I am relatively new to blogging and indeed and as of today,i have had my blog for 6 weeks. Since starting the blog ,i have found myself constantly checking how many page views it has had today ,clicking into Bloglovin and hoping to see a green indication of a new follower ,checking my follower numbers to see if anybody has unfollowed me, always trying to think of something to write about and tweeting numerous times to push the blog using #lbloggers #fbloggers #bbloggers and anything else that i have come across that might get my blog noticed. I also do get so excited with stats and numbers by the way.
Now that to me is pressure but really it is unnecessary pressure put on me by myself. A blog created by any individual is their own blog and what they decide to share with everybody is entirely up to them and when they decide to share it is their own perogative too,no pressure should be put on yourself at all in this.
I have recently participated in a chat on blogging #fblchat in which the subject was about having a routine for blogging. I was amazed by how many bloggers felt under pressure to publish posts and had weekly routines to enable them to get that post out no matter how good or bad it was.The majority from what i could see were younger bloggers than me (i am 28).On another blogger chat,somebody said (a young girl) that she couldn't sleep as she needed to get her blog post out the next day and was worried if it was a good or a bad post. She also said that she had to get the post out as she had not posted in 3 days! Had to-3 days,now if anything that young girl felt under pressure to publish a post.
Unnecessary pressure as it's your blog and who are you trying to please,it is for your own enjoyment as well as others so please enjoy the writing without feeling the pressure of i have to get a blog post published.
Blogging is a passion that i myself have just recently discovered and i now dont fear anymore that it may have been overtaken by the pressure that could have been on me if i alone allowed that to happen. I will not allow this as the way i see it,if i get to 4000 pageviews i will be totally delighted and if i ever reached 10000 pageviews i will be equally delighted. I will enjoy the writing but will not be under pressure to have 2 or 3 posts ready to go out. This post is aimed at the majority of us bloggers that do it for the love of writing and then hoping that others will read it and as there are alot of younger bloggers than me out there,i hope you understand where i am coming from with this.Please dont feel under pressure to write a blog post.There are enough other problems in life out there without having any pressure associated with your blogging.
Please remember that having a blog and making it a success is achieved over a long period of time,not instantly so why put pressure on yourself now and after all,for most of us,it is a hobby. Enjoy it and write what you want,when you want! Afterall,you are all amazing for having the blog in the first place and giving others the opportunity to enjoy your efforts as a blogger,you should all be so proud,
Hope you enjoyed my thoughts,
lots of love,