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.
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.
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.”
How is blogging going for you?
Monthly Scripture – (NIV) Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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