Hi there everyone! Today’s discussion has been on my mind for about a week or so, but I wanted to take some time to organize my thoughts before I threw all the words at you.
In the past couple weeks, I’ve seen five bloggers I follow say they’re taking a hiatus, some of them indefinitely. They all had a few different reasons, but one of the things they all said was that blogging, combined with everything else in their lives, was stressing them out. The thing that got to me, though, was that, in the end, each of them apologized for leaving, saying they feel guilty for leaving their blogs.
Which begs the question: where does that pressure come from? How do bloggers get to the point where they feel guilty for taking care of themselves? And how do we try to minimize that?
Happy Tuesday to all you awesome folks! I hope you all are living your best lives!
Today’s Tidbit is something that becomes an issue pretty regularly for every blogger, whether they’re aware of it or not. It’s something that I forget sometimes, and I’ve been blogging for almost two years.
Every once in a while, make sure to check the comments section of your admin page! Sometimes WordPress will assume that a comment is spam, when it’s really not! If you don’t know how to do that, it’s actually super easy!
If you’re looking at your blog, you should see a little tab in the top left that says “My Sites.” If you click on that, all the way at the bottom should be a tab that says “WP Admin.” That’ll bring you to a new page called your admin Dashboard, which has a whole bunch of information.
In the middle of the list of tabs on the left, you’ll see one for comments. Once you click on that, you’ll be able to find the spam comments pretty easily. Go through there and see if there are any that shouldn’t be in there.
You don’t want any of your followers to feel like they’re being ignored, so make sure to go through those spammed comments every once in a while to make sure you’re not ignoring anyone accidentally!
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend ahead of you!
For those of you who may not be aware, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and Wednesday was Mental Health Day. There have been so many people sharing their experiences, tips for living with mental illness, and inspirational stories of overcoming it all over social media.
And I wanted to give my two cents on the mental health conversation by sharing how depression affects me and my life as a blogger. Because the truth is, a lot of us are affected by mental health issues, but as bloggers we sometimes feel the need to be perfect. So I think it’s important to be open about our mental health so we can take some of that pressure off each other, and off ourselves.
So without any further ado, here are some of the ways depression affects my blogging, and some ways I combat it.