7 Content Writing Challenges Faced by Bloggers (with Smart Solutions)

Being a blogger means you’re no stranger to a slew of daily challenges. Every day presents its own set of hurdles that you must overcome.

When it comes to blogging, one of the most crucial aspects is crafting unique and captivating content that resonates with your audience. But let’s face it, there are bound to be content writing challenges that come your way. The key lies in how you perceive and tackle them head-on.

In this blog post, I’ll dive into some common content writing challenges that bloggers like you and me often face.

But fear not! I won’t just leave you hanging. I’ll also share some smart solutions I’ve picked up along my journey as a blogger.

So, let’s buckle up and explore these challenges, shall we?

1. Writer’s block

Writer’s block is the most common challenge, so it deserves to be number one!

It’s not uncommon to run out of content ideas for your blog. Your niche might have thousands of things you can write about, but still, you find yourself out of unique ideas.

Are you also left staring at a blank screen with an empty mind?

Consider these strategies to combat this.

Acquire knowledge

Read voraciously, devour books, articles, blogs—anything you can get your hands on. And let’s not forget the power of video! Dive into the endless sea of YouTube videos, exploring different topics and perspectives.

Why, you ask? Well, by exposing yourself to a multitude of content, you’re bound to stumble upon fresh ideas that can breathe life into your own blog. It’s like a treasure hunt for inspiration!

So, don’t hold back. Explore, consume, and let your mind absorb all the knowledge and creativity.

Your competitors’ content

Most of your competitors are way ahead of you. They have a huge library of content already published on their blogs.

Check out their blogs and find content pieces that interest you. Write on the same topic but with your own thoughts, opinions, and style.

2. Turning words into expressions

I had a flock of thoughts and ideas running through my mind while writing this post. But I was having a hard time turning my thoughts and words into expressions.

This is a big problem with non-native speakers like me. We tend to convert our language’s words into English (or any other language) and the result? Weird-sounding English (which we think is great).

This is my biggest problem as a blogger. But I have improved a lot in my almost-a-year-long blogging journey.

This is not just the problem with non-native speakers but native speakers too.

What can you do to make it right?

Expand your vocabulary

You knew this was coming, right? The most obvious advice.

But it is necessary.

To boost your vocab, dive into English reading! Explore books, articles, and blogs across different genres to get a taste of diverse writing styles and jargon. Jot down any new words you encounter, look up their meanings, and try to use them in your own writing.

That’s what I do besides watching Hollywood movies for learning that cool-sounding English.

3. Being unique

There are over 1.9 billion websites on the internet today. And it’s estimated that over 600 million of them have blogs.

This means thousands of blog posts are published every minute and millions are already there online.

In this crowded blogosphere, you need to stand out from the rest and provide unique content that can resonate with your audience.

No one likes to read the same old, same old stuff that’s been said over a million times by a million people.

What can you do? Follow these strategies.

Add a personal touch

You have to admit that you cannot write something out of the universe about building a following on social media.

But what makes you stand out is your personal touch to the content.

If you can manage to put screenshots of your account stats and other important things that can provide proof of results, then BAM! Your content is 100x better than that of someone who has just written without any personal touch.

Offer practical tips and advice

Share stuff with your readers that they can actually put into practice. Offer practical and actionable tips that your readers can use themselves.

Instead of just talking about how crucial keyword research is, you can spill the beans on the exact steps you take to do your own keyword research.

See, that’s the beauty of lengthy guides and tutorials – they give you something tangible that you can apply in real life.

4. Poor time management

You will always fall short of time if you are a blogger. I really wish I had 30 hours a day!

A blogger has to:

  • Write blog posts
  • Promote content
  • Write content for social media
  • Write content for email list subscribers
  • Keyword research and SEO
  • And a lot more…

So time is valuable here. If you can’t make good use of it, then you need to reconsider running a blog.

Apart from content marketing, there are a lot of other things bloggers need to do. So how can they find time for the thing that matters the most, content writing?

Create a content calendar

Schedule your content in advance. I have noticed for myself that when I have a to-do list for the day, I’ll be more productive than if I’m not having one.

The same goes for content scheduling. If you set a fixed schedule for your content, you’ll carve out time for it no matter what other stuff you’ve got going on.

So, get that calendar out and start planning ahead. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can accomplish when you have a clear schedule!

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Avoid distractions

Don’t let those shiny distractions like social media and Netflix get the best of you.

I mean, come on, who hasn’t fallen into the rabbit hole of seeing a friend request on Instagram and then ending up wasting hours? Trust me, distractions like that can seriously mess with your productivity.

There are some awesome apps out there that can help you stay focused and not get distracted by your phone.

And hey, I get it, we all need our dose of “scrolling reels” and binge-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S on Netflix. The trick is to set a specific time for it, like a designated “me time,” so you can enjoy guilt-free entertainment without letting it take over your whole day.

Delegate or outsource

This is something not everyone can afford, especially if you are a beginner without a big budget.

While some don’t have the money for it, others like to do everything by themselves (like me)

When you start soaring to new heights, it’s only natural to realize that you can’t do it all on your own. That’s when outsourcing becomes your secret weapon.

Yep, as you climb that ladder of success, there will come a time when you’ll need to pass off some tasks to others. Don’t worry, it’s a good thing! Delegating work allows you to focus on what you do best and keep that momentum going.

You can also take the help of your friends and family if they are willing to lend a hand.

