Blogging vs. Other Interests

19 May, 2015 / 1 Comment


It’s strange.  I seem to go through spurts when it comes to blogging.  Sometimes (like when I recreated my blog into its current version), I am so into blogging and so excited about it and just want to post new stuff everyday (and actually think of things to post everyday)…But then come the times when I’m completely lacking motivation.  Either I completely run out of interesting things to talk about or I just don’t feel like blogging.  Sometimes I would just rather be doing other things.

I have a lot of interests

This is both a good and bad thing when it comes to blogging.  I have so many interests and I just want to talk about a few on my blog.  But then the thinking happens and I can’t come up with any new ideas or I don’t think people are liking the features I’m throwing out there or my old followers might not like my new content (Do you?  I’d love to know!).  I get defeated sometimes when I can’t come up with new content or when I haven’t posted in a while because I’m so busy doing my interests that I run out of time for blogging!  It can be frustrating.

I like to do my interests, not just write about them!

If I don’t actually take part in my interests, I will eventually run out of things to talk about, right?  If I don’t make time to read, I won’t have reviews to post.  If I don’t make time to create nail art, I won’t have anything to share for My Nails This Week.  And if I don’t cook, or look up recipes, or research nutrition, I won’t have anything food-related to discuss!  See my struggles?

I know, I know.  I’m positive every other blogger has this problem.  I’m just sharing my frustrations with you.  Sometimes I just don’t have time to blog and do the other things I love.  So, sometimes my blog might be a little bare.  Sometimes, I just need time to catch up on my interests because I recently went through a spurt of blogger creativity and posted a lot of new content!

It bothers me, though, when I go through dry spells in blogging because I love consistency.  I would love to have a new post up four or five times a week and have it be super interesting!  But, frankly, I just don’t have the energy or creativity for that.  I envy those who blog for a living or are stay-at-home moms, and have a bit more time for all the many things I soooo badly want to have time for.  But, I have to work a full time job.  Plus, I do casual/part-time editing.  There just is not enough time in one day to accomplish all that I want!

I need more time!

Share your story: Do you find these frustrations?  Even if you’re not a blogger, don’t you feel as though there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything you want to do?  Do you go through spurts with blogging or other interests like me?

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Posted 19 May, 2015 by Sam in Blogging, Books, Discussions, Editing, Food, Nails / 1 CommentTags: , , , , , ,

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One Response to “Blogging vs. Other Interests”

  1. Ah, yes – this is a perpetual problem. If only there were more hours in the day! I struggle with this as well. It’s impossible to have time to do everything you want to do AND blog about it AND get over to other people’s blogs AND … you get the idea. I feel your pain!

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