When Blogging Gets You Down.

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 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?


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  1. I know exactly how you feel. My blog is nowhere near as successful as yours so I often think that nobody is bothered with what I have to say and I think 'what do I know? I'm no expert' but I suppose that's the beauty of it! I read blogs because not only am I nosey but I am actually interested in others opinions on things. I suppose it's a phase everyone goes through. Yours is one of my favourite blogs to read Alex so just remember that the next time you think nobody is reading haha! :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. Aww Bea, this comment made my day :) You are so lovely and I've since discovered your posts and love keeping up with you :) x

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    2. Aww Bea, this comment made my day! I've since discovered your blog and love keeping up with you :) x

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  2. I also sometimes fell like you. But the most important thing is that you are happy with doing it. My blog isn't very popular but anyway, with the little readers I have I still love doing it and especially reading other blogs! You have a wonderful blog with a lot of different posts and I also want to motivate you - I'm reading your blog! :) xoxo Alessia

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    1. Thanks Alessia, so kind of you :) I'm so glad you love blogging x

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  3. I think we all feel like this at times hun. I just take a step back, take a deep breath and take it from there x

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    1. Thank you, it's so nice to hear that others feel the same way x

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  4. Gosh...i'm only a month or so into my blogging journey and sometimes i think why do i bother. It's so disheartening to log in to find 0 page views but i'm sure the views will come with time (fingers crossed anyway haha). Your blog is amazing and you've done so well. I enjoy reading so keep up the good work! :)

    Keli | kelskurls.blogspot.com

    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Keli - it's so nice to see that others feel this way sometimes too x

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  5. Yessss it does! I feel like when no one comments that no one is reading it anymore which is stupud but I think it's only natural when you're a smaller blog to feel like it's a bit irrelevant. Personally I prefer all the smaller blogs though!

    annie | www.nouveauchique.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean about comments! x

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  6. I'm so glad I'm not the only one - I know exactly what you mean! I often have days where I just want to give up blogging and inspiration disappears completely! I often feel it's not worth blogging and should be spending my time doing something better, even though blogging really is my passion. I love your blog, your quirky posts and your beauty posts too - I am often buying products that have been mentioned on your blog! It's just a great read - keep doing what you're best at! <3 xx

    nessiehere.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot to me x

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  7. I literally feel the exact same way. It's really hard to keep up spirits when you see so many good blogs around and yours isn't as good. But keep it up!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE

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    1. Thank you Daisy, keep up your blogging! :) x

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  8. Such an honest post, I loved it! I just had a major case of blogger sadness today as I was taking some photos for a blog contest and they came out so horrible, I felt like a complete failure. Really gets me down sometimes :( x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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    1. Thank you Ziva, I know exactly what you mean. When that happens to me, I realise I need to relax and think it's only a blog post!! x

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  9. I liked reading this, it's nice to know other people feel down about their blog sometimes too. I had a really busy/bad time lately, and had to take a couple of weeks off from blogging (I just had no spare seconds, at all!) but now I've come back to it, I just look at it and think it is rubbish. My pictures, my writing, my layout...it suddenly seems disappointing to me. It is nice to know everyone gets that feeling sometimes, and that it'll pass. xx

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  10. Ah I relate so much to this post! Just tonight I've been feeling so down about my blog, thinking what's the point nobody is reading it anyway, then I realised I do it because I enjoy it and because it's something to be proud of! It's hard but we all have those days. I've struggled to blog whilst being at uni and I'm hoping my mojo will gradually reappear over the summer when I have more time :)
    Hannah xx
    hannahhepton.com

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  11. My blog was really getting me down. My old blog was getting me down purely over the design of it and how unappealing I felt it looked. Only a few days ago I started up a new blog with a new design and I doubt many people are reading my posts but I enjoy writing on it and that's more important than any stats.
    Eilidh xx

    http://herprettystateofmind.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I love this blog post. I think we all know we can relate to this and no one is alone! I loved reading this post and i look forward to reading future posts too.

    I'm at lauren-ohara-x.blogspot.com

    Thankyou for joining the chat tonight! I loved hosting and hearing from yours and other's opinions.

    Much love,

    Lauren
    Xx

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  13. I love saving the day of other bloggers, Blogger need love too :)
    Laurie
    ThatLaurieGirl

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  14. No offence but it makes me more down when people such as yourself with over 1000 subscribers refer to themselves as small bloggers.... if you're small then what am I? :/
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. It's not my place to call anyone else a 'small' or 'big' blogger - I refer to myself as a small blogger because that's what I see myself as. I don't judge anyone on their subs and think we are all successful :)

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  15. Yes, I'd definitely say so. Going through a low point at the moment trying to bring my view back up. I know it shouldn't bother me but I don't want all my hard work to go to waste :(

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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  16. I totally relate, I ended up taking a break from blogging as I was creating too much pressure on myself and forgetting why i started which was just silly. Back to it now- my creative outlet, my little piece of fun.

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  17. I found your blog when looking for a product review and came across this post too! I can totally relate and always find myself wondering if I'm good enough. Anyway just wanted to say thanks for writing the article :-)

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