[A BLOGGER’S LIFE] Are Your Posts Good Enough?// COMMITMENT AND LACK THEREOF//

If you are asking this then chances are they are NOT.Β 

The constant little voice in your mind that keeps nudging you that you need to do better is usually correct in its assessment. You see, the thing is that once you start asking yourself ”AM I DOING GOOD ENOUGH?’‘, one of the two things can happen:

🌸You fall into a well of depression because although you agree with what your inner self is trying to tell you, you are directionless about what to do to fix it.

🌸You take the challenge head-on, work night and day, day and night to make sure that this voice never annoys you again.

If you fall into the first category, you need to ask for help. IMMEDIATELY. Don’t be ashamed. Everyone, at one point or the other, has gone through the problem you are facing right now.Β But the ones that got out of it are those who ASKED. Who didn’t care what people might think. THOSE are the ones that won.

They didn’t let the failure stick.
They did something about it.
THEY GOT BACK UP AGAIN!

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The second one, however, is a CONSTANT battle. Because once you make sure that what you are doing RIGHT NOW is perfect according to your standards, you will be faced with new challenges.Β And you have to be ready when they arrive.

Blogging is no different from any other thing in life.

You have GOT to be committed to it, even when it sucks.

You have GOT to MAKE time for it. We all have the same number of hours guys. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. The most proficient bloggers out there, killing it at everything every area of their lives, don’t have A SINGLE FUCKIN SECOND MORE than what’s been given to us.

It’s all about PRIORITY.Β 

THEY MAKE IT THEIR PRIORITY TO DO EVERYTHING TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES. OR THEY DON’T DO IT ALL.Β 

I could tell you that having fun is what matters. And it does. Absolutely. BUT those of you out there who want to take your blogs out of the ”hobby” phase and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING WITH ITΒ have to let go of that mindset.Β That ”I won’t do it today because I don’t feel like it” attitude.

IT WILL DRAIN YOUR POTENTIAL. It will ingrain your mind with a defeatist approach and little by little this thinking will seep into every area of your life. IT WILL BECOME A HABIT.

I know because I have struggled with it for as long as I can remember and only very recently have been able to win against all that negativity and sluggishness.Β 

Persistence is something that all of us at some point in our lives struggle with. Some of us even have a record of not sticking with ANYTHING we try.Β 

NOT A SINGLE THING.

We give up too easily sometimes, guys. TOO FUCKING EASILY. But we need to CONSTANTLY remind ourselves that even hobbiesΒ have to be taken out of that FUN phase and exposed to hard-work – EVEN WHEN IT SUCKS – if we want to get something out ofΒ them.

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Hey, I am not saying there’s anything wrong with just having fun. But what I have a problem is that people confuse having fun with a lack of persistence, of commitment.

Does being committing to something mean it’s not fun anymore? DOES IT?

NO. FUCKING NO.

It just means that we have just entered the phaseΒ WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROUGH RIDE to ensure that whatever comes after that, whatever uncomfortable circumstances we may face in the future, WE ARE READY FOR IT.

IT IS SUPPOSED TO GET VERY FUCKING DIFFICULT BEFORE YOU REACH THAT AUTO-PILOT PHASE WHERE CREATIVITY BECOMES YOUR BEST FRIEND. Where it becomes FUN again.Β 

So keep pushing. Don’t give up just yet, you beautiful people. Stop being okay with justΒ doing GOOD ENOUGH! Because —

‘The thing about good-enough is that you don’t know if it’s enough.” – Greg Pitt

AND WOULD YOU WANT TO TAKE THAT CHANCE?Β Because sure as hell wouldn’t! NOT AGAIN. I have had my fill of inconsistency and I AM DONE.Β YOU SHOULD BE TOO.

Take your blogs out of the hobby phase. COMMIT TO BETTER YOUR WRITING EVERY SINGLE DAY.Β 

Not for fame.
Not for the stats.
JUST FOR YOURSELF.

