Friday, August 3, 2012

Babbling about Blogging has Nothing to do with PMS

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My routine is completely out of whack. In life and in my blogging. I've been trying to get back to my previous schedule, but then summer came and went, I got a new job, family vacations, and things just haven't gone back to the way they were. Maybe they never will. And honestly, I think I'm OK with that.

I've been dealing with this whole blog thing (the blogging community and blogging itself) in a weird way for the past six months. By nature, I'm a competitive person. Always have been. So when my readership and following stalled out, and followers started un-following my blog I took offense to it. I was pissed to see other blogs who I follow surpass my blog while I sit on the sidelines and cry. I shouldn't have taken it personal, but I did. 

There's just so much damn push to have the numbers, the followers, the stats to even be considered a decent blogger. I'm starting to get fed up with it. So much so that I've considered shutting down my blog or at least getting rid of that stupid gfc widget. Maybe I'd have a different attitude if my numbers weren't dropping like they are. Who knows? I concluded whoever they were didn't like something I said or maybe I think I'm more interesting than I really am ha! 

This is really just a pathetic pity party. 

Sorry to be Debby downer and negative Nancy. PMS has nothing to do with it, I promise ;P 
Oh who am I kidding? It has EVERY.THING to do with it. 

Damn you, PMS. Arggg...


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9 comments:

  1. It's hard not to let those numbers get you down. But, at the end of the day, you just have to remember to blog for you and not give a crap :-) PMS sucks... hope you feel better!

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  2. Oh Alisha! Please don't go away! I can understand your frustrations. I started a new job last November and my blog has totally taken a back seat since. And I'm ok with that too. Like Emily said above, blog for you! Take the pressure off of yourself and you'll feel soooo much better about the whole thing.

    Have a good weekend hun! :)

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  3. I cared so much about followers at one point and would get sad if I didn't have so and so many comments or followers but I realized, hey, this blog is for me and my family and I would still be writing even if I didn't have any followers! Heck, I'd probably write way more!

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  4. Love, I feel exactly the same way and lately have just not made the efforts for 'recruiting' followers. I most commonly get frustrated when I continously make effort to some 'bloggers' 'super and not' who I feel like I have things in common with and am ignored completely. I guess blog land is kinda like life. Hope your well. xoxo

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  5. don't give up! that's the easy way out... plus I love reading your blogs :) much love and hugs ~mom

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  6. Don't give up on blogging please! Just give up on caring what us bloggers think... really. I've felt frustrations over people unfollowing my blog too, but we just have to keep writing blog posts and try not to worry about the numbers.

    I haven't been blogging much lately... and yeah the numbers take a hit, but I want to get back into blogging whenever it is that I feel like it. (:

    Try not to worry about the numbers, because we like you followers or not!

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  7. I've been doing this a long time. GFC doesn't mean anything, you know this right? Honestly, a lot of those 'followers' are from "I'll follow you if you follow me" things and it doesn't translate into pageviews whatsoever.

    To give you an idea of what I am talking about, my blog gets roughly 50k pageviews a month and I think I have somewhere around 100 'followers.' I don't even look at or consider the widget ever because it doesn't mean anything.

    Pull your focus from numbers to content. Turn off the jealousy and focus on your readers. When you do that, you will see growth.

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  8. Girl you are preaching to the choir! I totally feel you and can understand where you are coming from; I've had to remind myself why I started blogging in the first place and not let the numbers or being de-followed bum me out (even though they do).

    I've been crappy about commenting, but I do read along and hope you'll stick around. You've been such a sweet friend to me and I'd miss you!

    xo

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  9. I can somewhat relate. My stats are great but I'm always hoping to expand my following and it's like it just stalls. It becomes discouraging when you see other bloggers who haven't been in it as long and they've surpassed you by a lot. But oh well, we can only do our best.

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