As bloggers, we often find guilt of not creating content daily. Or when we have an off day, it shows through the blog. Tone can often be misjudged through text and sometimes posts don’t come out as anticipated.
For running blogs like myself, my blog is a chronicle of my own running, training, and personal life. It’s filled with the highs of PRs and the lows of bad races or injuries.
But it’s not a full picture of my life. A blog is not the complete picture of anyone’s life, and it shouldn’t be.
This past month I’ve been in a funk. It’s included a lot of things such as my personal life, running and blogging. Thinking out loud, it started around the time of my hamstring injury and continued into a downward spiral from there.
I found myself asking:
What will I blog about when I’m injured?
What if I skip blogging for weeks?
What if my blog becomes boring and whiny because I’m injured yet again?
Why does it even matter? No one wakes up thinking: “the first thing I want to do is read blogs.” If you do, that’s a whole different topic of unhealthy behavior.
Unlike elite athletes, celebrities or professional bloggers, I’m not making a living from LOLZ blog. My life and means to survive do not come from blogging. Like any blogger I find myself fearing the lack of content, being “too boring” or criticism for how I’ve chosen to live life. Just like the comparison trap, it’s something self-inflicted.
My times aren’t going to win the US anything.
And my blog probably isn’t going to provide you any medical advice.
My blog is just a chronicle of my life, the good, the bad and the ugly (like when I thought bangs were a good idea or dyed my hair blonde).
I chose to put my blog and life online, at the end of the day I’m just an ordinary, average person. Putting anything online opens you up for feedback both positive and negative.
So what’s the point of this post?
It’s a reminder to myself, to anyone that at the end of the day, blogging is blogging. Your life does not revolve around a single hobby, whether it’s blogging, running or something else. It’s important not put all of your eggs in one basket. Comparing yourself to anyone (including yourself) isn’t going to get you anywhere.
Questions for you:
Bloggers: Do you ever feel bloggers guilt?
What is the last thing you felt guilty about?