When I started blogging 5 years ago, there of course were already a lot of blogs. Back then, the big bloggers weren’t nearly as successful as they are nowadays though and everything seemed a little more intimate, cozy and honest. I barely posted blog posts in the last couple of months. For one thing because my boyfriend and me broke up after 3,5 years in a relationship and I simply focused on other things, for another thing because I honestly didn’t like it as much anymore. For me, blogging became more of a duty instead of something that I liked to do. I wasn’t there with my heart anymore and couldn’t find any good inspiration. And I have a feeling that not only I know this problem. Do we still put our hearts into it? Do we blog with passion? And do we regularly even read other blogs?
Do we still blog with passion?
To me it looks like everyone wants to become a successful blogger, but not everyone is willing to really contribute to this industry. Shouldn’t we actually regularly read other blogs, if we expect that of others? We can’t just be by ourselves, if we want to keep our blogs alive and have fun doing so. In the end, we are supposed to be a community. The more relax we deal with other bloggers, the more fun it is. I’ve learned that lesson through sports. I’m really driven when it comes to CrossFit and because of that I focused way too much on other athletes around me. It sometimes drove me nuts and made me so nervous that I couldn’t enjoy the workouts anymore or let’s say the time around the workouts and with the other girls. Not as much as I’m doing it now. I’ve learned to be more relaxed and see the other girls as friends. Therefore, being driven is good but only if you learn how to handle it. I still push myself through the workouts and train 6 times a week, but I’m having more fun with the girls. It’s a relief to be able to focus more on your own stuff instead of everyone around you. We support each other, are happy for each other. Everyone just gives their best, that’s all you can do anyway. The same goes for blogging. We need to find some inner peace. It’s so much more enjoyable, if you don’t constantly have to be so jealous and focus more on other people than on yourself. I’m sure it’ll even help you to be more original in the end.
I’ve decided to read all kinds of blogs on a regular basis again – small or big. I hope to find my passion for blogging and the whole community again. At the moment I’m motivated and are looking forward to writing more posts, but I want to make sure that it stays this way and that I contribute more to the community to keep our blogs alive. Does that sound reasonable?