I don’t know if this is a real thing that anyone else can relate to, but recently I’ve been feeling something that I’ve coined as blogger guilt.
It’s this feeling that I get when I don’t post 5 days a week because I either don’t have the time, creative energy, or desire to do so.
I think it’s closely related to the comparison trap.
I blog because I like writing, but apparently there are a few of you who enjoy reading this blog for entertainment, and that’s where some of my guilt comes in to play. Not keeping up, not entertaining, not being as creative as other bloggers.
SO DUMB, right?
I’m in awe of bloggers who post every day (or multiple times a day!) Seriously, I don’t know how they find the time, or lead such interesting lives which can produce entertaining blog material that often.
(FYI: What a blogger had for lunch does not qualify as interesting IMO)
I mean really, to be honest, I am not that interesting! I go to work, I eat the same boring foods every day, I go to the same workout classes, and sometimes I put a crude and/or humorous spin on a casual situation and then write about it.
As much as I tell myself, “Colleen, don’t be a dumb bitch. Your blog is so underwhelming, it truly doesn’t matter when you post” I still have a tiny bit of nagging when I don’t get to it, or frustration when I can’t think of anything interesting to say.
…And now you know how crazy I am.
Have any other bloggers experienced blogger guilt? Maybe if you’re not a blogger, you’ve felt this way about another aspect of your life?
Or maybe I’m just a diva.