DO WE PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON OURSELVES?

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new discussion, in which I discuss blogging pressures!

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FULL-TIME BLOGGING

I’m pretty sure that most of us on here are full-time bloggers, at least I know that I am one. By full-time blogger, I mean that we post regularly, answer comments and still manage to pay attention to the posts coming in on our reader.

Being a full-time blogger myself, I know that it can be quite daunting knowing that I should have at least one post up per week (according to my anxiety-inducing schedule inside my head) and that I should have my posts up by a certain time each day.

So, my question here is, why do we put all this pressure on ourselves? Because I feel like our followers would be chill with a hiatus and would understand if we didn’t put up a post along with our usual schedules. So why do we put the pressure on ourselves?

I don’t know why I do it, to be honest, but I know that my anxiety certainly plays a big part in it, also stats have really started to bug me lately so there’s always that.

KEEPING IT COOL (AS A CUCUMBER) & STAYING RELEVANT

I find that’s also hard to keep my cool (especially when it comes to stats) a lot of the time, especially around school exam time (which is now over haha suck it high school).

What I struggle with most on my blog is remaining calm about whether or not my posts are relevant and whether or not they actually make sense. I try to split my posts up into sections which is what the pink writing is for, but sometimes I just don’t make sense to myself or I’m really tired and then posts like this happen.

WHY AM I NOT READING RIGHT NOW?

I think the main thing for most of us though, is that as book bloggers we feel like we should always be reading, and this really doesn’t help if we’re in a reading slump (*cough* like I am now*).

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DO WE PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON OURSELVES???Β 

I think the short answer is yes, we do. But, I think as the year goes on and as we get more comfortable with our blog and our followers, we end to care slightly less about whether our posts go up at the exact right time. That being said, I don’t think that the blogging pressure and stress ever fully goes away.

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How do you handle blogging pressure? Does the pressure ever go away?

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5 thoughts on “DO WE PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON OURSELVES?

  1. I think I handle blogging pressure differently because I have a reliable co-blogger. If I don’t post for a while, it’s fine, because she has it covered. Also we tend to be scheduled pretty far ahead, so if I don’t write any posts for the next three weeks, it won’t really matter.

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    1. Yeah, I think it’s definitely different for me, I run my blog by myself and so if I’m having a bad day I know that I still have to write the blog post myself.
      I know what you mean, I used to have blog posts scheduled at least a month ahead, but then exams kicked my ass into a slumpy corner and now I have to catch up on everything.

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  2. I try not to stress too much about blogging because it’s just a hobby. I fear that I won’t enjoy as much if I worry too much. Even then, I still feel a pressure to stay relevant and keep reading. It’s not too hard to keep reading since that’s been a habit I established when I was young. Alloting time to do all the bloggy stuff is still tricky for me, but I’m working on making that a habit too πŸ™‚.

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    1. I know how you feel, this is just a hobby for me too, but I feel like it also takes up a large part of my life and so naturally I get pretty stressed out by it, especially around exam times.
      I feel like a lot of bloggers feel this way, staying relevant sometimes feels like a burden, the need to write about what has happened most recently and the need to read all the hyped books can be exhausting. Yeah, the hardest thing is probably just scheduling time to do everything, yeah I am slowly working on that too. 😊

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