How is your blogging mental health?

Ryan Biddulph from Blogging in Paradise ( often writes about blogging mental health, but I never have.

So why now? Why the sudden change in blog post content?

Recently, my blogging mental health was challenged.

For months, I feared my blog metrics were falling.

When I went into analytics sites, I was afraid to see my metrics. I didn't want a decrease in stats to bring down my morale, and it would.

I taught myself tricks in order to be able to go to websites, scroll down and avoid looking at the most important metrics, metrics that showed the quality of my blog, metrics sure to depress me.

This even held true for avoidance when it came to social media metrics like Instagram insights

Instagram has many advantages like these: but when metrics fall, so does my mood.

I am not alone when it comes to challenges in online mental health.

It has been in the news for some time that depression over low social media metrics can cause eating disorders.


One of the metrics that concerns me the most relates to link building. Google still sees the number of links pointing to a site as a testimonial of a quality blog.

As a result, Google gives priority SERP (Search Engine Results Page) rankings to those articles with links pointing to them.

Recently I went on vacation with my daughter. Before my trip, I was busy packing and preparing which left no time for link building. During our trip, I certainly didn't work on link building. Once home, unpacking took my focus and I didn't link build.

Three weeks without link building? Certainly time for panic.

So worried, I told my daughter about my fear.

This article has a happy ending. Are you ready?

Shock of all shocks, when I finally mustered the courage to check my metrics, my Domain Rating, Ahrefs metric indicating link success, went up!

Does your idea of dream blogging consist of worrying needlessly or not worrying at all?

Related Reading:

Is it better to drive yourself and worry needlessly or not worry and not have drive?

Here are details about the happy outcome regarding the boost in metrics:

I often blog about free social networking sites like these:

I had success with my post explaining how to get out of Facebook Jail.
Here is the post if you'd like to see:

Therefore, my business manager and husband Wayne suggested I write a post about how to get out of TikTok Jail.

The article continues to generate more traffic for me than the post about Facebook Jail!

Here is the post about TikTok Jail if you'd like to see:

The post brings in 3% of my blog traffic and is currently my 7th best traffic generator.

Wrapping Up: Blogging Mental Health
Working hard, having drive, motivation, and momentum is important. You don't get results hoping your metrics will rise.

However, having blogging insecurities to the point you're preoccupied with concerns over low metrics isn't good for your blogging mental health either.

In closing, you should blog because of the good vibes you get from blogging.

If you blog for the reward of seeing the numbers rise, you'll drive yourself crazy.

You should blog from the intrinsic reward of loving the activity.

Related Reading: If you need a remind that you matter and not your blog metrics, check out this post:

Author's Bio: 

Janice Wald is the founder of and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.