Join me as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
Is Perfectionism Killing Your Blog?
I ask this question because perfectionism is totally killing my blog. My desire to put out perfect reviews, perfectly scheduled posts, with great graphics, and voting are killing me. I don’t have time to live up to my perfectionist standards and the result is that I’m just not posting. And no posts? That equals no blog. Perfectionism is killing my blog!
Being a perfectionist has been that quality that I’ve used in interviews for years as that good/bad quality. You know, the one to use for that question – “What’s your worst quality?” Because no one wants you to say something really truly bad. They want a fault that has advantages. Well perfectionism is honestly that for me. Sure, I tend to produce a better “product.” But I get exhausted faster than my co-workers because they go home earlier than I do, get to work later than I do. They work less than I do, still do decent work and at the end of the day, you want someone who isn’t going to burn out. I burn out.
I have ALWAYS burnt out. My dad always used to tell me I had to learn balance. Well I understand the concept of it perfectly. I just don’t achieve it well. I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. And a lot of that comes from being a perfectionist.
What has that looked like on my blog? Well.. remember that Book of the Year series I was doing? My desire to do it PERFECTLY has led to it being MARCH and I’m still not done with it. You know how many reviews I’ve published this year? Three!!! My desire to not post until I can reply to comments perfectly and visit other blogs perfectly has crippled my blogging. I’m posting like 5 posts a month right now!
So I’m venting here – my frustrations at myself. Why do I do this? I know y’all don’t care if I’m perfect. It’s not like I expect you to be! So why? *sigh* It’s just what I do… but I shall try to stop. I’m really really hoping to come back to the blog as reformed perfectionist starting now. I’ve been trying to reform this part of myself forever though… so cross your fingers for me, I’ll need it!
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