Basically, blogging can be stressful but most times the stress level depends on your niche. Tech Bloggers get to do a lot of stressful work, from replying comments and emails to uploading roms and writing reviews of devices. Most comments on Tech Blogs are usually from people seeking clarification about something on the post or requesting for something.
I used tech here as a case study because it's my niche.
I'm a student of Uniport so I can clearly understand how blogging and school work can weigh you down.
Here are 5 strategies I use to reduce the stress.
1. Don't Search For News, Let The News Come To You
This is the best way to get latest updates without stressing yourself and going round tons of websites to get stories. An RSS feed reader can help you do this. Simply add the feed URL of all the top sites in your niche to the feed reader. Once there's a new story you get it instantly. No stress.
2. Schedule Posts For The Future
Assuming you have a lot of lectures during the week and you won't have enough chance to make posts every day you can simply make the posts on weekends then schedule it to post at any day of the week. Blogger and WordPress have this feature, it'll help you keep your readers updated while you attend to other relevant activities.
3. Let The Internet Work For You
You may wonder how you'll be able to share your posts if you schedule posts. It's very simple
I don't bother myself about sharing posts unless if I want to share it on Instagram or Google Plus Communities. Use IFTTT to automatically share your blog posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and a whole lot of other websites. If you have a Facebook group, Hootsuite can handle the posting on the group.
4.Get Someone To Help You Run Your Blog
Automation can do everything for you but a human touch always stands out from work done by just computers. It's quite possible your RSS feed reader may not cover everything you need to know because you didn't add as many sites as possible. In this case, you can employ someone to post for you either on a weekly or daily basis if you have the cash. You can also offer the person an incentive like free data subscription every month.
5.Set A Schedule For Replying To Comments
You won't be on the PC or Phone 24/7. I hardly use my laptop to blog these days. I find it easier using my smartphone so it's possible you may also like using your smartphone. Set a specific time schedule to reply to Comments. This will keep your readers engaged and know when to come back and get a reply to their questions.
This is my 5 point strategy of reducing blogging stress as a student. It helps me have time for myself and school as well.
Hope you learnt something new today. I'd like to know ways you're using to reduce the blogging stress?
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