Blogging Your Best

Blogging has always been something I’ve liked doing. I’ve had various blogs over the years with different success, however that’s defined. There are many “rules” and “tips” out there in the blogosphere. For me, some rules were restrictions which made blogging, or at least getting started, too hard.

When it comes to the single niche topic versus many topics, I break that rule. For me, and others I’ve found, it’s better to blog about any number of topics. I’m not focused on just one thing in life, so my blog isn’t focused on one topic.

It has advantages. For one, it’s less likely you’ll run out of stuff to say, even if you exhaust a particular subject. And if your interests change, or even if just your mood changes, you are free to blog about it without having to change gears on the fly. Just publish the next thing on your mind! No problem.

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Should I post once a week or more or less? What’s the best frequency? For me, I’d like to post regularly, every so often, without chaining myself to a magic number or schedule. Because if I don’t meet it, I might feel like I failed and then quit trying. My blog will go defunct.

Here’s another tough thing about blogging: being afraid of what others might think. This is a personal thing I think any blogger might have to work through over time. For some, not caring what others think is a strength. For others, caring what others think is a hang-up.

To that I’ll say I’m somewhere on the spectrum! It kinda depends on the subject. Sometimes I worry about what someone might think, sometimes I don’t. But usually I’m somewhere in between.

I think everyone who blogs varies on how transparent, authentic or honest and open they want to be. And I think the trick is to not let yourself get too hung up on those things.

Part of blogging your best is being aware of all that sort of stuff and working through it to where you can blog more naturally or easily. You must know your personal goals for blogging.

I think another key might fit well here: just enjoy it. Don’t get hung up on “rules” or restrictions. Trying to adhere to certain blogging “standards” may be a hindrance to just getting your thoughts published. Don’t make blogging harder than it is. Keep it simple.

I once was using four different apps (Notes, Pages, Canva, WordPress) on my iPad to blog a single post! That didn’t last long. Now I use only one app (WordPress). This has helped me a ton. It makes blogging simpler.

One last thing. I’m trying to use plain and simple words, and my natural voice, in my blogging. In other words, I’m trying to blog, not write. There’s a distinction.

Writing is more formal or professional. Blogging, to me, is more casual and natural. Write the way I talk is an idea.

The practical thing I’ve noticed is that I try to avoid using big fancy words that make me sound sophisticated. I don’t know how much it helps, but I think it does keep my posts simpler it seems. So even if my thoughts are not perfectly organized, it’s ok! I’m blogging, not writing a non-fiction book.

Anyways, I hope that made some sense as I just kinda thought through it.

What are your thoughts on these things? How do you measure success or define your “best” blogging? Please share in the comments below. Take care!

8 thoughts on “Blogging Your Best

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and share your thoughts too. Yes, it is liberating. There are others likewise. One that I found is what inspired me to try blogging this way on any topic. I’m afraid in my simple approach that I oversimplified the definition of “writing,” but my post was just kinda thinking out loud. I do not have it all figured out. But I am finding what works for my blogging.


  1. Same, it’s just that I find that I gravitate towards several topics that I’m comfortable sharing my thoughts on, and I just move within those topics. But I don’t restrict myself to those, and if I feel like writing about something outside those topics, then I will. Enjoying the whole process and not getting too hung up about blogging helps. And when I get into a slump, I just make myself write anything, no matter how simple or short, just to keep myself going instead of trying to make things perfect which may just end up in me not posting anything and eventually having my blog go defunct, as you said.

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    1. That sounds just like me! I also kinda lean toward a few topics I don’t mind writing about but allow flexibility. But I have a question: how do you handle categories? I always want my posts in a category but don’t want too many because of listing a bunch on my blog (I took them down…). I prefer to not have like one category listed in which might be only one or two posts. But I guess it doesn’t really matter. But yeah, I take off the pressure and just write something off the cuff so my blog has something to post and it usually is fine. Easy does it. Thanks for using some of your time to read my post and leave your feedback. I appreciate it. Take care.


      1. So far, my posts fall within the set of categories I want, and since my blog is really young, it has categories that only has a few posts, because I really haven’t posted much yet. So I may not be the best person to answer the question. However, I will probably limit my categories at some point (not sure if this is my limit already), and anything else will be uncategorized or some catch-all category I think of…someday. Thank you as well! This is a topic that has been on my mind for a while now, and I might post something in this topic someday. But I’m glad for this space to get some thoughts off my chest on this. Take care too. 🙂

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        1. Ah, OK. Personally, my brain just can’t have “uncategorized.” It thinks, “unfinished” or “doesn’t fit.” It does not compute. Me no likey! So my catch-all category right now is “Life.” Can’t get too much broader than that! But even that is pushing it. I’d like to be more specific. I’m giving it time and just enjoying the simplicity and looseness. Thanks for your feedback!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. I truly feel like a lot of us bloggers can relate with the fear of putting ourselves out there for everyone. But the adjustment happens and the care of what others think start to go away for me personally. I definitely see light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

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