Recently, I watched Stephanie Nicole’s video where she says she feels discouraged if her viewer engagements go down. I totally get it because I myself am a content creator, and when I don’t see responses to my posts, I stress out, too.
I love blogging, don’t get me wrong. I’m not purely in this for fame or money. Still, engagement is something that’s meaningful to me because it makes me feel like I’m not just shouting into the void.
It’s hard to keep doing this when you feel like you’re not getting through to people. Add to that the fact that I’m shy about self-promotion, well, I’ve got myself a stagnant blog.
Honestly, it shouldn’t be a big deal.
I blogged for 10 years without caring too much about my stats. Really, I don’t know what’s different this time around – maybe it’s the fact that I got a domain – but it’s nerve-wracking to see my blog views so low.
I see other blogs with their sponsored posts and fancy flatlays and high engagement rates, and I can’t help but feel jealous. What is it that I’m doing wrong? Am I not promoting my blog enough? Is my writing not getting through to people?
It’s a difficult spot to be in, for sure. But nothing worth having comes easy.