Well I did it, I hit it, the blogging wall, ready to quit, I have to tell you I am feeling burned out at the moment, I have been on a party binge and posting frenzy for over the last two months and it has increased visitors to my blog, which has been fantastic, and I appreciate you all, thats what its all about right? But I have been feeling lately, really depressed that I cannot keep up. Between creating posts, hosting parties, visiting and writing comments (and I am serious about responding to visitors) attending all the parties and writing a meaningful comment, making it around to all my social media to share for myself and others, pinning, creating banners, reading information on building my blog I have found on Pinterest and other places (many I have signed up to receive) I don’t have the time and the energy to keep up, burning the candle at both ends. I am beat!!! Blogger Beat!
About 6 months ago I thought besides writing things to share, blog tutorials, sharing recipes and such, entering blog challenges for the purpose of creating content (that I have not been able to complete) then, I went out and bought a bunch of stuff for creating things like cards, crocheting, jewelry, crafts, all kinds of things, it was fun, to have things to take pictures and write about, my office is filled to the brim with supplies, but I haven’t had time to get to them, because of my blogging frenzy. So needless to say, it has put me in a tizzy and making me nervous, I cant sleep trying to plan and when I do have time, I cant concentrate to write a decent post to share and thats not my style. Calendars are great but all the time is full with all that I have been doing so I have decided it is high time to make changes, clear the air and calendar.
This is what I want and need to do
Sleep, not wake up at 4 AM to turn on the computer, thinking about blogging
I want to be able to have clarity of thinking and write quality posts. I want to be able to go back through my notes and links for the ideas, and inspiration that I want to write about to share. (I have been saving these for a long time and have tons to write about, but just have not had the time.) I need to stop having so many of my own parties and co-host with others.
Stop trying to keep up with the blogging world quit so much, (I’m 66 years old, I need to relax a little, spend time in my garden, maybe read a book, visit friends, go to lunch, cant remember the last time I did that). So the insanity needed to stop.
So that I didnt feel alone in this, I went in search for other bloggers that feel the same way and actually I found one, in particular, she inspired me and gave me the courage for the decisions I am making. There were tons of comments on her post, that they (bloggers) do feel the same way. Its not bad, it will actually be a good thing. She has so many similar thoughts, it was like she was saying what I felt. I decided it was time for me to bite the bullet and relinquish some of what I have been doing and regroup. I think sometimes we need to take a step back and figure out a new plan. I hope things will get better with my little changes, so I dont just stop blogging. If you want to read more of her story check it out here . An update to my post is that I have had so many wonderful comments and another blogger that has similar feelings and I wanted to share her blog link so if you want to read her story Debbie-Dabble
How about you? What are your thoughts? Do you ever feel anxiety about blogging or does everything run smooth? If it does how do you do it?
And now that I have finally admitted that I am frustrated and tired, I have decided the first thing that has to be put on hold (until I get a wonder woman blogging costume) will be my Weekends Are Fun Party, sad to say, I have enjoyed these very much, they are different than Wordless Wednesdays, I have been sharing other bloggers posts and enjoyed every minute of that and appreciate all those that have visited to participate, everyone of you!! I will still be active with other parties and have other ways of sharing. Even writing this I have posts scheduled, that I’am committed too, so I will continue blogging, just not the way in which it takes so much time, I appreciate your support without you, my blog would not be.
If you have read this to the end, thank you for being my shoulder to lean on, I appreciate it!!!