Are Bloggers Getting Stressed?


This post is by Lauren of A Typical Atypical

I love reading blogs. I love writing my blog. Each and every blog I read is by an interesting, intelligent and beautiful person who knows themselves and their subject matter through and through. Some are personal blogs, full of anecdotes and stories, whilst others prioritise news stories, informative articles and individual content. Some of these blogs write a post each and every day, whilst others only update once a week, or less. The point really is that I love every blog equally that I follow, and would continue loving no matter how regularly they update.

The thing is, however, that not everyone who reads blogs is like me. Amber, who writes Forever Amber, Shoeperwoman and The Fashion Police (amongst others) has numerous trolls, complaints and thinly veiled insults when she gives herself a well deserved break or goes on holiday. Plenty of other successful blogs get slated for taking time off, despite that fact that everyone is allowed to take time off every now and then, and that as far as I know blogging doesn’t have to stick to a strict schedule unless they want to. Although others would argue differently, not posting everyday isn’t an automatic ticket into the blogging county jail.

This pressure is probably one of the factors that has led to a worrying epidemic of bloggers having to consciously take time off from blogging, because the pressure to post regular fascinating tidbits is getting too much. Even if no one has said anything at all about the regularity of their posting, more and more of my blogging pals are getting stressed by the expectation that they will blog every day, and by the intensely high expectations that they have of themselves and their blogging routines. As blogging becomes more socially acceptable and ever more common, we seem to be opening ourselves up to social and personal stress that make us lose the pure enjoyment of blogging.

As Erin from Work With What You’ve Got says, “I feel like I need to be blogging 5 days a week so that I remain relevant, so that I can keep my current readers and commenters, who are one of the high points of each day”. Back in the beginning of blogging, before people were really reading, Blogging was juts a form of self-expression, an online diary if you will, and readers and commenters were never part of it. Now that us bloggers are well and truly in the public sphere, with people who care about what we have to say, a whole set of new pressures has come to mind. She continues “I also feel that if I post more often, I will gain more traffic and more readers, but I'm not sure to what end. I don't advertise. I don't seem to be a big target for companies doing give-aways or contests. I just have such a desire to be READ and I feel like the only way to do that is to post and post often”. I too understand this point of view – it is so easy to become obsessed with viewing figures and comments numbers that you can’t stop checking them – plus with fashion bloggers there is that never-mentioned pressure to keep finding new and exciting to ways to wear outfits.

I can’t stress (pun intended!) just how sad this makes me. Blogging is beautiful, full of wonderful people – it is something to be enjoyed and not forced. Spontaneous writing is almost always better than the sort of stuff you sit down and type out because you have to – it sparkles more, the people reading the blog enjoy it more, and you feel refreshed and revitalised once it is sent out into the blogosphere. If you don’t want to write, don’t. We can’t tell you off for it, and I hope most of us wouldn’t dare to presume that we could. One person who has come to terms with the fact that blogging was starting to become a pressure not a pleasure is Diana from Smiles Go With Everything. In her words “It was getting to the point where it was becoming a chore for me, as opposed to something I enjoyed doing”. She made the decision to consciously back down – and her refreshing attitude is that “My stats have gone down, but that doesn't really bother me that much. I'm still writing about things I love, and I still have a sense of community with my readers. I would love to spend more time on the blog, but I also like having a life outside of blogging, and there's only so many hours in a day. Sometimes something has to give”. Maybe more of us need to start thinking like this.

Remember – people will only enjoy your blog as long as you still love it, and getting stressed won’t help anyone – and can make your life miserable. Always bear in mind that you have to come first – and if your readers don’t understand then you probably don’t want them hanging around anyway. Breathe, and relax.

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  1. chandraisgreat

    omg what a great article! I am currently going through this right now. I never meant to go on a break from my blog but I moved into a new burrough and it took awhile to get adjusted and get internet hooked up and now that I am able to blog I still feel like I must explain where I have been and where some of my relevance has gone. I am so glad to see that I am not alone or just being egotistical. My stats are not that high but seeing them drop was really a dagger in my heart just adding more stress and pressure to my situation. I love writing my blog and i will continue to do so after I clear my mind a little, I think then it will go back to a joy instead of an obligation.

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    • Jennine

      blogging while moving is so hard…it took a month to get internet connection at home, and i don’t care what they say about internet cafes…they’re horrible places to try to get any work done!

