Am I bad at blogging?

 

I think I got so wrapped up in trying to figure out what people “wanted” to read. I forgot what it meant to be organic. I forgot why I loved writing. Honestly, while starting my career I feel as though blogging has become a chore. They say in order to have a successful blog you must post at least 4 times a week. Im lucky if i can post 4 times a month. Its sad because there is alot I want to share. I had to wonder – what stops me from writing, or actively posting?

Yes, I have a full time career, but writing a blog post hardly takes alot of time at all. I realized it was just me overthinking about my blog. I think way too much about who reads it, and how they will perceive it. I only wanted to talk about popular topics. Caring too much about what people thought of my blog, was basically putting my blog at a stand still. Caring too much about others perceptions seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life.

I’m going to start writing for me again. I will write about anything and everything – just the way I did when I first started my blog, back when I would write almost daily. I’m not going to focus on the popularity and number of readers anymore. I’m taking back control of my content, and making #leezarants organic and fun again. I’m excited to bring more of myself back to this blog, instead of trying so hard to appease people writing motivating and inspirational content. Im sure it got boring anyways. 😉 Explore my mind – forreal this time. I pinky promise to post more.  xo 


I’d love to get any advice from my fellow bloggers, what motivates you to write and maintain your blog?
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22 Comments

  1. Sydney

    March 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I post 3 times per week, I love my schedule and find it common. I also take Sunday and write out all my posts. I try to keep my posts very photo based and focus on the words enhancing the photos

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Oh wow okay! Great tips. I never thought about writing them all on one day!

  2. the sofieyah diaries

    March 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I think you just gotta find a topic you are proud to write about, and then the scheduling will just come. I also think that being organized and planning things ahead of time gives you a buffer for when you are super busy on a certain week 🙂

    Good luck!!

    http://thesofieyahdiaries.com/lifestyle/monthly-mantra-march

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks for the advice ! Im def going to need a schedule

  3. Anna

    March 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I don’t think there’s such a thing as “bad” or “good” bloggers. There are just bloggers that have more time to devote to their space. Keep on doing your thing girl, I’d be interested in hearing what all you have to say!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks!! That means so much !

  4. Tilley Hanson

    March 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Writing for me is literally the only reason I have been going for almost 3 years. You do you and you’ll feel great 🙂

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks so much! means alot

  5. Annaliese

    March 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    It can definitely be hard to balance blogging and a job. Write because YOU love it!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  6. Alix Maza

    March 1, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I just love all things blog related! Just always remember why you started in the first place.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 2, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Yes, sometimes its easy to forget!! Thanks

  7. Katie

    March 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I think we sometimes all feel like you describe in this post. But, the beauty of the blogging community is that everyone is so supportive. Go at your own pace and write about what makes you happy. As long as you love your content, that’s all that matters.
    Katie | http://www.millennialonthemove.com

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 2, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thank you so much! xo

  8. Nicole Booz

    March 2, 2017 at 12:31 am

    There’s no perfect number of blog posts imo, I think the more important thing is consistency. Also batching post writing might be helpful for you! You could easily do a month worth of posts in one weekend!

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 2, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Great idea! I think I’ll start doing that, Thanks!

  9. Rachel Ritlop

    March 2, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I am working towards turning my blog into my full time income so that motivates me but also the readers who engage are the biggest motivator. It’s awesome meeting so many amazing people!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  10. Ashley

    March 2, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I batch my blog posts by writing them all at once for about a week in advance! It makes things so much easier!

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 2, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thats such a great idea! I think I’ll start doing that.

  11. Oksana

    March 3, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I appreciate your honesty and vulnerability in writing this post. A piece of advice that I’ve found oh-so-helpful throughout the years is, “Write when you have something to say, not when you have to say something.” If you’d like to hear more of my thoughts on the topic, feel free to check out the following post (at least the blogging section): http://foxyoxie.com/going-behind-the-scenes/.

    1. leezassmith@gmail.com

      March 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much! Thats the best advice I’ve heard. Thank you. xo I’ll be sure to check out your post!

  12. Silvia

    March 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I usually put up 3 posts a week and it’s tough but I try to focus on things I love to write about! 🙂

  13. Victoria Stacey

    March 14, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I think about this often! I wonder if I’m doing it justice, especially when I’ve gone a while without blogging!`

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