Being an independent blogger can be a great job – you can work from wherever you want, design your own business niche, and really hone in on a topic you care about – but none of this makes it an easy job. Unlike in a traditional office where supervisors and coworkers keep you accountable, as a blogger, you need to be focused and self-motivated or you won’t get anything done.
Many people dive into the world of blogging insufficiently prepared to buckle down and do the work sans deadlines, to hustle for jobs, and send out pitches. Others do well for a while but eventually find their focus fading. But you can regain (or learn) the drive and attention it takes to blog. [Read more…]