I took a break from blogging this week (not by my choice). This unplanned break revealed that I obsessed with blogging. Sometimes things happen to show us what’s really going on.
My daughter was a little under the weather this week and I had to tend to her. During this time, I worried about my blog traffic, articles that I was going to post, my Alexa Ranking falling, and many other things that come along with blogging.
My daughter is sick and I’m worried about my blog. You know I have it bad. Am I obsessed or what? Is there a 12 step program that I can follow to get over this obsession. My name is Evelyn and I am an obsessed blogger.
During the time that my daughter was sick, I couldn’t write the articles that I had planned to post this week. But this was a time that I reflected on why I’m blogging and what it means to me. Blogging should enhance my life, but at times, I find that it consumes my life. It took my daughter getting sick for me to realize that the blog will take care of itself, when I can’t stay on schedule.
Starting today, I will have a healthy balance between family and blogging. Don’t worry, I’m not hanging up my blogging hat.
How I will Maintain a Healthy Balance (when it comes to family, friends and blogging)
I’m sure there are more ways to create a healthy balance, besides what I have listed. I’ll need your advice and comments on this topic. I appreciate your tips in advance.
1. Rise early. You’ve heard the saying, “The early bird get’s the worm.” Well, the early riser gets the worm too. Rising early enables you to focus and work on your projects in peace and quiet. It is the best time of the day for me and I get so much done during this time.
2. Make a schedule. Make a schedule for blogging. Stick with your schedule, no matter what. Once you’ve completed your tasks for the day, step away from your computer and enjoy the rest of your day with your family and friends.
3. Unplug and enjoy life. Take time to unplug your computer and do things that you’ve put off. Have fun and enjoy life. You only get one chance to live. Don’t live life wishing you should have done this or that. Go do it and have fun doing it.
4. Hang out with family and friends. You are not your blog. You are a person who has a life outside of your blog. Spend time with family and friends regularly. While you’re enjoying your family and friends, forget about your blog. Enjoy every moment you have with those that are in your life.
There is no reason to worry about traffic, Alexa Ranking, Page Ranking, articles and whatever else that comes along with blogging. With time and patience, everything will improve and go exactly the way it will go. At the end of the day, you are not your blog, you are so much more.
What are some ways you maintain balance?
- Blogging Burnout or Business Burnout? (greenandcleanmom.org)
- 5 Ways To Avoid The Ill Effects Of Blogging (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)