Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blah, Blah, Blah. (Question of the Day)

I've been meaning to sit down and write a post for a week. But, really, it's only for the sake of writing a post. I really have nothing to talk about. Life is moving along.
Do you ever feel that pressure? Like you are supposed to write something on your blog on a regular basis or you're letting your readers down? (Ha! What readers?)
I know you've (my readers) dwindled and perished due to lack of interest or material.
I need to get over my need to please. I keep telling myself this blog is for me, and no one else, but let's face it, that's simply not true.
I am a little self indulgent on here, though. I basically get on here and whine and blab all my drama, and expect you to leave me happy, supportive, loving comments.
If this blog really was just for me, or for my journal, or just for posterity's sake, then I wouldn't care about my traffic, or my comments. Heck, if that were the case, I'd probably just go private.

I can't stand the idea of going private. I don't know why...I guess I like the attention.
But, I just can't stand the pressure...and the drama that goes along with blogging.

So, my questions for you is....how do you cope with the pressure? Some of you post everyday. And you never seem to run out of material.

I know some of you just write a bunch all at once and schedule it out, and I've done that in the past, but lately, I can't seem to find time to even sit down at my computer to read my email, let alone write something.

I feel like creatively, I've been completely bled dry. I'm sapped.
Although, I did just write a song last week, and I'm really kind of excited about it, because I think it's pretty darn good!
But, word-wise, I'm fresh out.

How do you keep up with your blogs? Do you schedule it in your day, so you have the time? Do you use the post ahead feature? How do you find things to write about?


tiburon said...

I have found that the more I think about what I can possibly post the less I can come up with.

I just let life happen - and that is what I blog about.

Although I do have a few "regular" posts that I do -like Things I May or May Not Have Said This Week and Butt Itchers and stuff...

Just keep being you - and don't feel the pressure. Blog when you feel like it.

I visit when you post :)

Motherboard said...

I think that when you become so concerned with what you're going to post about your life, you have a tendency to forget to LIVE your life. (i say you when i mean me)

Just live life and quit worrying about us. You have told me some of the posts that rumbling around in your brain-- and they are FANTASTIC. Just write those.

Kristina P. said...

Thanks for posting my button, first of all, my friend!!

And I don't really know the answer. I sort of burned out a while ago, which is why I only post once a week. But I do pack a lot of stuff in.

Garden of Egan said...

I don't have anything regular. If I think of something I'll post it.
If not, oh well.
I enjoy when you post and I like the randomness of your ideas.
That's how we think isn't it?
Do what feels comfortable for you.

There are a lot of blogs I read and will post. Most of the time there isn't a response back. That's OK.
You probably have a lot more readers than you realize.

Blogging isn't what is important anyway, your kids, hubby and you are what is important.

You are awesome. Don't stress. I would like to hear the song you wrote last week. That would bleed my brain dry till the Millenium.

Jillybean said...

I'm having quite a blogging dry spell myself. I've started several posts then decided that they were stupid and never finished them.
I usually wait for my kids to do something funny/cute/clever, but they've been exceedingly boring lately.
But sometimes that's a good thing.

Heather said...

Don't be sad! I love to read your blogs :) I gave up a while ago on trying to blog any certain amount per day/week/month, as well as trying to write for an audiance. Just be you, and we will still read :D

<3 Heather

Erin said...

Since I have BlogHer ads on my sidebar, I'm supposed to post a minimum of once a week. What pressure! (And for pennies, really.) I have been noticing that I feel bad when I write a post that I would think is boring if I read it myself. But that's dumb too! I am feeling like I am going to start changing the way I write posts, and it may change my readership. And I am fine with that, as long as my favorite blog friends stick around :)

(I haven't proofread what I just wrote, but I'm pretty sure it sounded bumbling and didn't make much sense. Oh well.)

Julie said...

I post when I feel it and don't worry about pleasing anyone but me. I don't have enough readers to worry about, but the few who stick around are always excited for a post. Maybe that the key to popularity - rare postings! :)

Wonder Woman said...

Sometimes I feel the pressure to blog frequently. Mostly because I like seeing that I have a new message in my inbox. (SO DUMB.)

But I've finally gotten to the point that I can just write what I want to write about. My computer is in my large living room, between the main living area and kitchen. I pass by it a million times a day. I'm at it a lot in between chores and running around. It's easy for me sit for a minute then get up. Though honestly, I do it WAY too often.

Lately a lot of my posts have stemmed from the posts of others. I'll write something of my own instead of hijacking the comments.

Just write what you want, when you want. Don't let yourself feel pressured. I think it's great that you're busy and living life.

Lara said...

Occasionally I have to take a computer break, and I do it more often now than I used to. Not sure why.

Anyway, when I'm away from the computer I'll have so many ideas for posts...kind of like what Motherboard said. I keep a little notebook in my purse (not just for blogging ideas) so I'll usually jot down a few things here and there.

And then I will go on a writing rampage and schedule a bunch of posts all at once. You can tell I've done that a lot lately. I'll not blog for several days (but I have to once a week because of BlogHer) and then it will be every day for a bit because I scheduled a bunch. :)

Just live your life, blog when you can. We'll still be here.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I confess, I let the pressure get to me...sometimes. Despite my best effort. It's hard not to get caught up in it all.

My best advice, just be you. Don't feel like you have to entertain us. As much as I like all those entertaining posts out there, it's the people that are sharing their story, that make me feel less alone in this big world.

As for my own posting. I go through dry spells of my own. I think that's normal. Like others..I do keep a notebook handy and make notes as I think of things I want to share.

(Sorry for the Super Long Comment)

Mikki said...

I don't post as much these days either, for the very same reason. I just can't think of anything to write. I feel much the same as you do. Wish I got more comments, but then I think I'm silly and shallow. Don't want to go private either.
Anyway, I don't usually schedule anything ahead. Sometimes I do, you know if I think up what I think are two really great posts in one day, then I'll post one and save the other for a few days. Obviously, I'm also one of those unpopular girls who the popular girls are just being nice to;(Although, I really consider you to be one of the popular ones) and my advice is probably silly since I don't get much blog traffic and thus not much pressure to post! LOL (Did that make any sense?)