Finding a subject to write about that really matters seems to be where I start pressing the brake on blogging. Staying focused on one subject of personal or professional interest also seems to be an issue since my personal and professional experience fans out to cover so many fields of expertise.
One minute I will see a need for more information on effective Horsemanship while at the same time finding a complete vacuum of information accurately describing the need for the current generation of business leaders to develop sound operations management.
Then I’ll hear a solid Blues Rift being played I feel needs to be shared to the music community when at the same time overhearing a group of young people stating how frustrated they are with the way businesses use social media to insult their intelligence.
I find all of these subjects, and more, all need to be blogged about in effort for me to share my experience and to fill the huge void of accurate information on these subjects. Deciding which of the many personal and professional interests I have to blog about adds to the difficulty of blogging.
From what I have found from speaking with a few dozen fellow bloggers who have been out here as long as I have, this question on why blogging is so hard seems to be asked by most. However, for a few who are assigned subjects to blog about blogging it seems to be a little easier to blog, but still is deemed a chore.
What generates this question on the difficulty of blogging seemingly has to do with consumer apathy. The lack of comments from Real People generally is what develops the universal thinking that nobody cares.
The lack of a show of support for, or against, what is being blogged about makes it hard to get motivated to produce more blogs.
Fear of Getting Involved
Fortunately, after visiting with a few dozen of my followers I found paranoia, or the fear of being Spammed by unknown viewers, was more accurate of a reason why more comments are not posted. Seems the dark side of the internet contributes to the difficulty of blogging.
Lack of Accurate Analytics
What also gives most bloggers the Blues is the way ‘viewer analytic’ programs do not provide an accurate report on the level of traffic a blog site receives. Many of the providers of the ‘view counter’ programs claim to be accurate but none..let me repeat, NONE… of them can provide third party validate that the number of viewers they say a blog site is getting is accurate.
So why can’t a blogger get a true reading on the popularity of their blog?
More and more consumers are being forced into learning more about how to protect themselves from the dark side of the internet. During my visit with my followers I found nearly all of them have sought assistance in shielding off ‘Data Mining’ programs. This means they can view a Blog and the ‘view counters’ will not see them. Unfortunately, to remain under their cloak of privacy they cannot make public comment to a blog.
It is encouraging to know the support I have for my blogs. Unfortunately, there are still a large number of social influencer programs that do not take under consideration the ‘cloak of invisibility’ many users of the internet are using. This means these programs will steer New viewers away from blogs that analytic programs prove unworthy.
All of this makes write blogs a real chore. However, writing on what is making it hard to blog helps.
Let me know how I can help.