Quality over Quantity?

I dont really know how to layout this post, so its not very well put together. I’ve been thinking to myself for a while now about this phrase Quality over Quantity, mainly because I feel that I haven’t been devoted to my blog properly like I used to. My quality of writing has definitely dropped, I can feel it.

I dont know why, but when I used to write, the words would come flowing to my head and I knew exactly how to interest the reader, But now I feel like when I write, its just TO WRITE, not interest my reader, but just to get a post out there. I’ve never ever had writers block, not once in my life, This is a first.

I was researching ways to over come writers block, but then I realized all those ways needed time. And at the moment, I dont have much time to spare. For all the bloggers out there who juggle their blog and their schoolwork at the same time, How? How do you balance your life with so many things to do?

Anime Aesthetic โ€” Me when I have no idea what to write or draw.

I want to stay devoted to my blog, but there are so many things overriding that. Since its December, I also have my finals this week, and after winter break too. I dont know when my writers block will end, but I hope it does soon. You might not hear from me for a week or two because of this issue.

Since 2020 is coming to an end, I want to make it my somewhat “New years resolution” to make writing a daily habit. not necessarily just my blog, but other things too, maybe a journal? Or I could continue writing the book I was working on….

Now I haven’t really mentioned much about the title and why I used it. My quality of writing dropped. But I continued to post even though I knew that they were really badly written posts, I thought that it might cure my writers block, but nope. I guess I just posted it because I wanted to?

Sorry for this oddly depressing post that had a somewhat gloomy aura too it.

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10 Responses

  1. Pavithra says:

    We all go through this phase! It’s normal and you don’t have to stress about it ๐Ÿค—
    Keep posting whenever you feel like writing about it. Have a great day ahead โœจ

  2. Quantity over quality is a bit of a chicken or the egg style question. The more you write, the easier it gets, and so should the quality of your writing. They say you need to put in 10,000 hours to master a skill. It’s not a hard and fast rule though, and quite possibly not even a real thing, but the idea that you should be deliberately practicing something you want to get good at makes sense to me.

    Routine is definitely a big part of my schedule and helps me to keep going. For me, that’s episode reviews. I know it’s not for everyone, but the frequency of them helps to keep me on a schedule and that means more words and more posts.

    There are lots of thirty day challenges that you might want to consider. They can be a lot of fun and have varying questions to keep it fresh. Just Google 30 day anime challenge or something similar and there will be loads. If you’re looking for something fiction-writing based, I would recommend NaNoWriMo which has challenges all through the year.

    If you need to take a break, do that. No one will unfollow you because of that and when you’re ready to start up again, it’ll be like you never left.

  3. I could relate to this post at a whole other level TT. I know it’s hard because personally I am still currently going through writer’s block with the addition of stress due to schoolwork. I think maybe during Christmas break or maybe even now if you can try to just loosen up a bit. Try doing something that you feel can help you relax, whether it is just watching anime, listening to music, whatever helps you calm down. Sometimes, writer’s block happens because of stress, so I also strongly believe that you should take some time off the blog for yourself like you mentioned without feeling pressured to get back to the blog as soon as possible. This will probably speed up the process of overcoming or minimizing your writer’s block. I hope this helps!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Irina says:

    I have often written on this subject and it’s a very personal one. For me, I write every day at the same time. And yeah, sometimes I write because it’s my writing time. And those posts don’t get published or get heavily edited. But I still write every day. Other bloggers work better by writing only when inspiration strikes and don’t stick to schedules at all.

  5. Mallow says:

    As pavithra said. Don’t stress, it makes it worse. Take a short break from blogging if you’re struggling. Your blog is still here. Try to set a date where you would like to come back. Believe me, blog burn out is normal.

  6. LitaKino says:

    Sweetie you are not the only one who has never had writers block. I feel like I’ve done “all the things” with my blog like have a schedule, try without one, take a blogger break. what works for me these days not having a schedule and writing when I feel like it. I do end up writing least every week but I fit it depending what I’m doing !

  7. shiza khan says:

    Good luck for finals ๐ŸŒธ

  8. All of the comments you’ve gotten so far are spot on. I’d like to particularly endorse Lynn Sheridan’s and Irina’s.

    “But I continued to post even though I knew that they were really badly written posts…”

    You might be too hard on yourself. I’ve enjoyed reading your recent posts. Now, if they don’t live up to your own standards, might I suggest that’s a good thing? Maybe your standards are evolving, and as you learn more and more about the craft of writing, you’re adjusting your expectations upward?

    Seriously, that’s a good thing. It’s just really annoying at times.

    As far as writer’s block goes: Over the last several decades, I’ve tried to find the best way to solve writer’s block. As you’ve seen in your research, many take time. Others make grandiose claims. Unfortunately, it comes down to this:

    Write.

    Even if you write garbage and you delete it later, write. Writing is not an act of imagination. Imagination is always running and making stuff up. If you’re anything like me, it just won’t shut up. But putting words on the page — harnessing the imagination to do what I want it to do — that takes will.

    A key point that both Lynn and Irina brought up is that sometimes, you’ll need to heavily edit or even delete what you write under those circumstances. But the more you write, and the more you training yourself to write when you want to write, the less powerful writer’s block becomes.

    Yeah, it’ll still flare up. But you’ll have the confidence earned from experience to put it in its place.

    Schools nowadays seem to treat writing like this mystical thing. It’s not.

    If you can find it, there’s a documentary that reoriented how I think about writing. It’s helped me write in spite of how much I dislike what I write. The movie’s called Dreams with Sharp Teeth, and it’s about Harlan Ellison. He’s more than a good writer; he was named a Science Fiction Grand Master, and some of his stories are iconic.

    Read I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream if you want proof. That story changed my view of what was possible in fiction. In a very, very dark way.

    But we’re writers. Exploring the light and the dark are what we do.

    Sorry for being so long-winded! I hope this helps, even if it’s a little. And if you haven’t read that Ellison story, it really is a pinnacle of the genre.

  9. her Highness mayumi ayer Respect me! says:

    You are doing the best and the same! We love you and your posts!

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