The Importance of Consistency in Blogging
Blogs are very easy to create, but managing and maintaining them is complex and tedious, like a snail climbing to a high summit. No deposits, qualifications, or labor are required to create a blog. Just choose a suitable blog editor, register, and open an account. Choose a design and post your first post. When you create a blog, you don't even consider the grades, academic background, wealth, gender, race, etc., that are generally required by school or work. In a way, Blogging is equal for all in the Business field.
Many people want to create blogs and become power bloggers. Because we don't think there are any limitations or huddles in developing and writing a blog. Everyone imagines writing a blog, putting on AdSense, receiving advertising earnings, and receiving the passive income in the future. That imagination is vast, and sometimes we dream of giving our resignation to the boss, who is tormenting us. Additionally, the Internet is overflowing with success stories of people making money from blogging and no longer needing a job. I may dream that I will become just like them if I work all night. This hope is so natural and normal.
When I first started a blog, I was filled with hope and worked hard. Images are carefully selected and inserted, and texts are written and read repeatedly and considerately.
Naturally, we can imagine people admiring and commenting on our sincere posting and sentences. There are times when the number of visitors suddenly increases by chance. And Adsense also displays increasing dollars. Oh! My Adsense is working! You will be amazed.
Then I get more motivation and work hard to post blogs. Everyday life becomes a subject, and each day feels like a goal is created so that it will be enjoyable. Let's confess. It's been just a few months. I think it was about three months.
However, after six months, the strength is lost. In my case, my favorite art was the subject. I think about art every day, so I don't have to worry about running out of material. I thought there was no reason I couldn't keep a blog that I regularly post and have been drawing and exhibiting for over ten years.
But after six months, Blogging feels like a singer practicing singing in a situation where you never know when you will debut on a stage with no audience. It seems that my voice becomes an echo and returns only to myself. In particular, at this time, the number of visitors decreases, and there is a meeting about whether it is meaningful to run only advertisements and make such efforts every day.
I've learned from my experience that this is why blogs have a six-month rule. 80% of first-time bloggers quit blogging within six months. Only the remaining 20 percent continues steadily. And even within that, the case of continuously producing high-quality content for several years and running without stopping is not even 0.2%. And in the end, only this blog survives.
Everyone knows that consistency is a great weapon. But there are reasons why it is difficult to keep it. It is the lack of an inner motif. If the motif is focused only on income, it is easier to get tired. In conclusion, I think the blog should be written just for me.
And if you keep writing your blog, you will indeed have the following advantages.
1. Writing skills will improve.
This is really certain. At first, I thought about it for a long time and wrote it, but as time went on, the time to organize my thoughts and post them became shorter. Even in real life, it is not difficult to explain and persuade someone of my work. To improve your writing and speech skills, you will receive a lot of tutoring and go to private academies, but Blogging is the best way to improve your writing skills.
2. I get a lot of ideas for my work.
In my case, I am a person who draws, so I constantly find materials to draw, and sometimes I have to expand and deepen my painting world. Writing in such a tedious and arduous process can help prevent a slump when working with various ideas. And gives me the motivation to make a lot of digital images.
3. My day is rewardingly scheduled.
Working as a freelance painter is prone to procrastination or laziness. But freelancers should always be alert and ready. That's a professional attitude. It is imperative to fix the schedule to maintain this professional attitude and upgrade. A blog can help you start your day and improve and manage your schedule. Also, it helps to arrange where do I put the priorities on my daily works. In short, it has the same effect as doing a mock exercise for my day.
4. Provides a sense of accomplishment and energy throughout the day.
Energy is needed to survive. This is not just the energy from drinking coffee, eating rice, and exercising. It is the energy that makes that person lively and gives reason to live. Your day will be organized if you post an article and press the post button. And through that post, you can motivate yourself, get information, and get enlightenment. Through this, you become purified as if you were meditating on your own.
5. It will record the fields I like and work in.
When I was giving a lecture on a subject called database in Korea, I told students to collect all their data. And looking back, this statement also applies to me. If I hadn't drawn only pictures and collected and documented them, my drawings would have been confined to physical places. However, the records I collected step by step were of great help when doing other works, whether they would be used for other exhibitions or blog material later.
A consistent blog like this is even more important than anything else, primarily if you work as a freelancer.
Even for me, writing itself can be tedious and challenging at times. When that happens, I sometimes think I should take a break today because my priorities are pushed out of many things. However, I hope that I can continue writing as I promised myself at the beginning of 2022. At that time, I remembered the experience of getting a motif from the Internet, so I posted this.
Myungja Anna Koh