Women with Intention Wednesday – Falling Back Into Blogging Intentionally

Intentionally Getting Back on Track with Blogging

 

 

It’s Women With Intention Wednesday again… which means focusing on something INTENTIONALLY.

 

Here’s the definition again:

**Intentionally:

Deliberately, purposely, knowingly**

 

This week, or since September began, I’ve been working on purposely getting back on track with blogging.  This includes writing and publishing the blog posts, obviously, but also interacting in Facebook blogging groups, visiting other blogs and commenting, making some slight changes in my blog themes and settings, and reviewing what’s involved in actually treating my blogging as a business instead of a hobby.

       Writing and publishing blog posts

My goal is to purposely write and publish two posts daily (here and at my Words of Encouragement blog). That doesn’t always work, when other obligations are higher priority or I simply run out of time due to having too many things to humanly accomplish in one day! I want to work toward writing and publishing earlier in the day, rather than after supper and later in the evening. It’s early afternoon at the moment, so…getting there!

 

       Interacting in Facebook blogging groups

I deliberately participate and interact in Facebook blogging groups. I’m really enjoying it! They provide a sense of community, accountability, and networking to help with growing and promoting my blogs. Many of the groups also provide numerous resources and opportunities to learn more about the business of blogging, to take it beyond the hobby stage.

 

 

 

 

 

       Visiting other blogs and commenting

I purposely choose to visit other blogs and to leave valid, relevant comments. I’ve bookmarked and followed many interesting blogs. I’ve also formed wonderful virtual relationships with some bloggers, especially in smaller mastermind groups.

 

       Making changes in blog themes and settings

I knowingly choose to make changes in my blog themes and settings (fonts, colors, spacing, and so on). I learn as I go and get feedback from others. Sometimes I agree and other times agree to disagree with feedback regarding potential changes I should or shouldn’t make. I was kind of stagnant for awhile and just used the standard themes and templates, but recently I’ve been experimenting with different themes and looks. I want to be proud of my blogs, but also appeal to the majority of you readers and followers of my blogs.

 

       Reviewing details of hobby vs. business blogging

This is still a new area for me and I’m purposely choosing to become more informed about transitioning from hobby to business blogging. I’ve read income reports from bloggers in some of the groups.

It amazes me that some folks are making hundreds and even thousands of dollars MONTHLY! 

I’m certainly not anywhere close to that potential. I’ve only just started adding some affiliate links and widgets to products and services I’m familiar with, so I can feel comfortable recommending them. I also purposely added widgets for my OWN business products as well (K-Lee’s Kreations).

AND… I’m currently working on some freebies to offer to you all …

AND some new reasonably priced products coming in October!  

 

 

So What About YOU?

 

Do you actively blog? As a hobby or as a business?

 

What have you done intentionally today?

 

 

 

54 thoughts on “Women with Intention Wednesday – Falling Back Into Blogging Intentionally”
  1. Wow, two posts per day is so impressive! Congrats! I post on instagram way more regularly than I blog, but I’m now trying to get back on track. Sometimes I start writing several blog posts at once but then struggle to complete them and post. Luckily I’m getting a little ahead now so that if I can’t write for a couple of weeks I have content ready. 🙂

  2. I put a lot of time into my blog, but sometimes life has other priorities so I make sure to allow myself times to step away and take a break. It takes balance to get the best of both worlds!

  3. This is so relatable. For me I find it hard to juggle working a full time job on top of blogging. For now I can squeeze out 1-2 blogs per week. Looking into how the affiliate links work and will be incorporating some hopefully soon.

  4. These are great steps to be successful. Two posts per day may be overreaching. If you can do it without sacrificing quality, by all means go for it, but quality >>>> quantity. I’ve read that about 5 posts a week for a single blogger (without staff) is a very good number.

  5. I’m trying to get back on track too! I sporadically posted for a year and a half, but I decided in September to get back to it regularly. I admit one post a day is a good starting point for me. Who knows what might happen tho.

  6. I can’t decide whether to call myself an active blogger or not. I contribute to a couple of places, but no “home” I can call my own at the moment. I definitely could use a shift in my intention, so thank you for this post to help inspire me to get things going back in the right direction!

  7. I am not a blogger but I am an active reader of others article. My intention is to learn from other experiences and to get a great advice and suggestions.

  8. I have blogged before, but the content i was writing about was not really my passion, so I neglect my blog quickly.
    But I really love blogging, so have since started again, and now also with the content where my passion lies. Now of course I have to rebuild everything again, and that takes a while, and I still have to find my schedule, but that will probably work out well.

  9. I definitely need to focus on being more intentional with my day-to-day life. Too often I am distracted by frivelous things when there is so much more that I would rather be doing, such as blogging! I’ve made some money from my blog, but most people would still class it as a hobby, and that’s something I would like to change in the next year. I have lots of big dreams, and it’s time I start trying to achieve theme!
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  10. I don’t know how to classify what I do. But I am as active as I can be in posting and doing things on the site. The tips you share here are definitely a great help to anyone doing online blogging and reporting.

  11. What a great post. I am planning to land on my first blog and reading this it sounds so challenging for a newbie like me.

  12. I can say that I’m an active blogger but I only post one to three times a week. I make meaningful content so that I can get more audience and sponsors.

  13. I actively blog but I can’t call it a business yet, I don’t get paid yet.. I’d love to be earning an income.

  14. When we do things “intentionally”, it gives us the reason to love what we do. I do not have a blog but I like interacting with others and reading other blogs.

  15. I also started blogging again due to personal circumstances I had stopped for a while. Now I am participating in threads on Facebook and enjoy reading other people´s blogs as well. My blog is just a hobby not for business. I strive to post on my blog a once a weak from now on and have to maintain my Instagram page as well.

  16. I am an active blogger, but don’t have the time to post every day. I try to post a minimum of twice per week and focus on quality over quantity as there are so many aspects to blogging.

  17. I am not a blogger but planning to make or create my own blog in the future. This is such a great help not only for me but also for those who have the plan to create their own blog.

  18. I try to update my photography blog on a regular basis. Although it can be overwhelming at times it worth it from an SEO perspective because google loves content!

  19. Wow – 2 posts a day!! I’m an active blogger but my target is a post a week – and I don’t always make that. I find it hard to produce quality content in less time and then there’s all the time to promote it as well. You sound totally focused. Congratulations!

  20. I’m actually having to be intentional with doing less. I feel like I took on too much and started losing track of life.

  21. These are some really great tips on how to get back to actively blogging, I love them and I will be applying some to my blogging life. I really enjoyed reading this thank you for sharing!

  22. I do have a blog as well and I absolutely have to remind myself to be intentional. I have so far to go with it, but I am very happy with how far I’ve come in the last 2 months since I’ve started. I have to be very intentional about writing and posting/interacting in blogging groups, posting on social media, and posting blog posts in general. It is difficult to keep up sometimes because life does get in the way. I love your post and appreciate you making me think about what I’ve done for my blogging business today.

  23. This is wonderful to have on hand for the times when I’m not reaching the goals I’m aspiring for or the days when I’m feeling unmotivated. I’ve been really pushing myself recently to increase my traffic.

  24. Blogging is both a hobby and a business for me. I’ve been blogging since 2007 and I’m still enjoying it. Just so grateful that I’m earning too while enjoying what I do.

  25. I have always thought I am an active blogger but after reading your post I realize I am not. You are a great motivation for me, learning from great examples definitely helps a ton!
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