Discussion Post: The Pressure of Blogging | My Own Experience & Top Tips to Stop Worrying 📝

 ⚡️ Hi guys, I hope you’re having an AMAZING day, full of good readings! 💞 Today I bring you another discussion post! (super excited), It’s something that really makes me happy to have started doing this year and I don’t want to start without thanking you for the support you have given me in my previous posts, it means the world to me. So, I love checking out this type of posts around the blogosphere, so I think it could be fun to start writing them myself and share with you so we can all talk about different topics related to the literary world, books & bloggingIn the past I’ve felt kind of insecure about doing this because English isn’t my first language and something in my mind was afraid that my concepts wouldn’t be understood correctly, you know? But you know what? I stop being afraid this 2020 and I’m really encouraging and daring to new things, I also feel much more confident with my writing and I know that you’ll understand me, so it really shouldn’t be a problem. 🥰

I’ve been wanting to write and discuss with you a little bit, this topic all about the Pressure you can feel when Blogging, so that’s exactly what we’ll do today. This is a much heavier topic than the others I’ve touched on so far, especially since each person carries it or go throughout it differently, so it will be very interesting to share each experience in the comments and also be able to express our personal stories about it. Above all, I think it’s a great way to see that there are other people going through the same thing, that we aren’t alone and that, of course, this is something temporary. I’ll also be giving you my top 5 most important tips to cope up with this pressure, which have worked for me throughout these 3 years with the blog. ❤️ Of course, I don’t have the absolute truth, but I do hope I can bring you some kind of reassurance and help if you’re going through this situation right now. 

If you want to check more of my discussion posts, here they are: The first is all about Book Reviews, the second is all about The Meaning of being an International Book Blogger & the third one and last is all about Rating Systems.
I LOVE you, THANK YOU SO SO MUCH, for the support 😊, I don’t want to stop saying it, I feel honored to you to be in my life and that you allow me to be in a piece of yours. So without further ado, let’s get started! & I hope you enjoy it ⚡️


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Why do we feel so much pressure, right? Well, I think that everything begins with a doubt in ourselves, it can be about our capabilities, about our blog, our style, our design, whatever it is; It can also come as a question or a comparison and above all, of an insecurity that we didn’t know was there until some event triggered it. Whatever the reason for this hated and unwelcome pressure is, I’m sure that if you own a blog, no matter what your blog is or talks about, you have felt the pressure. I know and I’m very aware that this is not something that only happens if you have a blog, this can happen to you in any field in your life, especially if you’re working on something that you’re very passionate about because I think it’s there when you put everything on the table and you put all your heart and soul into doing something you love, that at some point you’ll feel with that terrible doubt and those questions will begin to appear in your head: Why am I even doing this? Is it worth continuing? Am I capable enough? Is my work good enough? And this could go on and on. So, even though I know that this pressure will appear in many situations in your life, in this post I’ll focus specifically on the pressure that bloggers can experience.

This pressure that we feel when having blogs can come from external factors, but it only happens if we let our thoughts of doubts and anxiety dominate us. I myself experience this pressure and sometimes you can feel that it will never go away and will be there forever ready to attack, right? Well, when I just created my blog everything was fine, I knew what I wanted to do with it, I had no idea how I would do it, but I didn’t worry too much, in fact, I enjoyed every step, BUT then it became something more important in my life, an escape place for reflection and then a place to share my opinion, grow and learn. So as time passed, I began to get more involved with it and therefore and consequently also with the book blogger community, in my case. Because of this, a lot of information begins to come to me, and that’s when you should sit down for a second to meditate on why you start to feel overwhelmed because it’s something that happened to me. I continued to enjoy it, though, I still love doing it, so there will always be more positive situations or experiences than negative ones, but it happens and it’s a fact.

