Today’s discussion post is going to be a personal one. It’s more about me vomiting words in order to get it all out and hopefully being able to feel better.
So, you may or may not have noticed, but I am a very sporadic blogger. Recently, it’s really hit me how different my blog is compared to other people’s. I think that’s what this post really comes down to, comparing myself to others. I’ve always been a self-conscious and insecure person so it’s hard to avoid for me. I’m also not the most organised of people. But for no apparent reason it’s become more prominent especially when it comes to blogging.
To start, I often hear people say things such as:
“Oh goodness, I only have 3 scheduled posts left. Better get writing soon before I fall behind”
“I’m so sorry that I missed my normal 6th post of the week yesterday guys. I’ve been swamped.”
Firstly, I state for the record that I have never scheduled a post excluding one time when I went away with no access to internet.
Secondly, there was a time when I went 27 days without posting once (not on hiatus).
*Hears the sound of bloggers dying of shock everywhere*
I’m sure we’re all busy and I am in absolute awe of people who can keep up with a blogging schedule such as the one I talk about above. You rock! But for me, it’s just not possible. And that’s what this post is trying to do, to make me more comfortable and happy with my own blogging situation.
My life is hectic. I juggle the normal busy student life of the final years of school, homework and studying are a constant, I learn three instruments and am a part of two music ensembles, I play two sports and have to train for both of them and play matches and so with various other random pop-ups such as appointments or family events, my spare time is small. (It’s usually filled with reading). I blog when I can and when I’m in the mood. But sometimes I feel it’s not enough.
I know if I really set my mind to it, I could improve my typical 4-5 posts per month and I’m willing to try and improve my blogosphere effort. Even commenting on your brilliant posts deserves more time. However then a question of what gets sacrificed so that this can be achieved or maybe what priorities need to change in order to show how much I love blogging and books and all of you wonderful people reading this. Because I really, really do and I don’t think I’m doing that justice. Blogging takes time and effort and I don’t want to have to sacrifice either one of those things but I also know that the most important thing is that I’m feeling happy with all aspects of my life.
I guess I’m asking what you guys do to stay on top of your blogging lives and real lives? Do you set aside time on the weekend to mass write posts or comment on other’s people blogs? Maybe you even use certain apps or an organisation tool?
To sum all this rambly-ness up, what I need to do is find a balance in life that covers all bases and ensures that my passions are allowed to be explored.
Hopefully you’re not all cringing at this random, abrupt outpour of the heart.
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!