Good morning you guys! How are you all doing today? I hope you’re doing well! This morning, I was sitting in front of my laptop and getting a bit angry with myself and the fact that I hadn’t been feeling like commenting recently which tends to make me feel like a bad blogger overall. Because isn’t commenting back a big part of the blogging life?
I think most of you guys know by now that whenever I get into one of my doubting moods about myself and blogging, I like to talk about it in a blog post. It’s a fantastic way to get some of those thoughts out of my mind and onto paper! But since I’ve already talked about my struggles with commenting back before – I figured I would talk about some other blogging related things I (sometimes) suck at! Especially since I figured some of you guys might be feeling the same way and it’s nice knowing that others struggle with similar things, right? So, let’s get into the blogging things I suck at!
Staying On Top Of My Reader
This is something I have trouble wrapping my head around sometimes especially considering the fact that I don’t even follow that many people. I make an effort to make sure I don’t follow too many people because that would make it even more difficult for me to actually read what you guys are posting and commenting on your posts – which I’ve been really bad about lately. I know. And I am sorry but I’ve once again slipped into a commenting funk and I don’t want to force myself to comment just for the sake of it. I want to leave comments I was actually happy about writing – so I hope you guys will bear with me!
Thinking Of Blogging Ideas
Whenever it comes to blogging ideas it’s a thing that comes and goes. Some weeks I will be able to write post after post and I won’t find myself running out of ideas and then other weeks I’m struggling quite a bit to come with things to post about. Which then puts pressure on me because I want to make sure I stay on schedule. It’s ridiculous, I know. You guys probably wouldn’t even mind if I missed a day of posting but I always want to make sure that there is a new post going up every other day.
And even though I have ideas written down in my bullet journal I rarely find myself gravitating towards writing any of those posts. It’s almost like the second I write down an idea my brain decides that it no longer enjoys that idea. It’s weird and annoying.
Writing New Posts At A Reasonable Time
I feel like this goes hand in hand with the above-mentioned point – especially during weeks when I’m struggling to come up with ideas. Usually, when I’m having a great blogging week, I’ll have posts scheduled out for the entire week and won’t have to worry about what I should be writing about but these past couple of posts have almost all been written the day they went up because I either forgot I should have a post going up or didn’t have one written yet. It was horrible. I am currently trying to get back into more of a rhythm.
Reaching Outside Of My Usual Circle Of Blogs To Find New People To Follow
With my current commenting funk and everything leading up to getting into said funk, I feel like I haven’t been trying to reach outside of my usual blogs to find new blogs to read as much as I once used to. When I first started blogging, I would constantly check other people’s comment sections for new blogs to read but I haven’t been doing that for quite a while and it does suck because I feel like I’m always seeing the same kind of content and it’s getting repetitive and I need to shake things up to make them fun again.
Doing The Tags I’ve Been Tagged In (I’m So Sorry)
Whenever one of you guys tags me in any kind of tag, I’m always really excited to see it but then I never end up doing the tag – don’t even ask me why. I have no idea. Often, it feels like I would only do the tag to fill up a day when I don’t know what else to post which isn’t something I want to do. I want the content that goes up on this blog to actually be something I am 100% excited about putting up. But I do want to apologize to anyone who has nominated me for a tag that I never ended up doing.
Promoting My Blog On Social Media
Social media and my blog somehow don’t really go together for the most part. I’ve always loved social media and have been using it for years now but I rarely ever used it to promote anything I was doing. It was always just for my random tweets or pictures of my nephews, food and books. That’s it. That’s all I really use my social media for. Sometimes I get really excited about scheduling tweets with Buffer to go up over the course of a week or so but then I never continue doing it once those posts have gone up. I might just be too lazy to promote my posts. I mean, I do sometimes tweet quite a lot, so the problem is probably more what I tweet rather than tweeting itself.
Sticking To A Schedule Behind The Scenes
I really, really wish I had a schedule going on that would make sure my posts would go up on time and that I wouldn’t stress myself out because I once again don’t have anything prepared to go up on a specific day. But I am just not that organized. I do everything pretty much spur of the moment. Earlier, I finished writing the post that went up the other day and now that I have more time, I am working on this post. But this kind of being organized hasn’t happened in a couple of weeks. I seriously need to work on getting myself on a schedule.
How about you guys? Do you suck at any of these things too? Do you find it difficult to stay on top of new posts and comments? Do you have trouble writing your posts in a timely fashion? Let me know in the comments down below!