Do We Make Things Harder Than They Really Are?
This is something I’ve been wondering for a while now. I know, I have a problem with getting frustrated about the pace of my life and then taking on too much, and then burning out. I totally will not mention right now the new blog idea that I had and my terrible enabler (aka husband) is really excited about.
I’ve been using Anchor a bit recently (it’s a new social media platform, kind of like max 2min podcasts but fuss free, no iTunes, no RSS etc needed) and the other day I posted about having to change my blogging patterns on Bloggers and Bacon because I got late acceptance to uni this year and while I’m loving it, I can’t keep my commitment to myself to blog 3-5 days per week (5 was the goal, 3 was the at best reality). You can listen here, but the TL;DR version is that I felt like I had let myself down in my goals.
Now, I know I was just being smart and trying to avoid burnout. It just felt like a personal failure at the same time as being smart. Humans are contradictory and confusing. Or is that just me?
But why I’m writing this post is that is it really all that hard? Really? Do we make things harder than they need to be?
I have applied for and had interviews for a number of social media/blogging type of jobs in the past few years, and the ability to create content in a commercial environment is far, far greater than that of running two personal-type of blogs!
So why is it hard? Is it the personal connection? The personal level of investment in blogs that makes it harder to write that much? The lack of a team or environment?
Or is it a case of writing for yourself (even if your blog is a business) and writing for a job is simply a different type of motivation and we can’t compare it?
What do you think? Do we make things harder than they really are?