I’ve got a dilemma. A blogging crisis. I’m seriously wondering what the point of this blog is. I first started blogging to practice writing and record my photography, but I’m not as obsessed with either as I once was.
What I am obsessed with is maintaining this lifestyle blog. It keeps my brain working and it’s so interesting and fun sharing things and chatting to you lot!
When I’ve spent well over an hour putting together a post, factoring in photography, editing, writing, researching, adding links and promoting my posts on social media, then to only get, say, one like and no replies, it can be kinda depressing. I’m not trying to emotionally blackmail anyone here, blogging is just a real bummer sometimes.
Although blogging shouldn’t be about material rewards, I’m on a free WordPress blog so I can’t accept sponsored posts and I don’t seem to get sent anything for free to review unless I chase it. Also, good luck with trying to explain the complexities of sponsored posts, affiliate schemes and follow and no follow links to someone at the benefits office when they ask how many hours of work you have done that week.
I keep putting pressure on myself to blog three-four times a week so that I’m being consistent and relevant. I know a lot of bloggers have started posting everyday but I wouldn’t want to do that anyway.
I reckon I’m going to ease of on putting up posts unless it’s something I really want to share with you. Whether that be some new street-art or an interesting bit of architecture I’ve found, an awesome product (or a pretty crap one), a great veggie place to eat or a gorgeous piece of clothing I’ve got my hands on. Basically posting because I WANT to not because I feel I HAVE to.
I guess that will be the test. If I’m only posting, say, once a week, will my blog loose followers? Will followers just forget it’s there? What if I’m not working my ass promoting each post? Will anyone notice them?
What do you think?