Blogging

Are You Trying to Be a Blogging Jack Of All Trades?

For most bloggers, we have to do it all. But trying to be a blogging jack of all trades can actually hurt your blogging efforts!

If your blogging efforts are like mine, you’re a one-man band. You do it all. And there’s that temptation to be a blogging jack of all trades.

I ran across an article at The Blog Herald titled, “15 Mindset Hacks to Avoid Blogging Failure.” One of them was to specifically avoid trying to be a jack of all trades when it comes to blogging.

It’s one thing if you have a team: some members write, others edit, some take photos or build infographics and others handle the marketing via social media and advertising.

But most of us who blog don’t have the luxury of that level of collaboration.

The post says, in part, this:

You don’t want to be a jack of all trades. You want to be great at a few things…

One of my goals for 2019 — really, it’s my primary goal for the year — is to stay at least four posts ahead at all times. Sometimes I’m there and sometimes I’m not. It’s a lot of work to get to that point, especially when you publish every day.

But it’s easy to beat yourself up when you’re struggling to reach that goal and then you realize you haven’t posted recently enough on Facebook and Twitter.

And then there’s Google Analytics with lots of information you probably would benefit from checking out but you haven’t had time to even start lately.

And on top of that, you’re seriously considering starting a podcast this year.

(I know, I know: What’s wrong with me?)

You can’t be everywhere! Spreading yourself too thin means that your content will suffer. It’s inevitable.

I was glad to see the post at The Blog Herald because I was glad for the reminder that sometimes, bloggers have to prioritize and focus on what they can.

Then get to the rest when that’s possible.

What do you wish you could do more often as a blogger that you’re just not able to do regularly right now?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.