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?

 

 

 

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54 comments to “Women with Intention Wednesday – Falling Back Into Blogging Intentionally”

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  1. Erica Valentin - September 5, 2018 Reply

    I am an active blogger but I have really tried to work ahead and schedule ahead because if I dont I run out of time and end up neglecting the blog

  2. Sheena - September 5, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I recently got back into blogging too so I identify a lot with your experiences! Keep going! You’ve got this!

  3. Stacie - September 5, 2018 Reply

    I love this post so much. You can’t just do whatever. It takes dedication and a purpose-driven approach.

  4. Nathalia - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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. 🙂

  5. Sarah Bailey - September 5, 2018 Reply

    This is a great post – I think sometimes we all need to try and think about what we are doing more and enjoy all our experiences with blogging.

  6. Deborah - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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!

  7. Tina Rivera - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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.

  8. GiGi Eats - September 5, 2018 Reply

    Okay that first quote couldn’t be more true!!! Failure truly shapes who you are but you need little wins here in there in order to stay sane! haha!

  9. Christina - September 5, 2018 Reply

    Love this post!! I need to try this. I have a lot of unfinished projects, so maybe this could help!!!

  10. Emily Fata, www.WanderousAffair.com - September 5, 2018 Reply

    You don’t know how much I needed this right now! I’ve felt so off my groove and haven’t been blogging on my personal account for a while now. This is what I needed to kick my butt back into motion!

  11. Stephanie Stebbins - September 5, 2018 Reply

    I am definitely an active, intentional blogger! I do lose motivation sometimes, though but this post helped me get right back on track!

  12. Jennifer Prince - September 5, 2018 Reply

    Oh yes! Sometimes I get bored or down or inconsistent. I need to get better with all of it. So true!

  13. Marysa - September 5, 2018 Reply

    It’s great that you are keeping up with your blogging. It’s nice to keep things up to date and fresh.

  14. Frank - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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.

  15. Destany - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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.

  16. Shannan P - September 5, 2018 Reply

    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!

  17. Marielle - September 6, 2018 Reply

    Wow, posting twice daily! I only post weekly! I work fulltime too so it isn’t feasible to post more than that and post on social media and participate in fb groups@.@
    Marielle recently posted..He’s just not that into you: How to know if he really likes you

  18. Nicolas Hortense - September 6, 2018 Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I really mean that. Getting back into blogging when you’re in a slum can be super tough. That first quote hit my soul btw…lol.

  19. Rose Ann Sales - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  20. Melissa - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  21. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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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  22. Bradley Finnearty - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  23. Preet - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  24. Karla - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  25. Jackie - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  26. Ruth I - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  27. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh - September 6, 2018 Reply

    I am definitely an active blogger. I have been neglecting my blog recently but I recently decided to get back on track.

  28. Graciella - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  29. Autumn Murray - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  30. Evelyn Hernandez - September 6, 2018 Reply

    Blogging can be overwhelming, this is a great list to help us stay focused and on track.

  31. Catherine Santiago Jose - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  32. ninabashaw - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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!

  33. Eimear - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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!

  34. Rachel - September 6, 2018 Reply

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

  35. Ellie Plummer - September 6, 2018 Reply

    Two posts a day is pretty impressive! I try for two a week but that doesn’t always happen. I

  36. Melissa Sanchez - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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!

  37. Shannon Gurnee - September 6, 2018 Reply

    This is such a great post! I started blogging as a hobby in 2008, but it has become my career and a way I help support my family.

  38. Jay - Life of Creed - September 6, 2018 Reply

    I am an active blogger. I change my theme from a free WP theme I had been using for too long, to the DIVI theme. It made a big difference. I’ve seen just with the change improvement in my blog traffic.
    Jay – Life of Creed recently posted..Celebrate Every Moment with Expressions from Hallmark

  39. Cortney K. - September 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  40. Melanie Walsh - September 7, 2018 Reply

    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.

  41. fashionandstylepolice - September 7, 2018 Reply

    Great post. I can relate. I have been intentional with my blogging since day 1 as I see it as a business. Being intentional brings results.

  42. Turtle - September 7, 2018 Reply

    I am putting this into action for myself, been trying to get more consistent at blogging.

  43. Lisa Rios - September 7, 2018 Reply

    Yay, good job being consistent – it’s wonderful to fall back into the habi

  44. Cia Black - September 7, 2018 Reply

    I post as they come, I tried a scheduled but then it felt like work for me and not my hobby. You just have find what works for you.

  45. Rachel - September 7, 2018 Reply

    I love reading about other people’s goals – it’s so inspiring! Greta read – had motivated me and given me some new ideas 🙂 xx

  46. Stephanie Parrell - September 7, 2018 Reply

    Is started my blog as a hobby and now it is my little side business. Something I can make a little bit of money at and I love doing it!

  47. Monidipa Dutta - September 7, 2018 Reply

    Loved this post. I think sometimes we all need to look what we are doing and get things back on track. Thanks for sharing..!!

  48. melissa major - September 7, 2018 Reply

    What a brilliant post, I used to see my blog as a hobby but now trying to make it my job. I keep motivated as much as

  49. Laura - September 7, 2018 Reply

    I started mine as a hobby because I love to write. It’s just amazing how many opportunities this hobby gave me.

  50. Lynndee - September 8, 2018 Reply

    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.

  51. Cristina - September 9, 2018 Reply

    Blogging is a hobby for me but I have been a bit slack with it recently as life takes over. I’m hoping to get back on track soon!

  52. Melanie - September 10, 2018 Reply

    Wow two posts daily is an impressive target. Always good to have a goal to aim for x

  53. Katie - September 10, 2018 Reply

    It can be helpful to learn from others. Blogging groups are great for getting ideas and working together on collabs!

  54. Lyosha - September 14, 2018 Reply

    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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