When blogging becomes a chore…

When blogging becomes a chore…

It’s been a while, but here I am.  I’ve juggled far too much over the past few months and have let everything slip.

For a while, I was too focused on the numbers… the stats… and improving my DA (domain authority for those who don’t know).  I had begun to forget WHY I started blogging in the first place. 

When I started blogging, almost 10 years ago, it was because I wanted to share my experiences.  Share my view of the world, and maybe, just maybe, help someone.

Over time, it stopped being a hobby I enjoyed and became a chore I resented.  Much like housework, really.

Today, I decided.  I decided that my blog isn’t about how well I can do with it.  It’s going back to what I wanted it to be when I started.  A little corner of the internet for me.  An online journal for me to record things.  To write about what I want to write about. 

If I’m completely honest, I haven’t been happy all year.  I’ve changed things around so much that it’s unrecognisable but there will be one final change. It may not happen now, it may not happen in the next 12 months, but I will, at some point, get around to reorganising my posts and pages.  For me, no-one else.

My children are growing too quickly, my business is growing monthly.  I’m ready to break free from the world of ‘professional’ blogging and move back, back to something that inspires me, encourages me, to be a better person, a better writer. 

I’m not ready to say that I no longer want to blog.  How can I say that now?

So, this is adios from the Beth the ‘I want to make money from my blog’ blogger.  The ‘I’m blogging because I have something to say’ blogger will take up residence in the very near future.