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How do you balance a healthy blogging lifestyle of reading and learning, while taking the time out to produce and share your own content?
Honestly, following social media is frustrating sometimes. I see the top bloggers write new posts EVERY SINGLE DAY. Sometimes more than once per day.
Not only that, they share other peoples posts. They respond to comments. They have real life meetings, and organize whatever other junk it is that they do.
But they are PRODUCERS. I hardly believe that they have the time in the day to follow other people in a meaningful way, really read what other bloggers have to say, respond, and share with their own followers.
It takes a lot of time to do that. I just spend an hour reading people posts from my Twitter feed, and I haven't even touched Google+ yet. In fact, it's my theory that many of the ‘big bloggers' of today skim and skip simply to add a mix of material to entertain their own following.
I am a CONSUMER.
I read, I respond, and see what other people are doing on the network. Most people are in the same groove as I am, except that I really want to be a producer.
I put out my own content, I try to engage my audience, but there is no one to consumer it. Therefore, I am still a consumer, because so far, there is little demand for my product.
Don't get me wrong, I believe this is part of the process, and I can't expect to get much done in the 3 month short life of this blog so far. I'm sure it'll take much longer than that.
But I am having trouble finding a way to transition from a content consumer to a content producer; A blog that people follow, respond to, and share with their friends. I go about my day, reading, sharing, and blogging, and I'm slowly moving towards rock bottom. I'm not there yet, but hoping that somewhere down there I find the inspiration I need.