Sunday, March 6, 2016

My Love Hate Relationship With Blogging

I've been blogging for over three years now and I've developed a strange love hate relationship with it. At the core, I know that I love blogging and that I couldn't imagine life without it, but at the same time it is so easy for me to get caught up in the negatives and stress out over what was meant to be a fun hobby for me. 

The past two years has been a struggle for me. I want this blog to be a business of sorts, so I've been trying to treat it as such. That comes with benefits, such as getting to collaborate with brands I've loved since I was a kid, but also a bunch of downsides. I get caught up in how much I should be posting, what I should be writing about, sharing on my social networks just the right amount, and most of all making sure everything works with "my brand". What the hell is "my brand?" I couldn't even tell you. But trying to make sure everything looks "perfect" and fits the theme of the blog and all that stuff is so tedious and draining, and at the end of the day, I still feel like I'm doing it wrong. 

There are times that I get so caught up in this business side that I forget why I started blogging in the first place, which was for me. For my happiness and joy. I'm sure you've noticed that this year I've been posting less on my blog and way less on my youtube channel and that was my choice. I want to only write or film when I am feeling it and when I know I can produce great things. I guess blogging is a balance of sorts. On one hand you have all the businessy type stuff like accounting and PR and all that and on the other hand you have fun and happiness, passion and creativity. I'm going to try figure out that balance and we'll all be a lot happier and better for it. 

All you other bloggers out there, let me know in the comments if you have a love hate relationship with blogging! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. Laura Jane McCarthyMar 8, 2016, 7:05:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading this. I do have a love hate relationship with my own blog too. I enjoy it as a hobby but I want to expand it and connect with brands etc. but I know it's not always about that.

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