How to Solve the Blogging Puzzle

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This post is by Kiesha of WeBlogBetter. Have you solved the blogging puzzle? Or are you just puzzled?



As a kid, when winter break rolled around, I found myself with too much time on my hands. So I would occupy myself with 1000-piece puzzles. They kept me entertained for days.

But after several hours working on the puzzle, I always came to a point where I wanted to quit—a point where I became so frustrated that I just wanted to throw the whole box of madness up against the wall. I can remember feeling as if the makers of the puzzle were deliberately trying to trick me, like they’d left out some very important pieces to keep me from finishing the puzzle. I felt like there were some insider tips that I was not privileged to know.
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JonAlford

Hi Kiesha,

It certainly does take time and focus. Our sites and content will never be perfect or "just the way we want them" and we have to accept this. But the focus, that's where discipline comes in. As you mentioned in the article, it's easy to become distracted toying with different pieces of the puzzle.

Isn't it much more gratifying when you focus on a task and complete it rather than pick away at several items on the "to do" list?
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Janetcallaway

Kiesha, aloha. What a great analogy. While it ain't no dang quesadillah, it certainly is appropriate.

Seriously, it people follow your advice they will find that, like a puzzle, it does come together ever so much better.

One of the challenges, of course, is that we see blogs we like and think "oh, I like that; I want to do that" and so, as you say, we jump from one idea to the next. What we must ask ourselves instead is what is the purpose of the blog that I like? Are they "selling" directly from the blog or building brand/name recognition. The list goes on and on.

We must begin with the end in mind. In order to create a successful blog, we must know what the purpose is of the blog. Hmmm, now that I think about it, perhaps it is a dang quesadillah after all.

Take good care, Kiesha, and enjoy a fantastic weekend. Aloha. Janet

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