pressure // (N) the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.
Ever since I wrote my first blog I’ve felt a since of pressure to keep writing and blogging. I want people to like what I write and feel intrigued and share my posts. My first few posts got a ton of positive feedback and people loved reading, but ever since then it’s sort of been a steady decline in the amount of readers, shares, likes, and comments. Nothing’s wrong with this, I just feel pressured. I want people to think I’m a good writer and feel and really connect with what I have to say, but writing for likes and shares instead of writing for fun and to actually share what I have to say has been aggravating, draining, and tough. So on that note I’m stopping with the “new blog once a week” thing because thats just too much. I need to write when something is compelling me to write or else it’s just a chore and a hassle and my ideas are thrown all over the place. I know that people will understand, and maybe some people can actually relate to this.
We should stop forcing things we enjoy to the point that they become a chore.
It takes away from the big picture. Don’t over do something and long for something to the point it isn’t even special anymore. Nothing is fun about that and you end up losing something important to you.
My big picture right now is strengthening my walk with Christ and focusing more on school and the relationships around me. College has gotten much easier since I first moved in, but there are still some of those days. Friends, family, prayers, and blogging help me get through it to see the good days. Recently the good days have far outnumbered the bad and I’m thankful for all the friendships I’ve created here and friendships I’ve kept back home. Hopefully I’ll be able to sit down and really write, but for now I’m taking a break (but will probably be posting sooner than later) 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has shared my posts and given me so much positivity and love!! Until next time…XOXO