This will be a whiny post. You’ve been warned!
Here are some whines I have.
Lack of time
As some of you guys may know, I took a long break in 2008/2009 and had the luxury to study and blog full time. Now that I’m back to the working world, I find it tiring to blog after work. It isn’t as if I have a mundane job where I could have the luxury to blog whenever I’m free. In fact at times, I work so late that I really do not want to look at the computer after work. During weekends, I would want to go out and enjoy myself. This results in either rushed entries or the lack of sleep because I stay up to blog.
Lack of comments
Comments help keeps me going. I find that comments totally has reduced drastically. Is this because of the introduction of microblogging tools like Twitter? Do you comment on blogs now? If yes, why so? If no, why so?
Lack of content/inspiration
Sometimes I feel so tired that I do not have any ideas on what to blog. Thankfully for food reviews, beauty products reviews, it’s pretty idiot proof. I miss blogging about me, the ideas I have and some of my takes on issues.
I miss me. I miss having (quality) time to blog. From now on, I would put in more time and effort to blog. Do share with me what kind of content you prefer and please do comment!
9 thoughts on “Woes of a blogger.”
I think you have a good mix of content on your blog! It’s colourful, interesting and nothing too serious or stressful to read about.
As for the stress that is coming from blogging, I guess at the end of the day, the question you have to ask yourself is your purpose for blogging. Some people blog as an outlet for their thoughts and feelings, some use it like a personal journal, some blog for profit. But in any case, unless you think of it as a full time job, I don’t think you should be too stressed about it.
Don’t worry about not blogging enough or feel overly responsible and accountable to your readers. It is, afterall, your blog. So just be yourself, and blog about whatever you feel like, whenever you feel like it. I’m sure your readers love you for your personality and for who you are!
You are great!
With love! =D
July 1st, 2010 at 1:08 am
i actually prefer posts about bloggers and their lives, what’s happening and their thoughts.. rather than just reviews 🙂
July 1st, 2010 at 1:09 am
hear hear!!! once i think of writing an opinion piece, my mind shuts down. lol.
I totally hear you… I blog like once a month but now it isn’t even hitting that target. (Not to mention a popular blogger like yourself).
Yes i do think that Twitter has a lot to be blamed for the lack of comments. Especially when it is so easily accessible and easy to read on the mobile.
If you don’t have time to talk about your life so much, I think if reviews also include your thoughts, that’d be something that sets you apart from the rest. It’s always a personal insight or angle that makes one post stand out from the many others.
The sparks are gone. 🙁 Why not schedule an hour a day for blogging?
I blog a lot less because it’s easier to Plurk some short thoughts and you know there are a ready audience over at that end, who is waiting to comment on any interesting thing that you said… But nobody ever reads my blog, so… 😛
Yeah, I blame it on microblogging!
In that situation, why not blend it in the main blog itself?