Blogging doubts

24th April 2016

Leaves in my garden

Yesterday I wrote a new Weekend Blog post and two other blog posts that I was planning on publishing next week.

But right now, I don’t feel like publishing any of them.

I read back over the posts this morning after writing them yesterday and I’m not completely happy with them. I tried to take some photos to accompany these posts in hope that some imagery would make them look better, but I just got frustrated as they weren’t looking like I wanted them to.

And why would I share something that I’m not happy with? What would be the point?

Then the questions keep coming and they don’t seem to stop.

Why am I still writing a blog after all these year? Where is it going? Why I am investing so much of my valuable free time on something that frustrates me so much? Who would care if I stopped writing a blog? What would fill the blogging void if I quit?

I’m just full of self-doubt at the moment. It’s probably because I’m not getting out as much as I’d like because of my hip problems. When I’m out and about, being active, I tend to be more inspired and happier. I guess I’m feeling a little trapped.

I’m having another steroid injection next week, but until then I’m probably not going to feel much better in myself. And there is no point in me even trying to write decent posts when I feel this low.

So yeah, I’m going to have a bit of a break and will return when I feel ready.

Thanks for sticking around. I know I’m a pain in the arse sometimes.

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  1. I know you’ll be back, Holly! Most times I churn out a post within an hour, if I’m not happy I’ll leave it and come back to it, but if you’re going around in circles and not happy with what you’re writing then a break seems best. I think you know that I’m the kind of person to not be vocal about breaks and downtime, I usually return and point out the absence but it’s no big deal. I’m sure however long you’re gone, the time will pass quickly! :)

  2. Susanne

    Maybe just think of why you blog. Does everything on the blog have to be perfect for pageview (and more) reasons or do you simply want to share thoughts and things from life? I think no matter how imperfect you think your posts are, your regular readers will still appreciate your blog and will always find it interesting to read updates from you.

  3. I consider myself a “moody” blogger – either I’m totally in the mood to blog or I’m not, no in between. I really struggle with consistency in blogging because of that, but I’m not going to force myself to do something I don’t want to do, and neither should you. After a bit of a break, I always come back, and I think you will, too. Take some time away and enjoy yourself, your readers will still be here! :)

  4. If you are not happy with them, don’t publish the posts, but if you want to remember them, do it. It doesn’t matter if the pictures are perfect or not. Don’t push too much pressure on yourself. xx

  5. You know I know how you feel, after a new blog idea I realised how much I like my original blog, now i’m torn. I hope your little break helps you decide which way to go, you have great skills Holly. x

  6. Cat

    I go through similar feelings. I have many blog entries that I fully finished and intended to publish, only to be unhappy with them later and delete them. While it’s nice to have blog visitors, I think the important thing is doing what you want and what makes you happy! If you end up not liking an entry, it makes sense not to make it public, and taking a break from blogging once in a while is a good thing. Do what works for you! I hope you feel better!

  7. Hope your steroid injections are helping.
    Your blog is just one part of you, and there’s no point sharing something that you’re not happy with. (though I’m sure we would have all loved whatever you wanted to post!) Take as much time out as you want, and I’m sure you’ll come back much happier and confident in what you’re producing blog wise =]