Thrifted: Help! This Blogging Thing Is Stressing Me Out!

Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com

As a blogger, it is my mission to deliver content to each and every one of you that you will love and enjoy. That standard is something that I think all bloggers should follow. Sure, it’s your blog and you can write about whatever you like, but if you want to keep your readers engaged and coming back for more, you need to keep them in mind when you’re writing your next big post. I know that it shouldn’t, but this puts a lot of pressure on me and may be the reason why my creativity is sometimes stifled. It can be hard to write a blog post knowing that what you’re writing might not be a total hit with your audience, but that’s okay. Blogging is all about the process of trial and error. Sometimes, you just need to throw posts out there and see if they stick. If your post is dead on arrival you should keep at it, but know that you probably should avoid that topic in the future, at least not without some further research.

There are days where I will spend hours upon hours racking my brain and scouring the internet to find topics for posts. In those situations, I almost never end up writing or even starting a blog post. I find that my brain poops out and I feel uninspired, which can be tiresome. Before I close my laptop I like to take a moment to bookmark things I found interesting, or open up the notes app to write down a list of topics I think sound cool. Sleeping on post ideas frequently helps my tired brain, because it gives me an extra day to mull all of the choices over.

I’ve been finding that, even after a year and a half, I still have trouble figuring out what content is good enough to post on my blog and what content you all don’t care to read, nor do I care enough to write about. The good days, however, definitely do outweigh the bad. I will never be able to express to you all how much joy blogging brings me. I get to share little pieces of myself with the world every week and it makes me really smile when I see other bloggers, blogging outlets, and readers appreciate the hard work that I put into every post.

If you’re one of those people who goes through what I go through with my blog, just know that you’re not alone. When things get frustrating and it seems like your blog just isn’t going the direction you want it to, think about all the other bloggers in the world that are probably going through the same problems that you are right now. Things are never ruined and you can always turn them around. I know its easier said than done because trust me, I can fold under pressure big time too sometimes, but it can happen. You’ve just got to keep believing in yourself and trust that everything will work out in your favor someday soon.

Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com

So, what problems do you face daily on your blog? Is it the writing aspect that gets you all wacked out? Or is finding the time to sit down where you struggle most? Let me know in the comment section below!

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2 comments

  1. Loved reading your thoughts on blogging…and those shoes are killing me on a daily basis 🙂

    For me, the hardest part of blogging is getting things photographed. I *am* a photographer (among other things) and have pretty high standards for my photos and am always coming up with creative ideas for shoots…but then have to find someone to hand my camera to and hope they can make my vision come to life. Doesn’t always work out like what I saw in my mind’s eye 🙁 Plus, other people have lives (THE NERVE!) and have other things to do than photograph ME at GOLDEN HOUR (ha) and I don’t like to keep asking the same people, so…sometimes a whole week goes by with no outfit post and I get frustrated 🙁 I’ve tried the tripod selfie thing and it’s just…it does in a pinch but is not the same as having someone with a creative eye shooting you and adjusting camera settings on the go, etc. I’ve looked for local fashion bloggers to “swap shoots” with but, not many out by me…one stopped blogging as soon as I found her 🙁 and another started her blog with a friend so they already take turns shooting one another. The third lives 90 minutes away and she doesn’t drive…AND she’s not a photographer, so…we shoot together a couple times a year but it’s not ideal.

    So I get very frustrated at the difficulty in making my “blogging vision” come true 🙁 Where do YOU live??

    Sorry for venting…but you asked!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

  2. Those shoes!! Goddamn those are fierce.

    I loved this post. I try to post once a week and sometimes, between coming up with new visual content to thinking of a topic to write about, it can get really, really stressful. One thing that I have found is that when I’m on a creative roll, I will draft like 2-3 blog posts and keep them on file for when I have new photos. Also, another thing that helps is to constantly keep a record or journal (I use the notes app in my phone) to jot down random ideas that I might want to explore further for an article. If all else fails, I will totally update and repurpose an old blog post from years ago. Just add brand new photos and some new thoughts!

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