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Saturday, 30 April 2016

The "Rules" of Blogging

You may have noticed that I haven't been as active on the blogging front as I once was. For the most part, it's down to me struggling to manage my time & energy levels. 5:45am starts have meant that by the time I get home from work all the energy has been sucked from my bones. I'm working on this part. 

Another reason I've been reluctant to keep up is because of the sheer amount of posts I've read recently about the rules of blogging. So I've had a serious word with myself. 

the rules of blogging


From now on, I'm blogging for me.

Now don't get me wrong, I love reading through blogging hints & tips posts as much as the next person, and I have taken a lot from them but I found myself being scared to publish a post in case it didn't quite hit the mark and check all the boxes. 

I kind of lost sight as to why I started this page. I wanted a place where I could share my stories, connect with people and really just do something I got enjoyment out of. 

Regardless of the reasons that we all created our own little space online, I really believe that if we aren't enjoying it then nothing good will come from it. I wonder if our high profile blogger friends got to where they are by following the rules of others?

I have a few questions for you.

Why do you blog? I know there must be lots of different reasons that we all have this one thing in common. Is it to earn a living? Do you do it to share your story, or make friends? Whatever the reason, I'd love to hear it. 

How do you keep yourself motivated? When you find yourself in a bit of a blogging slump, what do you do to get back on track? I'm asking for a friend. *cough* Yes. This friend is named ME.

10 comments:

  1. I feel like we should press that 'publish' button on whatever we want to and no 'rules' should stop us from sharing the content we want to. I blog because I love to write and stay creative and blogging lets me do it. Also, I get to make new friends and I am always up for it! And whenever I feel unmotivated or uninspired, I like to let my brain relax and do something enjoyable. It's usually a walk, little trip or just a pampering evening. I think it's important to not forget why you started blogging and that usually keeps you going :)
    I hope you will get back your motivation and we will see more and more of you in the blogosphere! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Ahhh Leta you are always such a bundle of positivity! I think now that I've gotten this off my chest I will get more enjoyment from blogging again. :) Thank you xx

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  2. I love this, I think everyone should just write for themselves regardless of other peoples judgements!

    Why do you blog? I blog because it's a platform to showcase my writing. I'm a born writer - it's in my bones and blogging gives me the freedom to write what I please and share it with a dozen wonderful people!

    How do you keep yourself motivated: Usually I have a notebook with me where ever I go and I write down ideas or full blown posts when I think of them and then write it up as a post later on if something else hasn't crept into my mind first. If something new has come up before I could copy what I wrote in my notebook, I just save it for another day (I have LOADS backed up)

    - Arora xx
    www.aroraappleby.com

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  3. I could not agree more! I am new to blogging (last September!), and it overwhelmed me at first. Is this written okay for the blogging world? Will it offend anyone? Will it be too short? Too long? I finally happened across an amazing blogger I've Got Cake, and loved how open, honest, and downright hilarious she was. I decided that day, I was going to blog in the same voice I use in my real life relationships. My online friendships should be the same way, and it feels so much better being true to myself! So, I guess... I blog for me. But, I also blog to be part of this amazing community where I can create friendships with girls all the way in the UK, Canada, or right at home in Pittsburgh!

    Nicky
    thisblissfulmoment.com

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  4. I think we should all follow our own rules with blogging, there no right or wrong, we can only make suggestions to make blogging a little easier for each other. I'm sorry you've felt this way but I definitely understand what you mean though. There can be a huge amount of pressure!

    If I find myself in a slump, I like to take myself away from blogging for a while. We all need and deserve a break now and again!

    Musings & More

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  5. i started my blog cos i loved fashion so much. what started out as a hobby opened so many doors for me. I am so thankful for this blogging life :)

    http://notjessfashion.com/columbus-circle/

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  6. YES YES YES! Blog for YOU. I have been saying this for years. When we stop blogging for ourselves, blogging loses its fun (the reason we started blogging in the first place). I love this post :)

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  7. I'm glad that you are blogging for you :)I know how hard it is to not compare your blog posts to those of others and worry if they are interesting, etc, but try not to compare your blog... I love your blog and the way you write your posts, I've missed you!

    I started blogging because I wanted a place where I could express myself, talk openly about my mental and physical health conditions to get support and share with other people who also struggle with similar conditions to my own, to connect with people who are interested in the same things as me and not feel so lonley because I really struggle with those feelings now that I've left uni :(, to make friends and be able to write about things I'm passionate about which helps me appreciate the good things in my life! That's why I still blogging now :)



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  8. Blogging is hard for me because I have so many interests. I finally stuck to things that evoke my emotions... no matter what people think.

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  9. AMEN! I get in ruts where I find myself posting just to post, and it stresses me out so much. All of those tips and tricks for blogging makes me feel like I'm not doing it right or something, and that sucks!

    Blogging is personal and expressive. It shouldn't be confined to rules.

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