Bloggers guilt


I really wanted to start April off with some exciting content but honestly, I'm really struggling.

This subject doesn't get spoken about enough in the blogging community I don't believe. Everybody concentrates on the exciting, fun parts about blogging but forgets to mention that unfortunately there are times where you just don't want to blog at all. 

Blogging can be somewhat of an escape when you're having a stressful week, but sometimes it can just put 10 times more pressure on you. If you don't post for days is that it? Will people suddenly stop coming to your blog because they are bored of not seeing any new posts. When I started my blog in February I was posting every single day, I had so many ideas and of course I still do but now I don't quite know how to give it that 'wow' factor I guess you could say.

The last few weeks of March were especially bad for me, I felt like I barely had a minute to think let alone somehow come up with content for my blog every day. I watched my views go from in there hundreds (which for me is amazing!!) to not even 20 views a day, I felt so disheartened and like I had somehow let myself down. I managed to finish March with my March favourites which I promised myself I'd do as soon as I published my February favourites, so I guess I accomplished something, right? 

I mean it doesn't matter how many ideas you have, unless you are really in the right frame of mind to write a well put together blog post it's extremely hard. To me I aim for my posts to stand out to other readers and for them to actually be able to find something in common with what I'm writing about. I need that excitement back! 

I guess what I'm trying to say is its okay to not always be at the top of your game. We can't always be perfect achievers as much as we would like to be. I'm no high profile blogger and I already feel guilty when I don't post for a few days. So I have A LOT of respect for those bloggers that are well known and continue to bring us new content every few days if not every day. 

Blogging really is a lot more than just sitting in front of your computer typing a few sentences and hitting 'publish'. So much goes into a post before its put out there for the public to read, bloggers should be supportive of one another not in competition. 

11 comments:

  1. Bloggig is a hard work and you have to love it to enjoy it.
    You really shouldn't feel guilty; it is your internet space so if you aren't feeling like writing at this moment don't... I am sure inspiration will come soon :-)

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  2. Thank you! I really love blogging more than anything, I've just had a lot going and it has left me feeling really unmotivated! But you're right it will all come back to me soon :) thank you again for your kind words :)

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  3. I totally get where your coming from hun! I don't think a lot of people understand how hard blog writing is! I feel that trying to stay original and relevant can be a constant struggle. And if my stats go down it's really hard not to take is personally! I know I shouldn't and stay positive but sometimes that can be hard! Love this post very honest xxx

    Roxie ♥
    thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I'm so glad I'm not alone with this feeling. I'm constantly stuck between the struggle of being original but relevant as well, it's definitely a challenge! Stay positive though, we all blog because that's what we love to do :) I'm glad you liked the post. Love you blog by the way! xxx

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  5. I feel the same way sometimes when it comes to blogging! its always a challenge but the main thing is I love doing it :)
    great post !

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  6. Very true! I think we will all go through these phases. Thank you for the lovely feedback :)

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  7. Last year I blogged every day for around 2 months and my views went through the roof, then I got ill and didn't blog for around a month and the change actually gave me time to think, now I only blog when I feel like it and I'm still keeping my faithful readers along for the journey which I actually prefer!
    AliceMegan

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  8. Yeah that is pretty much exactly what is happening with me at the moment! :)

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  9. Loved this post Hannah! As we're just new we haven't yet felt like this, but I can imagine the pressure blogging must put on you. It's great to hear that a more experienced blogger does have these feelings, it reassures us that when this does happen (and it will) that we're not alone and it's quite 'normal.' Thanks for sharing Hannah! Demi x

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  10. Aww thanks again for the lovely feed back! I was unsure about this post but it's now my most commented and I'm happy to know I'm not alone with the feeling. Definitely if it ever does happen to you guys just remember that I think every blogger has gone through the same x

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