Blogging Struggles: To Blog, Or Not To Blog

I’ve been blogging for nearly seven years. That’s longer than most things in my life. Longer than I went to college {3 years}. Longer than I had ombré hair {2 years}. And nearly as long as it took the Harry Potter film series to come out {10 years}. And the thing is, I’m not sure how I feel about doing it anymore.

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After being a consistent voice on the interweb since I was 15, there’s been a lot of content I’ve tried. From being a book blogger to a style blogger to a beauty blogger to a lifestyle blogger, it has been quite the journey. I’ve loved every minute of it.

But, it’s not always easy. I find myself struggling to come up with content that isn’t just updates from the past. I struggle to monetize, which irritates me when I’m putting money in. And I have yet to find an Instagram husband, so creating original photo content is trying. I’ve had the success of being nationally recognized several times through The Enthusiast, yet continue to churn out low numbers despite many changes to my strategy.

And this is just my struggle, that many other bloggers share.

So do I continue blogging?

There’s such a culture around blogging nowadays and I love it. I love that it’s inspired people to start businesses, to share their expertise, and to make a community of like-minded people. That’s the amazing part of it, and the reason I’m still here! Who would I be if I wasn’t sharing my new favourite conditioner or talking about anxiety? But at the same time, it does take up a lot of my time and I’m not always sure if it’s worth it anymore.

I share all of this with you – readers of the blogging community/fellow bloggers – to open a discussion. Is it really worth it for me? Or for you? At what point do we tally up our wins and losses and decide to keep blogging?

While I’m not saying goodbye – and I don’t ever want to – I’m really thinking about what pros and cons blogging adds to my already crazy life {executive assistant & marketing director, trying to date, trying to make friends, Junior League, family time, etc.} and making a serious decision to better my life.


Thank you for reading this pretty personal post that definitely differs from the normal fun of The Enthusiast. I’ll see you Friday for more favourites.

Stay classy, Internet,

morgan

2 thoughts on “Blogging Struggles: To Blog, Or Not To Blog

  1. You blog more frequently and with more discipline than I do. So my advice may not be completely applicable to you. Please let me know if that’s the case.

    Try to write for yourself, not for everyone. If you want to write for others, choose one person. If that other person is satisfied with the outcome, then you have done well.

    Perhaps it’s not worth enough to monetize the blog, but if it’s making you happy, then may not be such a bad idea to continue.

    You’re allowed to take a break. Stop writing for a month, then pick up where you left off, or change the topic. Try different content. Collaborate with bloggers who write about different topics than you. Talk about your latest hobby, or a new movie that you saw, or what you learned in recently.

    Eventually it comes down to whether you enjoy the process as much as the outcome.

    I hope you find your answer. 🙂

  2. I would HATE it if you were to stop blogging as I love reading your insightful and thoughtful blogs on a regular basis and ……..I love you as I’m your Dad! Please don’t ever stop posting insights for me into what my wonderful and beautiful daughter is contemplating, considering and exploring in her young adult life. I love you Mo, Dad.

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