5. Optimizing content for SEO

When it comes to traffic, search engines are the real MVPs. I’m talking about that sweet organic traffic that’s super-targeted and holds serious potential for conversions.

Now, let’s get real for a sec: if you’re a blogger, you can’t escape the power of SEO. It’s like a must-have tool in your arsenal.

But here’s the thing. Optimizing for SEO can be a real challenge, especially when you’re a writer pouring your heart out. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Good writers thrive on writing from the heart, and SEO can feel like a creativity killer. But here’s the deal: it’s a necessary evil.

So, embrace the challenge of optimizing your blog posts for SEO. Find that balance between writing authentically and sprinkling in those juicy SEO elements.

Use an SEO tool

Here’s a straightforward tip for you: grab yourself an SEO tool like Rank Math to nail those basic optimizations. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can level up and use some other great tools that bloggers use.

But a reminder: don’t let SEO overwhelm you. It can be as complicated as you make it. Do not overthink it. Take a deep breath and relax. SEO is a skill that gets better with time and practice.

6. Staying updated and relevant

Staying up to date is the name of the game. You can’t afford to be outdated if you want to keep your audience hooked.

Your audience can ditch you if you don’t give them what’s new and they’re not to blame.

How can you manage to be updated in this ever-changing digital world?

Continuous learning

As said above, always be on the hunt for new things, emerging trends, and hot issues.

For example, there’s a tidal wave of content flooding in about AI these days. Seriously, it’s like AI is popping up everywhere you turn—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook—you name it! It’s all around us (admittedly, it can get a bit annoying).

If you want to stay in the game and keep up with your audience, you can’t ignore the AI conversation if your niche demands it.

How will you know about AI? Always be looking for what makes news.

So don’t let the learning process stop.

Conduct audience research

There’s a super simple way to give your readers exactly what they want: just ask them!

Use your social media accounts and the comment section of your blog posts to connect with your audience. Get in there and find out what they’re into, what topics they want more of.

Your email list subscribers are like a goldmine of insights. They’ve already shown their interest in your content, so why not tap into that?

Send them a friendly email, like the one I recently received from Matt Diggity at Diggity Marketing. He straight-up asked me what kind of content I wanted to see on his blog and in his newsletter. He even encouraged subscribers to shoot him an email with their preferences.

This way, your audience will also appreciate the opportunity to have their voices heard, and you’ll gain valuable insights to create the content that they want.

7. Overcoming perfectionism

I spent a better part of my initial blogging days trying to perfect the look of my website (I still don’t like it, can you believe it?). Tell me in the comments if you are a perfectionist like me.

The same goes for content writing. There are writers who want every little detail and word to be absolutely flawless.

But guess what? You need to overcome it.

The truth is, progress beats perfection. Done is better than perfect. Don’t let the pursuit of flawlessness hold you back from putting your awesome content out into the world.

How you may ask?

Embrace imperfection

Remember that perfection is subjective. The small things that you focus on might just be ignored by your readers.

Understand that continuous improvements are part of the writing process. and that you get better with time.

Also, remember that your content can always be refined later, so focus on delivering value to your readers.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, being a blogger comes with its fair share of challenges, but it’s important to approach them with a positive mindset and effective strategies.

Throughout this blog post, I’ve explored some common content writing challenges and discovered smart solutions to overcome them.

In a nutshell, being a good blogger means tackling these challenges head-on with perseverance, adaptability, and a commitment to always getting better.

Take the tips I’ve covered in this post, put them into action, and watch yourself slay the content writing game.

So, go out there, embrace the challenges like a boss, stay determined, and let yourself shine through your captivating content.

Happy blogging!

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4 thoughts on “7 Content Writing Challenges Faced by Bloggers (with Smart Solutions)”

  1. Hi Anthony and Ali,
    These are indeed all valid, common challenges faced by bloggers and writers. The world is changing, though. Now we have AI.
    Writer’s block, for example, may not be a thing anymore.
    Or even the lack of vocabulary.

    Time management, overcoming perfectionism, will stay forever, because no matter how many tools we have, these are human traits that have to be regularly worked on.

    • Hey Poulomi! Thanks for stopping by.

      I appreciate you sharing your opinion. I agree that writer’s block can vanish as a problem with the rise of AI.

      But the lack of vocabulary is something I don’t like AI to solve for me. I always insist on not relying too much on AI.

      I know AI can transform your weird-sounding English into a more native-sounding one with a simple rewrite prompt. Even I have tried it, but guess what? You get used to it.

      The next time you write a blog post, you will be inclined to write 75% of it through AI no matter how much you try not to. This can kill your inner writer.

      Personally, I am a firm believer in my creative self. I want to thrive as a writer through practice and not with the help of AI. Content writing is one of the most important skills you could learn as a digital marketer (yes, even in this era of AI)

      This is just my personal opinion! And I respect yours too 🙂

  2. Ali, good to see you here bro.

    Overcoming perfectionism is a key step because most bloggers slam into many challenges based on trying to be a perfect, flawless writer. I simply write how I write and let it be, even if I sometimes judge my work or feel that I may not be as polished as other bloggers.

    Our less than perfect writing ways allow us to stand out in a positive way among like-minded readers; these folks like bloggers who write in a conversational tone.


    • Agreed Ryan! Maybe your writing isn’t imperfect, it’s just your tone of communicating.

      And the good thing is you can always get better at it!

      Just take the leap and see yourself grow!


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