It is no secret that I have been seriously slacking on my blog. As I look to get my blog back into full swing, I wanted to figure out what reasons stopped me from blogging in the first place. There is no excuse for the neglecting I have done, but I’m hoping that I can improve my blog this month by first looking at the reasons why I’ve become a terrible blogger…
Life got busy (the most obvious one)
Hey, full time college student over here! I know nearly every other blogger I follow is in school or works full time, so I have no excuse. But as soon as the semester started to enter full swing, my blog was unfortunately the first thing to go, activity wise. I love blogging and I think it is such a fun way to look back on my college adventures. But, blogging is still something I consider a hobby, and once other things got in the way, I wasn’t able to keep up.
I felt discouraged
I think everyone can relate to falling into the trap of comparing themselves to others. As I looked at all of my college blogger friends who work SO much harder than I do on their blogs, I felt discouraged because their posts are so good! There is definitely enough room in the blogging community for everyone, so I am confident that with the right amount of dedication I can revive my blog.
I was disorganized
The type a part of my personality hates ever admitting to being disorganized, but I definitely was when it came to my blog. I would sometimes plan posts by writing them in my planner, but I did not have a calendar dedicated to my blog. Now, I’m using an editorial calendar to plan blog and social media posts.
I really enjoy blogging and it was not something I wanted to give up on altogether. Now that I’ve identified the issues that led me to stop blogging, I’m hoping that it will be easier to get back into the swing of things!