And there when I saw myself absolutely into it that the disaster beganI was accepting all the ARCs that I received because I thought I would be more relevant, I was reading books simply because they were the ones that everyone read and I thought that I would be more current or more people would see my reviews. I went through a stage where I started to check other blogs, that I honestly and heartily loved and still love, and there came the terrible and so hated comparison, I realized that my blog wasn’t even the 10% as incredible as other ones, and in at that time, your mind doesn’t even realize that those people have been blogging for years and have perfected and worked for it, you know? Now I see it and it’s something that is in my past, but I want to share it because I know that the comparison is one of the biggest factors of insecurity in the community. Well, after going through that, a wave of insecurity came over me about my writing, because you already know that English isn’t my mother language, so I thought that I couldn’t make myself understood or express myself as I wanted to. And this last factor has always been one of my biggest insecurities that I’m just overcoming this year, making these posts, so I’m very proud of it.
So at this point, I was already going through the pressure… feeling it deep inside my mind and obviously suffering from the consequences that come with it, I was anxious, anguished, I was doubting myself and my content ALL THE TIME. I thought it was impossible that I could be everywhere: be on all the networks, share my content for someone to see it, use thousands of tools that I’d never used, etc, etc. Basically, it was a mess, until the fact that I thought about giving up and leaving everything, and that’s exactly why I’m doing this post because I know that the pressure that is put on us and even more the pressure that we put on ourselves can self-sabotage us, we are self-sabotaging ourselves until we give up and leave something that deep down we know is good for us.

I obviously got over this and now I know how valuable I am and how valuable my blog is, I put all my energy into doing my best but the best that Sofi can do, you know?, and the only comparison I make is with myself and my past work. When I realized that all that pressure was not doing anything good for me, I decided to stop for a second and after using ALL the tools at my disposal, which I continued to share with you, I went back to my roots and started again with a lighter head and my heart all put on my blog that I love so much, and the funny thing is that this is when my blog started to grow, because I honestly believe that everything you do with a good state of mind and you put powerful energy of love and honesty with yourself, it endures, progresses and grows. ❤️ 


 

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 📝 #1- Don’t Compare Yourself

This is basic, and it’s essential that you don’t compare yourself with other bloggers. And I know you’re going to tell me that it’s easier said than done, right? and I know, I’ve been there! But if you learn and train your mind to stop seeing other bloggers as a competition, then you can enjoy much more of the experience with your blog, and even more important, you can relax and stop worrying about feeling that pressure. Because let me say, the only competition you have in your life is with yourself, nobody else. Also, there’s nobody out there ANYONE, like you, you have the absolute power to be 100% original and wonderful in your own way and with time, you’ll see that you’ll achieve your own spark and your own essence.
I think sometimes, in addition, and unfortunately, this type of comparison gives rise to plagiarism, envy, jealousy and all kinds of feelings and unpleasant situations for yourself and for the other blogger who surely has started from scratch like you and has had to go through a journey to find their own style.
So get rid of all those negative feelings and that feeling that you have to constantly be comparing yourself to get validation because it’s not the way it works, let it go, and start focusing that energy on your own content and unique style.


 

 📝 #2- Take Breaks

Taking breaks isn’t only an option it should be something that we all do as a responsibility for our mental health, it’s really incredible what a good rest can do to you. I’m not saying you should leave everything and go for months, but take at least a couple of weeks a year, I think it’s super important, guys.
When you start to feel pressure sometimes the best option is to take a step back and put your attention on something else that makes you feel good, and then come back renewed with another type of energy. Not only from your blog, but I think it’s also super healthy to take breaks from our social networks because sometimes it can also be overwhelming, we all know that, right? I’ve seen many people and bloggers that I love taking breaks this year, and I think it’s wonderful, we all deserve our space without feeling guilty about it and I know that all our beautiful and wonderful readers will be there to understand us, support us and encourage us on our return.


 

 📝 #3- Don’t Get Obsessed

It’s good when you’re there for your blog and you put work into it because I’m sure that if you focus on it you’ll have many rewards and it will grow and it will be a great experience, but it’s very important that you learn to manage your times. Don’t be 24/7 thinking what you will do for your blog or working on or doing advertising, everything should be done in its proper measure in a moderate time where you have also time, obviously, to do something lighter to clear your mind. Sometimes because we have this fervent desire that our blogs look good and be the best we can give, we obsess over it and we don’t stop doing and doing things. I also know that many of us have stages where we obsess a lot with checking statistics to see how our blog is doing, and it’s good to have that spark and that desire to grow, but it’s a dangerous game when you start obsessing because with the obsession comes the weight of disappointment and anxiety, besides of course a huge pressure falls on you to do everything right now or never, you know?. Take it easy, manage your time well, and don’t obsess over things you can’t control.
In addition, with this obsession comes something that I myself have experienced and it’s the creative block, sometimes we think that because we are super aware of our blogs and we are all day thinking then the most incredible things occur to us, and it’s the opposite in fact. I personally think that if you relax and let it flow naturally then more ideas will come to you, remember to write them down of course, and then do your own things again. I swear, I always have the best ideas for my blog in the shower, I don’t know why but it’s my inspirational moment lol.


