Where I share my thoughts, musings and bookish questions.
quality vs. quantity
I have been blogging for about seven months now, and the entire time I've been failing to stick to one of the basic rules I set for myself: don't let this blog take over your life. I have been loving the time I spend in the book blogging community so far and I have met the most wonderful people. I love creating content and I want to do a good job. But sometimes, it stresses me out. This has absolutely nothing to do with the lovely response I've had, and all you amazing fellow book nerds, and everything with the pressure I have been feeling lately, to constantly create new and better content.
Or maybe it's just my inability to be organized. I've had plenty of other blogs and online projects before, and I always found myself getting worked up over the pressure to create new content at a consistent level. This mostly happens because I'm an ultimate procrastinator and usually only sit down to make something when I actually don't have a choice anymore. Like I start doing my school work when it's due the next day. The worst thing is: it stresses me out big time. But as soon as something becomes an obligation, I find myself pulling back and being unable to do almost anything.
I think the main thing that bothers me sometimes is that I don't have the time to read as often as many of you seem to do. I don't want my blog to consist mostly of memes and features and other random things, since I started it to do book reviews. At the same time, I like trying new things and don't really care if I don't review as many books as I did the previous months. But, you know, this is a book blog. And though I really do prefer quality over quantity, I can't help but wish I had more time (or motivation) to create more quality posts. You know, the best of both worlds.
I feel like I should make a blogging schedule and work ahead, but I know myself good enough to say that I have issues with sticking to schedules, especially if I make them myself. And if the stress factor just seems to block any creativity I had before. All I want is to find ways to constantly improve my blog and myself as a blogger. Which basically just sucks. I really need to remind myself sometimes that this blog is just a hobby, and that this pressure shouldn't get to me as much as it does. But still. I am writing this post, and will post it later today, because I'm a last-minute kind of person. Unwillingly.
LET'S TALK: Do you feel pressured to constantly create new content sometimes too? Do you have a blogging schedule? (And more importantly: are you able to stick to it?) Do you prefer scheduling posts weeks before they go up, or are you more of a last-minute kind of person like I (unwillingly) am?