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Things I’m Adjusting To In Blogging | Let’s Chat

Some of you may have noticed I am not commenting as regularly as I once did.

When I was going through my burnout the end of last year/beginning of this year, I was trying to stay daily up to date with my main group of bloggers. Last week I wrote down all of the blogs I like to try to stay up to date with meaning I try to read every post and comment from these particular bloggers. I can’t do this with all the bloggers I listed, but many of them I do.

I have a little over 30 blogs I try to stay up to date with weekly… Yeah xD. Kind of self-defeating. Some of these bloggers either post every day or post multiple times in a day. It’s a lot. And I’m more okay with knowing I can’t do this every day.

I’m learning I’m okay with things I once struggled with. 

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I’m okay now knowing I can’t have a post every day for Inside Cup most weeks, and I will not have many posts weekly for my second blog either. I’m okay telling bloggers, after I have already given some help, to use other resources for more questions and help they desire. I’m not going to do everything for everyone. I can’t stretch myself thin, and you shouldn’t either if you find yourself in that boat.

It took me a while to get to this point. To get over the fascination with numbers and stats. I still get tripped up sometimes, but definitely not as bad. God has taught me to be more content versus dissatisfied. To help others but not break when they ask for more and more. It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to redirect them instead of taking the burden myself.

To be willing to let go and let God. 

It is true too. The fewer projects you have, the more time and quality you can put and invest into the ones you are working on. I am on Ch. 13 of my book currently, over twenty thousand words. Getting closer to writing daily on it again, thanks to less blogging. I’m getting back into writing deeper issues and topics I want to cover on Inside Cup. I feel more energized to try to have maybe two posts at least for my second blog a week.

Sometimes we have to have that fall as a blogger for a reality check. That fall happened right after I had received the highest amount of views ever for my blog at the beginning of the year.

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I was so focused on making effort with the goal of success in my eyes (numbers) that I completely skimmed over the fact God wants me to be focused on the process. It is not about the mountain falling down if I can’t see what led up to that point. I’m not ready for the next mountain to fall if I don’t know what it took for the last one to fall. 

That being said, I’m not going anywhere. 🙂 I’ve been adjusting to this schedule for a little over a month. And for me, this is a huge step down, but for others, an average of writing six posts a week is still a lot. My goals now are to pick a couple to a few days out of the week, select some bloggers I need to catch up with and go through their blog. I’ve been doing this and it has worked for me. It’s just at a much slower pace and more broken up. But I have a lot of people I want to support and encourage. 🙂 ❤ So I want to take my time. (5 bloggers alone sometimes can take up to three hours, to give an idea.) 

Quality over quantity. That’s what I want. 

Focus on community over numbers. 🙂

That being said, this Thursday’s post is another for my Christian Blogger series. If you are struggling with a personal connection to your audience, if you are new, if you only write Bible studies or devotionals you may be interested. 

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some catching up to do. See you around!!

(NIV) Lamentations 3:40, “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.”


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42 thoughts on “Things I’m Adjusting To In Blogging | Let’s Chat

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your burnout!! That’s so stressful when what you enjoy doing becomes a chore. I hear ya. Homeschooling gets hard when I load up my schedule. I just had to cancel an outing for a kid’s play date.
    I hope your book writing goes well and you’ll feel happy to focus on that!! Give yourself a break!!

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    1. 🙂 I definitely have. I usually have three or more days of no blogging. I took a break when I first admitted the burnout in March and this summer God has helped me worked on being content and letting go. The book writing is going pretty well 🙂 Thanks for your concern ❤ It's hard when you have to cancel!! But don't feel bad, these things happen. I hope you get a break and a more open schedule too. 🙂

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  2. It totally can be overwhelming trying to get it all done! You’re right sometimes we have to prioritize and focus on “quality.” And yes! 6 posts per week does sound like a lot! Haha but how great you can and that you’re making progress on your book! Good luck! 💗

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  3. Absolutely! Not everything good is right. It’s good to read every single post on here everyday. But it isn’t right for me as that will make me neglect other more important assignments God has given me. I’m glad you have understood and accepted this. We are of no good to ourselves and no one if we are always burnt out. God sees your heart and He knows this is coming from a place of love😊❤️

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  4. I am still struggling to get beyond the fascination of the numbers and stats. Part of me wants to get my story out there to help people but I know another part wants validation. Your posts are so Christ-centered and inspirational. I can tell you put a lot of hard work into them.

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    1. I think it helps when we focus on being validated in Christ. He understands and I have to rebuke myself sometimes when I’m focused more on others validated me. It sometimes is hard especially with lack of comments, that’s where the temptation really gets strong sometimes for me at least. I can tell you though, you are getting your story out there!!! I have to remind myself likes or comments does not count anyone who reads without commenting or liking and I often forget those people. I need to be grateful for them. ❤

      Thank you so much! I really try to point the light at Him and I want to be as honest as I can, even when I stumble. 🙂

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      1. Oh, that is a great reminder and I’m going to write it down and post it on my dresser: “my validation comes from Christ.”
        You are doing a great job pointing to Him. I want to continue reading your blog because it is an encouragement to my faith and gives me challenging things to think about.

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      2. ❤ your words are so moving to me, thank you! God will use people to speak to you through your blog too, just like He used you to speak to me in a way of assurance. You know, I think I need to write that phrase down too 🙂

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    1. Absolutely, my value and worth, and every other blogger is not found in our writing, posts, numbers or anything else. It is not about that. It’s about Him and people. 🙂 I’m grateful He has shown me how to stay focused on blogging with HIm in mind, not the numbers. I’m not perfect, but He really has helped me a lot through.

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  5. Yes! I have recently just made myself NOT post on days when I feel too busy. And it was actually okay 😂
    It’s also been a learning experience to not read and comment on every single blog every day! It’s just not possible with the time that I have. Really good post!

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    1. Good job!!!!! I think so many of us just feel like we HAVE to do these things. I’m sensitive so sometimes I’ll read way too much into people not commenting (I mean I get busy too, so it’s okay for people to be busy or not connect with a post, haha) xD And I’ll feel like if I don’t like and comment people will not like and comment back. Maybe that is true in some cases, but God is showing me that is not the point. I can’t be focused on that, and I’m thankful He is reminding me of this. So glad you are steering yourself away from being pulled in.

      *Also, I have been working on editing CH. 9 for you and another test reader. My plan is to give you both and others up to Ch. 10 and then once I have CH. 15 completed and edited I’ll send you all the next set of five. Trying to get more of a schedule with the readers. ALSO, I have yet to give you a map. I’ll be using Google docs for you all to read the material and be able to see the map 🙂 so hopefully that helps!!! Happy blogging, Shae!

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  6. Amen. Your testimony is a great reality check. I find my self in the same boat at times. I’m constantly checking the numbers and the stats, see what I can do and how fast I can do it (since I’m in college and don’t have much time). Your words reminded me of the reason why I started my blog… to encourage, empower and motivate people across the world about what God has given each and every one of us. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, peace, and prosperity.

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  7. It’s more than okay not to post every single day and it’s more than okay not to read every single post of the blogs you follow. I keep up with over 50 blogs per week, but there are times that I have to leave some of those blogs for the following week or so. And I for one don’t care about stats and numbers. I was writing a post on said topic, but it’s lost somewhere in the drafts. Oh well. Have a blessed weekend, T.R. 💙

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