My Personal Struggles as a Blogger
Before I even decided that I wanted to be a blogger, I knew there would be some technical challenges that I would face. But these challenges were more of a personal struggle that I didn’t think would happen but, it did. So I am here to share my personal struggles I faced as a blogger and how I overcome them. Maybe you can even relate to this as well.
Comparing Myself With Other Bloggers
I know I shouldn’t do this but it is super hard when you are surrounded with so many professional and successful blogs and then you have little ole’ me just starting out. Sometimes I even lose my motivation because I feel that I will never achieve that level. I start to wonder why I even bother making one in the first place. Depressing, I know but…
I was able to overcome this and not put myself down. I mean, I was just starting out and results were not going to happen overnight. Remember too that these successful bloggers had to start somewhere.
What helps is to not view others as “competition” so to speak but instead as people who are all on this blogging journey together. People who just want to express themselves as I do. People who are potential friends I can make. I love to connect with other mom bloggers, sharing ideas and showing support for one another.
Sometimes I have to go back and think about why I started blogging in the first place to help me understand my passion instead of looking at others.
Comparing myself with others doesn’t help but instead, I try my best to be inspired by them. When you change your mindset, it really does make a difference.
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you want to write about and when you want to write. I struggle with this a bit when I first started blogging. I didn’t have a set time for when I was going to post so I would just post randomly which made me procrastinate. It was super frustrating. Maybe that works for others but it sure didn’t work for me.
So what I did was set a schedule for the week every Sunday on what I planned on doing.
These are all questions I would ask myself in order to plan out my week.
- What are my goals for the week?
- When will I do research on my post and make a draft?
- Will I design Pins for the post?
- When will I publish it?
- How and when will I promote it?
Another good thing to have is a content calendar. This is so that you will already know what you are going to write about for a couple of weeks. I am still working on this because sometimes I struggle with what I want to write about but it sometimes helps when I dedicate a day to just plan out everything and come up with some ideas.
To me, it really makes a big difference to have something written down than just having a schedule in my head, especially as forgetful as I am. Mama brain. Haha.
Balancing Blogging and Life
Not only do I need a schedule for my blog but I also need one for my life. At the beginning of my blogging journey, this was something I struggled with. I was into blogging so much that it came first in my life which was a big no-no. I was always on my phone either doing some research on my blog or just working on it. Anytime I had a small break, I would use it on blogging. It was disrupting my time with my family and my spiritual routine.
That’s not good!
I needed to sit back and do a self-evaluation on where my priorities lied. Things needed to change, so I set a daily schedule.
I try my best to do my bible reading first thing in the morning. After that is blogging time until my little girl wakes up for the day. One thing that I really need to work on is keeping my phone away during the day with my little one. I hate to set a bad example for me being on my phone all the time. Then when it is naptime, I do a personal study and then work on my blog a little bit more if I have the time. At night, I try to focus on spending time with my family before heading to bed.
I just need to make sure to keep up with my schedule and not let blogging take over my life. Don’t get me wrong. I do love to blog and find it important to be able to express myself but my spirituality and family come first.
Being a blogger is hard work and besides these challenges and there are many more we have to deal with but we have to make sure to not let these obstacles prevent us from doing something we are passionate about. ♥
Do you struggle with these challenges as a blogger? What else do you struggle with and how have you overcome them? Let me know in the comments and thank you for reading! <3