Today, I’m going to talk about the pros and cons of blogging: what makes being part of this world so great, but also the (real) downsides.
PRO:The sense of community within the blogging world is so great and so comforting. I feel as if I’ve known bloggers for forever, even after doing something as simple as commenting on their post or featuring them as a guest on my blog! This community for me has always been very supportive and happy – I know that if I’m having a rough day or I’m having blog issues, I can ask for help and receive great advice, making new friends along the way!
CON: I will definitely feel some pressure from time-to-time related to blogging and keeping up with regular posts. Discussing a post with followers/readers and in the end not being able to deliver content on time is always so upsetting! I see other bloggers that post daily – sometimes twice a day! – and I feel stuck. Am I supposed to be doing that too? Is that how to make my blog better? At the end of the day, I have to tell myself why I blog in the first place – to talk about things and people I love, to share stories and give advice, and meet new people! If posting once or twice a week is what I can do and what I can contribute, okay! Ultimately, I want to make someone laugh, make someone’s day a little brighter, or make someone smile. As corny as that sounds, its true! I can accomplish why I blog and make someone’s day a little brighter even if Always, S sees just two posts a week when my to-do list off of the blog is sky high.
PRO: While sometimes the commitment to a blog is overwhelming, because it is so consistent, I apply some blogging techniques to my everyday life. Blogging has improved my time management skills tremendously and its great to be committed to something long-term! Accountability also ties in with commitment because at the end of the day, I have to go back and interact with many bloggers in Facebook groups. These groups give me the great opportunity to find new favorite blogs and relate to other writers, some from a city close by! (To find out more about these groups, read my bio and contact me!)
PRO: Finally, similar to what I talked about with commitment to blogging, writing for Always, S has made me grow as a writer but also as an individual. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about what it takes to be a consistent and committed writer! And I can only
go grow up from here 🙂
What have you learned through blogging? What are the pros and cons of blogging? Let me know!