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Are You So Very Tired to Blog?

Too tired to blog?Well, are you? Is that the case? It makes you tired? Or the post title makes you more tired than a minute before? Or is there something else?

But, whatever the case is or could be; does anything make you feel tired when popping out your think-tank brain and army-kinda fingers and hawk-sharped eyes to put the blog idea worded into sentence to sentence long.

Does it?

I hope it does even seldom. Even for a few days in a month. Even for a few hours in a day. Even for a few minutes in any hour. But whenever it does, you loose control of yourself and all you just wanna do is to crash into bed.

Sounds about right? Of course it is, I hope. πŸ™‚

Okay, same is happening with me since last morning.

What happened to me?

And it all started with bad influenza.. Or better say a killing influenza.. And I am too tired to even think straight.

I have an influenza started about seventeen years ago when we moved into this village (I hope I am doing the math right), and the issue is I get violent flu just in the summer time. All long summer-y months I am sneezing and sneezing for like ten times in a row.

I had taken too many treatments to fight with it all homeopathic but nothing worked. I am fond of homeopathic because of its less impact, slow reaction, and that it is sweet. πŸ™‚

But today, I did something wrong I guess. I am repenting on it..

I am allergic to sunshine only in the summer. As I go into the sunshine, I start sneezing so badly that It feels like just the last breaths..

In the morning, yesterday, I went out with the doubt that I will get the flu plus sneezing but I still went out on the bicycle. As I peddled it for a minute I started sneezing and oh GOD! it was just too much. Never had experienced such intense sneezes before.

Well, then I quickly decided to go to the doc. and as I reached there, I described him all my situation and he just gave me one medicine and told me to take two tablets everyday, one in the morning and one in the night (not after sleeping πŸ™‚ .. )

Then I did. I took the first tablet in the morning as I returned back to home. Then gosh… I slept for six hours. Straight six hours after waking up like 2 hours ago. I am shocked as I only sleep for about 4-5 hours in a day. Still I am so shocked.

I woke up at around 5pm and was barely having my eyes opened. Couldn’t move or sit. Couldn’t up my hands. Felt so dizzy and the head was like spinning in all directions. I waited for fifteen minutes laying in the bed immoveable.

I had no idea what to do. And what I had to do. Couldn’t think straight with that heavy head and couldn’t eat as well. I skipped the lunch and dinner.

I started to curse that medicine in imaginations that it made me this worst, letting me felt like I didn’t know anything or even existed.

While I was cursing and cursing then after a few minutes I happened to realize one thing. Actually noticed a change in me.

Read: How Email Checking Ruins Your Entire Day β€” My Story

What was that change?

No more sneezing. Not a single sneeze from the morning. No flu. Literally nothing.

Wow! That was a change, a major one!

I suddenly turned into a most happiest person. Compelled to dance because I probably had found out the cure to my this ugly allergy. πŸ™‚

But it cost me something.

It did. Not a major one but still it did. But I think it was a major one.

It took my whole day from me, the time which I could utilize doing something like maybe writing or spending with the family or exercising or anything.

But it is all okay. Everything happens for a reason, correct?

[Tweet “Everything wasted you should make it up the other time to not call it a wastage.”]

Blogging is very hard when you’re DOWN

It is very hard as I experienced it. The few lines from the beginning I wrote while I was down due to medications. I wasn’t thinking even straight and was just typing and typing without thinking for a second. I didn’t know what I wrote and I was just typing and deleting.

Those initial content I corrected today after feeling some-well.

Too tired to blog? Skip Blogging, please..

Yeah, you should NOT blog. As I work from home, I pick my own hours of work and have better chances to rest for more hours. Actually you shouldn’t even do anything. You might be thinking about what to do then. I will tell you later.

Isn’t it a blessing to work from home, right? You can even work anytime, go off during the day time to make some rest or go out to refresh yourself. Can work in night time if it suits you but don’t push for it as a daily routine. Don’t go beyond 1am.

In most cases where new bloggers and online employees tend to work late in the night (ahh! the call centers thing…), keeping this schedule for long term just does not work. In the day you can’t even fill your sleep time up due to distractions in home when everyone is up and in the result, you feel down after getting up in the afternoon or evening and you won’t be able to sustain the focus.

So, make your day time your friend.

And yeah, when you are down then just don’t push at all for work rather rest so much. Working during downtime, it won’t make any good while you struggle to think, to act and to complete. And working from home, you have so much flexibility to manage your downtime caused by some illness. But the summary is don’t work at all.

Related read at BloomBerg.com‘s BusinessWeek: Should You Go to Work When You’re Sick?

That BloomBerg’s article really got me! I liked their story-telling style which portrayed what minor things we don’t even get to notice can actually make you sick. Even I laughed hard on the line where a colleague reaches you and does a handshake with you and right after he tells you how bad he has a cold. πŸ™‚

The end of the story in my blog post and BloomBerg’s; Do not work while you’re tired and sicked.

In our cases, we shouldn’t think of blogging when we are so much tired to blog! Okay? Are you getting me?

Β CTA … Actually Call to Action, yeah!

