Two months in

Well, we are two months into 2020 and I have reduced my output considerably.
In December, I posted 227 posts and had 11,477 views.
In January, I posted 194 posts and had 8, 382 views.
For February, I posted 175 posts, plus this one, so 176, and my views at time of closing are 8,166.

Stats are not the be-all and end-all of blogging, but the question I ask myself is,

DO I FEEL BETTER FOR IT?

To be honest, the answer is No.
I still enjoy my prompts and challenges. I still have fun setting the 3TC and Fibbing Friday.
But I feel in making a conscious effort not to post so often, I’ve lost the edge.
Let’s see how March goes.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Two months in

  1. Sadje says:

    Well Di I am in the same quandary. I feel I am posting too much and want to reduce. But which prompts to drop? This is the question nagging at me. And then would it be better if I reduced my posts or not??
    What to do.

  2. PCGuyIV says:

    Writing, especially in the context of blogging, is definitely one of those two-edged swords. It’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed, as though all you do is blog when you are posting nearly every day, or even in some cases, multiple times per day. Then there is that feeling of, as you so deftly put it, losing your edge if you don’t post quite so frequently. I certainly don’t have any clear answer to the dilemma, but just thought it might be nice to know that you aren’t alone in feeling that way.

    • Thanks Frank. I think I’m going through a ‘fug’ phase at the moment, coming down from the adrenalin of recent events and frustrations at what’s happening around me.
      I was aware that all I seemed to do was blog towards the end of last year, and although I wasn’t obsessed with it, it took up the majority of my spare time. Doing other things during the day now makes me late logging in and there is so much in my reader! I’ll get it sorted?balanced/whatever!

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Strange you should say that Di. When I donโ€™t consciously post so often I lose the edge too. Weurd!

  4. Paula Light says:

    Thatโ€™s a bummer, though Iโ€™ve heard similar from others. Iโ€™m the opposite. Iโ€™ve posted less and feel better about blogging. I needed more balance for other things.

  5. Even though we know very well that stats are not the be all and end all of it, sometimes that’s all we end up thinking about. Ultimately when it gets too much, I remind myself to think about the reason why I started blogging and to keep writing at my own pace. We have to love what we do. Wish you all the best for this March. May it exceed your expectations. ๐Ÿ˜„

  6. jenanita01 says:

    I have to ask, was there a reason for cutting back or did life get in the way? I know you have had some challenges (and some!) but this doesn’t normally slow you down!

    • I was reading about blogging tips and one that kept raising its head was posting too many too often. Some days I’d post 10, so I was watching what I was doing. I was surprised at how many posts I’d put out in 2019, so thought maybe I should cut back a bit rather than possibly bore people silly.
      We’ve been busy anyway what with one thing or another so I’ve been late logging in. I love the photoprompts and wordles, but some of the other challenges I was doing haven’t given me fresh ideas so I’ve left them. Not exactly writer’s block, but I like to be a bit different if I can. Normal day to day stuff gives me blogging fodder so a bit more ‘Me’ rather than prompts. I think I’m just going through a ‘down’ phase, but I’ll bounce back. Trying to get the balance right again I think. Thanks for asking ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Life has handed you a basket full of roses (thorns and all) and so deliberately choosing to do something perhaps more healthy for you (activity versus sitting typing a blog post) might be the ticket. But. Yes, it’s true that the well of ideas and freely flowing thought tends to get a bit clogged if not regularly attended to. But you must do for yourself (and your beautiful Maggie girl) what is best! Our real lives are more important, no matter how cozy Blog World might be…take care my friend!!

    • Thanks for your thoughts on this Melanie. I’m just going to go with the flow and if I post a lot one day and not so much the next, that’s OK. Time is obviously a factor and I can only use it once sotospeak, so as long as I get my priorities right on the homefront, it’s got to be a winner!
      BTW, Maggie is doing very well now and had a definite spring in her step on our walks today (3 so far and another one pending)

  8. willowdot21 says:

    It’s okay to lose the edge but not the plot! ๐Ÿ’œ

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