After spending a couple of years of my life blogging I’ve come to learn a lot about it.
There’s so much I love about blogging, but I also find a few things to hate at times, for a while I found that I had a love-hate relationship with blogging.
Not been able to switch off
I find it really hard to switch off, not just from blogging but in general. Once I have an idea I have to jot it down there and then, otherwise I worry about forgetting it. A lot of the time I have to remind myself that it isn’t my full time job, but I often work on my blog when I’m home from my actual job and on weekends, so it’s difficult to give my brain a break. I’m so passionate about blogging that yes I love it and would spend all my time doing it if I could, but unfortunately I am human!
Hitting a creative slump
It happens to us all, writers or creators block is the worst thing that can happen at times. Especially when you’ve made the time to write or create content and then you have a lack of ideas and motivation. Sometimes it’s hard because you don’t always realise just how much work goes into blogging, it can be a long process so it is unsurprising that creative slumps happen!
Finding the right balance
It’s hard to find a balance where I don’t spend every spare second working on my blog. And in a previous blog I spoke about how to balance my full-time job and blogging, yes it is difficult but it’s manageable. It’s when you start seeing the numbers go up on views, comments and likes, that’s when you realise how good it makes you feel.
Whether it be tweets or blog posts I used to absolutely hate scheduling. I never used to find it useful to be honest, but now I’ve got the hang of scheduling I use it a lot because i have a job as well as being a blogger. Scheduling make my life ten times easier, especially when it comes to twitter and WordPress. At times it can be time consuming, but the benefits now out-weigh the negativity.
Technology is my worst enemy at times, you’d have thought at the age of 24 I would be exceptionally tech-savvy. Nope, that is not the case at all. And then WordPress brought out the new block editor and I had to remaster the whole process of blogging on WordPress again!
Technologically-related issues are the worst, 21st century problems I know!
I truly do love blogging despite my negativity, but I wanted to share this because I have had many issues with blogging. I can’t ever imagine not having a blog, it’s now like my left arm, in an ironic way I live for people reading my new posts and getting involved in the comments.
What do you dislike about blogging? Let me know in the comments!