Blogging Fixations

A little while ago I wrote a post about how I get fixated with things (find it here if you’re interested), and blogging is no exception.

When I first started blogging, I promised myself that I wouldn’t get obsessed, but I can't help but find myself noting down follower counts to see if I'm losing followers, lying awake at night planning posts out in my head or constantly checking Blogger stats two seconds after a post has gone live. I’m a million percent sure I’m not the only blogger that does this and it’s definitely something I want to be more relaxed over – but I’ve somehow convinced myself that the more followers I have, the better I’m doing.

I know that this isn’t the case, I could have 4000 twitter followers but it doesn’t mean that they're all reading my posts and it definitely isn’t a marker of success, but I still can't help but feel a bit disheartened when I see I'm losing followers rather than gaining them. I’ve tried to limit myself to checking once a day but it just doesn’t work and I just don’t get why I’m so bothered anyway.

I think it comes down to the fact that I'd love blogging as a job and I feel like I have to be doing amazingly already in order to do that, which I know isn’t the case. I’m just putting way too much pressure on myself but have no idea how to stop – if you’re a blogger or vlogger, how do you stop obsessing over stats?


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