our blog (and which we had no idea!) We found out during the archiving of old posts (which I will also mention soon). today posts are published on a schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Thanks to the schedule of posts, readers know when they can expect a new blog post.

Post archiving

Our archiving mainly concerns photos. After problems on the blog related to older notes (photos did not work for us in the 2010-2012 years) we decided to archive all photos. Now, if some graphics stop working - it is much easier for us to replace it with a working one.
I think it's worth thinking about it, especially if you've been blogging for a while.