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  2. Alicia

    “Remember – people will only enjoy your blog as long as you still love it, and getting stressed won’t help anyone – and can make your life miserable”

    I feel the same way. Blogging shouldn’t be a chore and when it becomes one, content, no matter what it is, will suffer.

    Allow yourself some breathing room. Your real readers will still be there.

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  3. LPC

    It’s almost as though we, as bloggers, should establish a shared policy around taking breaks. Maybe a consistent terminology too, one that doesn’t involve self-deprecation. We’re little magazines and we don’t have staffs:).
    .-= LPC´s last blog ..Why Do They Call Paris "The City Of Light?" =-.

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  4. Retro Chick

    What a wonderful post!
    I know I feel very stressed sometimes. My blog is part of my business, and once I committed to trying to post daily 5 days a week I felt that it was really important to stick to it.

    It’s difficult because we don’t have staff like magazines! The longest holiday I’ve taken in 2 years is about 3 or 4 days over Christmas!
    .-= Retro Chick´s last blog ..Happy Bank Holiday Weekend and Free Stuff Alert! =-.

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    • Jennine

      omg same here… i’m starting to get help for my blogs, but even then its still all the other things besides posting that keeps me busy. blogging is serious work!

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  5. lisa

    I recently took a hiatus from blogging for a lot of reasons, but one of them was the fact that I was genuinely stumped about what to post for that week. That was when I realized I probably needed a break. I don’t want to post just for the sake of posting if I don’t feel strongly about the content.
    .-= lisa´s last blog ..MIA This Week =-.

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  6. Violet Revolution

    This is a great post as sometimes you just need reassurance that you’re not alone in feeling stressed. I know I feel better after reading this as it’s hard at times for me to juggle the blog and other priorities (family, friends, etc. PLUS finding time to relax..ha!), and have wondered if it’s just me.
    .-= Violet Revolution´s last blog ..Deals and Events This Weekend =-.

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  7. jennifer

    This is a wonderful article! I completely agree with everything but I know I have to relax more. Its great advice and I know there are plenty of days where I’m just too tired to write anything. Then I promply beat myself up for not wanting to write or not being witty enough! I must relax more!!
    .-= jennifer´s last blog ..Only Wednesday?!?!? =-.

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  8. Eli

    I felt like this a while back – and really got the sense that I was spreading myself thin posting five days a week! I was working 40 hrs a week, and starting grad school, not to mention a personal life. I decided to post once, one in a blue moon two times a week. I focused on the quality of my photos, and it has been the best desicion I have ever made with my blog.

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  9. Ashe Mischief

    You know, I feel like for the past 6 months I’ve been perpetually apologizing for my blog & online persona– for not posting as much as I used to, for not commenting as much as I used to, for not being as around on Twitter as I have been… and to be honest, I’m just completely and utterly burned out. Part of it is from being burned out in my real life day job, and that carries over & affects my blog– I’m too burned out when I come home to blog, to be creative, to be inspired.

    And I feel like I just haven’t been really honest with myself, or with others, about that.
    .-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..Finance & the Fashion Blogger: “Haul Videos” =-.

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  10. Christina of Profresh Style

    I too, can relate to this article as I’ve just posted about taking a mini-hiatus from my blog. It’s not neccesarily the pressure of having to write, but more like my real-life has taken over and my paid job comes into play. I don’t get paid to blog, I blog because I enjoy it. But once I feel it becoming a job, I definitely will retire from it.

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  11. Kristina | Pretty Shiny Sparkly

    As a full-time medical student AND fashion blogger, this post is totally relevant to me – but fortunately I don’t quite (how should I say..) “let myself” have this problem. Yet.(LOL)
    Oddly, I am almost totally on the polar opposite spectrum – I know and have read that posting frequently is one key to blogging success, but I worry about burnout. I myself can get overwhelmed when my Google Reader or Bloglovin counts soar in the hundreds – and then I just mark all as read and give up. 😉

    So, actually, I actively try not to post all that often…is that weird? I post maybe two or three times a week, max. One, because I don’t have time, and two, because I worry about my hundreds of email subscribers and even more RSS subs who will have their inboxes and RSS readers flooded. Plus, I feel like when there isn’t a new post each day, the less frequent visitors get the time to come by, see the new post, comment if they feel like it, but really absorb it, rather than skim.

