Disclaimer: I am not an expert on blogging, website design or anything else. I don’t make money doing this and I don’t have a ton of readers. Continue at your own risk.
The trick to blogging I think is this: Set the bar low, so you can achieve your goals.
And no, I am not kidding.
I might want to post every day, but there’s not a chance that’s going to happen. So, if I say I am going to post a paper doll every day and than I fail to post every day, I feel that I have let people down.
At which point, the spiral of self-doubt and guilt sets in. This is a bad spiral.
Instead, I say, I’d like to have post once a week. I know my schedule says four times a week, but my goal these days is a post a week.
I’m moving. I’m starting a new job. I can not keep to my old schedule.
And I think one post a week is about the minimum for a blog to keep itself running. So, that’s my goal. One new paper doll post a week. Sometimes I make this, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I go over it.
But if I felt like I had created an expectation that I would post everyday and failed to meet it than I would end up just feeling guilty and bad about neglecting the blog and I feel guilty and bad about that enough already.
This is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, I seriously need a new hobby.