“Simplicity leads to stress free.” – This Scribbler Mum
My brain complicates things sometimes and thus, causes me unnecessary stress.
No, this is not a post explaining what GDPR is, nor is this a post explaining how to be compliant to it as a blogger.
I will say however that in the past few days, it’s been eating at my positive energy. Why? Well because it’s something new that I don’t fully understand yet. It looks complicated. It affects me as a blogger. Trying to figure out how to make sure that my blog complies to it is overwhelming.
I was overwhelmed.
That’s not a very positive word (in this particular situation).
When you’re overwhelmed, oftentimes you get stressed out. Things feel like they’re just piling up all around you. You feel stuck because you don’t know where to begin. You want to concentrate but it’s too hard. You’re in a rush but you’re wasting time being confused… It’s a domino effect of all sorts of negativity.
I had to stop this kind of momentum.
When something is overwhelming, it’s because something seems complicated. However, when one end of the spectrum is complicated, the other end is simple.
To escape being overwhelmed I need to simplify.
So, how did I simplify dealing with this whole GDPR for my blog.
First, I breathed in and breathed out.
Next, I paid attention to common sense. I am not a big blogger. My blog is a simple personal blog. It is not a source of income yet. I don’t know if it will be but for now, it’s not.
I was organised. A little bit of organization helps you fix things better. I consolidated the information from multiple references that I was looking at so that it’s organized and not all over the place. When you consolidate information, it becomes simpler and makes it easier to identify where things go. When you know where things go, dealing with tasks is simpler.
I cleaned up. If there’s anything unnecessary or you can live without, let it go. My blog is more of a hobby at this point so I did this. As I am not completely sure about the whole registering with ICO if you have affiliate links, I have decided to remove affiliate links from my posts for now (I’m not really earning anything from those yet anyway). I’ll deal with it later when I am more informed on the matter. This decision takes off a lot of the unnecessary complications that my head is coming up with. The less you have, the simpler it gets.
And now, my once overwhelming task is complete. All thanks to keeping it simple.
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