 

 📝 #4- Go Back to Your Roots

Sometimes when we’re going through these periods of absolute pressure, we can feel really overwhelmed and anxious and even a little depressed because things are getting out of control, we may tend to lose ourselves along the way. We’re so obsessed with complying with everything, doubting ourselves along the way, making content that we believe will be successful without feeling it, and ALL of that is a path of loss of identity. By this, I mean that maybe we sit down to see all of our content and what we’re reading, and ask ourselves honestly: Why are we doing it? Is it cause we are enjoying it or is it because we have to? What is the point?
At that moment I highly recommend going back to your roots, go back to that moment when your blog just started and you enjoyed every little thing that happened with it, your first comments, your first views, your first likes, your first achievements, and feel it… What did you like to write about? What made you feel excited? What did you like to read? And start from scratch, fresh start again with this new energy, knowing exactly what you like and what it’s or what you want to transmit from the bottom of your heart, and enjoy your blog again. It’s as simple as remembering why you started in the first place! We all have the ability to regenerate ourselves and redo our blog to create something that we can be proud of because it’s 100% ourselves and what we’re passionate about.


 

 📝 #5- Try New Content

Trying new content will not only give you that feeling of renewal, but it will also relieve you of many pressures. Sometimes we can fall into a kind of routine with our blogs, where we always do the same things, and that’s not bad I’m not criticizing at all, in fact, it’s content that I do myself, like reviews, tags, memes, all of them I LOVE doing, But what happens when we are under pressure? Well, we tend to always be comparing our content with others, and at that moment ask yourself what is the best measure to take, because I know you don’t want to feel that way, it just happens, so for a moment, relax without pressure and let some idea flow to you. I believe from here, my little corner of the universe, that you have something original and unique to give to the world. We always have an idea that maybe we have been putting off because of fear or that maybe we don’t know how to incorporate it into our blogs, well, maybe it’s time to knock down all those limiting walls and go for it! What pressure could you feel if you’re doing something that came from you and only you? Creating something new, even if it’s something small, even a Q&A post sharing more about you can change your focus into something more positive that you’re passionate about and that returns you to your roots. In this way, we’re renewing ourselves and to our blog, and leaving behind all those limiting thoughts that are pushing us back and freeing ourselves from that pressure. Enjoy discovering, do crazy things, no matter what it is just that comes from yourself and makes you feel good inside. Putting something as simple as new content on your blog can give you a total change of energy and free you from that overwhelming pressure.

 


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Thank you SO much in advance for reading this and I hope you liked it & thank you, as well, for all the support and love! ❤️

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🌿 Now, is the time to Chat!: Have you experienced this pressure when blogging? | What would you recommend to get out of that state? | Let me know all your experiences & Tips, I’m sure they’ll be of great help to all who read it 🌿

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77 thoughts on “Discussion Post: The Pressure of Blogging | My Own Experience & Top Tips to Stop Worrying 📝

  1. Such a great post, sofi!!
    I couldn’t agree more with the tips!

    There have been times when I feel the pressure of blogging especially when I feel like my content isnt good enough. Self doubt is a huge hurdle for me but I take a step back, look at how far I’ve come when it comes to blogging and tell myself that everything takes time. I work on things that I want to improve on and blog hop to get inspiration from others.

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    1. Jeimy, I’m SO happy you liked the post, I really did it with all my love! ❤️ I understand that, I think our own doubts are the real enemy when we want to grow with our blogs and I love what you say, looking back and seeing everything you have achieved is a great exercise! & I LOVE blog hop, it’s a great way to feel inspired and motivated 👏🏻🥰✨

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  2. Such a lovely post and great tips! Things do get stressful, especially when comparing yourself or expecting your blog to be perfect. I’m definitely guilty of obsessing over it. It truly does take all the fun out of it. I take breaks all the time, not always intentionally… but I do always come back at some point. The people are just too nice and I always start to miss it!

