The Discussion Post – Picking Up After A Bad Blogging Week

 

So this week was a bad week for me in terms of blogging, it was half term week in Scotland so my boss had taken the week as annual leave to spend with her kids, which meant it was just me in the office. I mean there was support around me so if I had questions there were other senior members of staff to go to, but the way the organisation is structured into categories, and then commodities, means that when my boss is off it’s just me looking after our 4 contracts and doing all the day-to-day work around them, and this week was a particularly busy week, so by the time I got back from the office the last thing I wanted to do was turn the laptop on and blog, I just wanted to make some dinner and curl up in bed. I’d been ill the previous weekend as well so I didn’t even have my regular posts scheduled for the week, my only output was a review I’d written and scheduled a couple of weeks ago.

Especially with being new to blogging I felt really bad about basically posting nothing during the week but I just didn’t have the energy to post anything.Β I spent yesterday just chilling out, binge watching Scandal and just refueling my batteries, which is why this post is a day late. Today has been a much more productive blogging day, I’ve typed up two of my reviews which are scheduled to be published in the coming week, I’ve written this post andΒ I’m planning on writing and scheduling some of my regular posts for the week too.

Do you ever have bad blogging weeks where you just can’t post as much as wanted to? If you’re an established blogger does not posting as often as you’d like bother you more now or when you were first starting out? Do you have any advice for dealing with weeks like this? Let me know in the comments!

Sarah

 

14 Comments

  1. At least you could bounce back and continue on. πŸ™‚ Hope this week is less stressful!

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    1. The beginning of the week was a bit stressful but I had Friday off work so I’m staying with a friend having a nice relaxing long weekend.

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  3. That does sound like a rough week! I hope the upcoming one is less stressful for you. πŸ™‚

    I find scheduling ahead helpful. Sometimes I’m too busy or tired or ill to write new content, but I usually have posts scheduled two or three months in advance, so I don’t have to worry about it. I also have a co-blogger, so she can pick up my slack if I’m busy. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks! The end of this week in particular has been much less stressful, I’m staying with a friend for a long weekend. He’s currently working so I’ve some time to do a bit of blogging whilst drinking coffee and eating cake :}

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  4. It doesn’t bother me now though it used to. I got to a stage where blogging began to feel like work I was putting so much pressure on myself, so I realised I had to be careful or I’d end up giving up altogether. Now if I begin to feel like I’m behind, I just stop blogging for a week or two until I’ve built up a little stock of posts again. And you know what? Most of my followers don’t even notice I’ve gone! πŸ˜‰ But the ones who do notice understand that we can’t be super-bloggers all the time… πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! I think I’ll be alright going forward, I think it was because I was so new to this I was more concerned than I probably should be.

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  5. I say don’t sweat the blog stuff — we all have real lives and know how it goes sometimes. Your readership gets it! Sorry to hear that things have been so chaotic lately! When I decide to return to blogging after a bit of a slump (I have had LOTS of them), I tend to start back up a little slower just so I can take my time falling back into a rhythm. And I usually try to get a week’s worth of posts staged and ready before I officially “return” although even that I don’t stress too much over.

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    1. Thanks! I think it was just because this is so new to me I didn’t want people to think I’d just given up. But you’re right everyone reading has a life too and they’ll get it when there are periods where I can’t write as often as others.

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  6. Yeah, I’m just returning from a 3-week (unplanned) hiatus. Sometimes, life gets in the way, whether it’s work, kids, health, or something else entirely.
    I’ve been absent from my blog before and the worst thing is having a load of unanswered comments. That always gets me. People took time to comment on my posts and I never answered? I usually take care of that first. However, sometimes you just can’t deal with everything AND also create new content, so it’s a tough decision.

    I usually offer a small explanation saying why I was away – though that’s by no means necessary, especially if the reasons were personal! – and then carry on as usual. You don’t OWE your readers anything – blogging is a hobby and if someone unfollows you because you took some much needed time off, I say good riddance. πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll find your groove again! Happy blogging.

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    1. Thank you! I’m really pleased that the responses to this post. Everyone has pointed out that sometimes things happen and that our readers are people with lives too so they get it. I think being quite new to it I almost forgot that and was concerned that anyone who had started following me would just give up if I hadn’t posted in a week.

      Thanks for the reply!

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  7. Sometimes life gets in the way, and that’s okay. The important thing is to remember that your blog isn’t a job and sometimes it has to take a backseat to other things. We all understand that!

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    1. Thanks, it’s definitely something I’ll remember going forward, that readers will get it and I don’t need to stress it.

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