41 thoughts on “[A BLOGGER’S LIFE] Are Your Posts Good Enough?// COMMITMENT AND LACK THEREOF//

  1. I must be still in the honeymoon phase of blogging because I love it Rain!!! And I don’t have blog envy either???? I just feel that my blog is very me. My reviews and posts are always honest with no holds barred on my feels and I’m just living my best blogging life it seems!!! I think the trick is to just be ourselves. And to know that we each have worthy voices. That no one is any better or any worse than anyone else. We are all beautiful and unique and our blogs are just extensions of that beauty :))) I always love your posts Rain. They are so authentically you. So full of heart. Just love <33333

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    1. AWWWW HONEY THAT’S AWESOMEEEE!! And I wish that you ALWAYS remain in that phase! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

      AND IT IS SOOO TRUEEE THAT WHEN YOU JUST THINK OF YOUR BLOG AS AN EXTENSION OF YOURSELF, which it is, ITS HARD TO DWELL ON ANY NEGATIVE FEELING, HATING IT WITHOUT HATING YOURSELF! ❀️

      But its just…I speak from what I have been experiencing lately. Blogging to me isnt just a hobby, or rather I dont want it to be only a hobby you know. And to achieve that level, some sacrifices must be made. And I have been finding it hard to make them, so to be honest this post was as much as a hope to boost everyone’s spirits up, as my own! 😊❀️😍🌟 I just….I just…dont want anyone to give up when they are soooooo close to a breakthrough, you know! WOULDNT THAT SUCK?! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

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    1. Thank you SOOOOOO VERYYY VERYYY much, Nicki! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ And heyy, in that thinking of – not good enough – is a blessing because then you never settle down, you are always looking for ways to better it, willingly or unwillingly, YOUR MIND DOESNT LET YOU REST UNTIL YOU DOO! 🀣🀣

      And WE DOOO!! WE CARE FOR YOUUUR BLOGG, YOUR WRITING! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒŸ

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  2. omjg that second gif is my on a regular basis.

    I don’t do a bunch of comparing (cause that’s not my personality tbh… I know I’m doing my best) and I think I’ve gotten to the point where I can accept things aren’t perfect and move on? Which is great bc I used to be a HUGE perfectionist (tho I still am)

    Where I struggle the most is trying to reach out to everyone I can but I don’t wanna seem fake so I don’t comment but then I feel bad for not commenting (especially if they comment on my blog) even if they don’t care? I just feel like I should take the support I get and give more than that to everyone and I can’t.

    I think this is very important and I’m glad you wrote something on it!! πŸ’–

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    1. ME TOOOO!! 🀣🀣 Had it saved for a LONG time! 🀣🀣🀣🀣

      AND THATS THE BESTT THING EVERRR!! You see you understand the importance of accepting yourself, and still trying to perfect the things you can, without being envious or comparing yourself!❀️ AND I LOVE THAT ABOUT YOU! And it shows in your personality! 😍😍😍 More people, me included, need to learn that!

      OH HON! I USED TO THINK THE SAMEEEE BUT HEYYY, HUMANS ARE FUCKLE HUMAN BEINGS RIGHT? We need what we need, we want what we want – NOTHING ELSE WILL DOOO! So my advice to you -go out there and comment on as many of them as your time allows! And after a time, some of them will become REALLY good friends with you! And even if they dont, you STILL GOTTA! ❀️ No matter how good we are, people wont know until we get out there and let them know about our presence first! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’• SO REACH OUT! THERES NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN! And hey, they need support as well! Its not all about us now is it? So indirectly you are doing good, for both yourself AND them! 😘😘

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    1. YESSSS!! And its just…it sucks when the negativity starts to take control and everything seems devoid of reason! πŸ˜•πŸ˜• AND TOTALLY! Our ability to write under pressure and keep going certainly increases because we have a duty to our readers as well! THATS A BIG ENCOURAGEMENT! ❀️😍😍😍

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  3. This is so inspiring and so true! While blogging may be time consuming it’s not a chore for me. I think if it came to the point of being something I forced myself to do I would leave it for a while and pursue challenges in other avenues and then come back when I’m ready. Every post we make has our thoughts, emotions and opinions in it. They have pieces of ourselves and I treasure that I’m given the opportunity to create something like this. I’m so grateful for all of the people we meet along the way and think that we all positively challenge each other to be better and more creative with our posts. Why just keep doing the same thing when it could be improved??? ❀ Jen

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    1. I TOTALLY agree with you to take a little break from it when it becomes overwhelming. Everyone deserves a break from time to time! πŸ’• SO I AGREEEE 52816301010182920% WITH THAT! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• But its just…sometimes even when the hardships are normal ones, ones that everyone has had to go through leave people discouraged to go on and they throw in the towel. THATS WHAT NEEDS TO STOP! Hiatuses are a way to rewind and come back refreshed, as you said..but the comparatively new bloggers should think hard and true before deciding to take one because they dont have a well-established readership yet and when they come back, its likely that they will have to start from the beginning. πŸ˜•πŸ˜• As I had to when I came back to blogging this September! Its definitely a LOT of work, to start from scratch! πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ™πŸ™ And so I have vowed to understand the rules of hiatuses first before taking another! 🀣