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    1. I’m SO glad you liked it, beautiful! and it makes me happy to see you in my comments.🥺✨❤️ Obsessing over is so normal and even when not a lot of people talk but it, I think it’s an important factor to take into account & taking breaks is great, honey, I understand you about going back every time, people on the community are wonderful 🥰👏🏻

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  3. Wonderful post! “Don’t get obsessed” really called me out… Sometimes I go overboard on blogging and get burnt out from posting every day and constantly thinking about what I’m going to post next. I definitely need to give myself a break! Thank you for all of these amazing tips ❤

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    1. Thanks to you Octavia, for your comment! PS: I LOVE your name so much 😍
      Absolutely, I think that even when people don’t really talk about it, obsessing is quite common among bloggers, that’s why it’s so important to take a step back and appreciate what you’re capable of doing without all that pressure. Give yourself all the breaks you need, darling, it’s worth it ❤️✨

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  4. This is such an important thing to talk about, hun ❤ Thank you so much for sharing and also giving some tips! Currently, I'm feeling good about my blog and everything related to it, but I can definitely relate to the pressure we put on ourselves – the need to constantly stay relevant, the need to read the books everyone is reading even if you don't enjoy them, the need to be present on all social medias at once, etc. etc.

    I'm still learning a lot of things, even after 4 (5?) years of blogging, and this year I decided to (A) take things a little bit easier, especially because I have other life projects to worry about and (B) don't overwork myself – if I can only put out 1 post a week that I'm proud of, then it's fine! It's better to do less but quality content than more but posts that don't have our own 100% approval.

    Every single week I try to take 1 day off blog and social media, and it actually is a HUGE help.

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    1. Aww, you’re welcome honey, thanks to you for your comment and support, always! ❤️ I think you do well to feel good about your blog, I think it looks wonderful and personally every day I love more and more your unique style and incredible content (a huge fan here, I know 😄)
      YES, love, that’s great! especially not overworking or overexerting yourself because one post a week is perfect, always remember quality over quantity👏🏻
      I fully support taking a break of at least one day a week as you do, and it makes me happy to know that it has helped you feel better!
      I think your experience will also be a great inspiration for others and for that I LOVE knowing your experience, thanks again 🥺✨

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  5. This is such an important post ! Social medias and blogging can be really tiring and stressing indeed. It’s important to know that sometimes it’s ok to take a break, and focus on others things or reflect on why you’re blogging in the first place. I’m glad you’re feeling better about all this now, and thank you so much for adressing this matter ❤

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    1. I’m SO glad you liked the post, lovely! Absolutely, I agree with every thing you mention, especially going back to our roots and remembering why we love doing this in the first place. Thanks to you for your comment and also share your thoughts ❤️✨

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  6. I love this post so much. As someone who took 4 years of Spanish and still understands nothing, I give you extreme props for not just learning a new language but to blog in that language too! You’re doing amazing.

    I think my biggest set back is comparing my blog to others. I’m always like “ugh their blog is so amazing. No one will like mine because it’s just meh”. I’ve come to realize if you love your blog and your content then nothing else matters. I still struggle with this on a few occasions.

    I use to feel pressured blogging because I thought I needed to do memes and discussion posts even if it was a topic I didn’t care about it or have much to talk about it. Now that I’m creating content I WANT to and skipping the memes I don’t want to, I feel a lot less pressure to blog. ❤

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    1. Amber, you have such a gentle soul! Thank you SO much for your comment, I’m sure you can master any language you want of you focuous on it.❤️
      Of course, love, the comparison sometimes just comes to us without us really wanting it and feeling love for our work is essential.
      Let me tell you that I personally adore your blog and your style and voice are super unique! 🥰✨
      YAY! So happy and proud of you for creating the content you want, there’s nothing more incredible than that! 😍👏🏻

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    1. Nothing makes me happier than being able to help and give a little of myself in some way to make you feel better! ❤️ Thank you for your comment, and share what is happening to you right now.
      I’m sure that deep down you know how capable you are of creating wonderful and unique things for your blog, don’t let those doubts get in the middle! I send all my energy to you ✨✨

