Friday, 10 October 2014

The Unnecessary Pressure of Having a Blog (My Thoughts)

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,

Hollie xxx

24 comments:

  1. Love this post because I totally can feel the same way!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Mel,i love comments and really appreciate it! It's all about the enjoyment of it! x Hope you have a fab weekend! x

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  2. Thanks so much for this post Hollie. I actually stressed out today when I saw my stats. As you've said, it's uneccessary stress and pressure. Blogging should be a hobby to enjoy and not to please others. That's why I won't post anything for the rest of the week, though it doesn't mean I'm secretly working on more posts ;) Happy weekend.

    Carolin xxx
    http://lunchbreakadventures.wordpress.com/

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    1. Aw thank you so much Carolin,glad you enjoyed it,i just love the stats associated with the blog,well i love all your posts so the more the merrier lol! Hope you have a lovely weekend ! xx

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  3. I totally agree! Although I must say I use to feel that pressure too from time to time. Actually I still kind of feel that pressure today because I don't post on a consistent basis, but I've learned that I'd much rather put out a quality post once a month than a bunch of 'okay' posts every week.

    I love to look at stats as well! xD Even if something goes up by one I get excited. It's the little things I guess, lol. Great post!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

    www.simplymblog.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for your comments,i am so happy you like it,i get so excited myself with stats,i agree with quality posts over a bunch of okay ones and i am enjoying every minute of this new experience for me,
      lots of love,
      Hollie x

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  4. I completely agree- I blog for fun and to stop myself being bored. I love seeing my stats improve, but equally I don't spend every waking minute thinking about them.
    Jennifer x
    http://www.ginevrella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Jenny,i really appreciate it and i couldn't have put it better myself,well said lovely! xx

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  5. I 100% agree with you. I used to try and blog as much as I could but now I don't put any pressure on myself at all. I blog for me only and the fact that I have some lovely readers who visit regularly is what makes blogging worth it for me :)

    Yazmin xx
    www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Yazmin! I really appreciate it.You are so right and i feel the same,it does make it worthwhile! Hope all is good with you these days! xx

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  6. Great post Hollie! I stop myself from looking at stats and agree with you not to pressure yourself! I post every other day and at the moment that works fine for me, but if I ever feel like it's a chore I'll take some time out - blogging breaks are perfectly fine! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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    1. Aw thanks so much Karen,you are so right with what you are saying,i have just taken a few days off myself recently but with the football back,i have to do my weekly post for the girls! But i love it lol! xx

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  7. I completely agree that there's a lot of unnecessary pressure that we impose on ourselves, sometimes without realising it :( I think you've done incredibly well in just 6 weeks time so well done Hollie :) Xx
    thefashion-junkie

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    1. Aw thanks Sheren,thanks for reading and thanks for your lovely positive comment and thanks for your comment being my 100th comment in total,yay i am so happy xx

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  8. I totally agree!!! thank you for the sweet comments on my blog , is a pleasure for me .
    kisses
    Manuela

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    1. Aw thank you so much Manuela,i am just mad about your blog,i am so happy that i came across it,totally love it! xx

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  9. You've hit the nail on the head there Hollie! I am constantly checking out my page views and feeling so let down when there isn't a lot of views on a post! It's hard not to feel like quitting but then I remember I am doing this for me and even though the page views are small at least someone is reading �� thanks for this post at least I know I'm not the only one who feels this way! Great blog girl!!

    Sinead x

    Thislifediary.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thanks so much for you comment Sinead,i am so glad you liked it,i enjoyed writing it and it's great to see that people are reading it.I have just followed your lovely blog! x

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  10. Fantastic post and i completely agree with the post, It's so easy to get wrapped up in seeing stats, comments and followers grow or decline. I've been there myself and put so much pressure on trying to post everyday, however I took a short hiatus to refresh and now i'm focusing more on interaction with others and posting what I enjoy as I started blogging for me to share what I enjoy.
    Kelly x
    Kelly's Journal

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    1. Hi Kelly,thank you so much for your comment,i am so glad you liked it,a short break seems to be the way to go every so often. I love your blog btw,your outfits are always amazing! x

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  11. I am so glad you have taken the time to write this! I have had my blog for under a fortnight and I feel the pressure. I think to myself does that post look silly, will I get judged for that! But my attitude now is its my blog and im writing it for myself and my enjoyment, I couldn't agree more with what your saying, way to go
    Westlakehair.blogspot.com xx

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    1. aw i am so glad you enjoyed it and thank you so much for taking the time to read it and comment,i really appreciate it. You enjoy what you are doing,and as you say,way to go xx

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  12. Great post Holl, I couldn't agree more with you!

    Ffion
    @awelshblog
    www.asouthwalesblog.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much lovely for taking the time to read it and comment,i really appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed it Ffion xx

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