This thing called ‘Blogging’ can be exciting, time-consuming and recently, I’ve added ‘mystical’ to the list. Read on to know why.
More often than not, I’ve got a gazillion and one topics on my mind to share. I didn’t think it would be so. It was exactly three months yesterday that I published my first post. I was so apprehensive taking that first step. I had prepared that first topic ten days before publish day but was so scared to tap that button. Questions like, “What if I run out of topics? ” kept swimming in my front view and I just wanted to close my laptop and forget about the whole journey. I kicked off anyway and today I keep wondering how holding back would have been so depressing. I found out, one of my greatest fear (running out of topics) didn’t happen as I found myself having ideas almost every time, everywhere, especially during shower time.
So two days ago, I thought hard how I wanted to say thank you to my readers. That was a no-brainer! All of a sudden, the ‘blog-zilla’ perfectionist in me started showing its ugly head. I started focusing on things I’d still not perfected yet. (Awwww, you thought my blog’s perfect? Still a work in progress, hun.) I got angrier until I lost the special thank you piece I was about writing down. Frustrated, I decided to let that go. I told myself I was going to take a day off just resting. No blogging! No working out!
No chores!Who am I kidding?! The last option was not in my power so I still did chores. I got back on my computer and I just went blank. Abracadabra! Just like that! I thought real hard what I was about to write. I went through my blog planner but the words weren’t just coming to me. I was horrified. My fear has caught up with me. I stared at the computer for minutes and not one word came to my head. I looked at my blog planner, I’ve got topics to talk about but I just couldn’t birth it into my blog. So I took a step back. Had another day off which was yesterday. The ‘blog-zilla’ I know, would have tried to publish something yesterday to atleast mark my three-month milestone in blogging. But I had to go with my intuition this time and just lean back and relax.
Why am I saying this? Sometimes we work, work, work (can’t say this phrase without twerking lightly and thinking of Rihanna! Lol. I’m sure you did the same.) until we exhaust ourselves. In as much as we want to excel in whatever we are doing, sometimes it’s just very necessary to throw your feet up and just relax (I’m looking at you, my husband and kids. A mommy’s day out will do). It helps you evaluate. Re-evaluate. Appreciate. Rejuvenate. You come back all charged and motivated. I now know my mind went blank because I just needed the rest. I rested (blog-wise) eventually. And I’m okay now, hence musing about my ‘writer’s block’ episode.
Are you always over working yourself? If you do that, no matter how much you enjoy what you are doing, you won’t be so productive. Take some time out, relax. That could be all you need to get back your creative juices flowing.
I just want to take time to really say thank you to all my readers. It’s 3 months already! With almost 20,000 page views! Yayyyy! Can you believe it? I didn’t even have faith in myself that I would last up to two weeks. The limits we put on ourselves! Gademmit! I am still saving the story on my blogging fears for my six months or one year anniversary.This blogging journey is an eye opener for me. You can actually do what you love to do. The only person hindering you is YOU! So I’m adding one thing to serve you better…wait for it…..*drum roll*… An Instagram handle!!! (Uh sorry, you expected some cash? Lemme tell you soh’m! You ain’t seen noh’m! I will do cash give aways someday! Harllerluryar!) Thank you so much and keep reading and COMMENTING!
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You! Yes, you! You need some rest. Have you ever been in positions like this when your body literally shuts down to tell you, “no more!” ? Let’s talk at the comment section.
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