Creatives are now making a living from their passion which is great but as usual with life, everything comes at a price. I have come to the realisation that I will sound lazy and as if I am making excuses when addressing (my) consistency on the blogosphere (honestly thought I made up this word but apparently it already exists). My inconsistency got me thinking and I started to question why I felt so bothered about being inconsistent. Why do I feel I have to be consistent (have a shot every time I mention the word ‘consistent’ and its variations) with blogging and think if I am not consistent I might as well scrap it all together?
Most blogs have a certain aesthetic because they are a source of income/intend to be to the blogger. Since it is now a job more effort is made to be consistent, good content have to be put up frequently to be noticed and receive recognition; look at this as a way of showing up to work. Everything, every post has to be well thought of and up to par, everything has to have a particular vibe because they are building up a brand and frankly no one wants to be behind a shit brand.
I have had ideas that I could’ve published, I’ve even planned a post and intended to have a photoshoot to go with it but didn’t publish it all because the photoshoot didn’t happen. Why was a photoshoot needed in the first place? Why was the word post not enough? The first thing that usually pops up in my head is “is this post blog-worthy?” Blog-worthy? What does that even mean? Who is assessing it to deem it worthy? I don’t know, is this just a me problem?
In no way am I referring to digital influencers as shallow and this is not to discourage people from striving for greatness and being the possible best they can be. By every means improve and get better but don’t feel inadequate if your blog doesn’t seem to be on the same level as “professional bloggers’”. If you want to pursue blogging as a career please put in your all, create a timeline and monitor your growth, be true to yourself and do the absolute most to make sure it becomes your version of successful.
I’m just saying someone who has no intention to profit from blogging will see a blog that looks good and since as humans we always strive to be better it automatically raises the standard of what the mind perceives to be a good blog. They may unintentionally try to improve theirs, almost forgetting that this is in fact not their means of income. You have to realise that BLOGGING IS YOUR FAVOURITE BLOGGER’S JOB! This is how they earn $$$; do not aim to have an aesthetically pleasing blog at the detriment of other aspects of your life.
It’s nice to have everything looking all instagram-esque (yeah, this is definitely not a word) but ultimately blogging is supposed to be an outlet to bring your thoughts to life in form of a post. You shouldn’t feel pressured to make your blog look a certain way or have a certain feel to it. Your thoughts are not scheduled and neither should your blog posts.
So if blogging does not become my job, I do not intend to make it my job. I will keep updating as inconsistently as I want to with my one (and sometimes two) liner posts with no pictures.
Hello, I'm Ayo and welcome to my soon to be exciting world! Join me as I go through life's ups and downs which leads to me learning more about life and myself.