If you come to Sweet and Masala regularly you have probably noticed that my posting frequency has gone down.
I used to post 3x’s a week and over the last 2 months I just haven’t been feeling it.
I don’t think I have lost my passion for writing, I think I have just been experiencing a lot of writers block and I don’t like to put content out there for the sake of putting it there.
Does that make sense?
I have also had a REALLY busy couple of months and the blog just got put on the back burner.
I know, I know, this all probably sounds like excuses, but I have to say, it is definitely hard juggling a full time job with blogging.
If you’re already a blogger you know the time commitment it takes to make it in this industry. For those of you who don’t know, it is essentially another full time job.
Posting on social media, engaging with readers and followers, brainstorming for new content, actually that producing new content, photoshoots, editing, interviews, always looking for the next new thing/topic….
To all of you out there who are still managing the hustle I give you major props! The time commitment is astronomical and well, I want to know HOW you do it.
That’s right; I am looking to you guys! I need you!
How do you balance the time?
Although I feel like I have been really good at this for the last 2 years, now that the requirements at my day job are pretty demanding, I come home feeling tired and then on the weekends I want to do nothing!
I need help getting over this hurdle.
I need help coming up with fresh content. How do you do it?
I usually write about things that I know about and love, but being in this business is so much more than that.
It’s all about the “wiifm;” What’s in it for me? As a reader, what’s in it for YOU to come to a site every day and read?
Is it the pretty pictures? Recipes? Beauty advice? What?
I guess the main thing I need help with is passion….like I said earlier, I don’t think I have lost all my passion, but sometimes things in this world get discouraging.
You work so hard on a post to then hear nothing…crickets…silence….or worse negativity.
Constructive criticism is always welcome, but living on the internet opens you up to so much unwanted negativity.
How do you get through this?
Ok, I get it. This post was a total bitch post.
Even reading this back all I hear is “you’re being a little bitch Komal.” Nonetheless, any advice that you may have is SO appreciated.
anyways. Off to watch The Bachelorette. No spoilers please! I am behind.