Ramblings: Blogging is Stressful

Sunday, August 20, 2023

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I have been posting on Wondermajica since 2016. That is seven years of almost consistent posting. You would think by now that I figured out how to do everything and keep a good schedule. I haven't. I tend to go full blast only to burn out and then repeat the cycle. I never narrowed my blog down to a niche. I post what I want depending on my mood. The quality of my posts tends to vary depending on my self-esteem and energy levels. Seven years and I have never looked at it as more than a hobby that gave me an outlet to share my opinions (something I struggle with). 

Sometimes, seeing others who are more committed to their blogs can leave me feeling envious and down on myself. I find it hard to share my blog posts on social media because I feel like a fraud. However, I still receive requests from authors to review their books, so maybe I'm doing something right after all...

My analytics show that I am doing okay page-view-wise. Yet I can't get over feeling a bit down over not having much interaction with readers or followers. Silly huh?

When it comes to starting a blog, many people think it's all about finding a profitable niche or using social media to make some cash. But Wondermajica takes a different approach, choosing to prioritize simply existing and sharing ideas and opinions with the world.

I'm not entirely sure why I'm writing this, but I just wanted to share my thoughts. Sometimes blogging can be really frustrating.

I do this to help authors promote their books. I do it so I can practice sharing my thoughts. I do it to have a creative outlet. I need to quit forgetting that.