We have all good intentions of blogging on a routine basis and then all of a sudden LIFE happens.
Life takes priority over our blogging efforts and we spiral into the land of crickets.
I’ve allowed this to happen to me.
Life Can Suck the Blogging Right Outta Ya
For the past year, my life has taken a huge change.
- I got divorced
- My business suffered
- I find myself again
- I regained my happiness
- My friends are back
- I’m dating
- I’m taking care of my own home
- My life is superb!
But again, my blog(s) have suffered.
It can happen to anyone
You may beat yourself up for the first couple of weeks and then you come to a point and realize “When the hell did I ever have time to blog in the first place?”
Between social media, blogging, networking, and life, it’s no wonder we remember to change our undies!
There were many times that I had
awesome mediocre post ideas and just couldn’t find the time to put them down into writing.
My routine is off and it’s because Life is happening.
It’s easy to let blogging slip by the wayside, especially when there are so many good things happening in life.
Whether it’s a new hobby, job, or just spending time with loved ones, it happens.
Don’t beat yourself up over it!
But I do.
It’s just the way I am.
I even let my business blog slack.
My business itself has slacked, partly due to no fault of my own.
So, I had a moment here and thought I would blog my thoughts out and share them with y’all.
I know you will understand.
You’ve been there.
You may even be there now.
I’m not alone
When I started blogging back in 2010, of course, that was at least a dozen blogs ago, I had so many blogging friends.
We were loyal to commenting and sharing one another’s posts.
More than half of those bloggers are no longer blogging now.
One of my old friends, Donna of The Redneck Princess, disappeared for quite some time. I continue to follow her blog and enjoy your updates that basically apologize first for being MIA and then secondly, share the Life that got in the way.
My girl, Cyn of The Racy Redhead and now Peace Love and Margaritas, has done the same.
Sometimes we come back as a new, improved blog and persona!
Others, we try to recoup what we once had but lack the passion to pursue new traffic and connections!
It’s not the same blogging world
There are more bloggers today than ever. Those that are doing it full-time and for money.
That makes it harder for someone like me who does it part-time and just for fun.
If you’re not blogging or hard at it on a daily basis, you’re certainly going to get left in the dust.
We can only hope that when we do return, our loyal friends and fans are still there waiting for our stories of where we have been and what in the hell Life has done with us!
We get discouraged easily because some of the blogging networks that help us connect with like-minded bloggers are gone!
Algorithm changes make it more difficult for us to have our content seen on Facebook and other social media platforms.
It’s easy to say “Bump it” and run back to life.
If you enjoy it, do it
This is where I like to say “Blogging is meant to be fun.”
At least it used to be.
SEO and other changes can suck the damn fun right outta it!
Just as Life can.
But if we have the will, there is always a way.
There are still many bloggers out there blogging for fun.
They blog to share their stories and their wisdom.
This is a great way to get back into the blogging scene!
Many of these women are blogging because they like to.
Check it out!
Click the link!
Read some of the stories!
Remember to have fun
If you’re blogging, just to blog, remember to have fun.
Don’t pressure yourself.
Blog at your own pace.
Continue to make connections.
And when Life gets in the way, let it happen.
Come back to blogging when you’re ready.
We’ll all be waiting for ya! 😉