4 Things that Stress Me Out (a Lot) as a Blogger + an Obviously Cure-all List of Things to Do to Lessen the Pressure

This post is brought to you by my forever stressing-out-freaking-out mind!!

It was also inspired by this post by Julianna, and also this post by Marie, so be sure to check those out too!

But basically: I’m an eternally stressed-out person. I can only remember a few times I was stress-free, and what took its place was apathy and feeling just absolutely dead, and that was almost worse than stress.

And blogging isn’t exempt from causing me stress—in fact, it’s put a lot of pressure on me to the point that it affected my health. But I’m slowly slowly climbing back up from that Bad Mental Place I’ve been in for the past few, uh, months and I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to blog the way I did before! She says, coming back from a week-long hiatus.

Because I was in that Bad Mental Place, I noticed a lot of ways that blogging was negatively affecting me, mostly in ways of STRESS and PRESSURE, so I decided to talk about a few of those things, and also provide tips to lessen that stress!!

P.S. I was going to include more stress-inducing things related to blogging but then I just ran out? Okay. Cool. I totally didn’t abandon blogging because of just FOUR things. But there is also the pressure to be/appear perfect, which I talked about before!

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Why Bloggers Should Be Appreciated // Showing All the Blogger Love and What You Can Do to Support Them!!

Obviously, bloggers are amazing people (seeing as I am one).

Or every blogger could suck and I would be the exception?? BUT that’s not true at all, because the blogging community is truly wonderful, and there are so many fantastic people in it, who post great things and are just great human beings in general.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day and all, and we’re supposed to “show love” and all that mushy crap, I decided to talk about WHY bloggers should be supported & how to do it!!

I feel like SO MANY TIMES, people don’t appreciate bloggers enough, especially in the book blogging realm with authors & publishers.

**Also!!! A note to check out Marie’s post that was published today coincidentally on the same topic as this. IT’S VERY GOOD.**

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1-Year Blogiversary Q&A (Part 1)!! ft. Cute Elephants, Unpopular Opinions, and Lots of Mangoes (to No One’s Surprise)

Apparently everyone is very inquisitive about me???

To be fair, I DID kind of shove all of you to submit a some questions. But in total, you all probably asked around… oh wait, sorry, I forgot for a second there that I was too lazy to count how many questions there were.*

But you asked a lot of questions (because I forced you to), and today I’ll be answering them!! What a surprise.

Of course, I’m really kind and will be sparing your eyes from reading TOO many words, and the Q&A will be split into two parts. Which means, if you still want, you can still submit a few questions, since there’ll be a Part 2!! Or you could like, not. And miss all your chances to ask me whatever you wanted.

*Just kidding, it was 50.

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How to Not Get My Attention for Your Blog in the First Place (Aka Why I Won’t Follow Your Blog Sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

I’m a pretty picky person.

I’m a perfectionist, so everything has to be as PERFECT as possible, and I HAVE to fix things that are “wrong” or I freak out. I’m okay??? I think????

But this applies to other things too—like blogging. Not only do my graphics and posts have to be arranged PERFECTLY, but I’m also picky with that blogs I choose to follow and dedicate my undivided attention to.

Well, I used to not be very picky?? Thus why I ended up swamped with 30 blog posts in my Reader each day. (AND I COMMENTED ON ALL OF THEM.) Buuuut I’ve unfollowed more blogs now and I’m getting much pickier. HAHAHAHHAA.

I mean… sorry.

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Exactly How I Manage to Be A Supremely Amazing Blogger™ (The Revealing of All of My Secrets???)

You have to admit, I’m a pretty good blogger.

And by pretty good, I mean great. And by great, I mean amazing.

I’M JUST KIDDINGGGGGG. I actually am really shy about my “blogging success” (see the quotation marks). But a lot of you guys have told me that I’m an “amazing” blogger and that I’m a favorite of yours and IT MAKES ME SQUEAL OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

But when the sweetest-ever, kindest-ever, amazing-est-ever Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books forcefully said suggested that I write a post on how I was an “amazing” blogger, I was a little mixed:

1) OMG SHE CALLED ME AMAZING AWW STOP BEING SO SWEEEEEEET AD;FLJASLD;FJASD, and 2) telling all my secrets??? me??? no??? HOW COULD I.

But apparently I could and I can because here I am. (I can RHYME.)

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