Posted on September 6, 2015

When The Blog Monster GETS YOU

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I’m feeling highly inspired, after all the wonderful comments on my post about question whether we take ourselves too seriously as bloggers, whether I take myself too seriously as a blogger, I’m feeling inspired. And humbled

So many of you said such wonderful things about me. Some of you that don’t even comment that often stepped up and said all the right things. For every one of you that said you searched back often through my blog tips, enjoyed my style, found my posts helpful and understood my intentions – thank you.

As you can tell from that post, the blog monster has been getting me. I was wondering if any of you guys ever have the case of the blog monster and what it represents to you.

What is this blog monster? 

Well, it’s a little nasty thing that follows you around, yapping like a small dog.

  • You need to comment more.
  • You need to schedule your posts.
  • You need to tweet your link.
  • You need to join all the twitter chats.
  • Your fitness post isn’t done yet and YOU NEED TO DO IT.
  • You need to reply to your comments.
  • When was the last time you checked your Facebook page, CORINNE?
  • Your e-mails are unorganised.
  • You need to check your stats. Again.
  • Why haven’t you started that e-book yet?
  • LOL EDIT THE 400 PHOTOS YOU’VE TAKEN OF ONE PRODUCT.
  • You need you should you have to you must..

This is the blog monster.

My blog monster.

It’s that little creature, sitting on your shoulder, reminding you that you should be doing more.

That’s the thing with being a blogger.

A bloggers work is never done.

There’s always another post you could write, another 10 blogs you could comment on, more stats to analysed. There’s always that little itch in the back of your brain. Almost a guilt.

And if you’re not careful, you can find yourself consumed by it.

The blog monster.

What a dick.

What shape does he take for you?

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19 Comments

  • Reply Katharina @ Kate goes Global September 6, 2015 at 9:46 am

    My blog monster whispers that I should write more consistently and often, that I should schedule more posts ahead, plan better my time and comment more often. It wants me to stretch myself thin!
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    • Reply Corinne October 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Mine ALWAYS whispers that I should schedule more ahead! I used to always have 7 days worth of posts at once but now I struggle with that!

  • Reply Liakada Travel September 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Hahaha I totally know what you mean.. posting on time is generally my issue, can never stick to a schedule!

    Ash | Liakada

  • Reply Jhem Arzaga September 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Ah, very relatable post, Corinne!
    But I guess my blog monster is that I need to write more and schedule my posts before I give birth hihi
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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca September 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Mine always says “Look at that other blog, they have more comments and followers than you. Do this Twitter hour, get more followers.”

    Lizzie Dripping
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  • Reply Amy September 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    My monster is ‘I’ve got all the these ideas but I can’t post until I’ve got a design for my blog sorted but I can’t decide on a template and I don’t want a customised design. I haven’t got time right now I’ll do it next week when this this and this is sorted and I’ll have time. Oh but I don’t have that time anymore.’ x

  • Reply Jackie Harrison September 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I believe there is criticism and constructive criticism some is just a person who get jealous or just bother them because in reality they wish they were in your shoes.

  • Reply Josie September 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    The thing that really gets me is making sure I have posts to schedule, trying to remember chats and tweeting more! So ridic, because it’s all meant to be a bit of fun for me x

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  • Reply Suze The Luxury Columnist September 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve definitely been hit by the blog monster! I take so many photos for each blog post, then it takes me ages to sift through them all
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  • Reply Ela September 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    My blog monster is telling me all these things and making me feel really useless! I guess like I take around 20-30 photos at least then edit like half of it then try to pick one or two from them…
    Also my monster keeps saying “You’ll never make it, you’ll never be as successful as other bloggers”

    http://www.elabellaworld.com
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  • Reply Danni September 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My blog monster is following me at the moment too, but I get consumed by guilt if I don’t blog or blog for long enough. This has a negative effect on me as I then find it hard to do. Grrrr I hope to shake him off soon & back to loving blogging!
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  • Reply Danielle September 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Haha! Love this! So true! Everything you said it exactly what myself, and I am sure everyone else, experiences!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com
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  • Reply Lucy September 7, 2015 at 8:14 am

    My blog monster is when I am busy, work commitments, life, being pregnant refusing to take a reassessment of what is realistic with blogging. The monster says you should plan ahead and have posts up twice a week a challenge when you work 60+ hours Lucy x
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  • Reply KizzyDoll September 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    The blogging monster gets at me all the time, I don’t know how many times I’ve almost hit the delete button. Or thought my blog wasnt good enough or I didn’t have enough comments or follows on other social media places, but then I just said screw it and did all my posts for fun and it got much better. It can be tough, but as long as you keep it fun and true to yourself, all can work out 🙂 xx
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  • Reply Sophie Blackwell September 8, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I definitely have the blogging monster following me around at the moment. It’s bad that we all put so much pressure on ourselves when for many it’s just a hobby. You’re so right, a blogger’s work IS never done! xx Sophie / http://www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

  • Reply Arianne September 9, 2015 at 2:02 am

    the only monster I have is the one saying I need to continuously change my layout. that one’s never happy… or that my photos aren’t good enough.. well, that’s too bad, but I don’t stress about it too much… I will arrive to a complete satisfaction soon enough.
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  • Reply Emma September 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    My monster is I do not spend enough time on social media, so I sneak on it constantly at work and I’ll probs get in trouble soon when they do their web use audits eek! I’m just addicted to Twitter now! Oh no!

    Ems xx
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  • Reply Victoria September 15, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    All of those are my blogger monster too but I think the main one for me is…. ‘Everyone always says why bother, maybe they’re right’. I hate those days when I think like that but I usually end up finding inspiration somewhere and it’s usually by reading your blog and seeing all your achievements… I want a bit of the pudding! 😛 🙂

    Victoria xx thedaisyjaynes.com

  • Reply Lyndsay October 31, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Oh god, this post is SO true! The blog monster follows me around EVERYWHERE. Sometimes he is all-consuming and I can’t focus for his niggling demands. He’s a difficult one to keep quiet. Really great post, I can relate to it all 🙂
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