    I could be totally off in my methods, but maybe it’s just my rationalization enabling my time constraints! It wouldn’t be the first time!!!

    Really great article, I definitely *feel* the pressure, guess that I just choose to ignore it. 🙂

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  12. JESSU

    I try very hard to post everyday and it’s not easy, but I think I’m satisfied by the work ethic and sense of accomplishment. I think I’m only trying to get a certain type of readership, since starting the blog I’ve gone through various stages and now I’m at a point where I don’t mind less followers if it means that the followers I have really read my blog, comment, and like what they read.

    Burning out is normal though, I think negative comments are completely unnecessary in the blogosphere because we can just unsubscribe or not read. To take out the time to give unsolicited advice/criticism is plain silly.
    .-= JESSU´s last blog ..The Shopaholic’s Arch Enemy is Advertising? =-.

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  13. Asia

    What a great read! I’m a journalist turned blogger. I’m very new to blogging. Only 4 months, but it’s definitely a full-time job within itself. When I first started, I blogged a few times a week. Now, I blog about everyday, sometimes 2 posts a day. My posts are usually very short, expect for my interviews. I’m so obsessed with traffic and I really need to take a chill pill. Reading this post really helped. 🙂

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  14. Sonia Luna

    Great article! I just deleted all visible stat counters from my blog because I was getting a tad obsessed with seeing that number going up. I’m blogging for fun, I don’t have a schedule and only post if and when I feel like it, admittedly I don’t have many readers but it’s fine by me, I would hate for blogging to become an obligation in my life.
    .-= Sonia Luna´s last blog .. =-.

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  15. WendyB

    My blog is part of my job so there’s never any vacation. There’s never any vacation from my job either. If you have a small business, vacation is over. That’s for people at a big company. Anyway, I did stop posting every day. I posted once a day for a year and three months! But I’ve found people don’t have time to read things every day. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to get really involved in a post. So while it’s not as good for traffic to post 4 or 5 times a week, it’s great for interacting with people.

    When people post MULTIPLE times a day I definitely don’t read all their posts. I read a lot of blogs so generally I only have time to focus on one post from each. The multiple posting is probably great for traffic so if you need the traffic because you’re making money, proceed. But if you really want people to get involved with your blog because you value the interaction, a high number of posts might not be the best plan.
    .-= WendyB´s last blog ..On the Town: My Sex and the City 2 Peeps =-.

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    • holierthannow

      “My blog is part of my job so there’s never any vacation. There’s never any vacation from my job either. If you have a small business, vacation is over.”

      – YES! Sometimes I have little moments of regret that I got so serious about blogging because I do feel now that it’s a very important part of my consulting practice – in a tangential way that many people in my life cannot understand. “If the blog isn’t monetized then why … ??” – but the blog is a door into an important world for anyone who cares about branding, marketing, how people think, etc. and I want to keep that door open. It doesn’t work for me to just be an observer, a fly on the wall … for me, I learn from being actively involved.

      That being said, I have a hard and fast 3 posts a week schedule that keeps me sane.

      And further – and most importantly – the blog brings me so much joy! At the end of every post I feel so satisfied, and I love my readers!

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  16. Chinafashionblog

    Blogging should be relaxing! Its a shame its not like this for everyone
    .-= Chinafashionblog´s last blog ..Cute Shirt and Shoes on the Left =-.

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  17. Peter

    Ha! I can relate to this. I try look at my daily blog posts as a writing exercise. It’s like any other form of exercise: the more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes.

    Alas, this is not always true! LOL

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  18. Marchmusings

    As a new blogger I thought the pressure is mainly at the start since I have to build up my readership from scratch so my content has to be unique. So I’m surprised it exists even for seasoned bloggers. I blog about 5 times a week and try and keep weekends free.
    .-= Marchmusings´s last blog ..This is me # 13 – The woods are lovely =-.

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  19. Renee

    It doesn’t make sense to me why anyone should criticize anyone for not blogging. I’m new to the blogging world and love reading what others have to say. But there is a real world out there for all of us that can keep us busy.

    People need to just chill.
    .-= Renee´s last blog .. =-.

