I think it’s pretty obvious that I’ve been experiencing a few up and down moments with blogging lately and I’ve been taking steps to combat this little issue. With so much wedding stress and other annoying issues popping up here and there my blog schedule has taken bit of a hit and although this is really frustrating, I need to stop feeling guilty about missing a days post or just taking a step back. This got me thinking, thinking about a lot actually and as s result I’ve decided to make some little promises to myself when it comes to blogging. Is this starting to sound a little like therapy to you?
Breaking up with the view count
That’s right view count, right now I’m done with this unhealthy relationship and I’m not checking in anymore. So.. embarrassingly I’ve preached about this before but I’m sure we are all aware that it’s difficult trying not to obsess over the day’s views. It can be helpful and it’s a great tool to use when trying to drive traffic, but it can also turn a little ugly when your views aren’t as good as they were last week. This is so demotivating and it’s certainly been taking its toll on me.
If I’m being completely honest this factor very nearly made me give up. Ridiculous right? Thankfully I gave myself a much needed talking to and realised that giving up was just silly and reckless. I do love my blog especially when I’m writing new content or editing photos. So I’m going to focus on what I enjoy and stop checking up on that bloody view count. Hopefully my content will benefit from this change, I know my mental state will atleast.
No more comparing
Considering there are so many blogs around now it’s hard not to feel like a small ant in a world of butterflies. That was a bit too cheesy wasn’t it? Even I cringed, but you catch my drift. I’ve got to remember that my blog is every bit worthy to anyone else’s and I appreciate that my subscribers come to read the posts I write. I could go on with a long and potentially awkward pep talk but ultimately I’m not going to put myself down when reading so many other amazing blogs and you shouldn’t either. It’s just not productive now is it?
Believe in myself
That nicely linked in with my last point. I realised (and you probably have done by now too) I tend to put myself down a lot, in fact it’s my go-to reaction with most things. This needs to change because really the one holding me back is of course myself and I definitely have more to give and bigger ambitions.. you know, without sounding too cocky.
As it turns out this post has boosted my spirits already and I feel pretty good having made those promises. I highly recommend you give it a go if you are suffering with the dreaded “blogging-blues”. Onwards and upwards.