      AND THATS SOOO TRUEEE Jen! Everything we write is a piece of ourselves, as you say! WE NEED TO TREASURE THAT AND BE THA FUL FOR THE ABILITY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING LIKE THAT! 😍😍😍😍😘😘😘🌟🌟

      I AM JUST SOOO GLAD YOU LIKED THE POST, hon! And SOO THANKFUL FOR YOUR AWESOME AND THOUGHTFUL COMMENT!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  4. This is such an inspiring and insightful post Rain!! You are completely right!! I use to give up on things pretty quickly as I use to compare myself to others achievements and progress so I always felt like I was failing. But, when I started blogging I tried to put it all behind me and do it for me now and it is so much more fun and powerful now that I push myself to be more creative for me! I love this post sooo much, while I am not perfect and still fall into the rut or comparisons (being a perfectionist) I always try to remember it is for me, not for stats etc… Your posts are alsways so true to you and soo inspiring-I love your perspective on things it is so optimistic and pure! πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ₯°πŸ’œ

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    1. AWWW THANK YOU SOOO MUCH Kat! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€πŸ€

      YESSS!! EXACTLYY! It’s a bit difficult at first to push past the comfort bit once you do it, ITS SOO MUY MORE FUN AND CREATIVE! 😍😍 Ideas just seem to flow and it feels like you could do it forever! 😍😍 ITS THE BEST FEELING EVER!! 😍😍

      THANK YOU SOO MUCHHH, Kat! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’• As I said, since I wasnt expecting anyone to like this one YOU CANNOT IMAGINE MY HAPPINESS THAT YOU LOVED IT’ πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€πŸ’ŽπŸ’Žβ˜”οΈ

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      1. πŸ₯°πŸ’œ YOU’RE WELCOMEEE RAIN πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ’œ

        Soooo true, It always starts off a little difficult!! But the resulting Creativity is TOTALLY worth it! πŸ₯°πŸ˜β€

        You ARE VERY WELCOME RAIN! I ADORED IT!!! Such a wonderful post!!! πŸ’œβœ¨πŸ˜πŸ₯°β€πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

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  5. I’ve been blogging for a year now, and I feel this so much! I want to do better, I want to BE a better blogger. And I feel like my content could be worked on more. But life is busy, and it’s already hard to do the minimum.

    I know I’ll always try and do my best, but for me, blogging is all about keeping my sanity and a good mental health (blogging saved me last year), and I don’t want it to be another pressure point in my life. And, although making money with a blog would be a dream come true, I love writing about books and media, and that doesn’t pay, unfortunately.

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    1. Yes! Sometimes life gets in the way and ITS ALRIGHT! We don’t need to overwork ourselves just….make sure that we don’t give up on it entirely the second things start to get a bit difficult. I used to do this. And it was SUCH A BAD DECISION!

      Oh no! Money shouldnt be the objective while starting a blog, or ever! If it comes to that point then great but if we chase that, it seems to escape us forever! Just…keep doing what you are doing, and try to be a little bit better every day – thats what I think is the best approach, dont you? β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’Ž

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  6. My blog is a labor of love that I started as a way of sharing my love of books and reading. That being said, when I started blogging I had NO IDEA just how time consuming and all encompassing it would be in my life. (My husband is a little jealous of it LOL)

    I believe that you reap what you sow. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. That has been my experience with my blog – and all other aspects of my life.

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    1. EXACTLYY!! Its soo much more work than I had EVER IMAGINED! But the satisfaction that you get afterwards is greater still! 😍😊

      Awww!! 🀣🀣 I can imagine because my boyfriend is always complaining how much time I spend doing β€œblog stuff” 🀣🀣🀣

      True! Your rewards are always directly proportionate to the effort you put into doing something. Thats very true indeed! πŸ’•

      THANK YOU SOOO VERYY MUCH FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL COMMENT, Fictionophile! β€οΈπŸ’Ž

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  7. I first created my little blog as an outlet for creativity, and I always intended to keep it that way. When I came back to blogging after going on a year and a half hiatus, it did take me a little bit to get back into the “autopilot” creativity mode, as you so aptly put it πŸ˜‰ Blogging definitely is a lot of hard work, but it’s so worth making a priority, and it produces such rewarding results!

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    1. OH MY GOD I TOOK A YEAR HIATUS AS WELLLL!! 😱😱😱 Just came back this September and IT WAS A LOTTTTT OF HARDWORK TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING BACK ON TRACK!😭😭😭😭😭😭 So I can DEFINITELY relate with youuu on that one!

