blogging for myself

2018, lifestyle

Hello!

I follow a lot of bloggers on social media – I’ve watched so many Insta stories about people’s social media plans and how they schedule tweets and post regularly to make sure that as many people as possible see a new post or a new video or follow their Instagram or whatever.

I’ve tried this – I’ve tried scheduling tweets and promoting my content more and you know what? It was exhausting, it never did anything to help more people see my posts and I can’t be bothered anymore.

After I took a break from the internet when I was working on my last university assignments (I say ‘I took a break’ like it was a choice, I didn’t have time to make anything) I decided I couldn’t be bothered to spend ages promoting my posts and videos in scheduled tweets and posts or making Insta stories that no one is going to actually engage with.

I’ve never had that many readers or viewers so why am I stressing myself out over this?

So this isn’t me giving up on blogging or making videos, I’m just going to make content for myself – I don’t need lots of readers to be happy with my blog. I’m not going to mass promote blog posts or YouTube videos anymore.

That’s not to say I’m going to change what I’m writing about or how I’m writing – I still like writing as if I have an audience but I don’t have the time or the motivation to put in the relevant social media (nor do I really have the followers for it to matter!).

It’s not about the numbers! Yes, it’s disheartening when I have a look and they’re the same but at the end of the day, do I care? Not really! I like making things and I can do that regardless of who watches or reads! If my blog or YouTube channel were to become something I could do for a living, I’d rather it would be because people really liked my content and not because I tweeted seven times about a post.

I’d rather save the repeat promo for content I’m really, really proud of like the vlog I uploaded last week which is a bit sad but very raw and I’m very proud of it and it’s linked below.

It’s a tricky balance because I care a lot about my blog and YouTube channel and I really love the content I’m making and I want to share it with people, I think I just need to shake the mindset that I’m doing it for ‘views’ or to ‘grow online’ or for other people and I need to just make things for me.

Thank you for reading (like a lot, I really appreciate it),

Sophie xx

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7 thoughts on “blogging for myself

  1. I can totally relate to this. I have struggled with promoting my blog posts on social media for a while. I don’t like doing it (it’s just boring and doesn’t really do much and I’m not good at it anyway) but there was always this “pressure” to do so. But at the end of the day, I feel like the content really is the most important thing and I enjoy writing and that’s why I do it. So, hey, I also don’t care!
    Thanks for this post, it’s good to know there are people who feel the same way.

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  2. Oo I so get this! I have no idea how people are so amazing when it comes to posting and then constant social media content too! I struggle to post on a basic schedule most weeks! I mean I do use Instagram and Twitter, But then I don’t even think I have gained many followers from social media 🤔

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  3. I always believe that it is better to only have a few followers that are actually active instead of only having people follow you just because of my promotion. But I get how hard it can get and I even stopped doing my blog because there were almost no views and instead I decided to go to a diary instead – however I am proud of you for pushing trough the hard times and I also feel like you really deserve more followers, they are all missing out because you are really inspiring.

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