Is anyone else struggling with the commitment of writing a regular blog post?
When I started blogging I found it exhilarating and liberating to share my experiences and thoughts with imaginary people.
Blogging gave me new-found confidence, it gave me a voice in the wilderness and when people started responding to my posts I felt validated and accepted.
The discipline of writing regular blog posts keeps me accountable to continue facing truths and gives me courage to be open and honest.
But somehow along the way I got caught up in the thrill of the ride and started to lose sight of why I started blogging.
The last little while I’ve struggled with writing posts and this has bothered me. Writing shouldn’t be a chore, but thanks to my insecurities I started to make it one.
The problem was I started anticipating what people might be interested in reading rather than writing about things I wanted to say. I started seeking articles about successful blogging and attracting readers. I tried to write blogs about topics that I didn’t relate to only to scrap them in frustration.
The truth is I temporarily lost my focus on why I write a blog, which is to accept myself for the person I am not to accumulate likes or be popular.
So at the risk of being self-indulgent I will continue to write from the heart about things that matter to me, which I apologise in advance may or may not be interesting to anyone else.
I will return to treating my blog as an online journal that I share with my blogging friends.
Blogging gives me courage to face the challenge of accepting what is, to let go of what was, and to have confidence in what will be.
For me that is enough.