I wrote this post about two months ago, but I am still a bit unmotivated when it comes to blogging. I just really need some time to reflect. I have decided to cut down on posts from three per week to two (Tuesday and Thursday or Friday). I will also be redoing my blog layout, colours, etc. I would really love if anyone would help me for free. I am also stopping trying to monetize my blog until it gets more stable. I need to re-find my passion for blogging. I think everyone struggles from time to time, and I really feel that its something you usually cannot tell from the blog so I thought Id share a bit of my struggles. Without further ado, here’s the post I wrote.
Today is quite a personal post, and to be honest I am not sure if I will be posting this or not. I do know that I need to get it off my mind and even if it sits as a draft forever I will be fine with that.
During the last week(s) I have felt really sad about blogging. Questioning weather or not I should continue. I read somewhere that the average blog lasts for 3 months. I have had mine for about 9, so that’s good I guess.
I love blogging so much and I have been told I am quite passionate about it. But what happens when I put a lot of time and effort into something that just does not go anywhere? I think it would be natural to get discouraged. I have spent less time reading other blogs, hardly on Pinterest anymore (and that’s shocking), I spent a lot of time and energy on my Strawberry with Balsamic Vinegar & Mascarpone post, linked it up to over 20 link parties, I asked the two blogging groups on Facebook to comment on and share this post (because also my stats were so low) but still it only got 23 views, in 1 week.
It gets me thinking to what I am doing wrong? I am trying every trick in the book, but my blog is just not going anywhere. Will it ever go anywhere?
Is it just because I do not have a niche? Is it because my writing is bad? Do my project/posts suck? Is it because I am not good enough?
I will continue blogging, because I love it. But it is hard. Some days are less hard than others, but as long as I love what I do my stats should not really matter.
But in the end, I write to share my projects and connect with people. If I my blog is just lost in the big World Wide Web, is there really a point?