Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends. How are you? I hope your week is going great so far. This is another Wednesday where I’m back to discuss about blogging, ups and downs and overall craziness, so without further ado, let’s get started with a subject I have particularily in mind these days.
Almost all the bloggers I have come to know in these almost two years of blogging aren’t full-time bloggers. Strike that. ALL the bloggers I know aren’t full-time bloggers. Between school, homework, socializing -because yes, sometimes we do socialize with other things than our bookshelves, even if, if you ask me, it remains my favorite -, or work and life commitments, blogging is hard, at times. And it’s time-consuming. But at the same time, we all want our little corner of the internet to LIVE. Like a little animal, we want to take care of it, to nurture him with positive content reflecting our personality, what we want our blog to be, and most of it all, to have some kind of blogging schedule, or simply a blogging goal. Every person is different, and every person wants to do something special. Made this place their own. Make money from this. Read and share books they love. Fangirl about books all day. Sure. But, in order to pursue that goal, we all need time. And a plan, for the most scheduling kind of people.
Whatever our goal is, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think we all want this : our blog to LIVE. This is why whenever we’re going on hiatus, we’re kind of crazy. This is why, whenever we lack time to blog, we feel a bit weird. I surely do. But when life, and not a “planned” hiatus, as we could call it, made of holidays, moving, or something we kind of could see coming and had time to warn and plan ahead, gets in the way, well… what do we do?
Because there’s the pressure of producting content. Content attracts people, and content makes the blog LIVE, we can’t deny that. But do we really need to produce content every single day, in order to make our blog live? Or is it okay to settle on one or two posts a week, and will our blog, will our lives still be okay if we slowly give up on some things, some major features? This question tortured me for a while, after I decided to give up on Top Ten Tuesdays. This feature brought a LOT of people to my blog, sure. I can’t deny my blog lived and felt most alive than any other day in the week thanks to that. But Top Ten Tuesdays were also SO time consuming. It took me hours to find books, and to prepare blog posts. And these days, where I can’t allow myself to spend hours writing blog posts every day like I could before, I had to say stop. I had to focus on new, and old things I didn’t want to give up. I had to make choices, and I had to decide myself what would make my blog live.
As bloggers, or at least if you’re a bit obsessed like I am, we think about what we should do, ALL THE TIME. And we obviously think about how we lack the time to do it all. Comment and discover all the wonderful bloggers out there. Schedule and write all the blog posts. Despite having – or not having a schedule -, going crazy over how little time there is to do it all without losing sleep, or our minds.
So, today, I am mostly seeking YOUR advice, and YOUR thoughts on the subject.
How do you handle blogging and life? Did you already find the perfect amount of blog posts per week, or not?
Do you have days dedicated exclusively to blog hopping, and others to writing or scheduling blog posts?
Advice, and thoughts on the subject are always the most welcome, so let’s chat in comments! 💬