Blogger / In which Mitchii admits how simpleton she is when it comes to her blog!

Even though sometimes I occasionally hit slumps and the lot, it still has never really occurred to me to leave. I love blogging. I love how it provided me lots of things. Lots of learning that I otherwise will not know if I didn’t step into the world of blogging. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t shy away on things I don’t like, or eventually dislike. I’m also one of those people who quits once I realize that this and that didn’t click with me anymore. But blogging? It’s refreshing! fluffyIt’s something I really enjoy regardless of slumps, of changes, of my stature in the community.

I think what blogging means to me has always kept me motivated. Three years ago I wrote this little piece (of my now defunct feature—Bookish Verbosity). It was my honest view on how to keep motivated but I never really stated what keeps me—personally—blogging through these years. I guess because from the very beginning my objective never deviates despite numerous changes that has happened: is to talk; is to share; and sometimes is to learn. And that what makes me heavily invested in blogging. I know that if I have something I want to share, I have my blog to serve as my outlet. I never really entertain ideas of popularity, uniqueness and such. That being said nothing wrong with that but those things never appeal to me on personal level. I just love what I’m doing. Period! nervous

The stuff I write here, well those are ideas happened on the most mundane moments tbqh; like when I was about to sleep. Or when I was reading. Things I just have an opinion to—that perhaps may or may not interest others. But to me, to lay down these thoughts is what really keep me going on.

When I decided to take the plunge and embraced change, it was super relieving! I found the restrain of being a “book blogger” suffocating. I want to freely blog on things that are keeping me occupied and happy. I’m a serial journal writer (still has diary, you guys!). Because writing my thoughts to me is essential part of who I am. I may not be the bestest writer there is but it doesn’t deter me. This blog represents what I love & what I thought about the things I love in very personal matter!

So yes, these are the things that keep motivated. My blog, I find it too personal & too carefree. Like I said to know I have a place to put these things in my head, a solace of sort, keeps me super contended and motivated already. kissIn retrospect, the thing that keeps me motivated is quite simple now that I completely lay cards on the table.

How about you? How long have you been blogging? What keeps you motivated? Do your objectives change as time goes by? Share your thoughts with me! (I don’t bite!!! <3)


8 Responses to Blogger Session: Keeping myself motivated!

  1. Simone says:

    I think taking blog as an outlet is the best approach to blogging. It’s the purest and the most selfless reason to blog becase some people start it because of ARCs and many other reasons and that won’t keep them motivated that’s for sure. I’ve been blogging for about 5 years in my slovak blogosphere, in the english on I blog for a couple of months and I’ve always thought of me as of book blogger. Nowadays I find it a little bit restrictive too because I want to be able to talk about whatever I want to talk about and not be limited by one topic. My motivation is basically the same as yours. As long as I have place where I can share my thoughts and opinion, and as long as I know that there will be at least one person who is going to read it, I know I wouldn’t be able to stop. Very well written blog post and I absolutely love the little gifs, they’re adorable. 🙂

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Thanks Simone. Sometimes in an effort to conform to the norm of the community I find my creative liberties being obstructed—and I disliked it. Now that I choose to blog for what I want, when I want, and what comfortable to me, I enjoy blogging more and more.
      That’s true. I want an intimate sort of readership. I liked to be friends if possible to my loyal subscriber/commenters. Because when I’m writing it feels like talking to them via my blog. And it’s really comforting to know that!

  2. I’m actually in the biggest blogging slump I’ve ever encountered in my years of blogging. Over the years I would have some that would take me about a week to get over it, but this has taken me a few months already and it is annoying. I WANT to get back at blogging and I still love it, but something is holding me back from actually doing it. It’s the reason I’m now also exploring other things to talk about 🙂

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I think you should try and explore other things. I removed the shackles of what has holding me back before, and now I’m free to do anything that pleases me with my blog. And I find that it opened horizons for me to discover! You should be the boss of your own blog!

  3. Romi says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it is that keeps me blogging and what aspects I get the most out of, and it was really nice to read your thoughts on the same topic, Mitchii! I’m glad to hear that changing up your blog, and not restricting yourself to being solely a book blogger, helped to make you feel a lot more comfortable in this space, because that’s such an important aspect to blogging, for me- being comfortable in your own blog and with your own words. Quite a few times, over the years, I’ve struggled with my blog not feeling like my own, and last year I decided to focus more on my writing and less on my reviewng, and that change up has made my blog feel more like a second home, rather than a place I would go to with drudgery. And that’s fantastic! I’m definitely a lot happier in blogging for it.

    I also really like the fac you touch on where your inspiration for posts comes from! I would say my method (if it could even be called that! *laughs*) is very similar. I mean, I recently was looking out my bedroom window and saw trees and that made me write a blog post about things that inspire me, and I was so happy with that- and the process, start to finish, for that post, it made me really happy. I often have ideas for novels when I’m just drifting off to bed, and it’s so tough to make the decision: stay warm and sleepy in bed, or get up and write it down. I almost always pick the former, beacuse it’s just so nice being warm and sleepy. *sighs at myself* Apparently I will not sacrifice sleep for my work.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Sometimes I feel like trend in the community tend to influence us too much that we begin to lose sight of our real purpose. I’m glad that like me you have found what works for you. Don’t worry I too choose comfort over other things. Even though I said I get idea before I sleep I rarely act on it immediately ahaha (will do it the next day ^^;)

  4. I love that you changed your blog and feel so much better about it, Mitchii! Being a “book” blogger can sometimes be a bit stifling, which is one of the reasons I created my writing blog! I know I could have kept those things on my book blog (it is mine, I can do whatever XD), I wanted a new place where I would talk about things outside of books.

    I really love how you said that your blog is a place for your thoughts and opinions to be shared. I think that is one of the best aspects of it! I never used to be able to share all these bookish thoughts before, let alone have them seconded and understood. So to have that from the blogging community is amazing.

    I’ve been blogging for three years now, come last month. When I began I was full steam ahead on everything, and even though I might not blog like that now, I still love it and can’t imagine life without it!


    Also: I don't know if I ever told you how much I adore this theme of yours. It is so pretty, Mitchii! You are so talented.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yes, it’s amazing to have a place for my thoughts. It’s also a wonderful thing to know that there are people who likes us, share the same passion on same things. And thank you! You are one of those amazing people that pose as an inspiration to us! <3333

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