I had another blog that I started almost a year and a half ago. I spent the first six months just learning the technical aspect of WordPress and basic blogging etiquitte. The second six months was spent making connections with other bloggers, building backlinks, and pulling in a little money.
In July when I moved out of my home and in with my Dad I deleted the blog. I was a total mess – I was angry and depressed and quite frankly didn’t want anybody that I knew to read what I had to write. One night without even thinking about it, I emailed my hosting provider and told them to delete my account. Dumb.
In retrospect, it would have made much more sense to leave the blog alone and take a temporary hiatus. I could have jumped back in full force once I got settled down. I lost all of my blogging buddies, my backlinks, pagerank, and the hours upon hours I had put into commenting and writing.
So you are probably wondering why am I sharing this with you? The point is we all hit bumps in the road every now and then. Some people drive faster and hit bigger bumps – but regardless, we all go through tough patches. When you find something that you enjoy doing or have worked so hard at – you shouldn’t give it all up in the blink of a moment. If you can’t finish your project, you shouldn’t start it.
Following Through During Tough Times
1.) Take a break! I wish I would have just took a break instead of completely quitting. Whether you are going through a tough time in your personl life or just have a tough time getting your project where you want it to be – take a breather. (Please don’t quit.)
2.)Have Someone Fill In. My old blog for example, I could have had others write enough guest posts so that I could have taken a two week break unnoticed. People like to help other people. It’s a fact. Don’t you feel great when you know that you are helping someone in need?
3.)Have a Plan When You Start a Project. You need to know when you are going to hit the finish line. If you don’t know what you are aiming for, then you will never achieve it.
4.)Choose Gratitude. Look at all the great aspects of your project (and life) instead of the negative ones. Learn to view your problem in a new light.
5.)Get it All Out. Schedule one day to do all of your whining and crying (and then choose gratitude) Grab your support buddy and get all of your emotions out. You will feel refreshed once you get everything off of your chest.
Keep on Keepin on. When life throws you a curveball, throw it right back. No body’s life is perfect. It’s not about what happens to you in life, it’s about how you react to what happens to you. You can do absolutely anything you want – with a plan, ambition, and a winning spirit.