I haven’t posted a blog post or uploaded a youtube video in a while and to any other individual this would seem fine but to the people within the blogging world it isnt. We as bloggers/youtubers feel a sense of pressure if we don’t upload even if we have reason not to. Why is that shouldn’t we be allowed to post when we want and as much as we want? In theory yes however the speed that the blogging world is developing suggests not.
My concerns come from seeing those that are extremely successful through the support of their readers/viewers getting a lot of hatred. As now that they are successful they have many other things going on such as creating a product line or going on a TV show. Which means that they are unable to upload frequently because they are doing these amazing things.
It’s understandable that the viewers/readers would get annoyed as they helped this person get where they are today for them not to post/upload frequently. As a viewer/reader shouldn’t you be proud and supportive of them as they are doing these amazing things and they know themselves they aren’t uploading but it’s not their fault entirely as they are so busy.
I know 100% that I’m not a blogger/youtuber that could rival the likes of Zoella or Bethany Mota. However I do feel what they are feeling when they get frustrated because they haven’t uploaded in a while. Any blogger/youtuber new or old will understand how I feel and I suppose it’s the added presser that you get when you choose to go down this path.
I’ve talked about being relaxed about blogging before and I stick to that I never pressure myself to upload or sit down and write a blog post. I just always feel that the pressure is always there sitting on my shoulder telling me to do it. I guess what I’m trying to say in this post is it’s okay to do what you want if you don’t feel like uploading or posting a blog post that day DON’T. Nobody’s going to come to your front door and start shouting at you for not doing it.
After all it is your blog/channel and it will still be YOURS even if you become extremely successful. Although your viewers/readers got you to where you are you shouldn’t feel pressured in yourself to upload/blog just because they ask of you to do this. I guess in a sense if you do then you’re losing a bit of your self I know I would be because that’s just not who I am.
I’m not saying everyone would be losing themselves because if you like fast pace and can keep up with the fast changes then go for it. In my case I am a relaxed person when it comes to blogging/youtube and I hope that never changes as my blog/youtube grows and because that’s just who I am.
So let me ask you this is it okay to do what you want?