I Tried to Make My Blog Fit a Mold. And I Failed.

Look at me writing another post! I’m on a roll. When I started writing this blog, I read a *TON* about blogging. All the tips and tricks and how to boost your SEO and gain followers and make everything visually appealing and monetize blah blah blahhhhhh. And I tried to make them all work. And I got really overwhelmed. And because I tend toward being a perfectionist and couldn’t find the time or energy to make it all perfect, I stopped writing. But writing is why I wanted to blog in the first place! I didn’t care about gaining a huge following or monetizing before. I started a blog simply to blog, and once I got immersed in the vast bloggerverse, I lost sight of why I started. I have about five blog posts that I haven’t finished because the thought of editing them, inserting the right pictures, and advertising my new posts on Instagram, Pinterest, etc. was just too much. Future posts might have really great pictures. Or they might not. I might advertise my posts. I might not. Either way, I’m gonna keep posting! Hold me accountable, people!

4 thoughts on “I Tried to Make My Blog Fit a Mold. And I Failed.

  1. Brittni

    I feel the sammmmmmme way! But hey, you’re a wife, a mom, a full time employee trying to make the world better! Celebrate your small successes, like making this second post that didn’t take you months and months to do! That’s an A+ in my book! 😉

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    1. millennialcake Post author

      Thanks, Brittni! I know you totally get it haha. Adulting is hard. I enjoyed seeing your new post pop up in my inbox 😀

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  2. Whitney McGruder

    Hey, I totally know the feeling! There’s a lot to know about SEO and self-promo, but it takes years to actually get the hang of it and see the results. At least, that’s what I’ve learned from experience. If you want help or if you want me to explain what I do or don’t do, just let me know! Obviously writing and sharing your stuff is WAY more important than SEO, so I don’t want to you to feel overwhelmed for the wrong reasons. Good luck with your blog. I can’t wait to read more. 🙂

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    1. millennialcake Post author

      Thanks, Whitney! Every time I see you post, I’m like, dayummm, Whitney is a pro! And have to remind myself that you’ve been doing this for a long time! There have been many times that I’ve put way too much time and energy into things that don’t really matter. I’m always open to advice 🙂

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