When you feel like a bad blogger

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Introduction 

I feel incredibly proud of my blog most of the time, especially with what I’ve achieved in a year. But, sometimes, the feeling of failure overwhelms me, and I feel like a bad blogger. I feel like I am a tiny fish in a gigantic ocean, and every other fish was informed about the ocean, but I wasn’t. Confused? That’s how I sometimes feel about blogging. 

Incredibly confused. 

I’ll feel good for a while, and then I will start to question everything. 

This blog post will explain why I feel like a bad blogger, along with what to do when you feel like a bad blogger.

Why I feel like a bad blogger 

This section will share some reasons why I feel like a bad blogger. 

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Unchecked to-do list

I was meant to kick-start pinterest again this month, and I didn’t. I was meant to start writing content for December, and I didn’t. I have so many items on my to-do list that aren’t checked off. It feels like there is always something else to do, something I am missing. 

Blogging community participation

I participated in Blogtober this year, and I started to feel like such a bad blogger because I didn’t have the time to juggle life and reading blog content created by other bloggers. I’ve felt like a bad blogger because I don’t feel like I’ve properly participated in the blogging community recently. 

Overflowing inbox 

If you have emailed me in the last few months, I 100% won’t have seen it. My email inbox is embarrassingly full, and I try to sit down to go through it all, but it’s one of those things where it feels like too much to deal with, which means it just builds up and builds up. 

Next steps 

I have no idea what steps I should take next in terms of my blogging. I mean, I do, but I don’t. I kind of do, but is it the right step? How would I manage? If I go self-hosted, will it be an easy process? Do I have to wait to reach certain statistics before going self-hosted? 

I have so many questions, and while the internet is a great resource, there are so many different answers to those questions, I don’t know which way is forward. 

I feel like a bad blogger for not knowing what to do next. 

What to do when you feel like a bad blogger 

I hope these tips can help you if you feel like a bad blogger. I’ll be honest, I am writing them for myself and hoping they will help others. 

Balance

Sometimes, you might have a to-do list that doesn’t get completed in the time frame you set. Sometimes life gets in the way, and your to-do list can start to multiply. 

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Finding the right balance is key. You need to work out when you will have free time to work on your blog and set realistic goals. Blogtober has taught me that I need balance; I can’t post every day and expect to keep up with every area of blogging, especially when you combine work, personal commitments and social events. That is why I have created a schedule for November, which will help me balance different areas of my life, which I will talk about properly in a later post. 

Rome wasn’t built in a day 

Good things take time. You can’t expect to be on the same level as other bloggers. Not even the one’s that started at the same time as you. Other people have different priorities and goals in mind, especially when it comes to blogging. Everyone works hard towards the goal they have in mind. 

Keep going, and work towards your goal, not someone else’s. 

Everyone starts somewhere 

A similar point to the last, but I just wanted to reinforce it. Every blogger started somewhere. It can be overwhelming when you look at other bloggers and see that they have over 1,000 followers or over 10k monthly views, but they started from 0 as well. Don’t compare yourself to others who are further ahead on their journey, as it can stop you from taking steps in yours. 

Comparison is the thief of joy, after all. The only comparison you should be making is between yourself today and yesterday. 

Focus on one thing at a time 

Does anyone else do this? You might be writing a blog post, but you are thinking of what graphic to create for the thumbnail, if you’ve shared your previous blog post on Twitter, or if the laundry is done. Focus on one thing at a time. 

I know you might have a lot on your plate, and this might not be reasonable, but it can reduce how overwhelmed you might feel. 

Summary 

As you can see, this was more or less a ranting message to myself about why I feel like a bad blogger and what I can do to stop feeling like that. 

Thank you, I needed a good rant about feeling like I’m a bad blogger. While I will sometimes feel like a bad blogger, I need to remember moments like this after writing a blog post. Moments when I feel happy and proud. I finally have somewhere to share my thoughts, and if someone can relate to what I am saying, even one person, it will be worth it. 

If I’m honest, it’s worth it anyway, as I love writing my thoughts on this blog. 

For all the bloggers out there! You are amazing. 💜

23 thoughts on “When you feel like a bad blogger

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  1. I get it, I’ve felt everything that you’ve felt for well over a year. Blogging isn’t easy, it’s a lot to learn and there will always be something new to adapt to. Stop, take a breather and focus on what you want to achieve with your blog. Refocusing helps a lot. Numbers are daunting, I agree but at the end of the day, where are they all when new content is published, a new tweet that’s been tweeted. Having a smaller but engaged audience means the world to me, more than numbers ever will.

    Please don’t feel like you have to go through this alone, I guarantee that every blogger has felt like this at some point. Reach out for help, someone will always be happy to help. 🙂

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    1. I am glad someone else can relate to how I am feeling. I agree an engaged audience comes first, as I’d rather have a small audience that engages with me than a large audience that doesn’t.

      Thank you for your kind words; I really appreciate it! 😊

      P.S. I absolutely love your website banner, and I am 100% jealous that you met Tom Hiddleston. 😁

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  2. Thank you for this🥺 I think as bloggers, we all feel like this once in a while. I’m happy to see that I’m not alone and even though this was more of you ranting, I’m still grateful for this🤍

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I am glad my content was somewhat comforting to you. I know I feel less alone when I read content that understands something I experience.

      Thank you for your comment. I am so happy you liked it. 😊

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  3. Love the honesty & transparency here! I have felt all of these things and — I think it is completely normal!
    as for hosting, I actually switched over to being self-hosted earlier this month. if you plan on blogging long term and want more freedom I 100% recommend it! you can switch over anytime , you don’t need a certain number of followers. The first step is to select a host like bluehost

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  4. Embodying that Rome was not built in a day quote is so important for you as a blogger. I’m glad you have that mindset. I’m still learning it and I’ve been doing this for 14 years lol. But honestly though, any worldly success I’ve experienced now I actually care little about because it’s all about having fun helping people and making friends. Focus almost all of your attention and energy on that and everything will come together beautifully over the long haul.

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    1. Thank you. Congratulations on blogging for 14 years; that is incredible!

      I agree about having fun and helping people where you can. I love the interactions I have and writing the content. For me, that’s what makes blogging worthwhile. Thank you so much for your insight; I loved reading your thoughts. 😊

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  5. Yep, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Sometimes I think successful blogging is 95% persistence. Posting even when nobody seems to be reading will eventually yield results. I’ve been surprised that for some reason posts that nobody seemed much interested in when first posted will eventually get picked up on search engines and get more traffic then they ever did to start with. It doesn’t make any sense sometimes.

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  6. New to the blogging world here 🙂 & I am so excited to start my new adventure. Blogging is something that definitely takes time to build. At the end its about honoring our journey more so than the destination. Keep the Faith, you’re doing amazing!

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    1. Welcome to the Blogging world, Ali! Even though I can feel down on myself sometimes, blogging is still an amazing experience that I am so glad I started. 😊

      Good luck with your new adventure!

      Thank you so much for your comment! 😊

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  7. I have been feeling like a bad blogger recently. Last month, I was ill for most of the month and most of my tasks has been piling up. Hoping that this week, I can change my blog around. Thank you for sharing.

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