It’s no secret that the blogging world is buzzing and almost every day there’s a new blogger joining the community. It’s amazing to see so many people wanting to do something that lets you be your own boss and do what you want to do. However, it almost seems like blogging has become like a sport. Everyone’s trying to get the most likes, follows, make similar content as everyone for views, etc. It can be overwhelming sometimes. There’s so much of the same content that it’s like a race of who can get seen first. Sometimes it can make blogging more stressful than fun. With everyone trying to keep up in this blogging game, it can affect the quality of the content.
Think about it. You’re trying to keep up with other bloggers because you feel like your content is drowning in the sea of other bloggers content…especially the content that’s the most popular…so what do you do? You decide to go along the sea instead of against it and write content you don’t particularly write. Maybe you even try to get more content out despite you preferring to space out your days to give yourself more time for thought out posts. This means there’s more quantity than quality. Now, more blog posts should provide an outcome that looks a little like this:
However, it’s not that easy. If your quality goes down, then the outcome can actually look a little more like this:
Now you’re stressed and wondering what more can you do because you tried to keep up in this game, but it’s not what can you do, it’s what you need to stop doing. Stop trying to compete and forcing yourself into a spot that you already fit in just by being there. Yes, there are a bunch of new bloggers coming in each and every day trying to make this their career, but I believe there’s room for everyone. I believe this because it’s true. The thing that needs to be changed about the community is that it doesn’t need to turn into a game or a competition, but a community filled with 100% support. I can say that I do see a lot of bloggers uplifting others, reading others content, and trying to give others a spotlight of their own. I hope to continue to see this as the community continues to grow.
Do you think blogging has become a sport? Let me know in the comments!