I don’t know what to write today. That’s why this post is going up on a Sunday and not a few days ago. Actually, it is not that I don’t know what to write, it is that I have no idea where to start… Should I be writing a story, a little bit about my life at the moment, about how you can eat well and not ruin yourself financially, about not being a materialist, about motherhood and childrearing… the list of ideas is endless.
Maybe I shall write every idea on a piece of paper and then put them in a hat and pick one when I write?
My 30 to 31 challenge is all about getting myself back to writing. I have taken a few breaks from my blog and from the community that comes with it.
And now, I find myself dragging my feet as if I had to jump head first into troubled ice cold water, while not being able to swim.
Does it matter if no one reads my post? It should not!
Is it a big problem if I don’t engage with everyone who comments? Personally, I don’t feel bad if my comments on other blogs or Instagram posts aren’t answered. It is nice to receive a reply, a return visit, a new follower when we comment elsewhere, but I know we all have (or should have) lives outside of our social media.
Personally, I tried to reply always to comments, visit back when I can, BUT this has in the past lead to blogging exhaustion (thus the many breaks). Which is not fun. You end up being scared of your blog as if you were contractually obliged to engage 24/7. But after a certain time, I start missing writing, the feedback, the community and I come back to it, promising myself that this time I won’t over-engage.
So, what now? I want blogging to be fun again, not to be a chore.
5 thoughts on “where to start?”
Perhaps you could compromise and only acknowledge with a like or comment on each comment without feeling obliged to visit their website? That’s where I feel like I sink a lot of time. Clicking about to check out their last few posts to figure out if I like their style, their content.
Hi Solveig, I am so glad to see you again!!! I too have not been a very good blogger as of late. I come and I go. I hope all is well with you – and your family. Please keep in touch!!!
I think we all feel like that at times I know I do so I just step back and breathe and I allocate my time( set the timer) and what I don’t get through I don’t especially on social media otherwise anyone would get bogged down…Take care 🙂
Welcome back! I took a short break (most of August) myself. Getting back into the groove isn’t always easy. I think the idea is to just have fun with it an not worry too much. I know (from experience) that it is easier said than done – I always look at stats, try to read every other blog, etc., etc. to stay on top of it which leads to Blogger Burnout (or, as yous aid, blogging exhaustion). Anyway, I hope you are doing well!
There are times when I don’t have time to reply to comments. There are times I don’t have time to visit other people. There are times when I don’t have time or ideas to blog.
And then there are the times when I do… which is why I do blog posts way ahead and schedule them. Then I don’t lose the ideas. 🙂
I’m usually behind on my flash fiction posts, though!