I think we all go through this at some point in our lives, but I’ve noticed that since I have been writing and sharing my life I experienced some form of blogging inadequacy. It is of course completely normal to feel this way, you cannot be perfect all the time which I feel needs to be said more often.
Taking breaks away from my blog has been the main thing for me to do when I am feeling utterly useless. I sometimes feel useless because I have taken a break because, well I call myself a blogger but I sometimes barely blog. I know this is all my fault, I find it hard to juggle my time with being a parent, trying to find a job that works around being a parent and not being able to turn my blog into a job so I can work around it all.
So it really got me thinking, just how much other people all also feel the same sometimes. How packing it all in and forgetting my blog exists is something I have seen many bloggers who I follow talk about sometimes daily and it prompted me to think of some great ways to combat this feeling of worthlessness and inadequacy blogging can create and I have heard to many times ‘fake it til you make it’ when that often adds fuel to the fire.
H O W T O C O P E
- Step away – If things do get tough for your mental health the best thing you can do is take a step back from blogging and take a breather. You dont owe anyone anything when it comes to your mental health and taking a step back for a week or two will make you feeling so much more fresher and ready for future blogging ideas.
- Focus on the positives – It can be extremely hard to get yourself wrapped up in how bad things are going that you cannot see past them, always look at what you’ve achieved now compared to what you started with.
- Get Creative – Brands not working with you? never mind, buy something and review it anyway, think up fun posts that you want to write rather than what you are expected to write, want to ramble on about a film or tv show, turn it into a review and further more lots of interesting content you enjoy! blogging shouldn’t be for other people and should be for you.
- Comment on other blogs – Not only is this a great way to meet new bloggers, its a wonderful way to get the creative juices flowing and helps me cope with moments of doubt.
- Stop worrying about Domain Authority – I hate my DA, once it was up there at 29 and I worked super hard to get it up there, now its not even moving up at all and can feel utterly disheartening. No matter how hard I try I cannot get it to budge and its in fact lower than its ever been, Brands wont work with lower DA scores and its limited me from attempting to earn while blogging. And sometimes Domain Authority it isn’t all that its cracked up to be!
- Plan in advance – I have started to do this, I have a big notebook which I have used to plan out post ideas, future post plans such as blogtober and any Christmas content I might have planned, I feel that writing down ideas physically helps me then get that idea from paper onto my blog.
Blogging, much like life is a learning curve that doesn’t have a set course, you have to do things in your own time and always prepare for the pitfalls that may come your way, its also extremely important to remember that everyone struggles at some point in their lives…
Even when they seem to have their shit together.