Why the Writing’s Been Scarce

Today’s post was inspired by this Daily Inkling from Normal Happenings. Thanks Matt! Also, excuse the mis-match image formatting; writing on a different computer without access to my header image file.

It comes as no surprise, at least to me, that I’ve been slacking in the blogging game. It happens often to me, where I’ll be really good with keeping up a blogging schedule or at least posting something once a week and then it will be difficult for me to post for months on end.

I’ve got an idea as to why this happens, and it is definitely my own fault.

I have this idea in my head of how I want things to go for my blog (and my Youtube, but that one is a whole different story). And this idea is because I see other bloggers who post on a certain schedule and have a loyal readership base of people who like and comment on their posts so in my mind, I think that if I post on a certain schedule I’ll have more post engagement.

But what I don’t realize (but what I am coming to realize now) is that I struggle with coming up with ideas that are original. I think everyone struggles with that, but for some reason I feel like I have a harder time with it than most.

I hold myself to a higher standard than what I actually am. I hold myself to a three day a week writing schedule because naturally right now I want to put out as much as I can to get myself out there. But me being able to schedule myself…. it just isn’t me. I end up stressing myself out over not having something to put out consistently, and while it doesn’t effect me too much it does put my spirits down that I’m not good enough to be doing this.

And I don’t know exactly what to do – I don’t want to say I’ll just post ‘whenever’ because that just isn’t good enough and won’t help me with putting myself out there. Once a week is better than nothing to me but it still isn’t enough as well.

So I guess what I am trying to say is that I need to stop setting my standards up to be like what I see others doing and take the time to see what works for me. Which is difficult because I don’t know what will work for me.

But eventually, I’ll figure it out.


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