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STRUGGLE WITH BLOGGING – ANXIETY & PROCRASTINATION

STRUGGLE WITH BLOGGING – ANXIETY & PROCRASTINATION

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EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH BLOGGING

I have trouble with finding a way to express myself through blogging.

I watched a video on YouTube by this guy Gary Vee, and he was talking about ways to document your life and sharing this with others. He said that we should not create content because that is work but rather document your life.

The three ways of documenting:

  • Audio; means Podcasts
  • Video; probably the most famous one, YouTube
  • Writing; means blogging

I am gonna talk about blogging because that is what I am doing right now, isn’t it? When I first heard about blogging I thought that it was an awesome way of exploring your passion and to share with others what you learned. You can help others, have fun doing what you do and make money off of it. Jackpot!

But now that I have my blog I don’t feel like it is good for me. I get anxious when I look at my statistics and it makes me sad seeing how many people have been on my blog. I know I just started my blog and I can’t expect much but it still makes me feel depressed because of all the work I am putting in.

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PURPOSE IN LIFE

This sounds pretty cliché but I want a purpose in my life. That was one of the reasons for me to start a blog. I was looking for a new hobby and blogging seemed to be a nice fit for me. Turns out it is not as easy and fulfilling for me as I thought before.

Well, I don’t want to quit blogging because I started it like three-month ago and people say that you just have to keep going. I want to try if I can find a way to make blogging to my own. At the moment I am looking at others blogs and try to write about the same things like them.

I want a blog that represents me, that is why I want to find a way for me to express myself. I want to figure out which of the ways to document my life I am choosing and which one I can express myself the best way. I would love to take you with me one that journey!

HOBBY OR WORK

I also have trouble with seeing blogging as a hobby and not as work.  Maybe the reason why I see it is work is that it is possible to make money of blogging. So I am asking myself: Would I have started a blog if I didn’t know that you could make money off of it?

I loved researching and reading about blogging. We will see if I love the actual blogging too.

 

How do you feel about heaving a blog? Have you always felt good about writing or did you procrastinate like me? I would love to know because getting just one comment makes my day every time!

Much Love

berry xx

 

PS: You haven’t started blogging and need some tips? Read my post about the most helpful blog posts for blog improvement! 

 



34 thoughts on “STRUGGLE WITH BLOGGING – ANXIETY & PROCRASTINATION”

  • I feel the same way. I just launched my blog and I’m already having. anxieties 😲 Always thinking why are people not liking my posts? And then I realized that I have to rethink my purpose of starting a blog . I didn’t start this to monetize it (at least not right away). I created my blog to have a creative outlet and that’s what I started to tell myself from then on. To tell you honestly, I’m starting to feel more relaxed and comfortable. I hope you’ll do too. 😊

    • Omg thank you so much for this comment<3 I am so happy that I am not the only one feeling like this! Yeah this relaxes me too (; We just have to remind ourselves that we just started and that we have to keep going.

  • Blogging isn’t easy despite so many sources making it appear to be. It’s hard, it’s isolating and often times it feels very defeating. You are not alone!

  • Blogging definitely isn’t easy! However, it’s more important to take care of you! If you ever need a blogging break or to cut down on the posts, it’s not the end of the world. I don’t have a set schedule, and it helps so much. Therefore, making it work for you makes it more fun.

  • I think what you are feeling comes with the territory… at least at first. It’s hard to see low traffic, but if your purpose in writing is about the message, maybe that one post made all the difference in those few people’s lives. I struggle with this too, I would love to make money writing, but I’m not getting a whole lot of traffic either. Mostly just Facebook friends. However, when I wrote about my experience with depression, I was getting phone calls from friends asking for support. If I never make money but give people hope and give glory to God, then it’s worth all the work I put into it. Keep writing! Your honesty is refreshing!

    • Than you so much for your comment <3 Honestly, you made me tear up! Yeah, you are totally right that traffic isn't everything. Helping others should be the focus and spreding your message.

  • I get what you mean, blogging is tough! It is basically like a part-time job and if you’re not making money from it, it will still feel like a job because of how much work and time you need to put into it. It not as easy as everyone makes it out to be. It can be cruel to your mental health, especially on those bad hair, bad makeup, bad life days! I definitely feel you. The good thing about it is that there is such a great community if you ever feel down definitely reach out to the community whenever I’ve thought ‘i’m giving up with this’ there’s always been a fellow blogger you bring me back up! And now, I have hope in pursuing a career from blogging, so try not to lose faith!

    • Thank you so much for your comment <3 Blogging is tough like you said but comments like yours make it awesome and fun again! 😉 How did you get in touch on a personal level with other bloggers? I would love to know how to meet those fellow bloggers that you are talking about.

  • I started off my current blog when I found myself at a time in my life when I was jobless and I could not be admitted to a language course I wanted to take. I felt like I had too much time on my hands and needed to do something creative to use my time. So I started my blog. It’s been over two years and there are many thingsI could have done differently, but it just followed along my way. I thought I’d take it as a potential work one day, but then got a different job and the blog has always been a hobby. But I’m happy I never gave it up and have always been able to keep writing! So don’t give up and see where it goes. In any way, it will follow you.

    • Thank you for sharing your story and advise with me❤️ It is awesome to hear that Blogging helped you trough tough times. This really motivates me to keep writing and to not give up. ☺️

  • Hi Paula,
    Thank you for being so honest in that post. I understand the feelings you mention as I am currently in a similar situation. It has been more than an year now that I think about my blog every day but I do nothing.
    First because I am afraid of not being liked for what I write but also because, as you said it, “This sounds pretty cliché but I want a purpose in my life. That was one of the reasons for me to start a blog.”.
    However I have hope and fortunately, I will start doing it and enjoy it. We shall see…

    I wish you all the best with your blog. Don’t put too much pressure on it. You are important. Your blog might be a way to help you but if it doesn’t, then it is ok.

    Mademoiselle Lopes

    • Than you so much for your comment❤️ I will try not putting too much pressure on me. I wish you all the luck and fun with your blog. ☺️🙏🏼

  • I tend to procrastinate at times and at other times I just love it. I think its determined by whether I feel like I’m making progress or not. It can be a tough experience especially if you try to monetize it.

  • Blogging is stressful! Finding what to right that can possibly be a hit, & all the other social media “rules” that go along with it. Sometimes it becomes tiresome. Totally stresses me out not getting interaction, but I’m sticking to it, and hoping for the best!

  • Hey girly! Blogging is definitely a bigger job than people think. I just started mine and was definitely surprised how much work I had to put in! But I would say if you love it stick with it. If not, maybe try another medium that you’ll love more. Life is about being happy and doing what makes your soul happy. So do that 🙂

    Xo, Kacie
    http://www.theprettylittlehustler.com

  • Great read! Blogging is a lot of work but if anything I am doing it for me and because I love it. I hope I can keep that up. I have had these same thoughts. But things will come together. I am just now starting to see the payoffs.

Would love to hear from you <3


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