Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blogging my way! (Blog Brainstorm for #Bloggiesta)

One of my tasks and maybe even THE task of this Bloggiesta is to figure out, there do I want to go from here? I haven't been very active since the fall Bloggiesta. Around December everything fell kinda apart blog wise and I just didn't have the time to pick it up.

I have a lot going on in my life atm, and I have been pushed over my limits for a few months straight. Now I finally put a stop to that but it takes me longer to recover than I would like. I haven't been feeling like reading and knowing that I "have to" write reviews only puts more pressure on reading. I haven't been able to focus on just any book for some time now. If a book doesn't sweep me off my feet at this point, I am not likely to finish it, even though otherwise it would be fine book to me. I am currently more into watching series, movies and playing video games because it seems to relax me more at this point.

So because of this a Blogging brainstorm is in order. I found out that I need to give myself permission that it is okay to do whatever I want to do. Blog about the usual subjects? Great! Blog about personal stuff? That is allowed too. Want to talk about a movie I just saw? Awesome! Want to blog about any subject that makes my heart happy and causes that little spark of inspiration? Go for it! And if nothing comes and you don't blog for weeks or even months? That is fine too, you will be back when the time is right. It is all about giving permission. Even if that means letting go for a while.

Another big thing is that writing long posts is something that I seem to not be able to so easily at this point. The solution is to stop doing it. A short impression is fine too! If that keeps the reviews going. I don't have to write out all the info, because that is what Goodreads is for. A link will do. If this is what it takes to start me to read again and share it in the process, then that is totally fine. I don't have to live up to certain standards. I don't get paid for this. Blogging is not my job, but my hobby. So I can say as much or as little as I like.

I know that Bloggiesta is all about making your blogs better, and that is not a bad thing, it's a good thing. My blogs got better. The quality of my posts went up. My layout got more together, and of course I will still keep all those benefits. But for now all those quality standards are stopping me from doing what I like. I use to love blogging! And I want to start loving it again! And in order to do that I need to do it my way. And if that means not having a blogging schedule so that people know I will always post each Wednesday and Saturday, then that is okay. Normally I love to have those schedules but now is not that time. So for now I am just going to toss all those unwritten blogging rules out of the window and just be me. And that just has to be good enough, because why wouldn't it be? :)


  1. I follow so many blogs that I would never remember someone's schedule, anyway, so go for it! I don't have a blogging schedule myself because I think that would make the blog more like a job than a hobby; I would feel too much pressure.

  2. Yep! Excellent thoughts!

    You wondered on my blog what to put on your About pages. One thing that I think is interesting about you is that you have two blogs. So on each blog, I would put a short paragraph and link to the other blog.

    Some of what you wrote in this post could go on an About page, too, if you wanted. It gives your visitors an idea that you may be sporadic but that you will be authentic when you do post.

    Joy's Book Blog

    1. Thank you! I actually was thinking the same about the two blogs.

      And I might the latter idea is good, I jolted it down :)

  3. Good for you! Blogging for yourself is always one of the hardest things to decide to do. I did it sort of mid 2012, and I can tell you, this is the longest I've blogged straight without taking a hiatus to reclaim my sanity! Once you've decided to do what you want and to heck with what everyone else says, suddenly blogging life is so much easier, trust me!

    Good luck with this - while it's definitely the solution, it's not always an easy one.

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words :) That really helps.