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  20. Eva

    Absolutely relevant post! I am juggling two degrees and a part time job and other uni obligations but I really really love my blog and things I blog about. There are not many events to dress up for here in this teeny weeny town of Christchurch so picking out outfts that are gorgeous and fashion forward while not overdressing is a chore. Then there is the rain and bad weather now… I think there are soo many things that make fashion blogging hard but at the same time, blogging is my get-away from all that! So yea, I do when when I need breather. It helps immensely if you just look at it a different way I guess. Getaway vs Chore.
    .-= Eva´s last blog ..The Dress-Up Soiree =-.

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  21. Franca (of Oranges and Apples)

    Great post! I know the feeling, and have taken a step back recently as well. I still post every day because I want a creative outlet, but I’ve started doing shorter posts, and more pictures. I used to try and do one substantial post a week, and would spend days and days thinking, and drafting and preparing. But my job has gone a bit mad recently, and it’s the holiday season, so I haven’t been able to. I’ve also stopped commenting as much (which I used to do at work, but am just too busy to now), and I didn’t even read anyone else’s posts for a few weeks recently. My stats have dropped, but I have to forget about that, because my blog is meant to be just for fun, so why am I treating it like a business? What is more sad is that I feel like I am losing touch with what is going on in the lives of other bloggers, who I’ve started thinking of as friends.

    I really like Wendy B’s point about interaction v. views! Definitely something to think about.
    .-= Franca (of Oranges and Apples)´s last blog ..Alex Gloves in cream =-.

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  22. Adele joanna

    Great post, I agree… I had a blog a couple of years back & I ended up quitting it because I left home and moved to university and it was way to much to deal with, but I always missed it. Started again this year now I am settled in & I had to start from the very beggining. The pressure is on when you see your hits going down because you haven’t post in 4 days haha!
    .-= Adele joanna´s last blog ..Polka Dotted =-.

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  23. Michelle Christina

    I guess it’s because personal blogs have (in some cases) replaced a lot of regularly updated sites that are contributed to and run by a team of people, in terms of resources fashion followers use for style inspiration.

    People expect the same frequency of updates as their previous resources, and thanks to the ~information anxiety age~, it causes some frantic energy to be emitted towards the blog owner.

    I can understand it, I get a little impatient when my favorite blogs are updated. But on the other hand, upon finding no updates at your favorite blog, a window of time has opened to check out something new! Maybe check their affiliates and do some exploring.
    .-= Michelle Christina´s last blog ..Don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going. =-.

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  24. Alterations Needed

    I tried doing the whole post 5 times a week thing, and I think it actually hurt my blog. I had 2 good meaty posts a week, and the rest was filler, just so I could say I had a post every day. I saw traffic and comment activity decrease.

    I think what happened was my blog’s front page got cluttered with not-so-great posts, which devalued my blog. Now I’m posting 2 meaty posts a week, and consolidating the filler posts into a Friday post, and it’s working much better. Traffic is slowly increasing, and I’m getting much more insightful comment activity.

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  25. Simply Luxurious

    Beautiful written and very honest. You are absolutely right – and this is true for anything – if we aren’t enjoying what we are doing, we will not produce a quality product. Lovely post.

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  26. Steff

    This post is for me as well. Blogging in itself doesn’t stress me out. But in my ‘real’ life, I’ve been super stressed out lately, which makes me not want to do anything when I’m home, and being too exhausted too blog in turn makes me more stressed. I’ve been thinking lately that I should refuse to look at my stats anymore so that I don’t feel stressed about not blogging. I already decided a couple months ago to not apologize for not posting the day before, as I have the right to blog on any schedule I’d like. Still, I’ve never taken more than two days off in a row from blogging. But I do feel like I need a holiday from all aspects of my life right now, so a blogging hiatus might not be too far off in the future. Though I tend to find stuff to post just when I’ve decided not to blog that day…
    .-= Steff´s last blog ..I’ll give you a star, so you know just where you are =-.

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  27. Thom

    I think if you don’t want to keep up at least a nominally regular posting schedule it’s hard to expect people to keep reading. That said, it all comes back to why you’re blogging. Hopefully you enjoy it.

    Personally, if I never met anyone else through blogging I’d consider it a great success. Having a place to write where people will read my writing is just a bonus at this point.

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  28. Tiffany

    Coming from a blogger that doesn’t update every single day, I can say that honestly, though I love reading the blogs I follow, I don’t always get to check them every day either. And if it feels like a chore, you probably shouldn’t update that day. Blogging is an expression of yourself, ideas, questions, etc and you should be able to do it on your time. Life is stressful enough without having to add another load on your shoulders!
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Daily Fashion Show: Jewels and Boots =-.

