As entrepreneurs we want to create good business practice habits but many times, things can get in the way, particularly life things. For me – it’s guilty as charged.
The last few months it’s been hard for me to stay in the game for various reasons. Part of it has been a new, demanding job and a very and long commute.
By the time I get home, I don’t want to do anything else. Other reasons revolve around life changes and distractions.
As I get back into the swing of things in blogging, I find that I have to rebuild good writing habits. Once you’re off your schedule and forgo your work habits, it definitely takes a bit of practice to get back in gear.
It has taken me about 6 weeks to get back in the groove. It was the hardest thing in the world to sign into Windows Live Writer and start to write again.
I picked up the computer and here I am again. Now, it’s time to get back to business and create good business habits in 30 days for my continued success.
How To Get Started When You’ve Had A Lull
Over the years, I’ve learned it takes 30 days to create a habit, but just exactly how do you create good business habits in 30 days. It’s different for every one I’m sure, but this is my plan. I’m getting ready to test out this ’30 day plan.’
Goal 1: Get My Blogging Groove Back On – 30 Day Challenge For Myself to Change a Habit
My plan is to get back to business by developing a few good habits.
For the next 30 days, I will write daily for 30 minutes a day (even if I don’t publish a post).
Right now it’s very hard to even start writing. I find all kinds of excuses not to write/blog. I’ve got good blog topics but when I think about sitting down and putting thoughts to paper, I baulk, then I say ‘tomorrow.’
Writing daily (even for a little while) will get me back into the swing of writing which is critical. I’ve got to get my blogging groove back on!
Goal 2: Get Back To Twitter
For the next 30 days, I need to get back on Twitter daily and share articles, retweet and keep in contact with people who are sharing my posts, and develop new friends.
I’ve noticed my followers have gone down (not phenomenally), but definitely gone down so my goal in the next 30 days is get back my followers and add a few more.
Goal 3 – Reve Up With Triberr
About a year ago, I found out about a blog sharing platform called Triberr and wrote an article on What Is Triberr Anyway and How I Increased My Website Traffic in 30 Days.
‘Nuff said. Triberr is a perfect tool to use to get back into the swing of things. I know it works and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’ll use it again to get back into the swing of things.
Goal 4 – Change My Theme
I plan to change my theme. If I’m honest, I think I’m bored with it. A new theme will give me a chance in the next 30 days to design something new, exciting and fresh. If it’s new, exciting and fresh for me, hopefully, it will be new and fresh for others.
Goal 5 – Visit Additional Blogger Sites – Read 8 blog posts a day.
I belong to a pretty good blogging group on Facebook. These are people who regularly support each other. We visit each other’s blogs, leave comments and interact regularly. In many blogging groups people only plop down their link and that’s it. No interaction.
My goal is to find another such group and add an additional 3 blogs that I will comment on to my daily schedule. Most bloggers will respond and comment on your posts as well adding to your traffic.
Goal 6 – Create An Environment of Change
New ideas, new theme, new energy, new people and commentors – all of these things I need to bring back into my ‘blogging groove’ so that it’s interesting to me again and keep me encouraged in writing and in my business.
This could be a critical factor when a person starts to lose interest in blogging and in business. Remember it’s about creating an environment of encouragement and newness that can keep us interested when things get tough or slow down.
Measuring Results and Getting Back To Business
Challenging myself to perform these tasks will help me create good business habits in the next 30 days and help me get back to work as well as get me back to good internet marketing work ethics.
Measuring results for 30 days is also realistic. We have to be realistic on what we can do, else we fail. Too many times we set goals and expect to see immediate results. Usually results are not immediate. Good internet marketing work ethics takes time.
We don’t want to set our sights so high that we’ll be disappointed when we don’t hit our goals. I’ll keep you posted on my success and tell you how far I’ve come. Wish me luck.
Now What Do You Think?
Have you ever fallen off your grind? Get bored or tired of blogging when life gets in the way? What do you do when this happens to you? How long does it take you to get back into the swing of things? Do you think it’s feasible to create good business habits in 30 days? I do. What do you think?
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