‘When the Wind Stops Blowing, Start Rowing’ – Darby Checkett, “Leverage”
Have you ever felt like the wind in your blogging ‘sails’ disappeared? Perhaps it’s time to start ‘rowing’.
Wind in Your Blogging Sails
Over my three years of blogging there have been many times where it felt like the wind was blowing and my blogs were moving forward at fast speed – almost without me doing anything to make it happen at all.
Perhaps you know the feeling?
You get in the groove with your writing, ideas just come, the writing of them is easy, readers respond, people link up, viral like traffic comes…. you feel on top of the world and blogging is a real joy.
Most bloggers have felt the wind blow at one time or another to some level. I still remember the first time it happened to me just a few weeks into my first blog when another blogger noticed me for the first time and sent me readers. For the first time people who were not family members or close friends were reading what I had to say. In the scheme of things it was just a handful of readers – but I didn’t care, my blog had caught a gust of wind and it felt good.
It’s a feeling that has happened numerous times over the years. Sometimes in relatively small ways and other times where it got so windy that it felt like it was blowing a gale!