Hello everyone! I’ve been on here for quite some time now and yet, every time I think of a new topic to post about or a new review to post or just anything, I seem to always ask myself if it’s a good topic and will people like it and will people want to read what I have to say about it, and well, I thought let’s talk about that and see if others feel the same way as men too?
IS THIS TOPIC OVERDONE
Something that I often feel before starting a new post is have too many people already talked about this? If yes, then why should I talk about it too? Will my opinions matter? Or should I try to come up with something more original to talk about?
The thing is, most topics in the bookish community have been talked about quite a few times and still, there is often a lot more to say on them and you always bring in a new perspective – yours, and so your views on it matter too, and while I know this logically sometimes I find it hard to believe as I start working on a new post.
Having been around for a while now and having seen all the same arguments, it’s where I start from too when I begin a new post but what I have discovered as I go along is sometimes I uncover a tangent that hasn’t been discussed till now, or a personal experience I could share on the topic or just anything to make my post just a bit different than the others.
But on the other hand, there are many times it doesn’t pan out too and those are what lead me to question myself even more the next time I think of starting with a discussion topic. It’s really hard for me to combat this because what do I, an 18 year old, know? Is what I’m saying really important and should I write this post? Will people think I’m just copying others or will they think that what I have to say is important? Will they like seeing my views on it?
So, should I write the post that is in my head or should I just let it be?
WILL PEOPLE WANT TO READ THIS?
Another thing I feel when writing a new post is if my audience will enjoy reading it? This happens especially in the above case when I’m talking on a popular bookish topic and trying to give my own perspective – because are they tired of seeing it and hence, wouldn’t want to read my post? Or will they still find what I have to say on it interesting?
This also happens so often when I think of posting something new or different from what I usually post. I’ve been thinking about posting a bit more about my WIP (I’m just too nervous to do that to be honest) and maybe review the shows I watch but I’m scared that people wouldn’t be interested in those posts since they came here for books and posts related to that.
I know this is my blog and I should do whatever I want with it, but I also want my posts to be received well and to have people interact with it and not feel like I’m just shooting into a void where nobody is listening.
AM I POSTING TOO MANY POSTS OF ONE TYPE?
This actually happened to me about 2 months back when I realised I’d just been posting book list after book list giving book recommendations for different things but essentially, just so many recommendations and I wondered if people were tired of seeing all those same books?
I wondered if I needed more reviews but I had none since I hadn’t been reading much at the time and didn’t have the energy to write reviews for the books I had read. I also didn’t have any thoughts for a discussion post and the only thing that called to me was bookish lists and I didn’t know if people were still liking those, but I didn’t have it in me to write anything else either.
And so, we get an impromptu hiatus because I get too anxious to even write bookish lists and don’t have any other ideas to post about and so I distract myself by ignoring my blog.
AM I TOO IRREGULAR?
It just isn’t that easy to manage posting regularly as it is, and when I have college and all other deadlines imposing too, I don’t have the energy to try and write posts. This is just a hobby so I shouldn’t be stressing so much about it but it just keeps me up at night when I haven’t posted in a week because I’m not supposed to be on a hiatus, or when I can’t think of new post ideas and hence have no new content to put up on the blog or for whatever reason just haven’t been that active.
I don’t like abandoning my blog. Posting here and responding to comments and looking at your blog posts and commenting on those are some of my favourite things to do! I love seeing what you’re all reading and doing, and I love sharing what I’ve been upto and seeing how you all react to it and I just hate when I’m irregular on here.
And when I come back after I’ve been away for a while, I just can’t help but think if you’ll remember me? and if people would care whether or not I come back?
So, here we have another rant post by yours truly because they were insecure and didn’t know what to post and thought, you know what, let’s talk about the things that make me anxious. Anyway, let me know if you relate to any of these and if you’ve overcome them, how you did that! Do you have any other blogging anxieties? I mean, I may have them too but just couldn’t describe them in words so come talk to me and we can maybe help each other feel a bit lighter after talking it through?