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  7. This was such a wonderful post, Sofii! 😀 💞
    I’m glad to see that your happy with your blog, because you do a damn good job with it!
    Great tips too! I always know that I should take breaks every once in a while, but I don’t know… I always feel this pressure about missing everyone’s posts; I don’t want to fall behind because I love reading everyone’s content! As for my own content, I feel like I’ve gotten really good at knowing when I need to take a step back from creating things. If I try too hard to create something, it comes out really forced and not good. It’s taken time, but I’m learning to read myself and my blog!
    Again, fabulous post! 😀

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    1. Aww, Meghan! Your opinion means SO much to me, thank you very much & I’m happy that you liked the post! 🥺❤️ I absolutely understand you, when I take breaks I usually think about that too, but I understood that I can check various blogs anyway and you still know we’ll be here when you come back, right? 🥰
      YAY! That’s so important, identifying what type of content makes you feel good, makes everything much more natural and fluid. SO proud of you! & thanks for always being there! 😍

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      1. You’re so welcome! 😀 💞
        Yes! I always know that blogs and the bloggers will still be there when I get back- it’s just that overwhelming feeling of having missed things! I totally have FOMO for everything, I hate missing out on things!
        Aw thank you, and of course! I’m so glad to have met you in the blogging community! ❤️❤️

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  8. These are really helpful tips! I find with blogging and Bookstagram that sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with how fast-paced it can be. And when I have more time, I spend all of it into blogging and Bookstagramming and trying to make so many improvements. So I have a more difficult time with consistently creating content and engaging, which I think primarily comes from the pressure I put on myself. This should be a fun thing, after all! And it is when the balance is right 🙂

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    1. I’m SO glad that you like the tips, I made them under my experience, so I hope they’re helpful, honey! 🥰 & I understand that, it’s impossible to keep up with everything, so don’t push yourself too hard. As you say, this should always be fun and when it stops being it, is time to take a little break and set priorities. Be proud of you work ❤️✨👏🏻

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  9. i could agree with SO many of the things you mentioned – playing the comparison game is stressful and i’ve definitely felt awful comparing myself to larger bloggers. :(( your tips were amazing as well, taking breaks and trying new content always helps!! and going back to the small joys you felt when you hit your first milestones as a blogger is so beautiful. 😊

    this was an absolutely lovely post, Sofi!! i wish i had read it when i was just starting out blogging 💖💖

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    1. I’m SO glad that you like my tips, I’m not an expert, but I did them from my heart, so I’m happy that you agree 🥺🥺
      Remembering those little things that made us feel excited is always such a positive experience! 🥰
      Thank you, love, your words mean SO much to me ❤️✨

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  10. What a brilliant post! You’ve brought up some great points and important questions to bear in mind when blogging and when losing track of why we are doing it. I have felt all those things you mention and I’m glad that I’m not the only one!

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  11. Such a great blog post!! I definitely find that I experience pressure when blogging which has in the past been part of the reason for taking a hiatus. I just put the pressure on myself for it to be exactly how I want it to be – and then end up not posting at all when it’s not ‘perfect’. The tips are also so useful and good to keep in mind to remember why we started in the first place!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Emme! I’m glad you found the tips useful! And don’t worry, you’re not alone in putting pressure on yourself. I think we all do it at a certain point and the important thing is to know we’re giving everything of ourselves and that’s enough to make it more than perfect and obviously always enjoying of the process ❤️✨🥰👏🏻

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  12. This is an excellent post! 💜💜💜 I love it so much! I’ve recently started doing more of what I love rather than what I think I need to do. And so far, I think it’s been working. I’m also taking my time, even if it means I don’t most more than once a week, or not at all!

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    1. Aww, honey, it makes me happy that you like it! ❤️ That’s amazing and so inspiring, it’s exactly what we should all do, enjoy the blogging process while making content that we want to do and without rushing. That’s a great balance, well done! ✨👏🏻🥰

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  13. Needed this right now ❤ Sofii, you are an amazing blogger and for English not being your first language you write so wonderfully!! Just the other day I was starting to get overwhelmed with everything but like you I put things back into perspective, and took a break to get away from the situation. You made so many good points and above all, when the going gets tough it's important to remember why you started blogging in the first place and let that excitement that you felt in the beginning come back 😀 Wonderful post!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Jai, you’re an angel, thank you SO much for your comment and your words of support! ❤️🥺
      Absolutely, darling, I think what you did is perfect, being aware of everything we have accomplished, even the smallest things, can give us a great change of energy and perspective to become passionate about our blogs again.🥰🥰🥰🥰

