The lack of motivation is real

I am constantly reminding myself why I started this blog and what success it can bring me if I just put in enough effort. I have started the ambitious journey of becoming a “blogger” and so far it proves to be just as much work as everyone said it would be. I have read 100 Pinterest posts, joined the Facebook groups, and made social media accounts for my blog. But just as the renowned bloggers warned, its not an overnight success kind of thing. I want to get my words out there and engage with people, but how can people find me when I am just another face in the crowd? Well this isn’t going to stop me from my dream of having a successful blog, because it is just motivating me to work harder (or as they say work smarter not harder). Some days it can be harder to find motivation to sit down and write than others, and so far the hardest part for me is media. The media I am referring to would be pictures/videos for the blog to correlate with what I am writing about.

You see so many bloggers and Instagram stars with these amazing pictures, and its not just the quality that is amazing. It’s like all I can think is who the heck is taking these pictures?! I don’t know anyone available during the week to drop everything and follow me around as I pose for a photo. So I am thinking maybe get a tripod? But then what if the pictures don’t look the way I want them to! That is honestly one of the things that makes me lack motivation more than anything, is getting good content to put on my blog so people want to look at it and read it.

I am not going to give in to this “rut” I’m in where I hear that voice in my head telling me I cant do it, because I know I can! I would love to be able to turn my blog into something that is my career and I can stay home with my baby and never answer to anyone but myself. Doesn’t everyone just want to work for themselves at the end of the day? So I have to stay on top of things, read my planner, give myself deadlines, and reach out to other people who are trying to do the same thing as I am. If you are out there reading this, and maybe you feel the same way I do, or maybe you don’t, but I just want to say hello I am another hopeful blogger and I appreciate you taking your time to read this. I would love to interact more with people who blog similar things as I do, or even different topics! So say hi and lets connect!

xx Katie

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5 Comments

  1. I am a new blogger too and definitely wonder the same thing about the pictures especially! I would love to blog full time and stay at home with my little girl as well. I’m finding that comments with positive feedback are motivating for me, but it is definitely hard to be patient!

  2. Hi it’s a given fact that starting something is easy but maintaining is difficult..and then this happens to the best of us, I am also extremely new in all this and totally understand your anxiety. All I can say is follow your passion and success will follow.. and yes stay strong, we all need it. Wonderful post by the way.. happy blogging.
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