A blogging story…..
The pressure to post
Of keeping it real
Maintaining the enthusiasm and enjoyment
Affected his positivity in the end.
This is the story of a blogger, no-one you know…or maybe you do know him/her!
He started out blogging for fun, a creative outlet and as a form of therapy.
But the PRESSURE to POST got to him.
The need to keep it REAL and RELEVANT was hard work.
The ENTHUSIASM and ENJOYMENT slowly drained away leaving him stressed and feeling EMASCULATED.
But it was the PEOPLE who responded, who urged him on with their POSITIVE messages, showed him that it was worth continuing with his POSTING schedule. It showed him that people did read his writings and so his PURPOSE was reestablished.
Blogging is not for the fainthearted
It’s a minefield out there. It’s like riding a roller coaster at times. There’s all the social media to keep up with, the writing, reading and engaging with other bloggers, the learning of new skills and keeping it all together.
The writer’s blocks, the wondering if it’s all worthwhile, the overthinking, the well meaning blogging advice and the promoting of oneself…..
But then there’s the friendly comments, the inspiring posts, the funny stories, the vicarious travelling, the brilliant photos and the sharing….
Why do we do it?
Why do you do it?
Can you relate to this story? Tell me about it in a comment, I’m really interested in what you think.
PREP – but not as you know it!
Lorna’s Ginspired Writing Prompt
This week’s writing prompt from Lorna, has the prompt of PREP – but I’ve used it in a whole different way than what she was expecting! I’m really enjoying stretching my brain and doing something different on a regular basis. Feel free to join in each week 🙂
You can see my week by week attempts here:
Week #6 Crossed Wires
Week #4 – People watching and celeb spotting
Week #3 resulted in one of my all time favourite posts – Far away from home as she knew it
Week #1 was the first writing and photo challenge, A sepia toned fall memory and I wrote a short creative piece – A New World Order as Autumn takes over
Please let me know what you think of my response to this prompt. I always enjoy hearing from you and appreciate you joining the conversation.
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