Struggling With The Blog

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What happened?

It’s been a little over a month since I posted ANYTHING on the blog. I haven’t forgotten about it, I’ve just lost the interest in publishing anything. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all the interaction with the people that took time out of their day to read it, I just got burnt out on it rather quickly.

When I started the blog, I put a lot of pressure on myself to grow this into something BIG. I had big expectations for this and myself. I started struggling to come up with ideas to post about, ideas to do videos about. It became very exhausting and stopped being fun. The keyword to this whole blog was FUN and I wasn’t having any.

When I said that I was going to post 2 videos per week, I was certain that would be easy. I realized that making videos with children required A LOT of retakes. After trying to get my girls to say their “lines” over 15 times. I got frustrated, they got frustrated… it wasn’t fun. The most fun I had making a video was the Egg Roulette Challenge. It was so simple, crack eggs and laugh. I tried on multiple occasions to have the girls do videos on their own. As I said before, we would get frustrated when one of them would forget what they were going to say.

Struggling to blog just words became tedious. I had a schedule of 3-4 posts per week and I was constantly pushing the limit just thinking about what to write about. It wasn’t fun. When we started I was just talking about us and how we had fun together. With the pressure of making videos and trying to reach more people on the blog, the fun stopped.

I’ve never been good at giving advice, especially parenting advice like most of the “big time bloggers” do. I started to feel like being a parent blogger wasn’t for me.  I felt pressured to go in a direction I didn’t want to go. I was struggling to even care about the blog.

Some of the things I posted didn’t feel like they were coming from me. I was writing for the numbers, not for me. I felt fake. I just want to be myself.

Moving Forward

I don’t want to stop blogging. I enjoyed it when I was being myself. The post about music was probably the only one that fit me. I want to write like that again. I think I’m funny and I like making people laugh, trying to anyway.

From this moment on. I wont be struggling to blog, I wont have a schedule. I don’t want to let the pressures of numbers define what this blog is about. I’m not going to promote the blog. I don’t feel pressured to become “big” and now I don’t want to. I just want to share my stories with whoever comes across them.

If you follow this blog, I will keep it going but without a schedule. I will only post a video if I feel like it is an honest look into our lives. Don’t expect multiple blog posts per week or videos every week. Everything you will see going forward will be 100% Nathan.

It’s very hard to put feelings into words, especially feelings that I didn’t really understand. Just writing this took a lot of the stress away. I would like to thank anyone that stuck around for the last month of my absence. I would have just nixed the whole thing altogether if it hadn’t been for people asking when I was going to post again. I just want the blog to reflect me and my kids this time.

One Response to Struggling With The Blog

  1. John Lynn says:

    Sounds like a good plan. The key to a successful blog is to love what you’re writing about. Seems like you’ve figured that out.

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