Blogging To Perfection?

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Lately I have been thinking of how I sometimes pressurize myself too much to keep my blog fresh, updated and to continue growing. However, the more I seem to do this, the more I find myself worrying over little things which in actual fact really don't matter. When I look at the bigger picture and see awful things that happen on the news - and I'm sat there worrying that nobody wants to read my new post it certainly puts things into perspective. It is so easy to get caught up in the hype of blogging and the habit that I find myself doing a lot - that dreaded blogger envy feeling which I wrote in a previous post here. A favourite quote of mine when it comes to blogging is - 'Never compare your beginning to somebody else's middle.'  

 
Okay, so I'm not just beginning to blog as I have been writing for a whole year now, but I'm still learning lots of new things, I'm trying to improve my photography (very slowly!) and I'm having lots of fun. What I have to remind myself lately, is that I blog for a hobby. I blog for fun, for my confidence and most importantly for myself. A few days ago I found myself spending around twenty minutes trying to take the perfect picture for my blog and then getting frustrated as there was a speck of black in the background. Since when did I turn into somebody who worries about the little things like that? Even if my blog did look and seem perfect, it doesn't mean that I am and it certainly doesn't mean that I feel it either. I also wonder if any of my fellow bloggers also find themselves feeling this way. What I am trying to say is that I am going to chill out a bit more when it comes to my blog. That means making no changes to my blog, I will continue to post as I love it so much, I will continue to come up with new ideas but it is time to wave goodbye to pressurising myself. Sometimes, when you actually step back from something and start thinking of other things; that's when you remember just what you love about it. An example of this is that I recently had a whole two days without checking my blog (Shock horror!) and when I returned I was really pleased to see that people had still been reading my posts, I had a couple of new followers to add to my belt and I also had some exciting emails waiting for my in my inbox. Also, to show you the new beginning of this new pressurised self - I was just about to scour the internet for a suitable image for this post, but decided to use one I had used before instead! I apologise this post is actually quite short and sweet today - Blogger decided to delete half of it and now I can't remember what I said - but the new calm me isn't going to worry about it.
 
Do you ever put too much pressure on yourself to keep your blog the best it can be?
 
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  1. Great post, it's so easy to get obsessed by stuff like that with your own blog when I know I never notice imperfections on other blogs and instead wish mine could be more like those of others.

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    1. I agree, I don't notice others imperfections either (Even though they must find some too!) x

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  2. Love this post, putting things in perspective. I'm only just starting out and constantly look at others thinking I wish mine was like theirs. Some good points made :) Well done on the new calm you!

    K xx

    tinkerkel7.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely :) Good luck with your blog, I'm going to check it out now! Remember we are all unique x

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  3. As a new blogger I do find myself wondering how to get my page viewed more often!
    I really think that even if just one person somewhere else in the world enjoys reading your post one day then you should be quite pleased with yourself :)
    Rachel x
    StrawberrySundaes

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    1. It can be even harder when you're starting out as it can look so easy but when it comes to all the nitty gritty of blogging - it doesn't happen overnight! x

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  4. Everyday when I'm working, I'll be thinking about blogging and things I could do and when they don't go to plan its so frustrating - photo taking is the worst, I'm glad I'm not the only one. This is probably the most realistic and relatable post I've read since started blogging!

    Grace x

    www.grace-gibson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much :) I do this too, when I am at work I wonder what blog opportunities I may have missed etc - it's hard to explain! x

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  5. I'm on this stage right now...but I decided to stop blogging for a while, because I put so much pressure onto not being able to do as perfect as I want it to be...so I'm taking a break.
    I did this as a hobby but find myself worrying about things that doesn't have that much importance...
    So I totally understand what you said :)

    Mirisweet! xX

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    1. I hope a little break makes you feel a lot better and hopefully you will be back to blogging soon :) x

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  7. I do exactly the same! I'm always worrying about my photography and if somethings not right, I'll either do it again (for hours) or not do it at all and leave it out! I'm glad you're able to just chill and do whatever you like with your blog :D. I definitely need to take a leaf out of your book! xxx

    Sarah Speaks

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    1. It's so great to hear I'm not the only one x x

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  8. I know exactly how you feel, I just started my blog but after looking at all the other blogs I started to feel way more discouraged. Being a writer for Her Campus didnt really prepare me for having to run EVERYTHING myself

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    1. Yes, good point! We have to keep encouraging ourselves :) x

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  9. Great post, I go through phases of hating how my blog is and then loving it and being really laid back about it but I definitely think I put too much pressure on myself sometimes, I think everyone does

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. It's good to hear that others feel the same way too, your blog is fab! x

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  10. This post is so well written! You're definitely a talented blogger so you have nothing to worry about. I think with anything creative, like blogging, it's impossible to ever feel completely satisfied as there's always something else you could do, but I guess we've just got to do the best we can in the time!
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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  11. I think we all do the same sometimes, but you have nothing to worry about. I really like your blog and you're doing a great job!

    xxx
    http://www.rockinheels.com

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  12. There's a blogger who started around the same time as me and she's ended up so much more successful. I can't help but compare myself to her :/
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. I know what you mean, I do exactly the same thing! Remember why you blog and what you love about it x

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  13. A great post! And you're right! Today I spent so many hours on my post and was so worried when I just couldn't achieve what I wanted with my pictures and so on - and thought the same like you described.

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