Blogging is never as easy as it seems to normal people. It requires concentration, dedication, hard work and patience. Blogging doesn’t requires you to sit next to your computer or laptop, But it needs few productive hours of yours.
Yes, if you are spending too much time in checking your social media notifications, analytics, adsense earnings then you are doing something wrong. Even I think I started doing few one mistake from these and that is being too much active on social media which kills a lot of time, I admit my mistake and hence I decided to use it a little less now.
I am not saying that to completely leave it. NO! but when you have to do your blogging tasks just don’t get to involved in social media. What actually happens is that someone comes to chat and you know once the chat started it goes longer.
I realized that for better blogging we should avoid things which distracts you much. I have few things in my list which I think are the biggest distractions for me and I am working on it to avoid.
Here are they:-
Yes, Social media proved to be the biggest distraction for me. What my daily schedule is after returning from my full time day job, is to log into my Gmail and Facebook first. Once I login, I get too much involved in Facebook which lets not me do any serious work. However, I managed to do small tasks such as liking other’s post, sharing own posts, a little bit of reading and commenting on fellow blogger’s post but still I feel Something is missing. If I start chatting with someone then it goes long and I end up with nothing.
The most important thing of blogging is the Content creation which cannot be done if you are using any social media side wise It needs concentration.
Hence I have decided not to log into Facebook just after I turn on my laptop. First I will do my blogging stuffs with full concentration and dedication then after if there is time, I will login and share my posts there, interact with my friends. Especially it’s very important for a part time blogger because he has limited time to complete the work.
!Too much attachment or involvement is not good!
I am trying to do it and hope I will get success here. Are you also doing something like I am doing? If yes then do try to focus on work first. Avoid distraction while doing anything important such as writing article, writing comments. Writing always should be done in peace and without any distractions.
I am not a big fond of TV but It became my hobby to switch on the TV when I am in the room, Not matter I am actually watching or not. It is the second most distraction because it attracts my mind on regular intervals. I am making an habit not to start TV while working.
My experience says that you cannot concentrate if TV is running. So just switch off if you are working. I am not recommending you to stop watching TV, Do watch your favorite shows because at times it refreshes your mind but make ita balance. When you are working then do work only, If you are watching TV then just watch it and enjoy it at the fullest.
!Don’t do multiple things at once!
Cell phone became one of the most important part of our life but at the same time it is one of the biggest distraction. I know we cannot live without our mobile phones but in order to become more productive we should have to either switch off the phone or keep it at silent.
Ofcourse we cannot keep the phone switched off for long because there can be emergency at times but atleast we can keep it on silent mode while creating the content for our blog.
If you are already not getting too many calls then its fine no need to switch off but if you are getting a lot of calls which distract you from blogging then I would advise you to keep it on silent mode and a little away from yourself.
!Work First then Talk!
Do everything but don’t do everything at once. Fix time for everything and maintain that for better productivity in blogging.