What even is the point in blogging?

What even is the point in blogging?

You must have this thought if you’re a blogger. You must.

What even is the point in blogging?

Sometimes it overwhelms me.

There are times I come home from work and I really should write a couple of blog posts and all I want to do is sit in front of the TV and veg out.

This is when I start questioning the point in blogging.

What even is the point in blogging?

Honestly, I often feel like I’m trying to do all these things at once and I don’t have time to have fun and enjoy life.

I love blogging, I really do, but it takes up a lot of my time. When I’m working full time, going to the gym 6 times a week, commuting, spending time with my boyfriend and making dinner, it doesn’t leave much time for much else.

This is when I start questioning the point in blogging.

Like, would anyone even notice if I went away for a week? Does anyone actually really care about what I have to say? What am I even trying to achieve? Wait, what am I trying to achieve here?

My motivation goes and I just want to give up.

I noticed something the other day, though.

I was driving home from work, straight to the gym.

This is my routine, you see. Up at 6 am, drive to work, drive to the gym and get home between 6:30 – 7 pm feeling pretty exhausted. Shower, cook, eat, wash up, hit the sofa at 8:30ish and fall asleep.

Where was I? Oh yes, I was driving to the gym, feeling tired and not very motivated.

What is the point in going to the gym?

It felt pretty pointless at the time. Why am I making myself go to the gym and do all this movement when I feel so tired? What can I do that’s the minimum but still qualifies as a workout? Can I do 45 minutes instead of an hour and a half? What if I worked really hard for 45 minutes and kept my heartbeat really high so I burned loads of calories – then I could leave early!

Then it occurred to me.

This is exactly how I feel towards blogging when I can’t be bothered.

All the reasons for blogging disappear and I start talking myself out of it. I make excuses and try to tell myself it’s pointless.

I forget it’s great to have an outlet for my thoughts, that I love taking photos and being creative, that I love using my time productively, that I love working with brands and marketing companies, that I love getting stuff off my chest.

Just like when I can’t be bothered to go to the gym I forget how it feels when you’ve smashed a workout when you’ve hit a new weight PR, when you can see a difference in your body and when you feel strong and confident.

The mind is a funny thing. If you don’t want to do something, whatever that may be, you can talk yourself out of anything.

So it’s important to recognise this, so the next time you’re about to cut a corner, cancel something or not stick to a commitment, are your excuses valid or are you just talking shit because you can’t be bothered?

We all need rest and time to chill out. It’s important to schedule in time to relax so you’re not overworked and questioning the point in what your goals are.

So the next time you find your mind trying to talk yourself out of it, ask yourself why.

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13 Comments

  1. March 24, 2018 / 8:11 am

    Oh dear Corinne! I know exactly what you mean! Good question, I’ll keep it in my mind for such phases 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  2. March 24, 2018 / 9:11 am

    I can definitely relate to this with both the blog and the gym! I do definitely think what’s the point sometimes, forgetting that I love blogging and really enjoy writing and hope it will lead to further opportunities one day! Need to remember this next time I can’t be bothered to do something, great post!

  3. March 24, 2018 / 10:25 am

    I can relate 100% with this, somedays I just want to give up because it can be a lot of hard work but I think of what I have achieved and that keeps me going.

    Melissa | Fruity Flamingo

  4. March 24, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I often find when I get like this, it’s time to have a break from my blog! I try and have a 2 breaks through the year so I can focus on life a little more, and not be so glued to my laptop – and I think I’ll need it soon as my motivation has just vanished recently 🙁 Tania Michele xx
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  5. Erin
    March 24, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I ask myself this ALL the time. Then I realise its addictive AF and I just cannot stop. I find myself doing it at 12 when I should be in bed, or commenting and reading all the time. It’s ongoing, and you are so right its a commitment one that you do as a routine, but I think its good to rmember why you started in the first place. helps keep it all on track 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  6. March 24, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Lovely post. I couldn’t agree more. I often questions myself about my art. I spend so much time (not to mention money) making art, and sometimes I really feel drained. I know that I will probably never sell anything and sometimes I can’t see the point in doing it because it does take up a lot of energy. Other times I’m really happy that I have so many paintings at home and that I can change art on my walls every day if I feel like it. It’s great being surrounded by canvas and paintings and all that. Often I feel guilty that I spend too much money on art supplies, but it is certainly a lot cheaper to make art than to buy it. I still buy art from other artists, but I do it because I want to not because I need to. However, when we are really tired, we see only the negative. That is why it is so important not to overwork ourselves. Same applies to blogging. Sometimes we just need a break.

  7. March 24, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Wow, you lead a very busy, full and healthy life outside of blogging.
    I think I’ve mastered the ‘sit in front of the TV and veg out’ option (NetFlix) pretty well.
    I also think my my insecurity and laziness are behind most of the excuses I come up with.
    THANK YOU for reminding me about some of the satisfying aspects of blogging that were why I started blogging in the first place.
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  8. March 25, 2018 / 12:41 am

    This is where I’m at right now. Why am I blogging? Couldn’t I be more productive doing something else? I enjoy blogging, but sometimes it seems like more effort than it is worth. This year I’ve cut back on blogging, and it’s been good to create that breathing space without giving up blogging completely.

  9. March 25, 2018 / 3:01 am

    I never thought about it that way before, but it’s true! 🙂 It’s easy to give up when we feel exhausted – with anything! But once we have the energy again we realise how much we enjoyed it. I’m glad I’ve stuck with blogging so long, even while being unmotivated now and then. That’s when it’s good to have scheduled my posts in advance, so that I can have a break when I need it 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂 It was the little one’s birthday party yesterday so that was a lot of fun! Today is a quiet day to recover after that busy day and crazy week though, haha!
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  10. March 25, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I blog because I am passionate about it. I love the friendship that I have formed but most of all, I love how much I’ve learned over the past 4 years. I understand ingredients, I understand products better, I feel like I have come so far and I just love the fact I’ve grown as a person. xx
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  11. March 26, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Aw. Such an important post for allllll bloggers. I ask myself this on the reg. But at the end of the day, blogging has a lot of fab bonuses. Does anyone even read my shit? Who cares? I enjoy writing it. I’m sure that’s the same for most people 🙂 I think you’re bang on. It’s so easy to get disheartened with things – especially when they can seem slow but, most things in life are slow i.e the gym and work and bloody food shopping and the whole of winter (and they’re things we don’t enjoy – yet we still do them) so why on earth would we give up things we do enjoy? Fab post. Loved it x

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  12. March 29, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    literally, though! i definitely find myself questioning the point of it all quite often. i do love connecting with people and having a place for thoughts and photography etc, but still it feels so arbitrary at times and absolutely the thought of “would anyone even notice if i stopped” has crossed my mind at times. but at the end of the day, i suppose it’s just doing something you enjoy. xx
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  13. April 3, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    Such a great post Corinne, I can really relate to this too and as I often question what the point in blogging is.
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