Not sure how all of the other bloggers enjoyed the month of October, but for me it seemed to steal my joy. I felt like I was under a lot of stress and pressure to develop a post of good quality daily when that is not my usual process. Yes it did force me to think outside of the box, experiment a bit with content and pictures, but I had that awful feeling that I usually have at work when I am under an unrealistic timeline. Having a new consulting opportunity outside of work was a major focus, and I felt like I was in survival mode. I did a great job with social media posts on Instagram and Facebook, but I forgot to tweet (I am awful using Twitter) and I didn’t always remember to share my posts on WordPress. Not to mention the app decided to add to my frustration by not uploading pictures as needed based on my connection location.
Part of the problem is that I am a planner by nature, I am obsessively organized, and that leads me to struggle with doing anything randomly that does not involve traveling. I additionally felt guilty for not being able to read all of the posts from bloggers that I support, but lets face it, we simply do not have enough hours in the day to work, be parents, spouses, lovers, friends, siblings, children, and read all posts. So I will go back to my usual routine of posting as I am inspired based on locations that I enjoy. Yes I thought the experience was beneficial, it taught me to have some ideas in mind for next year so that I can construct a plan and simply have fun. I have learned that when I am not genuinely excited about what I am doing, it shows in the finished product. Much love and many blessings to you from the brown girl who tried but wasn’t really feeling bloggtober. The picture below speaks volumes of things to come!
I’m just a brown girl, traveling the world, trying to make something beautiful