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.
7 Great Sources for Blogging Advice
Kim @ 2justByou says
Change is definitely inevitable. Because blogging is directly related to technology and social media, change also happens quickly – very quickly!
I think technology has definitely accelerated the pace of change.
Pamela Smith says
So true! We just need to stay flexible and keep an open mind about things. It helps to have a teenager around too, who can explain it to you!!! I am visiting from Let’s get Real Friday today!
Oh yes! For teenagers technology seems to be second nature.
So true! Just when I think I have something figured out, it goes and changes again. Part of the fun and challenge with blogging, I suppose!
Always got to be on the toes with blogging. Like your 35 Fun and Frugal Easter Basket ideas.
Jennie @ Little Girl Designs says
I so agree! When I saw your post title from the Weekend Wind-down Party, I immediately thought, “Well, the one thing I can count on is change!” 🙂 Thanks for sharing those articles and reminding us about community. That is so important. Have a great weekend! 🙂
I am so, so thankful for the blogging community.
Gentle Joy says
That is certainly true… I have been blogging just over 1 year and I have seen a lot of changes in just that time! Thank you.
Change is so difficult. I look back on earlier blog posts and cannot believe how much my life has changed. I’m a kind of go with the flow person, but I can be stubborn in some ways and fight change. You are so right. Change is always constant in our lives.
Yes, sometimes my first reaction/inclination is to fight change.
I agree! That and the fact that everyone will tell you something different that is a must do, but I have seen different things work for different people…you just have to find what works best for you I think. 🙂
Absolutely! Seems that what works for one person may or may not work for another.
So true, thanks for the list of resources. The other certain thing is it will suck every spare minute from your day and some “non-spare” minutes too!
You are so right! Whenever I am blogging it seems there is a time vortex that just steals the hours away.
This is so true! Unfortunately I don’t do well with change- I love the pace of my normal! This is something I have to improve!
Yes, I have to remind myself all the time to just roll with the change and see where it takes you.
Jenny @ Unremarkable Files says
Just when you’ve got the hang of your blogger dashboard or a new social media platform, they go and change it. So true. Phillip always teases me about being a technophobe, but part of me honestly feels like, “It’s going to be different next week so why put in the effort to figure it out now?”
Yes, pretty much like how I feel every time I go in one of our grocery stores where they switch around where they put things on the shelves all the time.
Yes! It is amazing how much blogging changes, but that’s what keeps it interesting, right?
Most definitely keeps our brains learning.
This is so true. Blogging is ongoing learning process and there’s always something new to learn.
The brain challenges never stop.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom says
I agree, every time you think you have things figured out, something new comes up. Thanks for posting. Hello from Thrifty Thursday.
Certainly will never allow us to settle into complacency.