Thursday, January 9, 2014

Falling Out of Love with Blogging

I've been having a hard time writing lately.  It's not that I don't have ideas, I do, I just feel like I don't want to.  I'm not generating the traffic or the comments that I used to and I know why, it's because I'm not out there commenting and reading like I should.  But I'm sick of something that once brought me such release and such joy feeling like such a chore.

It shouldn't feel like a chore.  I've kind of been forcing myself to write and the content feels ingenuous and forced.  No one is ever really going to make it "big" blogging save for The Pioneer Woman and Deuce.

I'm not planning on calling in the troops, I have too much invested and the thought of letting it fade into the Further just scares the bejeezus out of me.  But I'm not going to force myself to write when there are no words or desire.

Maybe I'm just in a writing rut?  Maybe it's because my real life is fairly awesome right now?  Maybe it's because I'm so busy and so tired that there's not a lot of left over energy?

I don't know what it is, so I'm just rolling with it.


Mrs L said...

I love your blog! I think you're real and you aren't afraid to put it out there. So many of us are going through the same things and being a fellow Jersey Girl we have to stick together so I will keep reading as long as you keep writing! You are a beautiful, strong woman. Keep up the amazing work :)

Jo said...

In my opinion you really shouldn't focus on drawing traffic and it should be enjoyable not a chore.

That said I really enjoy reading your blog but if you need to take a little breather from do it and come back in a month to see if you enjoy it more.

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

I feel the same way lately but I've realized that I will never make it big and I've decided I'm ok with that. There's just too much competition and it's just too dang much work to do that. Instead I just write for me when I feel like it. I feel like the pressure is off now. I think you have many readers who love you for you so who cares about gaining new ones? I think we're both in a rut but will pop out of it eventually. The ebb and flow of blogging ya know.

Madonna said...

I really enjoy reading your posts and hope that you continue to write - they are always honest and I feel like I can relate to them. But it also shouldn't be a chore. Do what you need to do and your readers will still be here.

Savvy WorkingGal said...

My Google traffic dropped substantially last year. It was very disheartening. I still have a core group of readers that visit and comment which keeps me going. Also starting a new project like my book club helped. I don't think I'll be investing money into my blog, but I'm not ready to quit.

FYI- I just discovered your blog and like it.

Marie said...

A new baby is soooo overwhelming for so many reasons (happily though!) I hear ya and my blog work is slacking. I am still breastfeeding and we just hit one year, yay for you. I do think that breastfeeding can hurt us on sleep training, but totally worth it. Keep it up and take a nap when you can,
Marie @
In Our Happy Place

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