Okay, not actually a call but I want to know what do you think of it all? And what do you do and suggest to do when you’re dead tired caused by sickness? Do you rest or just push for blog?

Do let me know!

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Blogging Communities are NOT for New Bloggers

Why new bloggers should not join the blogging communitiesAs we are in the blogging world, we know how powerful is a community founded and operating by fellow bloggers. It gives us an enormous coverage through actively participation, interacting with updates from other bloggers, visiting their posts, commenting, and sharing.

It can and works real good for so many great bloggers. It can really work good for you as well.But new bloggers should not join the big league. Never plan for it in the starting phase.

Yeah, a big league. Not I meant the bloggers of top notch who are blogging since 2000 but anyone who is in blogosphere from a bit of while. If you go with the same route like them, prepare to fail.

Do you know what took them there? Got any idea?

Lots of dedication and seriousness and of course passion.

Now ask yourself, do you have it?

I have it, not much, but yeah I have some of it. And I am working on developing it more.

But of course, you can have it more than me and can have it rapidly. Just that it requires passion and dedication.

What about time including passion and dedication?

I won’t say time because everyone has it. Just a problem that we don’t utilize it to make most out of it — to get results. To invest at things that can make the results to surface out of imaginations.

Then why new bloggers should not join the blogging communities?

I am not saying to not join. I am saying to NOT join them as you are new. Or if not new but you are not acquainted with many friendliest bloggers.

What good it will be if you post a blog post and no one will give it an up vote or comment on it? It will rather look spam-my and like you’re talking with your hand.

Okay, that rings the bell now?

I hope it does. If not, let me clear it up with some more points as to why I am forcing it for new bloggers to actually not join the blogging communities.

First of all, make a list rather on a diary or in computer’s notepad.

Write down the numerical number for the bloggers you know the most. Let it be a truth. Don’t worry if it is a zero or one or five. Just write it down.

After numbers, now write their names. How many you got?

If you got zero; Mate! Do not worry at all! I will tell you a bit later what you can do to make your name stand out in the crowd.

If you got a few like five to ten and even you know a little about them or just their names. Don’t worry as well. Just follow this post up to the finish line.

Well, is there any strategy?

Of course, it is not. It can never be. But yeah, there is an original way to actually get noticed in blogosphere.

And the very top thing is social media. The first and foremost the easiest and most-effective one.

Social media is widely used by every bloggers. They share their content, they promote it, they use it to keep in touch with other bloggers, and their audiences. And that’s the time to jump into it. To keep yourself going with them.

You gotta interact with them on their almost-every updates. Get in touch with them on their blogs. Subscribe to their blogs so as soon you see there are new posts emerged on their blogs, jump right away to leave some remarkable feedback not only to show you’re new but you are also a serious new blogger who is in this blogging world to make some difference, to make great connections with fellow bloggers.

Okay, this is the natural strategy. Nothing works other than genuine interaction with anyone to get noticed in their world. As a blogger no matter new or old, we all have to keep it in use, to stick to.

When there is no natural attention you are giving to anyone. They can feel and sense of it quite easily and when that is practicing within one’s initial phases of interaction, the strong impression of non-seriousness is spotted and developed for that person and it then requires lots of inputs and further interaction if that person is willing to change his first impression.

Here comes the second thing

After giving much prioritization to social media interaction, its the time to jump on their blogs. As you keep up with them through social media, you will be easily recognized with your face and name.

Keep your display name and face picture persistent everywhere. It is the only possible indication new people can recognize you easily with.

[Tweet “Name and face are your easiest indicators for others that you’re You.”]

Again, why new bloggers should not join the blogging communities?

For the very same reason — You’re not known.

Get some good relationship with the fellow bloggers through social media and their blogs. And place blog communities in your second wave of strategy or plan or whatever you call it.

Joining the blogging communities right after establishing your blog will be a bad move. As you’re not known, no one will give you an up vote, recommend or share your content. And your content will be lost in the sea of contents. Pushed to the back pages of the blogging communities. Oh! I forgot, it will actually not even cross the few pages from the backside.

It is especially in the case of such blogging communities where up/down vote system is in place to make the content show up on the main pages.

Do it instead, actually you should do it first!

Get noticed in the world of blogging first. You must do it. And do not forget about not joining the blogging communities. But not now. Please. Please!, not now.

Real life example

Think. Just think and assume for a minute.

I am not known in the blogosphere. I joined a blog community on my first day of blogging. For what?

For promotion, right?

Why promotion? Because I joined that blogging community for nothing else than marketing or promoting my stuff, isn’t it correct?

Not? Why not?

Because I was not serious to make good networking with fellow bloggers at first hand. My core reason to join the blogging communities was just to promote my stuff. If I was any serious, then I had to work on connecting and making friendship with fellow bloggers.

So, does it make sense? I hope it does. If not, read the post again from the beginning.

Conclusion!

Work on creating great content. Stream in the fellow bloggers to your blog. Make good connections on social media. Know them from their blogs. And rock ‘n’ roll your presence on the blogging communities.

Over to you!

What do you think about all of it? Jump into the comments with your views and thoughts.