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  29. Vik

    i physically cant post every day, I work full time and have to drive to work an hour each way.. I try to comment and reply to every comment i get which at the start was easy but now that i get 35 comments plus a post its taking almost longer than writing the posts! I love blogging but it does stress me out, im worried if i dont reply to each and every comment then people will be annoyed or stop viewing my blog…

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  30. M

    saddly I tend to procrastinate a lot so part of my interest in posting every day is to bring a little discipline to an otherwise very flexible schedual among other things I try like walking at 5pm “sharp”
    but like Tiffany I don’t read every blog I follow every day, so blogging should follow your every day life to create balance not the other way around
    .-= M´s last blog ..new spin on sexy =-.

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  31. vinda

    thanks for the article. this is golden! this makes me think about things. i had been in such pressure too, but, like your suggestions, i let things flow and now, i’m back to the non-pressuring blogging routines. 🙂
    .-= vinda´s last blog ..release your inner flower child. =-.

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  32. Nikki Dee

    I don’t get paid to blog, so I don’t feel bad not posting every day. But I do feel bad if I don’t post in a couple of days, and it can be stressful especially at school or something. Also, if nothing is interesting in my life or if I have nothing interesting to say, that makes me feel like a bad blogger.

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  33. Michaela

    One of the things I find difficult is that I sometimes feel like I have two jobs – I have loads of ideas, but then in the day I have to do the day job, and then in the evening it’s the blog, so I don’t always have the time to add as many posts as I would like! But I totally love writing posts. When you write a blog you suddenly find inspiration everywhere – life suddenly becomes that much more colourful! If only I had the time get all my ideas down, still that’s life!

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  34. indiana

    HOLY COW. I needed this article. I needed it bad. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am pregnant and for my entire first trimester I did not at all feel like doing anything other than napping and hugging my toilet. There was no way in Hades that I was going to put on a face of make-up, brush my hair, and do style photos just for the sake of doing style photos. I used to post 10 times a week but I barely did one post a week the last three months. I stopped checking my stats for fear that I would be sad to see my numbers plummeting. I had sponsors (and still currently have one big one) but since January I have turned down almost all my giveaway and ad inquiries because I am no longer at a place where I feel comfortable committing to doing 7+ posts/ week (like in my good ‘ole days). I feel bad taking money to do my blog as a JOB when I can’t even commit to part-time hours to maintaining it.

    I still can’t shake the guilt even though this week I’ve finally been able to get back to my regular posting schedule (nine posts this week- holla!).

    Other things that I feel guilty about letting slide? My lack of participation on this site, Weardrobe, Chictopia, Lookbook, Lucky, Wardrobe_Remix, and not leaving comments on the blogs that I used to always comment on. I feel like I’m dropping the ball on a major part of this world.

    On the upside, limiting myself to only checking my stats once or twice/ month has been oddly very freeing. And though I’ve seen a slight dip in my numbers, they’re still way higher than when I first started. And when I first started, I just did Adored Austin for the fun of it and I never expected anyone other than my close friends and family to read my site. Keeping that in mind puts it all in perspective. I’m finding that when I work from my own schedule out of love and creativity (versus obligation) and when I use fun as my motivation (instead of guilt) my blog doesn’t feel like work, ever.
    .-= indiana´s last blog ..Let’s mutually stalk each other all over the internet. =-.

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  35. Ondo Lady

    I totally subscribe to the notion that you should only write when you want to. I would rather read a vbrant post that has been written out of pleasure rather than one that has been hashed out because the blogger pressured to do so.
    .-= Ondo Lady´s last blog ..Disappearing Acts =-.

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  36. alecto

    whenever i start to feel as if things are becoming too stressful with my blog, i disappear for a few days. i also ignore my cell phone, turn off my tv and shut down my computer. best. feeling. ever.

    i’ve been writing on and off since 2008 and my outlook on blogging has not changed. i use it as a form of creative expression and not much else. i refuse to be grouped/typecasted as some sort of fashion blog wherein i feel like it really isn’t. if 10 people are coming to my page and saying,”nice [insert article of clothing here]” i usually don’t respond. it’s not worth my time. i talk to others and expect the same, not some mindless drivel in the form of a compliment. ick.

    but, then again, my goal has never been to garner attention/comments. i suppose keeping that mindset has guarded me from the pressure so many others are feeling. i just don’t want it. if you like what i do, good. if not, i could care less. if you really want to be entertained, go read a magazine.

    the truly unfortunate part is that i’ve only come to that conclusion this year. i wish we could go back to where blogging was just fun, not full of people who want to become famous/rich/brag, etc. but such is life.

    i enjoy reading your blog, by the way. so keep doing what you do best!
    .-= alecto´s last blog ..j’aime mieux que tu m’aimes =-.

