Ah, November is here. How is this year passing by so fast? I’ve been painfully aware of my dwindling stats on here over the past 2 months. I haven’t been around as much, so it makes sense but still bothers me a lot. At some point over the past few weeks, I started to think about quitting, since I was drowning in work and personal stuff. As much as I didn’t want to miss out on the blogging world, real world took precedence. Blogging has been a hobby that has become a whole second job – it takes a lot of time and effort to keep a blog running even though the monetary returns are nil.
So why didn’t I quit?
This is my safe space
I don’t like being vulnerable with people. I know it’s terrible but I just can’t bring myself to tell people around me about all the crazy things that go on in my head. This blog has been my safe space to share the sad, the vulnerable and the crazy thoughts I have. It’s gotten me through my anxiety ridden days of COVID. I feel safe sharing my experiences in this (mostly) judgement free space. I also love when people relate and share their own experiences – makes me feel less weird.
All the amazing people I’ve met on here
It is the amazing bloggers on here that got me addicted to blogging and while some are not so active on here anymore, there are new friends who’ve joined my list of cheerleaders. I didn’t think that I’d make good friends on here but there are a bunch of bloggers that I try to keep in touch with through other mediums. These friends have been so supportive of my journey on here and in general. They are a big reason I haven’t quit. I really hope to meet them in person in the future.
A hobby that isn’t just a hobby
Blogging is a hobby and probably one of the few hobbies that I have stuck out with. While it takes as much work as a full time job, I still feel like putting in that work. I used to write a lot when I was younger but lost that part of me during my corporate job days only to rediscover it during lockdown 1.0. I love that I have a hobby that I am addicted to and find hard to quit on. I may not be very good at it but I still love writing.
I love blogging and I am going to keep at it. I know a lot of people have been struggling to keep up with blogging especially with life going back to almost normal. I see a lot of my favourite bloggers not being active or taking a hiatus. While I totally support taking a break from time to time – I hope this post inspires a few to not give up on blogging. I know it’s hard for me to keep up these days but I’m going to manage my time better and start on this blogging 2.0 journey. Hope you’ll join me on this journey too. ♥️
PS: Sam and I were chatting recently on Telegram and I had this random thought to start a Telegram group for blogger friends. We can find bloggers to collaborate with/guest posts and in general discuss ideas and share our posts with each other on there. It will also be a great way to motivate each other through writer’s blocks. It won’t be a very big group – just a close knit blogging group. Do let me know if you like the idea and I’ll make the group and share the link with you. 🙂
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