2018/02/12

FALLING IN LOVE WITH BLOGGING AGAIN


I am not going to lie, I've been falling out of love with blogging. Seems like there have been multiple things I've fallen out of love with - like Instagram. I don't have a particular reason why, but it feels like it's some sort of a mix of a writer's block and the feeling inside of me that nobody actually reads my posts.
As you can see, I've brought some self-confidence issues from my life to my blog life. I've divided my life into three parts - blogger, mum/wife & me. And a day after a day, the more page views I get and the more this blog is actually taking off the ground this little voice inside of my head is picking the words even harder and harder. It's trying to please other people harder and harder, in this case - it's trying to please you instead of working to my advantage. I started this out as a hobby and here I am, making money sometimes (not monthly, oh god no, not yet), which basically means that the part I'm earning money from already a work for me. In the middle of life and everything else, blogging has stayed on the back, it's always the last thing I do after being a mum/wife and me. Yet I feel that the blogger is taking a massive slice of my daily thoughts. Actually so huge slice, that I've been thinking to stop the whole thing - felt like my writing isn't good enough for you guys or my photography isn't good enough for you guys and I've forgotten why I am actually doing this.

GIVING MYSELF A SLACK
Yeah, I post 4 times a week - not a big deal (for me at least) but there have been times during these past months when I haven't had a post to go up on Wednesday and it's already Tuesday. So instead of forcing myself to write a post for you, I'm going to do what's good for me and not to post if I don't have anything to post. I've planned content until March, but the closer it gets I start deleting posts that I've planned because I feel like they're shit - I feel like they are something you guys would not want to read, and this is what brings me to the next part.

REMEMBER WHO I AM WRITING FOR
I'm doing this for me. Might sound selfish, but I'm doing this for me. There are a huge amount of people who I can not please even once in my life, so why would I dedicate my life on pleasing someone else than myself - as long as I am happy with my writings, they're written with passion, there will be readers who will enjoy reading them as well.

TAKE BREAKS
From social media, from everything. Sometimes it feels like my iPhone has grown to my hand to be an essential part of my right hand - though, I'm good at letting it go when I need to (so no, no need to call the authorities, I still spend time with my son & husband 99% of the day).
Especially on the weekends, you can hardly see me on Twitter anymore.
And if I need a break from blogging, I won't necessarily need to schedule posts on that so-called break. You see, I've basically been neglecting this blog for three months now, but you can't see it from the post schedule - there has always been a post that has gone up.

After figuring out my priorities again, I've gone back to the old blogger me. I'm actually enjoying about writing these posts and it's freaking amazing feeling. How about you, do you tend to fall out of love with blogging sometimes?





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16 comments:

  1. I find that breaks helps so much with just living life and giving you mind a break.

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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    1. Taking breaks definitely helps with anything :-)

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  2. I couldn't agree more with this post! I think giving yourself slack and taking breaks is so important otherwise your at risk of blogging becoming all consuming and no longer enjoyable xx

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  3. Blogging, even though I enjoy it throughly, takes a huge chunk of your time and can get exhausting. I really enjoyed taking that long break from all social media and have loved writing again. I'm so happy to hear you've found your drive again ♥

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    1. Break helps a lot! I hope you’re okay xx

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  4. This is so important. I do feel like sometimes I am blogging for the sake of it or I blog because it's 'time to post something'. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes, we need to take a break.

    www.chausadventure.com

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    1. I’m happy that you enjoyed the post! :-)

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  5. Yes! I love this! It is so important to post for yourself, I take the time to do this randomly, do a really odd post just because. I think he helps put everything into perspective - and gives you that love for blogging! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  6. At this moment of my life I am a bit tired. Not tired of the blogging/ writing but from all those expectations... I am kinda taking some time for me these days, trying to figure out what to do and how to set my priorites and how to organize myself.. Your post was so inspiring for me dear Jassy. :) <3

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  7. I do feel the same, so I decided to put my words in my recent recipe.
    Sometimes it's good to take a break.

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  8. I think blogging ebbs and flows. I've definitely stepped away for seasons, but I feel like I come back better. It's hard, but the pay offs eventually are really wonderful.

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  9. Sometimes you need a break to focus yourself and figure out if this is what you want to be doing. Im of the opinion you can't do something to the best of your ability if you dont enjoy it

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  10. Taking a break always helps! Don't push yourself so hard to post more. If you don't feel so, then don't do it. It's better to post something that you would be proud of!

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  11. I get like this sometimes but then I start reading others blogs and get inspired.

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  12. I think it's so important to not force yourself to put up content. I only post once a week, but I find that really hard. I used to force myself to put up posts I wasn't completely happy with, but now I would rather just a miss a week if I don't have the time.
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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