Blogging has become a big part of my life. When I think outside the box, I think 'it's just a blog -why do I get so worked up about it? I wanted to write this post in the hope that we can come together if anybody else ever feels the way I do. I know most of us don't blog for a career, we do it because we love it and we spend hours pouring our passion into it. So, with that being the case, why do I let myself get so obsessed with the little things? When I first started writing my blog, I never in a million years dreamt that I would have come this far. I'm still a small blog, I don't think I'm a popular blog at all; far from it - but I still feel proud of my success. Which leads me to my main question - why do I let some aspects of blogging get me down? I'm talking about comparing myself to others, worrying that my posts are boring, I need more modern images, I don't want to be a carbon copy of everyone else - these are all just negative thoughts that sweep through my mind now and again. I also get days where I think ' Why do I even bother anymore? Nobody's reading!' - when realistically that's not true. We all get bad days, that's what I think is really important to remember. None of us bloggers think amazing happy thoughts all day long - that's not real life.
I think it's important to remember the good days and why I love blogging in the first place. I spend hours writing, reading and generally thinking about my blog. I look forward to writing it every day, and when I was away for a fortnight recently, I actually missed working on it. This is exactly what I should focus on. I promise to focus on only the positives of blogging. I think we should all make a little pact to banish all negative thoughts about not only our blog, but ourselves too. I have written a previous post about feeling envious towards other bloggers which you can read here.
I find it really refreshing when bloggers open up to each other and may say 'I'm feeling down about my blog today' and we all come rushing in to save the day. That's what I love about the blogging community! If you ever have days when you feel like this - you now know you're not alone - you have something in common with me! I'm always one for being positive towards others, so if you ever feel like a moan, you know where to find me! I think this post has been a bit of a mixed up ramble, so I do hope you find some sense out of it.
Does blogging ever get you down?