I’ve mentioned before that sometimes I fall out with blogging. Full on sulky style, to the point where I’ve had enough and I’m ready to take my life off the internet and pack it all in. It doesn’t last very long and it is a tad dramatic, but when something takes up a lot of your time and is important to you, it can be easy to get the grouchy pants on about various things. When it comes to happier blogging, these are the main things I think can help with blogging huffs.
1. Blog when you want to blog
Blogging because you feel like you should is crap. It’s like you’re forcing it and for me that never turns out great. These days I try not to beat myself up if I haven’t had time to blog quite as regular as I’d have liked.. It’s okay to miss a day! There’s work and life to fit in, as well as blogging stuff. I’d rather get something up that I’m happy with rather than any old rubbish I’ve churned out.
2. Spread the blog love
I feel like you get a lot more out of saying something nice to another blogger rather than sitting there with the grumps on ’cause they’ve just published some amaaazing blog pictures and you’re thinking that right now even David Bailey wouldn’t make you look good. When people take the time to be nice though I think it’s nice to pass the love on. It’s always good to make someone feel good.
3. Take time out of the internet
Shock horror.. Life continues beyond the internet. Lol. I’m so into the whole online world that I need to remember to log off, shut down and stop stressing about stuff in the virtual world. I always need to work on just living life, rather than seeing it all through a camera lens and updating Twitter with what I’ve been up to. Maybe I should brave travelling?! Big question.. Could I manage without wifi?!
4. Write what you want to write
When I have time, I try to write more of what I really want to. It’s not that I don’t want to talk about clothes and makeup and all the usual stuff that I go for on here, but it’s kind of thing that I always go for. I like writing more silly stuff too, and although it’s not my usual post and I’m not always sure if people will be interested, it is after all your blog and your choice when it comes to content.. That’s part of the fun of it.
5. Don’t focus on the success
I think when you get too focused on that it’s a rocky road to getting peed off when you’re not reaching what you want to reach.. There are plenty of bits of advice out there but I don’t think there’s a fail safe route to blogger ‘success’. I’d rather just enjoy it as a lovely little hobby that may or may not lead to a few perks.
Sooo there we have it. On a whole I am a very happy bloggy person, but we all have highs & lows with it right?!