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  37. eyeliah

    Very timely for me considering how STRESSED I have been, lol. I set an impossibly high standard that I can no longer keep up with. Recently I had to cut back quite a bit.

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  38. roni

    I definitely feel you on this. shamless plug I don’t like amber from fashionpolice.net. anyway I feel like we should have a national bloggers week where all bloggers take a rest and enjoy the breeze. I went to puerto rico last week and I found myself rushing posts so that I would stay current throughout my 5day stay. Pretty crazy now that I reflect on it.
    .-= roni´s last blog ..Han Cholo =-.

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    • Amber

      I’m not quite sure why you feel the need to tell everyone how much you dislike me, Roni, but I guess your comment proves that even other bloggers will sometimes go out of their way to make the whole thing harder.

      Great post, Lauren – I would say more, but I’m new here, and not feeling particularly welcome 🙂

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    • Lauren

      Hi Roni

      I am glad you liked this article. I just want to check, you aren’t dissing Amber are you? I really hope I’m not getting trolls on a post that is meant to be about trolls being pointless!

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      • Amber

        Ah, I get it now! Roni and I once had a run-in which I had completely forgotten about, but which she is apparently still carrying a grudge over. Old drama, but as I said, a good example of the less pleasant side of blogging (and ironic on a post about blogging and stress!). Apologies to IFB for this being dragged over here – it was long forgotten on my part, so I was just a bit thrown to find myself being commented about in that way.

  39. Pearl Westwood

    Well said!! Most of us can’t blog every single day, as it isn’t actually our job! I think the delete button is worth its weight in gold when you get an arsehole commet. You just have to focus on the nice ones and know that people who genuinely like your blog will totally understand if you need a time out. I recently lost one follower when I had been away at a conference for work, and stated to panic but then all the welcome back messages from my true readers reminded me why I was doing this – because I enjoy it!!!

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  40. Lauren

    This is such an excellent post. I love this line: “it sparkles more, the people reading the blog enjoy it more, and you feel refreshed and revitalised once it is sent out into the blogosphere.” It’s so easy to get hung up on stats and commentts etc but what you say is so true. Every blogger has to put their personal life first. Thanks for putting this wonderful post into the blogosphere and reminding us to breathe:)

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  41. Amber @ Ambersmouthwash

    This really really hit home for me. Because, I have been getting stressed! Thank goodness I have wise readers who brought me back down to the original reason of why I started a blog in the first place: because it’s something I love. It’s so easy to get caught up “needing” the newest shoe or trend… or trying to keep up with the Rumi’s or the Jane’s of the bloggersphere. But that isn’t what fashion blogging should be about.

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  42. julia

    I wish I would have seen this post earlier; I am going on vacation, and was already starting to get worked up about being away and how to work triple time now to queue posts!

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  43. Leia

    Blogging stresses me out! I don’t feel pressured to post … I could post 2-3 times a day and I have to force myself to space out my posts. BUT I feel pressured to comment on everyone’s blog who commented on mine, only because I think it’s polite, but it takes up so much time and I start feeling guilty until it’s done!
    .-= Leia´s last blog ..Tea Party =-.

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  44. The Greyest Ghost

    This article is so timely for me, it’s not even funny! In the last month or two, I’ve had quite a few family things come up at once including an aunt pass away, left town a few times, and started a new freelance job. I just did not want to sit and write. Unless I went to a huge event that I felt needed prompt, and extensive coverage (which happened only like, twice), I did not blog much at all. I missed posting about quite a few great, but smaller events that I now feel weird about going back to. I’m still working on the proper angle for my “back log” of posts, some of which are things that happened way back in april and may! But just this weekend I wrote a spontaneous post that I was in love with that made me remember why I do this. I think taking a break can actually help a lot!
    .-= The Greyest Ghost´s last blog ..Street Style- Allison =-.

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  45. sexshop

    Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Cheers

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