Day 7 | Blogmas 2017 - Blogging Pressure

Thursday, December 07, 2017

A less than festive post today but I've been sat each night thinking about writing the next blogmas posts with my laptop firmly closed, a brew on top on it. The remote next to the cut as well as some post that needs to be moved.

It all feels like a lot of effort. For me, blogging is very much a hobby. I occasionally get a product to review or a nice event to go to but it's not a source of income and I guess in that way it should make it easy. Blogging isn't easy, it takes time effort and lot of brain power.

Planning, promoting, engaging and I don't do nearly enough of any of this. Do I need to? Maybe not, if it was my job then I hope I would.

I always feel like I don't fit in the blogging world but I can't stop. I'm older than a lot of bloggers but I don't have a family of my own so while my age bracket fits with a lot of parent bloggers I don't have children. I don't have a partner so things like the valentines PR emails which will start to be sent out very soon. You may scoff but last year I'm sure they started between Christmas and New Year.

I wonder why I bother but then I stop and take breaks and I miss the blog. I miss the time I can pour all the things in the messed up mind of mine out on a page. I'm not sure I ever get across what I mean but I try and it helps to free up a little bit of space.

Next year I'm not going to put pressure on myself. I'm going to blog when and what I want.

Re-branding has been on the cards for a long time but I think I'm over that. Seeing Spots is who I am. My main driver for re-branding was a beauty blogger I met at an event who asked me if the name came from me having bad skin! You've never seen anyone dig a deeper hole and make it worse for themselves.

My advice would be blog for you and not to be famous, not to be rich and work hard. Remember things are not free and make sure you value yourself as well as everything else

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