The end of the Blogging Road??

You may (or may not) have noticed I’ve taken a bit of break from blogging recently. I’ve got a few things going on with myself emotionally and mentally at the moment and lately things have got a little bit too much for me.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about the blog and blogging and where I want it to go, if anywhere. I’ve been thinking about what it means to me.

I’ve noticed lately that the Blogging Community can be very competitive. There are some brilliant writers out there, and you can easily tell who the popular ones are. There are also Blogging Awards, and whilst it would be fab to one day even receive just a nomination, is this what I want my blog to become? All about Stats and Awards and popularity?

I like to think I am fairly good at writing, although I’m nowhere near being a professional, I like to think I write from the heart and I write for me.

Sometimes I struggle to find the motivation to write a post, or feel I have nothing worthy of writing. I like to try and write something that I feel people would perhaps want to read or that they could relate to….and I guess sometimes I do little rambling posts (bit like this one).

It got me wondering whether to just delete my whole blog and just write in a journal instead, as I find writing very therapeutic. At the moment, I’ve decided not to. To see if I can get my motivation back and get some inspiration from somewhere.

Sometimes there’s so much I want to write, but I can never find the write words, or sometimes it’s just slightly too personal to write about. It’s those times I wish I remained anonymous.

So, I’m hoping that I can regain control and remember why I started blogging in the first place. I blogged for me and to put my thoughts, feelings, ramblings and opinions down. If people read it then great, if the comment then fab, but I’ve decided to try and stop looking at the page stats and rankings. Let’s face it, it would take years and a lot of talent to even match the standards of some of the top bloggers out there.

There may be days, or even weeks that I’m quiet, but I’m still about. I’m just carefully plotting my next move.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gem
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 21:00:15

    That last paragraph sums it up beautifully hun, you need to do this for you and I always think it is always special that people take time out of their day to put up a post and that people read it. It doesn’t matter if you like their angle or agree with what they write all the time, you either read it or you don’t, but a lot of people do read and do enjoy!

  2. Rollercoaster Mum
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 01:17:24

    Hope you’re OK and that you decide to carry on albeit occasionally. It is easy to get caught up in the stats isn’t it . Maybe you should just keep the blog and remove all the stat/ranking stuff so you can’t measure it. I know a few blogs that do this and they still have lots of readers. the main thing is that you are happy with it though. Good luck with whatever you decide and take care. x.

  3. Confessions Of A SAHM
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 17:11:17

    It is incredibly easy to get caught up in all the stats etc. I think turning off the stats is a good idea. Hopefully without them to distract me from the real reason I blog will help xx

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