5 Thoughts I Regularly Have As A Disorganized Blogger

From having posts scheduled for the next 2 weeks to forgetting it is my scheduled day to post – I have become a super disorganized blogger over the past few months. I’m literally writing this post after realizing that my posting time today has passed (I usually post on Tuesdays & Thursdays). With life returning to normal post the pandemic, it has gotten harder to juggle my work, life, blog, and doing nothing time (this is probably what I spend my maximum time on.. argh). These are the most recurring thoughts I have while blogging these days –

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  1. F*%#!! How do I not have a post ready to go up today!?! Should I skip posting today?
  2. Maybe I should take a break, this is all getting too much. But what if I never return from that blackhole some of my favourite bloggers have disappeared into over the past year?
  3. Wow, this new follower commented on a post from a year back. Does that mean my content quality is going down?
  4. Awww, she never forgets to comment on my post but I haven’t seen a post from her in a while. *clicks on her blog* Oh crap, I’ve missed reading her last 10 posts!!!!
  5. *blogging instead of working* Why is this blog not making me millions already? *sigh* *gets back to work*

Honestly, if you see me liking and commenting on 5 of your posts at the same time – I promise I’m not spamming you. WordPress Reader has been selectively showing me posts (are you also facing this issue?) and I’ve also been swamped with work. So when I visit your blog, I try to catch up on all the posts that I might have missed.

I love that I’ve been able to keep the blog going and stick to my schedule (mostly) but boy, is it hard. How do you manage to find time to keep up with the blogging world? Do you also feel like the blogging world has gotten quieter in 2022 (in comparison to 2020)?

If you haven’t already, give my other recent posts some love –

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Storyteller says:

    Guilty too. Getting distracted with my sketching and feeling like it’s same old same old. Dread going into the black hole again tho. Thanks for your inspiration πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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  2. utahan15 says:

    what schedule
    wait
    do not be late
    lmao

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  3. You know I feel you here πŸ’– For your number 3, my first thought was actually oh it must be a good evergreen post that someone found through a search and liked/commented on. Your number 4 is hysterical 🀣 I have def been slacking and have no schedule at this point but I’m giving myself that for now. When I have something to say I will say it, and I hope my followers love me until then. I’m SURE they’ll do the same for u 😘

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  4. I dont find time to blog πŸ₯΄ I have neglected my blog so much recently. Just not feeling motivated or inspired. Its a lot of work and my life and actual career take up my time. I’m trying to get back on it but with less pressure on myself.

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  5. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    I hear you! I try to write about things I feel deeply about, and not just create content for the sake of it, so that means I have thrown out any notions of creating a schedule. Trying to schedule regular blog posts seems to work counter-actively to creativity, as well as being able to honor my mind and body as I deal with work and health issues. (I don’t write about those, but honestly, they take away my spoons!)

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Trueee! I totally get how creativity and inspiration can’t be forced and just have to come with the flow.
      I usually use an inspired day to get 3-4 blog drafts going that I complete and post later. It’s just not been happening lately.

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      1. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        I understand that dilemma. I suppose that is a natural thing to happen when one writes a lot of posts.

        Are there other things that interest you that you currently aren’t writing about? Do you think it’s possible that your heart might be taking things in a new direction?

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  6. Liz says:

    This made me smile, and made me feel better about starting the journey into blogging. You are awesome!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’m glad. ☺️
      Welcome to the blogosphere – it’s an amazing place.

      PS: I think the link to your blog (from your profile) is broken – it keeps showing the website has been deleted. Do share a link to one of your posts for me and my other readers to check out.

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      1. Liz says:

        Thanks! I watched a WP video replay and felt further assured about entering the blogoshere πŸ™‚ I’m still building the site on WP dot org (yep, I’m one of those folks self-hosting). I’ll have to share it out on dot com when I go live! Cheers!

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  7. I have an extra thing to add: Information overload. Especially when trying to learn more about SEO or stay on top of Google or advice. There is such a thing as too much information. One reason I’m taking a break from blogging is for the sake of learning my craft and figuring out how to not be overwhelmed

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It’s funny how everything I’ve learnt about blogging, I’ve learnt from blogging and not Google…maybe that’s why I don’t know a lot about blogging 🀣

      I’m glad you are doing that. Totally makes sense.

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      1. Chatting with other bloggers really helps. I didn’t really learn from Google either. I have learned from chatting with other bloggers

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  8. love your mind that made me laugh (like mine) and perseverance in posting “whenever” Ru! The best laid plans right?!
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’–

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Truly 🀣

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      1. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  9. henhouselady says:

    I feel your pain. Blogging can take up so much time.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      SO much time! Every single time I sit down to write a post, I am shocked by how much time it takes.

