Have I changed my mind about blogging?

I went from an active blogger who spend her most her day on WordPress, to someone who only occasionally looks on WordPress.
And all of that in just 2 months.

Not only my blogging rhythm has changed.
My whole life has after the move.
I am no longer spending half my life in the car and traffic jams.
By 5 in the afternoon, Jasper is home from work and I have showered after a gym session.
Plenty of time to blog, one might think.

I have been struggling however.
First of all, I am not an evening person. Inspiration doesn’t come easy to me after lunch.

Second is that I am not enjoying blogging as much as I used to due to some criticism I got.

Some have dissed my doodles.
I got messages from a few who my doodle store is never going to work and it’s all very childish.
One of the more painful things since this is something I actually enjoy doing.

I have also been told that my blogs are sometimes difficult to understand.
Nothing really specific or help to improve, just those empty words.
The truth is that I don’t do much proof reading before posting.
But also, not everyone on here is a native English speaker.
If this is a problem for, an international blogging platform might not be the place for you.

After I wrote my post Do you use make up to make you feel more confident? I got a message if I am now going to do only sponsored post.
All because I put in one link to Korean Beauty products, which was only meant for informational purposes.

Some of my posts contained my “darker side”.
I am not the type of person who is going to pretend to be perfect and only spreading butterflies & rainbows.
I am OK with saying how I handled some occassion, even if it wasn’t in the most correct way.
I got many “Remember, God is watching you messages”.
If you’re going throw in religious lines, please limit yourself to only your own blog.

I have been trying to make new “friends”.
There is one person in particular whose posts I really like.
He doesn’t have too many subscribers. He gets a few likes every now and then.
And there is that one comment from me which he chooses to ignore.
I guess should realize that is trying to send me a message by doing that.

“Gaining haters means that you’re popular” I was told.
How sad that those two go hand in hand.

My love for blogging is decreasing.
Unfortunately, because some of the nicest people I know, I have met on here.

There’s a few of you who I wish we could meet up every Friday after work to drink a glass of red wine and complain about the week and cheer other up.
There is a few  of you I would love to go out partying with.
There is a few of you I would love as my gym buddy.
And there is at least one of you I wish was my colleague.
Something tells we could work effectively and actually get things done.

I do hope this is just a phase.

Have you experienced a phase like this? How did you cure it?

61 thoughts on “Have I changed my mind about blogging?

  1. Ugh. I’m so sad that people have been so rude to you. You didn’t deserve any of it at all. Your blogs are definitely easy to understand & your English is super impressive. I love your doodles & tons of other people do, too. They do have the potential to sell. Don’t let the haters get you down, Andrea. Miss you!

  2. Hi! I’m so sad when reading your post because I’ve been going very often through the same phases. I’ve been losing my passion after some huge critical words I’ve got. But you know what? I’ve been coming back even if it took a few years. Because blogging is a part of me. I love it. You might want to come back here one day or you might want to start over with something new. We always see half of the glass empty, not the one which is full. See how many people enjoy your writing. How many people comment positively on what you post. Do you really want to focus on 0.1% of people who criticized you? Or maybe on 99.9% who appreciate your texts and your doodles? The choice is yours 🙂 PS. I would love to have such a blog-mate as you 🙂

  3. Hi! I am so sorry that you are going through this..don’t let those not-so-nice people take you down. I enjoy reading your posts which are not at all difficult to understand and for someone very new to this blogging community (and who is still clueless regarding where is this blogging going!), your posts inspire me. Looking forward to reading more from you:)

  4. I am feeling the same way. Through December I sat at the computer putting words to a draft post that I eventually – 3 or 5 days later looked at again and deleted. Work, family, and even some amused commentary from family about sitting at the computer have put me off.

  5. First of all, don’t listen to negative comments because you are amazing.

    2- I took a break and it helped me so maybe that will do you some good as well. I know you had one in November (right before me) but why not another OR a lesser posting schedule. Ultimately- Your peace of mind is more important than posting.

    3- I would enjoy being your gym buddy! 🤗🙋‍♀️

  6. I think a break is really good to take.
    I only then realized how much I miss the good things of blogging.

    Also happy to see you again posting and commenting 🙂

  7. I think it really doesn’t matter what other think or comment. We blog because we have thoughts that people love to hear. Good or bad? that’s a readers judgement. Everything is relative. We all blog for a reason and I strongly feel that you should blog actively, Andrea! We all have made super friends through our blogs. Isn’t it so?

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