I think I know what I want to write about

For the past year and a bit, I have been putting so much pressure on myself to be a “good blogger”. It all started by not getting a bursary I was counting on to fund my studies. I then tried to ride the “professional blogger” wave thinking that I might as well try to earn some money from this corner of the internet, as blogging is something that I enjoy doing. 

Or at least I used to. I then started putting too much pressure on myself to “make it” and completely overstretched myself in the process. Sometimes I forget that I am doing a demanding course, that I work part-time and that I also need to juggle a long-distance relationship. 

Comparison really is the thief of joy. Whether it is as a runner and you try to run faster or as as blogger trying to make it and see that some people with full-time day job still manage to do some full-time blogging. Sometimes I also feel shy to blog as I know that other people from my course will read what I write. I am so guilty of always comparing myself to others and really it has to stop. 

I need to remember that it’s by blogging for the love of sharing that I have met some incredible people. Some people I know I am going to be friends with for a very long time. I know that I have said it before , but I think that this time the blogging mojo is back 🙂 and that, as Hayley says, I am ready to document and not create. 

Laureen 

2 Comments

  • Bethan says:

    I went through something similar. Although I wasn’t trying to go pro, I did put a lot of pressure on myself to blog and as a result totally lost my mojo. I didn’t want to blog, and when I did it wasn’t good. Eventually I let it go and a few months later I felt compelled to write again. I am pleased to say Im back in the swing of things and loving it, but I think it’s because I’ve adopted the same approach as you, I am here to document and reflect xx

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