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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.
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.
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.
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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