Blogging is suppose to be fun and that is pretty much why I started it. However, it also takes a lot of work and creative ideas. After 3 years I am starting to feel like I need to take a step back to move forward. When the crash of my blog happened I went back to “normal” life. I was in a bit of a panic but I went about every day as if I didn’t have a blog because technically I didn’t. I got very lazy and almost thought maybe this isn’t something I want to do anymore. Blogging is a lot of work regardless of how fun it is supposed to be. If you sort of fade out for a few weeks you can see your comments will start to fade away as well. I have noticed that a lot lately and I don’t blame anyone, I tend to not visit people who aren’t consistent on posts.
These last few weeks I have tried so hard to catch up and it seems that I almost don’t want to. Instead I would rather just move forward. Don’t panic, moving forward doesn’t mean I am leaving my blog. I love my blog. I hope to do this forever and always. I love reviewing and reading and chatting and commenting on blogs, everything that is involved with blogging, I love. What I mean by moving forward is not worrying so much about catching up and just posting when I can. I want and need things to be more consistent so maybe the next few weeks I will have only 3 posts but that is only because I am moving forward and thinking that I will just get April full of fun stuff and posts the next three weeks when and if I can. This is supposed to be fun and not feel like a job but in reality it is a lot more work than someone who doesn’t blog would realize. These last few months have made me realize I can do a better balance of blog and real life with a realistic schedule and some breaks in between. Plus if I fall behind it’s not the end of the world, just skip a week and move forward. So I am not thinking so much about catching up more about moving forward at a steady pace that I am comfortable with because those that enjoy your blog will stick around no matter what and those that don’t, well I hate to see you go, but it is what it is. We all have lives outside of the blog and sometimes it just gets in the way, that’s not a bad thing, it’s just how it is.
I am hoping to be able to move forward on the blog and be a lot more active. I have a schedule that I have been doing for the last two weeks (like a trial run) and it seems to work pretty damn good, so I am going to try it this week for real and see how I do.
How do you handle trying to catch up or are you more of a person that just moves forward?
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