So here we are in the midst of another crazy, hectic week. I have a thousand things going on at work, husband out of town, daughter #1 trying out for cheer squad and daughter #2 getting ready for her dance recital. I wake up early and go to bed late. Oh, and on top of all the craziness I am constantly thinking about what the hell to blog about next. Enough already. I’m sure the feeling will pass, but today I hate blogging.

I hate blogging on demand.

Do you know all the great, fun things I can be doing instead of coming up with a new blog piece right this minute? Let us count the ways.

Why I Hate Blogging and You Should Too

 

  1. Meet friends for coffee.
  2. Read a book.
  3. Be an Uber for my girls and their friends.
  4. Walk my dogs.
  5. Listen to music.
  6. Take a nap.
  7. Polish my nails.
  8. Peruse a magazine.
  9. Organize my jewelry.
  10. Have wine with my husband.
  11. Go to Barre class.
  12. Call my father in law.
  13. Skype with my brother in Louisiana.
  14. Throw a dinner party.
  15. Find a new recipe.
  16. Clean out my email.
  17. Practice French.
  18. Go to a cookout.
  19. Water my plants.
  20. Bake cupcakes.
  21. Go for a run.
  22. Goof off with my girls.
  23. Shop for new shoes.
  24. Volunteer
  25. Watch HGTV.

I hate when blogging feels like a chore.

When I started a blog I had great plans on how this new hobby would fit so nicely into my busy life. Sadly, this was far from the truth. Learning the ropes of blogging is tough and there is a lot of pressure to take it from zero to a successful enterprise in a matter of months. I took time off because I thought it was too much, it was not the right time for me. But posting something  to reach my audience kept tugging at my heartstrings.

Typically bloggers do one of four things: Educate, motivate, inspire or simply share their story. I want to educate you on how to save money. I want to motivate you to step out of your comfort zone. I want to inspire you to be the best you can be. And maybe – just maybe – I will share some stories about my love of fashion. You will have to stay tuned.

Blogging should be easy and effortless. Don’t force it.

There are amazing bloggers out there who have mastered a system. They have an inventory of posts set up to roll out months in advance. Tasks are on autopilot. The process works beautifully for them. I have to play by my own rules, see what works for me. It’s like dieting, running or parenting. It’s personal — everyone’s picture will be different.  

We have to navigate at our own pace.

This post is dedicated to all my blogger friends who are just starting out or those who are frustrated and fed up. Don’t fret, enjoy the process. Take it slow and find your pace. This simple change in philosophy will help me love blogging again. And I hope it will do the same for you. It’s your journey so make it your own.