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  14. You are absolutely spot on with this post, Sofii. The tips are perfect, especially comparing yourself with others. I used to do that a lot and think I was crazy to think I could start a book blog. Amazing post 😍

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    1. Thank you very much, Steph! Your words mean a lot to me and I’m glad you liked the tips! It’s so important to put everything under another perspective and understand everything that we have already achieved, it’s such a great exercise 👏🏻✨😊

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      1. It did! I related to so many things you mentioned. I also feel insecure about writing in English since it is not my mother tongue. But I always remember myself that the most important thing is to try my best to make people understand what I want to say and that’s really all I can do.

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  15. This is such a great and raw post, I could relate to everything you said

    When I first started blogging I was so damn scared, I read what everyone read and I forced myself to love what everyone loved, I stuck to basic post of TBRs, wrap ups and reviews because the fear of being myself was real and painful, I never thought anyone would enjoy reading what some random 21 year old had to post and as I feel in love with blogging more I became obsessed with stats and would feel so down when a post I worked so hard for wasn’t getting views and likes and the comparison of the worst thing ever

    I totally agree to every tip and word you said because I have felt it and reading these tips made me feel more secure

    This is a wonderful and amazing post, that you so much for sharing it with us

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    1. I’m SO glad that you can feel related to the post, I really did it from my heart ❤️
      We have all felt like thiat at some point and having all that fear and insecurity really only slows down and gets in the way of your enjoyment, so I think it’s best to enjoy the process and write about things that makes you happy, as well as read what you like.😊
      It makes me happy to know that my tips can be of help to you and you’re welcome, lovely, thanks to you for this incredible comment sharing your experience 🥰🥰🥰

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  16. I really love your honesty in this post! I have just come back from a 2-ish year period of time where I wasn’t involved in the booksphere and so I’ve also been feeling pressure and nervous about getting back. I’m actually blog hopping to see what other people are doing because I feel like so much has changed since I’ve last been online. But this post makes me want to immediately go back to my own blog and just focus on doing what makes me happy, so thank you for that!

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    1. YAY, Nori!! makes me very happy that you feel like coming back and doing things you love on your blog, it will surely be a wonderful experience for you & welcome back! Blog hopping is a great way to feel motivated and creative again ❤️✨🥰

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  17. I absolutely have felt this way! And it’s because of that that I adore this post!
    I actually went without blogging for three years. Although there were many reasons, looking back I feel like I felt drained, and unmotivated. It took me three years to get back into it, and I think if I had paid attention to how much I missed it, I would have been back sooner!
    Right now my biggest fear is that i’m not “original enough”. But since coming back, I’m trying not to compare that much (still working on this!), to enjoy being back, to write and comment about books, and to be mindful of how I feel. It’s funny to think how much I pressure myself, from the little things like “I have to read all the books in my month’s TBR”. Like, WHAT? How can I even think that if the only person that knows that list is me?! So, from this small things to blogging, I have felt it and I’m trying to deal with it.
    Definitely it’s a work in progress, but I feel much more mindfull than I was before, and I just want to do this for some time, as long as I enjoy it.
    Loved your post, thank you for sharing!! (I will absolutely be checking the previous ones!)

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    1. Aldii! It’s an honor and I’m so grateful that you share your experience with me, I’m sure that it could also help those who read it. ❤️ Taking breaks is healthy, but it’s also great that you’re back and you’re feeling more aware of yourself and how you feel about your blog.👏🏻
      I understand about originality, and especially because you have just returned, I’m sure that over time you will find yourself and your own voice and it will just happen naturally, the important thing is that you’re enjoying your experience with the blog now & I think it’s great that you look back and seing how ridiculous was all the energy you put into those concerns, right? That means you know that those things don’t really matter and don’t do anything for you.
      I wish you all the best with your blog and I’m sure that this time it will be even more wonderful for you ❤️✨🥰

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  18. Ahh, this post came at such a good time, Sofii 🥺. I’ve been taking “a sort of” break from blogging and blog-hopping and all that, but it’s been “a sort of” break because I still feel like I’m thinking about it all constantly 😅. What grounds me is 100% going back to my roots and reflecting on my intentions behind my blog. Even though it’s nice to be heard and to see it grow, it’s first and foremost and outlet to keep me sane haha. It’s counterproductive when I start to let it become the opposite of that 😅.
    It’s really comforting to read this post and the comments and to see that you and tons of other bloggers feel the pressure at times too. Your blog is such a positive space in the blogging community, so I hope that it always has that warm effect for, Sofii! Your writing also flows so nicely – I honestly forget that English isn’t your mother tongue at times 😅. I find it so impressive when people are fluent in more than language!
    Thank you for this wonderful post 😄💛.