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  10. Zainab says:

    I think scheduling posts on a chosen day for the next few weeks definitely is helpful – at least for me! πŸ˜† These thoughts are totally fine tho and I think myself and the rest of your followers always appreciate your content regardless of the quantity! ☺️

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It’s definitely helpful but I’ve been finding it very hard to find time (and inspiration) to sit and write posts. Since I want my blog to be a fun space for me, I haven’t been forcing myself to write and schedule. But it’s definitely helpful.
      Thank you ☺️

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  11. Pooja G says:

    Lol I have had every single one of these thoughts especially the first and last one πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      That last one – every single time I write a post I’m proud of – I wonder why this blog hasn’t made me a millionaire already. 🀣

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      1. Pooja G says:

        Lol same here, I just don’t understand why they don’t go viral and make us famous already πŸ˜‚

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  12. Yes that happens a lot and thanks for sharing πŸ‘

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  13. I’m also very disorganised with my blogs because I have to go school and bc of that the post schedule always gets delayyy. I don’t know how to handle all this.. Sometimes I even forget to visit my favorite bloggers blogs bc of all the things happens daily in my life..
    But yehh finally got time to read your post glad I visit and really enjoyed this one.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Totally get it. I’m glad you found time to read this post too. ❀️

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      1. Always welcome😊

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  14. I tend to draft my posts so I can just post on the day which means I can write them when I have time or a bit of inspiration.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I do the same but with so much happening in life I’ve been finding it difficult to find time to write even when I am inspired. 😒

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  15. “blogging world has gotten quieter in 2022 (in comparison to 2020)?”
    this is so true!!! WP doesn’t feel the same…:(

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  16. Ella says:

    I do agree, there is less traffic in many of my favorite internet places. I still enjoy them, though. =)

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It’s been disappointing to see bloggers whose posts I looked forward to just vanish but I still love the blogosphere. ☺️

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  17. Trust me I know exactly how you feel. Blogging is hard and it is fun at the same time. I love the fact that you managed to write a blog even though you felt disorganizedπŸ™

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  18. RAMAN says:

    I logged in WordPress after 6 years and searched for an Indian Blog. It is a sheer coincidence that yours came first in my line of sight.

    I liked your sense of humor. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you 😊

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  19. bosssybabe says:

    Why, you listed all my blogging thoughts! LOL

    Yes, for sure the blogosphere has quieted down in 2022… or have I just stopped following everyone and anyone new to the blogosphere…?!? Maybe a bit of both! In early 2022, I decided to whittle down my list of blogs I follow because I felt so overwhelmed with trying to catch up with posts from other bloggers (wanted to share the love) but I also felt like I wasn’t motivated to read books in my personal life because I was reading so much already to keep up with missed posts… so I decided to scale back! I also wanted to focus on the bloggers who have always supported me who I also enjoy staying interactive with!

    Also, my new blogging thing is throwing away the schedule of creating, i.e. Sundays I brainstorm, Mondays I draft, Tuesdays I schedule the future post.. I am done with that lol now, I just do all of it on a Tuesday at 8pm after Charlotte goes to bed and hope for the best and that I am in bed at a decent hour!! LOL

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  20. LaShelle says:

    I have done ALL of those things myself! Thanks so much for sharing that we’re all in this together and we’re not alone 😜

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  21. Ally Bean says:

    I found you via Bossy Babe and can relate to this post so much, especially this week. I sometimes wonder how someone found something old that I wrote– and why they liked it and not my current post. It can send you into a tailspin of angst.

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  22. LenoreDallas says:

    Ok. That’s the next thing I need to do: set a schedule. I’m retired, so I have no excuses!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I honestly don’t like working with a schedule just cause creativity doesn’t work on a schedule. But I’ve seen that having a schedule makes sure I end up being active on my blog. πŸ™‚

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      1. LenoreDallas says:

        Exactly! I’m the same way. I write when the spirit hits me but I do get lazy, so a schedule would really help! πŸ˜€

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  23. Juliette says:

    I feel you! Blogging has been so hard for me lately, mostly because there is so much I want to do and talk about but I just don’t have enough time to write, visit other blogs I like or reply to comments. With the “back to normal” situation I feel like it is also harder to stick to it because we are engaging in more social activities or more things are open, etc.
    In the end, it is okay if you feel like taking a break, the important thing is that this is still an enjoyable hobby for you!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Seriously! But this month instead of taking a break, I tried to set an alarm and take out 15-20mins every day to visit the blogosphere and it wasn’t all that bad. But I definitely don’t have nearly as much time as I did before..but hopefully this much is enough. 😊
      Have a good vacation with your girls in Portugal. ❀️

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      1. Juliette says:

        That’s funny, I started doing the same thing, working on my blog a little bit everyday, and it actually wasn’t that bad!

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  24. Blogs by J says:

    I find that not setting a schedule helps me the most as crazy as that sounds! It takes the stress and pressure off. I do make goals, however, that is what keeps motivated. Love your content and thank you for your constant support!

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  25. Guilty as charged
    I’m not spamming your posts πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
    One has just not been on the blogosphere for a long time. And I might have become one of those bloggers who disappeared into thin air…glad I managed to kick the black hole of writer’s block. Although the blog crashed and I was not able to retrieve the followers. Starting from scratch now

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  26. Hi Moksha,

    I’m happy to being able to read you again. Continuing good habits is important.

    And I love reading from the core.
    Thank you for the post.πŸ™‚

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  27. ThingsHelenLoves says:

    Yes to WordPress issues, in terms of what it’s showing me and how it’s working for me when I blog. My last two posts got stuck on ‘autosave’ and wouldn’t publish. I mean, I got it sorted but- stress! The thing I never realised about blogging is, you have to feed the beast, constantly. But then I genuinely love blogging and wouldn’t be without it so… on we go!

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