When I started blogging, little did I know it was a hobby that would take over my entire life. I honestly don’t know what I did with all my spare time before I started my blog. However I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I’m a little obsessed with blogging and probably not the good kind of obsessive.
Everyone has a hobby that they’re obsessed with, you probably think about it a lot and schedule in some time to indulge it from time to time, that’s fairly normal right? Yet my blogging obsession is a full time mental take over that never seems to stop and I got myself worried about my behaviour.
I think about it constantly. I scribble notes on papers everywhere and I always think about things in a ‘how can I make this into a blog post‘ mentality and the other day it got me thinking…
Am I obsessed? Am I normal?
Is it normal to plan out every single blog post idea, brain storm, schedule tweets, read blog post, check twitter, post to Instagram, take walks whilst on my lunch break for potential Insta photo’s, listen to podcasts for inspiration and about a million other things in between. Oh and not to mention checking my stats about a billion times a day, although I’m not happy to admit that because it really isn’t about numbers.
Sometimes my obsessive nature towards blogging has come in handy, I mean I’ve got a bunch of post ideas waiting to be written and I’ve got a few Instagram photo’s stocked up in case I have a few days off, I always put that down to be organised but recently I’ve realised that I need to slow down.
I’ve already started taking a more relaxed approached to my blogging schedule, I’m posting when I want to and trying not to force out content just for the sake of keeping up with a schedule and I feel happier for it. I’m also trying to mix up my content a little and writing more personal posts to really let you into my life and my thoughts. I’ve started using Instagram again but sharing images I’m interested in and trying not to focus so much on the numbers anymore.
Does my obsessiveness come from passion?
Are the two mutually exclusive like Gin and Tonic? Can you really care so passionately about something without being a little obsessed because honestly, I don’t think you can. It explains why I get so frustrated and disappointed when I put so much effort into my blog and struggle to get any opportunities, it only seems so heartbreaking because I’m obsessively checking my email and stats every 2 minutes.
I’m going to take a page out of my own blog post (the year of less) and try to care less, obsess less and just enjoy it more. I want to write more content that I would love to read and enjoy the process more and obsess less over the results.
Are you obsessed with blogging? Do you care too much about your hobby/passion? Am I alone in this? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.