I finished NaBloPoMo and decided to take a short break. Then I had a few other issues at home, and decided to take another break. Well, my break lasted almost two weeks. And I feel….ok about that. Blogging is getting stressful…
I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now on and off at different blogs and about 3 years at this one. I love blogging. But lately, blogging has seemed like a chore. A BIG chore. I’m always worried about when can I blog, when can I find time to blog, what should I blog abou, how I can get more followers,commenting on blogs, ect etc etc etc. So much so that I think it was beginning to interfere with my home life. It was taking away time from my family. From C-Dub and Pookah. I need a schedule I think, or a need a way to find time to blog without interfering with the rest of my life. Blogging is beginning to feel like a chore, like a job. But the question is: do I want it to be a job? Do I want to put the time into it that is required to make it a job? Do I want to work with brands? Do I want to write elsewhere other than my blog? And if so, where do I find the time to do all of this? Dilemmas. I loved blogging when it was more for fun, not when I started trying to build my “brand.” Then, it began to feel more job like. And unfortunately, I already have a job. A full time one. That requires me to work nights. Sooo, I’m rambling. But really, I guess the choice is what do I want to blog for? Who do I want to blog for? Do I want to “build my brand?” Or do I want to just focus on building relationships through my blog and leave it at that? What about you guys? How do you balance everything? Are you trying to build your brand? Or are you like me and struggling to decide?
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post below.
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.