Welcome back to British Eritrean Girl in Seoul.
As some of you know, or probably picked up from my blog name, I am living in South Korea. When I first moved here, I used to blog on Dina Daily. However, because I wanted to start fresh, I created this blog. This blog was more personal and about my experiences in Korea. I did gain a lot of followers but due to work, I wasn’t able to blog as much as I would like to. Whenever I did have time I would make a post saying that I was going to start blogging regularly again. I never stuck to it and I have finally realised that the reason was writers block.
On this blog, I gained most views and followers when I would post about my dating experience. As fun as it was, I am now in a serious relationship and I don’t really want people knowing my relationships deepest, darkest, secrets. The problem was I kept finding myself not knowing what to write about because I wasn’t going on dates and I kept focusing on getting views.
Thinking like that clouded my mind and I couldn’t think clearly about why I began blogging and what being a writer is about. I shouldn’t care so much about views. Instead I should be focusing on writing what I want to write about and improving my writing skills. If I gained a loyal group of followers along the way it would be a bonus!
I also realised that I was setting unrealistic goals for myself. Yes I wish I could blog 3 times a week, but that is what some full time bloggers do. Instead of comparing myself to others I should have thought about what is do-able for me. Juggling work, a relationship, maintaining friendships, a cat, blogging, time for myself to relax and sleeping, is not as easy as it may sound to some people. (I am a firm believer in sleeping for 12 hours if possible!) Although writing is my passion, blogging seemed like the easiest thing to push into a corner to collect dust. Ideally, I would quit my job, since it is the most time consuming, and take on blogging full time, but that is just not possible. (I have a spending problem so I am terrible at saving money.)
I want to change. I want to be able to blog about whatever I want to. I hope that my post will interest other people, but the amount of views I get is not going to be something I will focus on. I believe it will come in time.
So, back to my problem. Writers block. I thought about the last time I had writers block, my dissertation. What did I do? I stepped away from writing for a few hours or even a day and then went back to it. Obviously time away from blogging is not working out the same for me. So I looked for other ways to get past my writers block and I thought, a writing challenge!
I found a lot of blog challenges and I was kind of stuck for choice. But then one stood out to me, Blogging Abroad!
So I will start this blog challenge and hopefully get myself out of my writers block!
Stay tuned for my first blog challenge post!