I’ve been very busy for the past three weeks. I changed the theme of my blog, I read and collected blogging resources and I created tens of folders on my computer. I’ve also learned about working with pictures and Picmonkey. I created a Facebook page and made friends in some blogging groups. Creating a Facebook page, exchanging “likes” with other pages and interacting with Facebook groups of fellow bloggers is time-consuming. It is almost addicting.
So instead of writing posts, I was doing everything else. I’ve felt like I was always behind (and I really was behind), and always writing my posts in the last minute right before publishing them, having no time to read them over and eventually revise and edit them.
I knew I had to be more organized. I wasted too much time on Facebook. I wanted to create a schedule and I hoped to have, let’s say at least 8 posts written and scheduled in advance so I can have enough time to not only enjoy writing them, but also choose the right pictures for them and having the posts edited and revised. I wanted to create a habit to write every day and to set aside time for taking pictures and preparing them for the blog and I couldn’t. The feeling of not being able to accomplish what I wanted and the thought that I was always behind began to exhaust me.
And then I stopped and took a step back. I stopped freaking out over how many posts I should write per week and over all the video tutorials on how to do it better. I remembered why I started blogging in the first place. It wasn’t for numbers. It wasn’t for business or money. It was all for myself and for my everyday moments of happiness, sunshine and gratitude; it was for sunrises and sunsets; for love and family. It was for friends and joy. I realized I don’t have to post 2, 3, 4, or 5 times a week to have a blog. I wanted to like blogging again. I wanted back that feeling of serenity and bliss when you sit down to write because you feel you need to do it, not because you have to. I stopped putting unnecessary pressure on myself to live up to some blogging standards and decided to do whatever made me happy.
I don’t know how often I will write and publish a post; but I know that when I do it, it will make me happy.
Sometimes, you just need to take a break and distance yourself from the problem. Look at it from the outside; the perspective will change and you will be able to see the solution.
Life is good! Enjoy it!