Less blogging is more; at least for me

lessAfter a stint of furious blogging (well, for me anyway), I’ve been finding it hard to do a post at all. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say. I’ve heard it argued that if you give yourself the goal of posting once a week, you’ll find something to say. But I’ve watched others who make it a regular habit, and I would have to say that not everything they post really needed to be said. Maybe for them it did – I guess I shouldn’t really judge their efforts. But for me, I want whatever I write to be worthwhile. I don’t want to create a post just because I promised myself I would.

Yes, there is something to be said for consistency of timing. I would prefer to be known for consistency of (or at least above average) quality. I hope to limit the number of times someone comes to read my blog and thinks, “well, that was sure a waste of time”. No, it is unlikely that all my posts will be relevant or helpful to everyone who reads them. But if I don’t personally think I have something to say, then I’ll abstain.

That is what has been on my mind for a long time now. I felt like I was ducking a responsibility. and then my great friend Trisha Liu shared a Tiny Buddha post about respecting ourselves, listening to our instincts and NOT doing things just because we “should”. And I’m voting for affirming myself on this one. Waiting till I feel I have something worthwhile to share. Respecting myself, and therefore also my audience and their time.

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2 comments

  1. Trisha Liu · July 27, 2015

    Aww!! I clicked to read this post with interest and totally did not expect to see my own name here! I’m so glad the Tiny Buddha post was meaningful for you too, Tracy. Curation and sharing FTW. 😊

    And I hear ya on the post-a-week practice / discipline / “should”. My guess is that some people who practice this are keeping a list through the week of possible topics. I considered it, but it isn’t how I want to spend my energy. Good for you for following your own energy and intuition. Rock on, my friend!

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  2. Trisha Liu · July 27, 2015

    Reblogged this on Trisha Liu @mor_trisha and commented:
    Sharing. It works!!

    The other day, I re-shared a Tiny Buddha post about respecting and accepting our own desires and intuitions. I’ve been doing a lot more consuming and re-sharing these days, rather than blogging, and I’d been questioning the value. Seeing myself referenced here in my friend Tracy’s post was a total surprise. Thank you, Tracy, for reaffirming that sharing works. Sharing can help others in ways that we can’t predict or imagine. ❤

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