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Blogging Pitfalls: How to Never Forget Your Best Ideas

It’s happened to virtually every blogger at least once. As you lie awake at night, preparing to drift off to sleep, you come up with a great idea for a blog post or a change to your site and promise to remember it.

However, when you go to actually flesh out the idea the next morning or other opportunity, it’s gone. Unable to remember what the great idea was, only that you had one, you’re forced to start over and try to come up with something new.

The truth is that ideas are often times fleeting things. Much like the air we breathe, ideas drift from place to place, often coming and going at will. However, also like air, we don’t give them much thought or care until we find ourselves cut off from our supply, suffocating and struggling to breathe.

Previously we talked about how to generate new ideas and never run out, but how do you make sure the ideas you create are available when you’re ready?

After all, having all the ideas in the world is meaningless if they’re all gone when you sit down to get things done. This makes holding onto your inspiration that much more important. Read More

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Blogging Pitfalls: How to Avoid Email Overload

Gmail LogoEmail overload is a burden that affects digital workers of all stripes, not just bloggers. However, bloggers are especially susceptible, especially as their site grows and more people wish to get in touch with them.

Not only does the public nature of blogging act as an open invitation for this problem but many seem to be caught off guard by it, having grown comfortable with the relatively low volume of mail that newness and obscurity brings with it.

To make matters worse, thanks to social media, IM and other communication methods, there’s actually less time to spend on email than ever before as our private communications are divided up among more channels than ever.

But, as almost any cubicle dweller can tell you, email isn’t going anywhere as a method of communication and it is best to learn how to deal with it now because it won’t get any easier the more popular that you get.

In short, this one could be a growing problem and one that does more harm to your blogging than good. Read More

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