With all of the blogging info I have been reading lately, and between the conferences I’ve been to and the resulting Facebook groups, etc., I started to get overwhelmed.
Overwhelmed with all the things.
All the things I felt I just HAD to be doing NOW to grow the blog and if I wasn’t doing them there was no point. What kinds of things? Ads, sponsors, brand pitches, giveaways… things like that. Things that all the “big” Bloggers are doing.
When I get overwhelmed I tend to just shut down and withdraw. Maybe that’s related to my past experiences with depression? Maybe that’s a depression trigger for me? I don’t know, but I think that’s where I’ve been the last few weeks. Down in the overwhelmed dumps.
So, how did I climb out of those dumps? I got back to basics.
I realized that the one and only thing I have to do right now is post.
On my own blog.
If I post regularly and create good content then it’s likely everything else will come later, however, without regular and valuable content it’s a guarantee that none of it will. Likely success or guaranteed failure? Hmmm, what to do? What to do?
I’ve decided to take the “build it and they will come” approach. (Thanks Kevin!)
A blog without posts is nothing, and I don’t want nothing. I’m tired of nothing.
I always have a list of blog topics I want to write about, but when I am overwhelmed it all seems useless. Why bother writing if I’m not doing a cool giveaway?
How silly is that? Did I start a blog in order to do giveaways? No, I started a blog because I felt I had things to say and share. Would giveaways be fun? Absolutely! Are they necessary for me to blog? Absolutely not!