      AND YESSS!! Once we get pst that phase where its all work and no fun, ITS GETS SOOOO MUCH BETTERRR!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  8. I have definitely had those moments where nothing feels good enough and I think this is a very productive mindset to take from it, to use it to make you better because like you said you can either be down on yourself and think I’m the worse, why am I writing? or you can get up and think how can I make it so I can be proud of myself.
    I think you have to find that line to be kind and tough with yourself, don’t let yourself settle but don’t beat yourself up and what you have said in this post really shows that I think. Trying to improve and being determined to make something you can be proud of. It isn’t always easy but it is useful and in the end can make you feel positive about your work which is want we all want really. I love this and it was very motivating!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. YESSSS!!! EXACTLY! Oh my god I am sooo glad you liked it, hon! πŸ’•β€οΈ You are right, that balance of constantly moving forward without letting the negative feelings dampen your spirits is what everyone should aim for! ❀️❀️

      THANK YOU SOO SOO MUCH FOR YOUR AWESOME AND THOUGHTFUL COMMENT, Sophie! ❀️❀️🌟🌟🌟 You are literally THE SWEETEST SOUL EVERRR!! 😍😍😍😍πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ίβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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      1. Oh course, it was so motivating and full of energy!! I love it!! πŸ’›πŸ’• Yes exactly, that’s the dream!!
        Aww.. you’re so welcome!! Thank you for writing this!! Aw.. No you are the sweetest!!! 🌟❀😍🌟❀😍

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  9. R A I N, I love how matter-of-fact this post is! The part where you mentioned that we all have the same hours in the day is so true and something that I think about constantly. At the end of the day, there’s very little reason that people shouldn’t be achieving what they want to (@ me lol). You’re completely right that it is all a question of priority.

    Even though I started blogging as a hobby, I sometimes toy with the idea of ~what if it was more? Ultimately, I always come to the conclusion that I have the potential to achieve more of what I want to with other career opportunities I’m pursuing, so they deserve priority over blogging. For the foreseeable future, I’m happy with keeping my blog in the hobby phase 😁. I need the balance and sense that I’m not working 24/7 in my life.

    This post will surely push others who are teetering on uncertainty of whether or not to pursue blogging as full-time endeavor. I know it woke me up from something πŸ˜‚!

    Also, I’m so pleased to hear that you’re trying to make your blog more than what it is (and it’s a lot right now)! If anyone can take their blog to next level, it’s you, R A I N! You’re so inspiring, and I think everyone that reads your posts can see that! This post makes me even more excited for what you have in store for us ❀️.

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    1. YESSS!! EXACTLYYY!! I mean…I have been sabotaging my own endeavours for soo longgg but this month whith the NaNo pressure and keeping track of the whole Twitter, Instaram, Blog thing + managing everyday life has given me a WHOLE new perspective on things! I mean there are peoplein the blogosphere who are successfully engaging with everyone, being on top of all things APART FROM KILLING IT IN THEIR OFFLINE LIVES TOO! Such an inspiration! 😍😍

      Well, YEAH! I mean your other goals should be a priority if you want blogging as a hobby of course hon! 😘😘 AND I WISH YOU SUCCESS WITH THEM WITH ALL MY HEART AND STARSS!! πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Just dont give up on your dreams yeah? 😘😘 DONT YOU FUCKING DARE! 😑😑

      AWWWWW!! YOU ARE THE SWEETEST PERSON EVERRRR!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❀️😍😍😍😍 THANK YOU THANK YOUUU SOO MUCH FOR ALWAYS BEING SOO SUPPORTIVE, hon! SERIOUSLYY!πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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  10. Fun post! Blogging is a hobby for me, but it’s one that feels like a full time job, and I’m only talking about how much reading it takes to get a single week of posts! Lol. Nevermind the creativity part.

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  11. Yeah, I totally think blogging has to be something you do for yourself. It’s true it can be a lot of work and it’s time consuming, but if it means something to you then shouldn’t you work for it? I don’t like half-assing things, you know? I feel like if I make a commitment then I need to stick by it and sometimes that means being tought on myself. Great post!

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  12. Wonderful post again, Rain! I do think it’s all about priorities, even amongst all your hobbies. Those who don’t want to put in the “work” and are ready to give up after encountering a small obstacle are not doing it for the right reasons. I know that I like to MAKE time for my blog because I personally LOVE what I do, even if it doesn’t connect with everyone. At least one person out there will relate. And in the end, I’m doing it for myself too, and I know it has helped me grow as a person/reader/writer too! Thank you for sharing as always! πŸ˜€

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