There is one things that I am 100% certain about with blogging. I am as certain about this thing as I am that the sun will rise each day (maybe behind the clouds) and that kids will always wait till you are on an important call to need to tell you something “right this minute”.
In blogging, the one thing that is absolutely, positively certain is that you will have to deal with continuous change. That is right! The minute you think that you have the blogging world figured out, something is going to change. A change in the way your favorite social media outlet displays your posts, a new format for the dashboard on your blogging platform, or the sudden disappearance of that blog hop you loved so much.
Change, Change, Change! It can be the best and the worst part of blogging. On the plus side, change keeps things fresh and keeps you on your toes making new discoveries. On the minus side, change can be stressful, as you try to navigate how outside forces affect your blog’s appearance, traffic, and income.
These 5 resources will help with dealing effectively with all the change that is inherent to blogging.
The Challenge of Change: Are You the River or the Rock? from Huffington Post-Wise words about how change is really a natural process and what we can do to work with changes.
7 Essential Skills for Managing Change from The Change Blog-Concrete steps to take to improve skills at managing change. This website offers articles on a whole host of topics which are well worth checking out.
Coping with Change: Developing Your Personal Strategy from The Self Improvement Blog-Excellent tips for different ways to manage change based upon personal style.
Coping with Change from Ready to Manage-This article looks at three different models of change and the stages that people go through during the transition. Very interesting.
What Butterflies Can Teach Us About Embracing Change from Huffington Post-An inspiring combo of article and slide show. Butterflies really are a great animal to learn about change from.
And in addition to these resources, we bloggers can always look to each other for support through Facebook groups, websites, twitter chats, etc.. A more giving and helpful set of people I have not found in a long time.
Here are some more blogging resources to check out.