When I first began blogging around eight months ago, there were certain people and blogs whom I’d encounter regularly and they would encounter mine but as the months go by, the scene changes. New people decide to enter the world of blogging whilst some decide to leave, however, there are others like me who seem to stick to it.
One of the clichés when it comes to blogging is that every post turns out to be an apology such as: “Oh sorry I haven’t blogged in a while!” You’re not really sorry, you’re not sorry, you’ve just been easy which is totally acceptable, we aren’t going to beat you up about it! Unless of course you have been writing amazing stories and left us on a cliffhanger, now that would be just plain evil.
Blogging over a long amount of time is difficult and I have certainly had times where I thought “oh well, forget posting today.” I’ve found that it is okay to do that. You can give yourself a break as you can simply come back to your blog a few days later.
What can be limiting though, are hard, rigid targets. The most obvious example is the blog a day one which yes, I stuck to a lot when I first began blogging but it should be something which encourages you to write, not where you force yourself to pull something out of your tired mind as you fall asleep. Also, some targets can take the form of a theme such as: ‘Key Political Ideologies’ and you may state that you will be discussing them in the next few posts but what happens if you change your mind the next day? Instead you suddenly decide you want to blog about something completely different like an alien invasion. These types of targets can sometimes crush your spirit as you miss a day and then begin to let your blogging slide until suddenly a whole month has passed since your last post.
Don’t let that happen. There are many instructions and ideas on the internet about how to blog but I think if you want it to be a fun and enjoyable experience then just do it all your own way. If you want to talk about the deep seriousness of philosophy one day and review Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show then so be it!
Oh and to all the people who were right there with me when I first started blogging then my new profile pic is a little treat! Remember the days when you had no idea whether I was a boy or girl, how old I am or anything about me really except of course my opinions!
Until Next Time
A Worried Student