Being an Unapologetic Blogger

I see this happening on social media all the time. Bloggers apologising and expressing how bad they feel about not having a blog post up on time, not blogging in a few weeks, or missing a post in their upload schedule. So today, I've decided to talk about why saying sorry is completely unnecessary. Get ready to be unapologetic.

I had a really shitty time at the start of March. Uni was stressing me out, my mental health was leaving me feeling drained and crappy, and I just could not be arsed to blog. I usually post twice a week, but as every blogger knows, there's more to blogging than just writing the post and taking the photos. You have to schedule your promotional tweets, you have to be active on social media, and coupled with this there's often a lot of pressure to be positive all the time. And at the start of March, I just wasn't feeling it. So I stopped. I didn't publish the post that I'd scheduled.

And guess what? NOBODY NOTICED.

It was ok! Nobody died! Nobody messaged me desperate to know where my usual Sunday upload had got to. I didn't acknowledge the fact I'd skipped a day on social media, I didn't apologise for it, and life carried on as normal. To be perfectly honest, this was a massive relief. I'm not PewDiePie or Zoella, armies of fans don't sit refreshing my blog every day waiting for my newest release. Although I was utterly paranoid that this would be the case before I took my day off, I discovered that I wasn't disappointing anybody by missing a day. That feeling was really liberating! Aside from this blip, I've posted twice a week, every week without fail since I began blogging in June 2016. I fucking deserved a day off. I did not have to be sorry. And neither do you.

Blogging for very many of us is a hobby. A side-job. Something we do for fun. As soon as we start pressurising ourselves to churn out content, that's when it stops being enjoyable. For that reason, I think that the whole blogging community should stop being so apologetic. Sometimes, life gets in the way. We can have a shitty, tiring weeks. We don't want to or just don't have time to post. And that is A-OK. I'm not going to unfollow you, call you a lazy bitch and never read your blog again just because you're unable to post for a little while. What's more, I'm confident that everyone else in the blogging world would say the same.

Instead of focussing on what you haven't done, think about what you have done and how far you've come. Silence any thoughts of "oh I haven't posted in three weeks" with "hey, look how FREAKIN' AWESOME my last post was!" or "damn, isn't my Instagram feed slaying right now??". Be proud of what you have achieved rather than being sorry for what you haven't. 

Be UNAPOLOGETIC. Because your life, your wellbeing, and your happiness comes before your blog.

Do you apologise too much? Was this post helpful for you? Is there any advice you'd like to add? Please drop a comment below and share your thoughts!

Until next time, 

A x