It can be said that getting involved in blogging activities is not easy. How can you not focus and concentrate when creating blog content? Especially if you are still a beginner blogger or a blogger who manages many blogs, the time needed will be longer. That’s why it’s not surprising that a blogger has to try hard to avoid all the distractions that arise. In this way, the planned targets can be achieved on time and the results are satisfactory.
The problem is that it is not easy to always focus on building a blog. Moreover, the activity of writing articles, blogwalking or looking for backlinks must be done every day. So it is not surprising that when distractions come, all these tasks are somewhat neglected. This is what causes blogs to never have many quality posts, loyal visitors or make money.
Considering these negative impacts, you should be aware of the various disturbances that bloggers can experience. Thus, there is no excuse if you fail to build a successful blog.
Concentration Disorders Often Experienced by Bloggers
1. Social Media
Because social media has such a big influence in the world, bloggers often overdo it when opening it. How can it not be that the variety of social media that we already have, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and others, means that some people are incomplete if they don’t see it every day. Even though 1-2 hours of viewing social media is not enough, a person’s preoccupation can last up to 5 hours.
It’s true that there’s nothing wrong with opening social media, but if you’ve made up your mind to enter the world of blogging, you should reduce that. I usually spend a long time on social media posting photos or unimportant status updates. So sometimes after finishing social media there is no influence on the development of the blog.
Not to mention if you are busy commenting on other people’s statuses. So you have to process words that have nothing to do with your blog. If you can insert an active link to the blog page then this is understandable. However, if you don’t maximize it by sharing your blog article content, planting backlinks, or promoting your blog, then I suggest you just look at social media once in a while. That way you can concentrate on writing articles.
2. Frequently view visitor statistics
The reality is that building a blog so that it is successful and gets lots of visitors takes a long time. Not only a week or 2 weeks later you can see the results. If you can write 5 articles a day then you can be optimistic that within 2-3 months your blog will have lots of visitors. However, if you can only write articles once or twice a week then frequently looking at blog visitor statistics will only waste your time and concentration.
A good choice is not to frequently look at blog visitor statistics 5-10 times a day. It’s not prohibited, but it definitely changes your focus and enthusiasm for writing articles. If you are not astute in seeing the negative impacts then you are very vulnerable to having difficulty producing quality content due to mental stress.
Therefore, if you have seen visitor statistics once a day, that is enough. It’s better if you spend that time looking for material or various keywords that you can use as your latest post.
3. Television or radio or MP3
Maybe the habit of watching TV and listening to radio or MP3s is a distraction that is difficult for bloggers to eliminate.
The problem arises because TV, radio or MP3s can interfere with your focus and concentration when writing. In fact, the existence of TV shows often makes people not want to miss certain programs they like. What’s worse, TV owners have certain techniques that make their viewers feel at home. This is what makes watching TV difficult to stop.
Apart from that, sometimes you have to listen to the radio or music when doing blogging activities so that it doesn’t get boring. Unfortunately, the habit of listening to the radio or music makes brains not think clearly. As a result, creativity in writing will be reduced because the path to imagination is blocked by sounds that appear in the ear. This is what makes it possible to write an article that takes hours, even if it is only 400 words.
4. The desire to master all things blogging
It cannot be denied that it is highly recommended that a blogger master various things such as how to write articles, master HTML, CSS, Java Script, edit videos, edit images/photos, and so on. All of this is needed in building a blog to be successful. However, it is not a wise choice if you want to master all of this in a short time. In reality, all this knowledge requires theory and a lot of practice so that it can be mastered properly and correctly.
From here you should look at the brain abilities you have. If you are an intelligent person with a great memory then please learn all this in a few months. However, if you are an ordinary person then it is better for you to choose to focus on one.
If you are still a beginner blogger, just focus on learning to write good, quality articles. Meanwhile, you can leave the matter of editing HTML, CSS, Java Script, editing videos and editing images to other people. It’s okay if you have to pay for their services rather than forcing yourself to master it while it takes longer. That way, you can really focus on building an authority blog by presenting quality article content.
5. Telephone and short message
Even though it’s trivial, a telephone call or short message (SMS) actually makes some people change their feelings. Moreover, if the call or message is from someone you love, it is not surprising that after that your concentration may decrease.
Regarding this matter, you should have a priority scale. Don’t let all the calls you receive and all your short messages be read. Pay attention to who is calling or sending short messages. If you don’t know him, it’s better to leave it alone. However, if you are in doubt because it might involve an urgent matter so you use an unusual telephone number, please accept or read.
However, it is highly recommended that you don’t get carried away with this because holding your cellphone for a long time can make you forget that you are a blogger who needs to work hard and work smart.
6. Urgent and sudden matters
However, a blogger sometimes has urgent and sudden matters. Trying to continue to focus on blogging activities is also not good if a member of your family is sick or dies. Apart from that, wedding invitations can make you forget about blogging for a while. Even if you are doing a mutual cooperation activity, you have to stop and get ready to have a discussion with the community. Apart from that, there may be other matters that will keep you busy for a few days.
Indeed, urgent and sudden matters cannot be predicted by anyone. Even though you plan carefully, if important matters come up you have to respond quickly.
Apart from that, you should prepare some article content to overcome this. If you are forced to temporarily abandon your blogging activities, at least you have content backup. This is important so that blog visitors get the impression that your blog is still managed properly and correctly. That way, your distractions while blogging will not have an impact on readers.