Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new discussion, in which I discuss blogging pressures!
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*).
DO WE PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON OURSELVES???
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.
How do you handle blogging pressure? Does the pressure ever go away?