The Most Frustrating Part Of Blogging

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  • Erica Allison

    Ditto! Not enough time on this coast, either!
    Here’s what I’ve come to realize: it’s ok if I don’t blog as much as I think others think I should. When I blogged more, I had less work. Now that I blog once/week, I have more work. Overly simplistic way of looking at it, but I recognize that I do just enough to keep my presence out there, satisfy my desire to write and express my thoughts, and generate leads. If I do more than that? It’s gravy.

    Sounds like for you, you have multiple interests and goals vying for your attention and blogging may not support them. We put interest where we get the most reward, IMO.

    by the way…love the audio post! Great idea!

    • Jack

      Hi Erica,

      Good to see you. There is no single path to success and you really have to figure out what works best for you. Once you do that it all becomes a question of developing the system that is most effective and productive for your own needs.

  • Erin Feldman

    Ah! That probably is the most frustrating part of blogging for me, too.

    • Jack

      It is just a pain at times.

  • Jayme Soulati

    I’m in your choir. Aren’t we all? I’m going to start something next week I have never done. I’m going to try to work for myself from 8 to noon Fridays. I will close the blog, not comment elsewhere, no social channels, just working for moi. Maybe I can feel better about the time suck I’m in.

    P.S. Wondering if you had music going while you were recording? Kinda sounded disruptive; just sayin…sorry!

    • Jack

      198 people wrote in and said that they loved the music, but because I listen to you I didn’t play any on the current audio post. Pretty cool stuff, huh. :)

  • Bill Dorman

    I hear ya on the time; but I only have 3 ideas and I’ve already forgotten two of them….

    If money was no object, where would you be spending your time? What are you most passionate about that you would really like to take it to the next level?

    • Jack

      If money was no object I would spend a whole lot more time on my writing. I can do more than I am now and just working out how to make that happen.

      Just three ideas?

  • Betsy Cross

    I can read and comment, but getting stretches of time to formulate thoughts and write them down is very difficult. My house is always busy! I get up early and it’s still a challenge. I think I’m just out of the habit!


    I want all of my books turned into screenplays and I want to mount my musical as well. Is that too much to ask?

    • Jack

      Hi Bridget,

      Nope, not too much to ask at all. Shoot high and aim for the stars. That is not hokey, it is common sense.

  • Annie Andre

    Maybe you already thought of that but have you thought about recording your blog posts all with a voice recorder. in the car, on the go, in the bathroom and then using a voice transcriber to turn them into text?

    I have the same problem as you. i have all these ideas, all these things i want to do i want to try but i don’t have enough time. Someone once told me i was lucky because they had NO ideas. They were completely stumped. No of course they told me this and then hung up the phone to go and watch an episode of friends so i began to think how lucky i was to have all these ideas and to have them at my disposal rather than having that dead empty space in my head with nothing to do but watch others on t.v.

    Be happy Jack. :)

    • Jack

      Hi Annie,

      I tend to use my Droid to take a lot of notes wherever I am at. I also leave myself messages in blog posts.

      I am with you about being happy to have so many ideas. It is always better/easier to have plenty to choose from than none at all.