It’s Not About Speed – It’s a Marathon and Not a Sprint

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[This is part of the Blogging Foundations Starter Kit Series. Like the quality of the screencast? I use the Screenflow app for it!]

Rest in the fact that there’s only so much that you can do to grow your blog and that history has proven herself over and over that a growth of your blog is one of of consistency and steadiness and not one of speed.

There’s honestly not really anything to rush either! It’s about steadiness, consistency, and not speed. It’s about a marathon race and not a sprint.

One of the lies that I buy into at times if feeling the pressure of others writing about something first or covering that particular piece of content better than me, or feeling like my competition is growing faster than I can with my limited amount of time, resources, and bandwidth.

Here’s the truth about that…

The fact is that someone is covering it before you, they are writing it better than you, and they are most likely growing faster than you can, for a variety of different reasons.

It's a long distance game.

Does this mean you give up? Nope! It means you find alternative and more long-lasting motivations for writing than the ones that the world and the marketplace present to you.

You decide that blogging is an opportunity for you to ____________ so that you can do ______________ because you want to and not because _______________ does it better than you or whatever else goes in the blanks.

So be encouraged!

I’ve got so much energy behind this blog but I realize that I can only commit to at least 1 post a day. Is that disagreeable to my natural tendencies? Absolutely. Does it make me upset that I can’t’ do more? Absolutely. Does it mean that I give up? Absolutely not!

[This is part of the Blogging Foundations Starter Kit Series.]