Bloggers are stressed? Really? Well, according to this latest New York Times article they sure are. On one hand, that really doesn’t surprise me. You’d think that having he opportunity to work from home, at your own pace would be less stressful.
Then again, if you guys are anything like I am, everything I experience throughout the day I consider fodder for blogging (now some of it makes it to my tweets instead of my blog). And don’t even get me started on all the unwritten blog posts that float around my head as I’m falling off to sleep.
Steph over at Back in Skinny Jeans recently took an online hiatus after suffering from insomnia. I also know quite a few other bloggers that felt the pressure to blog, or the pressure to write for their audience instead of writing about what they want to write about. I can relate though, sometimes I just dread having to write stuff or blog for my site. But we do what we’ve got to do, right?
I get stressed about blogging sometimes. I start feeling bad if I go a few days without posting. I feel particularly bad about neglecting my business blog. It seems silly to stress about it, but I want it to be a good blog, and I want people to enjoy reading it, so it’s just on the list of things to stress about!
For me, blogging is a stress-reducer! When people ask why I blog, I always say that it’s cheaper than therapy. 😉
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I actually don’t stress out about not blogging. I blog when I have something to say. What *does* stress me out though is having something to blog but not have the opportunity to get it written!