Blogging has never been easy. You need to generate loads of content, you need to find the ideas that will reach your audience, you need to find visuals that will support your message and make a post more interesting to read. You need to work on the technical aspects of your blog, you need to improve your marketing, you need to participate in all conferences and meeting. You need to do so many things, that an average person cannot handle. You change your lifestyle to keep up with all of these tasks, and you do not even notice how many dreadful habits you get.
Although now you may not even notice the negative effects, in a couple of years or even months, you will see that your immunity system gets weaker, you lose your creativity and inspiration, your health is affected, and you no longer want to devote your life to blogging or any other career. You just want to have a rest and restore the energy you’ve lost while being a blogger.
Not Having Enough Sleep
This is perhaps the most common habit for all bloggers. It seems that if you sleep 4-5 hours per night, you have more time to work on your blog. For the first couple of weeks you really do more. But the more you ignore sleeping properly, the weaker you become. You cannot concentrate on work, you feel tired all the time, and each single task seems to be unbearable for you.
Sleep at least 7-8 hours per night regularly to preserve your productivity. If you feel that you cannot effectively manage your writing time, it will be better to change your schedule a little bit, but not to sacrifice your sleep.
Having no schedule
Time management is one of the secrets of a great blogging career. Inexperienced bloggers frequently ignore the power of a schedule. However, it will be better to develop a habit of following a schedule when you just start your career. In this way, you will always know when you are to work on blog content, when it’s time to work on marketing, and when you need to work on promotion via social media.
Having no proper meals
When we work hard, we frequently forget about meals. We eat some snacks and fast food just to kill the hunger. However, our bodies need elements and vitamins for proper functioning.
Paying no attention to your nutrition leads to terrible consequences. Your bones become weaker, you start to feel pain in your joints, you lose your hair. Moreover, you start to feel sick, you catch cold all the time, and your immune system is too weak to resist viruses.
When you work on your blog, you feel that you have no time on such things as sports. It even seems to you that you do not need to go to the gym to stay healthy. However, your body will tell you in a couple of months that you are mistaking.
The first thing that you will notice is your weight. The second one is weakness. Your muscles will not be capable of performing as they did when you had a physically active life.
Moreover, regular sports activities ensure a sufficient level of endorphins, the hormones of happiness in your body. Therefore, you feel happier, and this has a positive effect on your productivity.
Not delegating tasks
You try to do everything on your own: write a post, take a shot, publish a post, run SEO strategy, run marketing campaigns for your blog, and also make some front-end corrections to make your blog look perfect.
The first thing you need to remember here is that one person cannot be perfect in everything. If you want to make your blog effective, it’s better to find people who are the best in their field and can help you to improve the performance.
Ask your friends whether they can help you with some aspects for free, or find freelancers who will do that for money.
Working night hours
Night is the time when our body restores and produced hormones necessary for functioning. This is human being physiology and you just cannot change it. By stopping working at night, you benefit to your health, and a good health benefits to your productivity and great results at work.
Forgetting about self-education
If you spend all the time on running a blog, you can no longer learn something new and discover the world. In a couple of months, you will notice that you cannot even tell what’s going on in the world.
Self-education is vitally important for a blogger. You need to read books, visit new countries, talk to new people. You need to go to new places and invite guests to your house in order to broaden your experience and deliver it to your readers.
Spending too much time in front of the computer
You may not even notice that you spend all day long sitting in front of the computer. Even when you decide to go for a walk, you are still watching the screen of your smartphone while sitting at the café or bench.
Do remember to have some rest from gadgets. Spend at least 2-3 hours per day without your computer and phone. In this way, it will be easier for you to restore your creativity, to find more inspiration to keep working, and to get back to a normal life.
Being a blogger requires a huge level of self-control. This is not only about controlling yourself while working, but also about controlling yourself when needing to rest. You will be able to work hard and get better results if you are not exhausted.
Therefore, you need to get rid of those habits that could ruin your blogging career and lead to the state of professional decay, not the success. We hope that you will revise your habits and change your life for better from now on.
With a background in education and entrepreneurship, Jake writes for the EliteEssayWriters. Jake writes for many blogs and gives useful advice for entrepreneurs, students, and educators. He likes to cover stories in productivity, careers, and education. Connect with him on Twitter