Monday, 27 June 2016

Feeling The Pressure


I think this is probably the first time I've sat down and spewed my thoughts into a post. It's definitely not something I've done a lot (if ever) but it probably is something I would like to start doing. I see this blog as a little space on the internet for me to share the things I love and I always want to keep it that way. But recently, I've been feeling a lot of pressure when it comes to coming up with good posts - and I know it's not just me. I've definitely read posts where other bloggers have shared their experience with feeling this way as well.

As much as people might think, blogging isn't as easy as it may look from the outside. Coming up with ideas and content that people love and will take time to read doesn't always come easily - and that's where the pressure comes in. I've got into the routine of posting three times a week - every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Over the past month or so, I feel like my content has gone down and so the quality of my blog has also gone down, as have my statistics. All of this at once has made me feel quite glum. It's not so much the numbers that bother me. It's when I'm not 100% proud of my content - that's what gets me down. And the hardest bit is - it's not that I haven't been trying. The ideas just haven't been coming. I've fallen into the dangerous trap of comparing myself to other blogs, more experienced bloggers who seem to have everything just right. And here I am, majorly lacking in inspiration - and very worried of the next Monday, Wednesday or Friday approaching for fear of not having something scheduled to post.

I'm hoping this is just a phase. Just a moment of bloggers block that will pass as soon as July comes around. I'm taking active steps to help overcome this as I definitely want to keep at it - after all, I love blogging, that's the whole reason I started this. I know today's post isn't my usual sort of upload, but I hope it keeps things real. Bloggers block definitely does exist, and it can be difficult. Thank you to all of you that leave comments on my posts and follow my blog - it absolutely makes my day to read through and reply to you. Here's to the end of June and the start of a (hopefully) much better July!

Lots of love to you all,

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