Whilst blogging is mostly enjoyable, theres no denying that it can be a real roller coaster of emotions. Everyone blogger has those moments when they're frustrated or just generally feeling down about their blog or content. I've been there several times but theres a few things I reflect on during these moments and in general to help me feel more positive.
Do what you love
This is so important and possibly the one thing that should stick with you when you're a blogger. Write about what YOU want to write about. If you don't like or believe in what you are writing, how can you expect anyone else to? Even if its something you're not sure about posting - if in your heart you love what you've written, then post it. Whether it comes to content, design, photography, if its something you want to do, then follow your gut feeling. If you have passion in what you do, it will make the process of blogging so much more rewarding.
Don't compare yourself
I know sometimes that's easier said than done but comparing yourself to others really wont get you far. Remember that everyone starts out as a newbie with zero subscribers and a blank canvas. I always say this, but what makes you different is what is going to help you stand out.
Don't concentrate too much on numbers
Again, this is probably easier said than done, especially when you're new to blogging. It is exciting to look at subscriber and page view numbers - I remember being really excited when I had five subscribers as it was so surreal to me. However, spending too much time focusing your attention on these things may end up holding you back. Try to concentrate on where your strengths lie in your content - can you do amazing tutorials? great outfits? good photography? Focusing on your strengths and loves is what will make your blog an enjoyable read.
Remember blogging isn't a race
It can take a long time to build up a blog and readership. As I said, everyone starts out the same way. Its perfectly ok to take your time finding your voice and figuring out which direction you want to take your blog in.
Its OK to want to progress
Theres nothing wrong with wanting more for your blog. Though I don't think numbers should be a major concern, its OK to want to improve your blog and content and to become an all round better blogger. I consider myself to be work in progress, I'm not the best photographer in the world but its something I'm trying to improve. Theres so many tips out there on the web that can help with whatever it is you want to build on.
Don't put too much pressure on yourself
Take time out when you need to - everyone needs a break now and then. If you need help staying focused, a blogging schedule and getting organised can really help.
Do you have any tips for feeling positive about your blog?