Too busy to blog
Another month has gone by and I feel busy – almost too busy to write regular for my blog. I have a number of projects on the go and feel slightly pressured. Fortunately I am a faithtful person and once I have committed to something I stick at it. So my blog won’t stop or be neglected but I may have to moderate the amount of postings.
I wonder why it is so hard to continue things that we start or to prioritise in the most effective way. Like everybody else I live in a house that needs maintaining, cleaning and organising, meals need to be cooked and shopping has to be done. Whether I like it or not these things do seem to demand more priority. Otherwise things get out of order, become unorganised or just don’t function. One of my daughters does not agree with this point of view and does not understand why I feel the need to attend to above chores. Could she have a point?
Priorities, duties – do we have a choice?
Unfortunately I have standards and our life would fall to bits if I would not see to them – something my daughter does not realise although she thinks she does. She may need a reality check and share a house with a very neat and organised person! Because of these rather demanding chores though, things I like to do are under pressure. And one of these things happens to be blogging.
Last night I read an article about the world’s most famous blogger. It is not only the most famous, but also the most successful and very likely the most popular blogger – Perez Hilton. He must have been one of the first professional bloggers around. He chose a topic that most people are intrigued by whether they like to admit it or not. The topic is celebrities and all their where-a-bouts.
Some make it happen
Perez Hilton makes it his job to find every newsworthy piece of information about famous people and blog about it. One thing in this article struck with me and that is that he spends almost 16 hours per day on his blog. He has to force himself to sleep for more than 4-5 hours. I immediately felt a whinger as I certainly don’t spend 16 hours per day on my blog. I don’t even spend 16 hours per day working at least not in an earned capacity.
Even with that amount of hours spent on the blog it still took him more than a year before he started earning money from his blog. And that was with the help of mainstream media who helped him promoting his blog as they were intrigued by this new way of distributing information.
Perez Hilton was lucky to be one of the first ones to blog about celebrities and it attracted a lot of media attention. He is aware that he had a ‘bit of luck’ but he reckons that the key to his success is sheer hard work. And to be honest the 16 hours and the nine million views per day speak for themselves! He loves what he does and he loves working for himself.
Slightly frustrating because it makes me wonder how long it will take me to get my blog from the ground. I will be able to spend a substantial amount of hours less than him and the time of ‘luck’ has been and gone. It has all been done before and most blogs get ‘lost’ in the enormous amount of blogging activity out there. It takes a serious ‘thinking out of the square’ to get your blog up to the top. I believe that it is possible though and what matters most is the belief that you can create great content. Then you may have to put in the hard yards.
A great challenge but I do wonder who does Perez Hilton’s cleaning, sorting and organising.