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My blog is 2 years old! Things I don’t like about blogging

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Happy blogiversary to me! My blog first launched 2 years, on 9 September 2017. Wow, what a journey I’ve been on, and boy am I impressed that I am still writing. I’ve learned so much and really love blogging but there are also some things I don’t like about blogging, and in this post I tell you what they are and why.

I’ve had a bit of an unplanned break over the last few weeks. I just needed some time out as I was feeling the pressures of work and winding down for my holiday, and I just needed some space and time away from my blog to help me focus on my wellbeing.

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It more often than not involves sitting – which causes me pain

There’s only so many things I can do that avoid sitting. For me, sitting is the things that causes my pain, and more often than not, when I avoid my sitting pain, I cause more pain elsewhere.

I always think I’ll lie down and write my draft blog posts on my phone or even dictate them, but it never happens; I don’t feel inspired or in the zone doing it that way. Instead, I mainly do my blogging first thing in a morning on a weekend as this is when my pain is not so painful – it generally gets worse throughout the day depending on how much I’ve been sitting.

Despite the pain though, I still do it. It makes me feel like I am not letting my pain defeat me, that I am in control, and because I love blogging, I feel motivated and determined still.


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Sometimes I just don’t feel like writing

Blogging for me is mainly about writing. Some bloggers do Podcasts or YouTube videos, or Instagram stories, but for me it is 90% writing, with a bit of social media here and there (I still struggle to get in to a good social media routine after 2 years of doing it!).

Sometimes I just don’t feel in the mood to write, or I can’t be bothered. My day job involves writing and editing, and often it can be the last thing I want to do in my spare time.


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I don’t always feel comfy being honest

It’s out my comfort zone to open up and share how things affect me and how I feel. I’ve always kept things to myself in the past, but one of my aims of my blog is to be honest, open up, and share my experiences to hopefully help others. It doesn’t mean it is easy though, and I often overthink how people react to my posts and what I write about. The comments I get are also ways encouraging though.

Some days though, it fills me with fear and I just don’t want to do it.



It often feels really negative

As much as I try and be positive in what I write about, there is often some negativity, and this can drag me down. And when I write about negative stuff, it makes me feel worse, and this can lead to my pain being worse.

I do try and write about as much positive and uplifting things as I can, and I think I will start to build new topics and categories in to my blog over the next 12 months to make it a little more different and hopefully more positive, for me and you – my readers.


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It can be overwhelming

I often don’t know where to start with stuff. There’s so much to learn, and despite blogging for 2 years now, I still don’t feel I know as much as I could. I’m certainly impressed with everything I have learnt so far, and I am proud of myself for that.

Some weeks I have quite a few blogging tasks to do, and my to do list puts me off doing anything. I always say though, it’s about progress, not perfection, and just doing the odd task here and there in between writing my posts means me and my blog are moving in the right direction.

The technical hiccups drive me nuts!

This stuff has been hard work from day 1 – I’m not an expert in creating websites or the techy stuff behind the scenes, and this is the most frustrating part of being a blogger, for me anyway.

Thankfully, I have confidence and faith in SiteGround [affiliate link] my web host provider, who support me no matter how stupid my questions or cries for help are. They are extremely reliable and often get me sorted in a matter of minutes.

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What don’t you like about blogging?

What do you find frustrating and challenging?

How do you overcome this to carry on writing your blog?

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5 thoughts on “My blog is 2 years old! Things I don’t like about blogging

  1. Cassie Creley says:

    I appreciate this honest look at the challenges of blogging. I can relate, especially to having a lot of items on my to-do list paralyzing me from doing anything. It can really drain my brain power when I have a lot of technical behind-the-scenes things to do! I’ve found that if I’m feeling bogged down by the things I don’t want to do, I’ll start with something I enjoy. At least I’ve accomplished something!

  2. Marianne Sundström says:

    I’ve just found your blog (happy anniversary btw) and I can so relate to your thoughts about blogging, about not being in the mood to write, being too honest or too negative My many health issues has made me a “periodic blogger” since I choose to lay the limited energy I’ve got on my work in first hand. But I love to write so I try to post at least twice a month. Another thing is that I’m a swede trying to blog in english, and it’s not always that easy….so I’m sorry about any grammatical mistakes in this comment…Best regards from Sweden!

  3. Despite Pain says:

    Happy birthday to your blog!!

    I understand a lot of what you say. I am, by nature, a positive person. But I also need to be honest about pain and sometimes I feel that can drag me down. I try to balance it up by making suggestions on coping etc. I also try to add posts about distraction and positivity. Sometimes those are for my benefit as much as the reader’s.

  4. Mylene Desrochers says:

    Hello,

    I understand your thinking and it’s normal after two years! And with pain, it’s important to choose what we choose to put our energies …👀

    I just want to tell you that I read your articles regularly and that I really like your writing style and subject. l Read regularly about the pain and the various ways to cope with it and I find your ideas and your point of view interesting.

    I wish you a nice period of reflection and a comeback if that is your desire. There are many ways to communicate, maybe choose more from Facebook or whatever, but I would like to continue following you! Good luck and pleasure.

    Mylène
    PS I live in Quebec, Canada, and my mother tongue is French. I use a translator to write, too. Forgive my syntax errors!

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