Ever since I was a little girl, writing has always given me so much joy, so blogging pretty much had to happen. I still find it super fascinating that with just one click, you can put anything you want out for the whole world to read. If only that many people would find their way to my page…
I think it’s been roughly ten years since I started blogging. And one would think, I’d be more successful with the numbers and all. But my intention was never to make money from it. And in the beginning, I had no clue and completely failed at gaining a following, cause I did not make proper use of tools like social media.
Once I figured some things out, I was pretty active for a few years by blogging regularly and promoting it on social media, participating in Twitter chats, visiting other blogs regularly, and so on. But for two or three years now, it has been a constant struggle. My head is always full of ideas, but I’m lacking motivation. And I think it’s because my job is pretty similar to blogging. I’m a journalist and I write, edit, take pictures, produce the paper, and whatnot. At the end of the day, I’ve been sitting in front of a computer long enough. And my body is also pretty messed up, so at some point, I just can’t sit anymore without being in pain.
I also have too many hobbies, which has pretty much always been the case. If my social life wasn’t close to non-existent, I probably wouldn’t get anything I love done. Aside from writing, I also love reading and scrapbooking, which can take up lots of time. Furthermore, I watch too much Netflix, etc., but at least, I can do that while doing most other things, except for reading. I am also lazy at times and a huge procrastinator.
I don’t see myself as an influencer at all, and I also do not like the term cause nobody should be influenced by others. Always form your own opinion. But I do like to inspire people. And if only a handful of people read what I put out into the world, like it, and can relate, I’m satisfied.
Writing and taking pictures is a lot of fun, and I’ve met amazing people from all over the world because of blogging. I don’t really have a niche cause I just love too many things, but that’s just how I am – a little bit of everything. I have my highs when I am absolutely in love with blogging like right now with doing Blogtober. I needed this challenge to get back to posting regularly, and I hope it sticks once October is over. It’s just that when I get overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in my life, I kinda fall out of love and it becomes a burden because pressuring myself into getting posts out there is never a good plan. But I’m hopeful that I’ll stay in love for a while now. Cause if I can manage Blogtober, I should be able to post a few times per week.
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I can relate to this, as well. I love writing. And yeah, sometimes blogging can be a lot of work, but it is so rewarding. Try not to be so hard on yourself if you aren’t blogging regulary. Try to take small steps towards your goals. And remember to always celebrate your wins. :)
Yeah, I’ve been blogging for so many years and it just comes and goes. I stopped pressuring myself, but then I also kinda didn’t blog at all, which was also not great. I’ll just have to find a schedule again that works for me and all will be well. :)
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Yeah, things like that take time, but don’t worry things will all work out.
I really want to be more consistent as have so much I’d like to write. I don’t think it’s lack of time as I do have some, so I think it’s more of a commitment thing for me. I should have done Blogtober maybe. I’m loving all of our posts and I’m amazed you can do this every day, as I’m not sure I could! x
It is killing me. 😂😂😂 Today, I was close to quitting, I don’t have anything for tomorrow, I never manage to write a few posts so I have some days covered – I’m exhausted. 🙈 When the month is over, I’ll probably not blog for a year. But the plan is to get a regular schedule again. We’ll see how that goes. Thanks so much for the love. And guuurl, please get back to writing. We need our blogging bubble again with support, chats and all of it. 💕 xx
You did it! We definitely need that and I’m planning on it! xx
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Same problems here! As you can see, I stopped blogging for a while and now I have ideas, but can’t be bothered to actually sit down and write. I stare at the monitor every day at work and when I get home I just want to relax. Also, editing photos is a nightmare for me. I don’t even like taking them for the blog so that’s an issue itself.
anyhow, I think you’re doing great with this Blogtober thing. Maybe it’ll get you back on the track :D
I can totally relate. What happened to us??? I think the whole thing just changed so much. I really hope T get’s the twitterchat back up and running. 🤞
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