As A Blogger, Ask Yourself This Question…

Dear Awesome Reader,

When I make little movies, whether that be for my YouTube channel, or just for family viewing, I just do it. I don’t really think, I just enjoy it. I like the feeling of, ‘filmmaking is what I love to do so I’m just going to get on with it and love every second of it’. Yes, when I’m recording, I have ideas of how it’s all going to come together but that comes naturally and I’m not purposefully trying to force these ideas out.

When I began blogging, that’s sort of how it felt. I had no pressure as I thought that nobody would read it and I just enjoyed getting stuck in.

But after the first month or two, I felt increasing pressure to think about it more, plan and schedule more. That pressure was put on myself by one person. Me.

As my blog grew, I seemed to be posting less often as I re-read some of my ideas and thought, “Nah, nobody would enjoy reading that.”

What I didn’t ask myself was, “Would I enjoy writing and reading that?”

You should always be asking yourself that question. If you think people would enjoy reading it, but you know you wouldn’t enjoy writing it and it would feel more like a chore, don’t write it.

I have made that mistake more than once but from now on, I don’t want to. I’m going to write what I feel like writing, when I feel like writing. I would like this to remain feeling like a passion and not as a chore.

I have a feeling that I may be writing more frequently and just doing it. Enjoying it, and going for it.


16 thoughts on “As A Blogger, Ask Yourself This Question…

  1. Ritu says:

    Good way to think! I write whatever comes to mind, when I can! And if I get lots if inspiration, I just schedule them, so I know there are regular posts, and if days come that I have nothing in me to give, there should always be a post ready!

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  2. bubbakavangha says:

    I also quit blogging for the same reason. Like a few months ago I was really like ‘do i have to?’ about some things on my blog and a lot of what i wanted to say felt pointless. But now I’ve just reminded myself that the reason i started blogging was because i wanted to say what i wanted to say

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  3. Xanziepan says:

    That’s exactly how we should look at it. There should be no pressure. Its nice people read it but its nicer seeing them as our friends who we are letting on our lives. And friends don’t need you to regularly post they just like you being happy and writing what you want to

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  4. childofcynicism says:

    Hi, I completely agree with you. If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, it can just put a tonne of pressure on you. I started my blog about a week ago-maybe you’d like to take a look? I’m already getting a bit of bloggers block, but I’ll definitely take your advice on-board! x

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  5. mylifeascathy says:

    Fantastic advice. Although writing for oneself may fulfill that person’s sense of accomplishment, writing for another person is different, perhaps in a better way. The writing would be more personal because the words are taken from the heart.

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