On Blogging Pressures.

10 Apr

I struggle to know exactly what I want this space of mine to be – 2 years down the line I still don’t seem to have found my writing style or niche.

I go through phases of posting all the time and then posting not so much (as I’m sure you’ve noticed!) and when these not so posting times come then I try to make myself a list of all the posts that I want to write and all these ideas that I have and make myself a little posting schedule. Now this is all very well, and from the outside seems like a great idea but it means that I end up writing things weeks in advance and scheduling them because I know that I am going to be too busy to write and post during the week.

I’m not sure exactly what I wanted this blog to be, but the one thing I am sure of is that when I started out I wanted to keep a record of the hughs and lows of my life and everything in between. The fact that I’ve made some new friends and found some new projects along the way was an added bonus.

I don’t really know what I’m trying to get at here other than saying that I don’t like this pressure that I seem to be putting upon myself to conform to some sort of blogging society. I always wanted this space to be honest, to record what was going on in my life – both the important and slightly more mundane things, how I was feeling and about my dreams for the future.

I know it takes time and hard work and a lot of effort that I sometimes just don’t have, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to keep this little thing going even if nobody is reading.

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Why do you blog? Do you ever feel pressured to post?

Sophie

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3 Responses to “On Blogging Pressures.”

  1. Delightfully Awkward Brittany April 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I could totally have written this…in fact I’m almost positive that I have at least once in the past three years! I’ve said it before on countless sites and I’ll say it again- I blog for myself first and foremost. Everything else is just a bonus. And I hope that it is the same way for every other blogger- that they are getting personal enjoyment from it. Life is too short to voluntarily burden yourself with something that doesn’t make you happy, so blog when you need/want and trust the rest to work itself out<3

  2. melissa April 14, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    We all go through these phases and have those feelings of blogging pressures. The important thing is to always post when you want to, and BECAUSE you want to. Not for anyone else! I love your blog, keep it up 🙂

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