Hi everyone! How are you today? ❤️ Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE blogging (room for one more love in there? I think so! 😂) but it can be very challenging at times. Don’t get me wrong, the good by far outweighs the bad but that good can come at a hefty price and that is what this post is gonna be all about, hopefully opening up a discussion about the biggest challenges bloggers face! I can only talk from experience but I would like to think I’m not going crazy and at least some are relatable 🙌😂
This seems to be unavoidable at times and I don’t know if I’ll ever overcome it, maybe it’s something you just have to get used to (if anyone has any tips on this or words of wisdom I’m all ears! 🙌😂) and go through as opposed to willingly switch off (which would be an amazing and useful feat 😂).
Undersharing (halt! Not a word alert 😂)
Sometimes I feel like I’m not sharing as much as I could be but although I’m putting it down on this list, it is actually something I don’t want to change it’s just a thing that worries me + that I occasionally feel pressured into thinking I should alter. People don’t have to fully know you, it’s your choice what you want to put out into the world for them to see and that is something that I stand by.
Feeling like I’m wasting a moment if I focus too much on gathering information about it
I wrote all about how this makes me feel HERE and the response you guys gave was amazing! I still feel it and I’m beginning to wonder if like the whole comparison thing it will ever go away but with this one I think it’s something that I need to learn to handle and pace.
Coming up with ideas can be TOUGH
Especially when people don’t understand your want for ideas and their answer is that you should take a break or something (I want to write! Not go away! *I silently scream in my head* 😂). I’m currently going through a major rut in my writing and so I have been trying to stay open to any possibilities that a post idea will come along 🤞but it is HARD 😥 Its like there’s a door in my head and all the ideas are hidden behind it and occasionally I’m let in for a couple seconds before it slams shut with me on the outside wondering what I did wrong and trying to remember what I saw in there 😂 (this mostly happens at night when I have inspiration, fall asleep and wake up trying to remember what the hell it was 😂).
The social media side of things
I NEVER know what to say on social media but when I actually do think of something I enjoy putting it out there (it’s just getting to that point that is a wee bit tricky 😂).
Keeping up a schedule
For my first full year of blogging I posted every second day with no breaks before moving onto every third day like I am doing today and I understand now how important taking breaks are. Keeping up this schedule is tough work but until I can think of another one that would suit me better it will have to stick 🤔.
Feeling like I’m not making the difference I want to make
I’ve been feeling this for a while now. I want my writing to help others who are living with chronic pain whether that be undiagnosed like me or not but I don’t always want to write about chronic pain as it gets me down instantly. It’s enough having to live with it but writing about it as well and finding those words isn’t easy. This is something I am willing to work on in order to speak out more about it like I did in the beginning of my blogging journey but I’m not going to push myself in those times when I really can’t talk/write about it as that is nothing but detrimental.
Not knowing my place/where I want to go with my blog
I want to move along and not stay in the same place in both life and with my blog and I have noticed this change taking place with things slowly happening recently so I hope my wish continues to work it’s magic! ✨
Not fully celebrating the little victories
Whenever I complete a goal I will instantly move on to the next one and not take time to pat myself on the back for what I have done. Well I am going to make a conscious effort to make this different starting from today! (The amount of times I have said this to myself and hopefully one day it might actually happen 😂).
Sometimes feeling distant like I’m working automatically
I think my schedule comes into play here because it feels like as soon as I’ve typed out a post it has to be uploaded and then I have to write another one and another one before I’m just in this awful cycle of not really seeing what I’m doing (I want to have time to appreciate each post before they leave me). Writing a bulk load of posts in advance helps this but again that brings us to the fact that I’m in a bloody rut! 😥😂
I tend to judge my own ability quite a lot and let it overpower me so much that I believe it’s what others perceive of me too. This can be a good thing in that I strive to prove myself and some others wrong but I also think it’s wrong to feel like I have to do that, I should just enjoy it and not have to feel like it’s victories should be celebrated for all the wrong reasons (at mercy of those who put me down).
Thank you so much for reading! 😉 Can you think of any more challenges bloggers face? Let me know and have a lovely day! ❤️