Every now and then, I go into what I’d like to call a blogging crisis. Just like now. A blogging crisis is that moment bloggers have where they wonder why they’re blogging, why are their page views not going up and is blogging really worth it? Even though my blog will, and always will be, a hobby. I sometimes forget that.
I started blogging in May 2015. Around the time I handed in my dissertation, I decided that starting a blog would be a good idea. I was sick of my degree, had organised a job for after university (which didn’t depend on my grades) and I found it difficult at times to stay motivated. Having said that, I did land a 2.1 degree in English Literature so can’t really complain! My blog got me doing something outside of my degree to de-stress and I don’t regret it one bit.
Whether we like to or not, stressing about blog stats does happen. Many bloggers go through a ‘let’s check my google analytics all the time’ phase. We’d be lying if we didn’t. Sometimes a post may not do as well as you want it to and that’s okay. Remember why we started this.
Having said that, a blogging crisis has hit me (well a couple times now). I’m questioning everything about my blog and I feel like I’m getting nowhere with it at the moment. There are so many huuuge bloggers and vloggers. And when I say huge, I mean getting more than 100 views a day. I have no hate or bitterness to any bloggers I would like to clarify,
still don’t understand why people hate Zoella for no reason. I appreciate all the comments and views I get on my posts, but sometimes I feel like I’m getting nowhere.
Blogging has given me so many opportunities. I need to remember that. I’ve been to a few events, received so many free goodies to write about and generally developed my writing and graphic design skills. I need to appreciate what I have, because I don’t want to become an entitled blogger that throws a bitch-fit over essentially little things. My blogging crisis is not the end of the world and sometimes we need to know that.
Personally, I like reading blogs that show all sorts of sides to that blogger. I also like reading themed blogs. My blog is going to stay as an eclectic blog of all sorts relevant to a young twenty-something fumbling her way through life. Simply because, those are the blogs I like to read.
These tips from FrannyMac are great as well on how to get over bloggers block.
*Image from Gratisography*
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.