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    1. Oh honey, I understand 100% what you mean, even though I love blogging for a million reasons, I also understand that it’s a super therapeutic activity, right? And if that is why you started, don’t forget it, as long as you enjoy it, it’s the most important thing and you have all my support, you know that! ❤️ & OMG, you’re the sweetest, your words mean a lot, because it’s super important to me that this is a mainly positive space for me and the others, so it makes me happy that you see it that way. 🥺🥺🥺
      Oh, thanks!! The fact that you tell me that you forget that English isn’t my first language is the best compliment, I work on it every day, though, but I’m more relaxed about it. 😊✨
      Thanks to you for stopping by and sharing your experience 🥰🥰

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  19. Fantastic post! It’s so tough just….letting myself not feel guilt about missing a post or not getting a book read in time and I get so caught up I forget this is not a job–it’s just a hobby! I don’t know why I feel so bad when there’s literally no one I’m letting down…. it’s weird how we got so wrapped up in our own heads about things.

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  20. This is such a great post! Thank you so much for sharing these tips and just being so open with your experience. Your blog is one of my favorites and I think you’re so amazing that it’s hard for me to remember that you are probably feeling so many of the same stresses that I am and I’m not alone! ❤ Sending hugs and love!

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    1. Aww, lovely, thanks to you for stopping by, it always makes me happy to see you in my comments! ❤️
      It’s really a pleasure for me to be able to share with each one of you, I think it’s super important that we support each other and know that we’re not alone. 🥰
      Love you! You’re one of my favorite bloggers and people in the community and a great inspiration, never forget how amazing you are! ✨🥺✨🥺

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  21. GOD I GET THIS POST SO MUCH. I feel pressure from blogging, and from real life too — as in I feel pressed for time while at school, which means that I can’t give as much attention to my blog as I’d like, and then I worry that my blog is crap because I see other people being amazing?? plus I think it’s just human nature to compare ourselves to other people sometimes, and we all deal/internalise that in different ways.

    i feel a lot of pressure, as a book blogger, that I should be reading as many books as other people, and sometimes, life just doesn’t let that happen!! as it is for lots of people!! I feel like the best way for me to deal with it is to remove myself from the situation and remember that right now, blogging is not my TOP priority. it takes some time for me to remember that a lot of the time because I’m sure we all get really swept up in blogging because we love it!!

    But for me, I remember that I’m a reader before I’m a blogger — that i love blogging about books bc i love READING them. and sometimes we all need a break from blogging to remember that. Now, whenever i feel the pressure i literally just get. away. from my computer, turn off the notifs and just get myself centred on my priorities!

    this was such a great post, I wish I had these kinds of tips from the beginning!!

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    1. Thank you SO much for sharing your experience with me and with all of us, that’s super valuable to me ❤️ & I definitely agree that comparing yourself to others is a human thing that we have to constantly struggle with.
      I think it’s great that you take a step back in those moments of stress and you can tell yourself that you need to prioritize other things before your blog. I think there’s a time for everything, you know? and sometimes the healthiest to me is to take one thing at a time and calmly.😊
      I adore what you say and I’m glad that you share it, I’m sure that it will be of help to those who read it.
      I wish you the best and I hope you have an incredible June 🥰✨

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      1. thank you so much, you too!! yeah I’ve felt that I’ve been blogging for quite a while now, and a few years in I’m now not as worried about it because I’ve been blogging for so long, but we all get it from time to time ❤ thank you for writing this post, it's super important

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  22. Great tips and a great post.Just started the journey and reading these words gives the courage to hold on,relax and continue to keep up the good work.Saving this one,so that I could read it again whenever needed. Thank you so much for sharing this 😍

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