A Blogger’s Quandary

Diop Papa Makhtar
2 min readMay 31, 2024

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a female blogger writing with her laptop

Let’s be honest, folks. I stared at this blinking cursor for way too long, feeling a strange mix of overwhelm and self-doubt. The internet is overflowing with amazing content these days. AI is churning out creative tools, data analysis is uncovering hidden trends, and everyone seems to be a productivity guru. Meanwhile, here I am, feeling like my own time and inspiration are on a strict rationing plan.

It’s not that I’m not excited! This explosion of AI possibilities is fascinating. Imagine whipping up a killer graphic design with just a few prompts, or having an AI assistant research that niche topic you’ve been curious about for ages. But then reality hits. There are only 24 hours in a day, and the bills still need paying. Where do you even begin to squeeze in all these incredible new tools when you’re already stretched thin?

Maybe you can relate. Perhaps you, like me, used to devour new ideas and crank out blog posts with infectious enthusiasm. Now, the endless scroll of “what ifs” feels paralyzing. Does this mean I’m just not cut out for this fast-paced online world anymore?

Here’s the thing I realized during my internet hiatus: Authenticity never goes out of style. While AI can be a powerful tool, it can’t replicate the messy, beautiful journey of human experience. That’s where we, the bloggers, the storytellers, come in.

So, I’m making a pact with myself — and maybe with you, dear reader. Let’s embrace the AI revolution, but let’s not lose sight of what makes our content special. We don’t need to be productivity robots churning out perfectly optimized posts every day. We can experiment, share our struggles, and connect with our audience on a deeper level. Maybe the most valuable content in this age of abundance is the one that feels genuinely human.

Here’s to finding pockets of creativity in the midst of the resource crunch. Here’s to sharing our unique perspectives, even if they’re a little messy around the edges. And here’s to the power of connection that transcends the algorithms.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with an AI writing assistant (because who doesn’t love a little help these days?), and maybe, just maybe, a spark of inspiration will ignite.

PS: please know comes from a date with an AI writing assistant, I mean google Gemini but there is really something very personal inside it.

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