Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rambling Posts Are Necessary

People don't realize that blogging is a hard job and hobbie. It takes a lot to build a consistent audience and build a platform where revenue is being made. Writer's block is a very real thing and life is so crazy sometimes it just isn't realistic that we'll be able to write one to five (looking at you, you crazy every day update bloggers) posts a week, update our personal social media accounts as well as our professional blogging social media accounts, take let alone edit photos for a new post, and continue on with our daily lives. I often need a break from it all, but I know that if I miss more than one post in a row or a miss posting frequently (I hold myself to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule) I will fall out of it. Then I put all this work into this blog for naught.

Recently I read a fellow bloggers "catch up" post where she excused herself multiple times for having a post that was basically one long ramble. The thing is, I loved reading it. We're a community, and it's nice to read about all of your lives and what's going on in them. Sometimes we get so caught up in this sponsorship or that collaboration or--oh wait did we already do that? Didn't we promise someone we'd promote this or that? Well what would be target audience be interested in? The list of questions goes on and on and on it seems without ending. Our minds can get frantic with all we have to do.

We need to remember to take a step back and make sure that what we are doing is truly the best for first and foremost ourselves. Think back, why did you start a blog in the first place? For me, it was because I thought I could get my life together a bit more having something that I was responsible for. After I started developing my platform I added on another goal: to become part of this lovely online community. I'm still working on truly getting to know you all, but I love reading posts about your lives and what you've been up to and responding to all of your comments. I've become familiar with some of your faces and always look forward to your next post! Whether you're a fashion, beauty, food, lifestyle, or other genre of blogger, I am so there. And I love that we're all here for each other.

So let me excuse myself for this rambling (and rather short) post, it isn't necessarily directed at any target audience, it doesn't have any particular purpose or focus or any sponsorships or (the ever coveted yet extremely stressful) (at least to me) giveaways. But I thought some of us might need the reminder to focus on ourselves when we need to. A lot of us have been doing this blogging thing for a while now and we need to remember to write for ourselves every now and then. Google Analytics be damned! Let me know in the comments what your original blogging goal was!

13 comments:

  1. I agree! Lots of people don't understand how much work we have to put into each post! its not suck and easy!
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  2. Love this post! Blogging takes a lot of effort!

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  3. I agree! Blogging is hard work and you shouldn't forget why you started.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  4. Love rambling posts! Sometime we experience a little burnout and it's nice to take a break or just ramble in a post.

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  5. Totally agree! Most people don't understand the amount of work that goes into blogging. Aside from writing, you're also editing, taking (and sometimes posing for) photos, editing said photos. Not to mention commenting on other blogs, keeping up with blog groups, posting on social media. It really is a lot. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. I totally agree - blogging is such hard work. Sometimes it's difficult to take criticism when I hear people talking about how "easy" blogging is and how "anyone" can do it. While everyone is entitled to their opinion and yes, anyone can blog, it's really MUCH more behind-the-scenes work than most people know.

    Kayla || Keynotes from Kay

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  7. Ramble any time you want! Blogging is so much more difficult than people think, especially when you have other commitments outside of that. Great post!

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  8. I agree sometimes things get super tough with posting on niche on the time. What I do is write a check in post that can be about anything then I can ramble and everyone expects it. Plus I get a chance to turn it write back into my blog topic.

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  9. Blogging is hard work, But so rewarding when I seem posts go up every day!

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  10. I'm all about authenticity when it comes to blogging, I can relate the most when I feel like a blogger is being honest to their true life and sometimes rambling is necessary!

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  11. Great post! Unless you are a blogger [or are very close to one], people don't understand everything that goes into it! Xoxo Mindy

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  12. Honestly, blogging is hard and I hate apologizing because I know at some point I could have put out something but I always want to put out something that quality. It's really hard, but I relate to a lot of bloggers because you know sometimes you have to give some time to yourself.
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

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  13. I agree that it's important to remember why you started.

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