Today is my blog birthday and eight years on I still love blogging. But I don’t love what I’m writing; I’m in a rut.
It is not a blogging rut, as I’ve got lots of ideas and enthusiasm, until I start writing. So far this month I’d plan to publish a post about finding your blogging niche (including a worked example for this blog) and a review of what we’ve achieved in the second year in our house. In fact I’d planned to publish both of those last month, but I still haven’t written them.
Possible reasons why I’m reluctant to write:
- I’m writing because I have a goal to publish four posts a month and not when I’m inspired
- I don’t like the topics I’m writing about
- I overthink posts and I don’t let my writing flow
- My posts are too superficial and don’t contain enough of me
- I rush posts so don’t enjoy the process of discovery and writing
Over the last few months, my mind has kept repeating one thing – if I don’t particularly enjoy what I write, why should I expect other people to enjoy reading it.
This blog was an experiment so I could learn about this thing called blogging. I had no plan; I had no aim. I used a domain name we already had and started writing on topics of interest to me at the time; organisation, personal development and books. Since then my writing has changed as my interests have changed, although still with no plan.
Where do I think my blog is going?
I admit I would love to be a pro-blogger bringing in more money to the house than my husband. But I suspect if that was going to happen there would have been a few signs during the last eight years. But that’s okay; I’m still going to continue blogging as I love the blogs, the social media, and the people.
It would be great if you came and joined the group.
I’ve got a few more ideas in my head as well.
So my aims for the next year are:
- to help more people
- to discover the topics I want to write about here
- to write deeper more informative posts
How do you feel about your blog? Have you had feelings of not knowing where you’re going, and if so how did you deal with them? Have you changed the way you approach your writing?