Confession: I can’t blog when I’m not happy or stressed out.
This took me a while to figure out. I used to be so focused on being a consistent poster. Unfortunately, poor time management means I don’t usually have many posts scheduled in advance. I don’t know how some bloggers schedule posts for their blogs three months in advance. They’re like super bloggers. I can barely schedule posts three days ahead of time!
Anways, I find it hard to find the motivation to write posts when I’m just not in the mood. Before, I would just throw some random stuff together and call it a post. Stupid me believed in quantity over quality. Yeah, not smart. I end up regretting writing all those posts, but to be honest, I feel too guilty to delete them now.
So when am I not in the mood to blog? When am I just not feeling it? It’s usually when I’m stressed out (usually about school) or unhappy (usually something to do with school). To be honest, I think it’s sometimes less about being stressed or unhappy, but about how I cope with feeling those two horrible emotions. As much as a stress reliever blogging can be (hence why I’m writing this post), it’s not always something that makes me very happy. At least not when I feel like I can’t post quality content.
And let’s face it, blogging takes time. It’s not just something that takes a few minutes. It can eat your time up. And as much fun I have blogging, when I’m not in the mood, I’d rather do something else with my limited free time. I’d rather read or watch TV or watch YouTube videos or something along those lines. I guess it’s just even though blogging is like a hobby, sometimes it feels like a job, a fun one, but still a job. It’s not exactly something I’d do to destress. In fact sometimes, I think it might give me some more stress.
Can you blog when you’re not in the mood?