I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last blog post. The truth is, I almost quit blogging.
Last month when my domain was about to expire, and I was ready to let it. Over the past couple of months i’ve become busier with my full time job that it just didn’t seem like a priority to me. I was no longer enjoying the content I was posting and it quite honestly posting twice a week had become a chore. Blogging is not as not as easy as just writing some text and hitting publish; it’s taking pictures, editing them, scheduling tweets. The standard has become so high and it’s amazing to see the work of so many creative, talented people, but I just felt like I couldn’t keep up.
I’m always torn between blogging being a hobby and actually wanting to become quite successful in the blogging industry. I started blogging because I enjoyed it, and I enjoyed sharing my love of beauty and fashion. However, I also want my blog to grow in terms of audience. When I graduated university and hadn’t yet started working, I dedicated a lot of time to my blog and noticed it grow, but recently it has become a struggle to maintain it.
Lately, i’ve found myself becoming more and more unsocial on social media. I have been really put off by the following to unfollow, algorithms and just the general negativity in the blogosphere. However, I don’t want this to overshadow my love for blogging because I get to talk about the things i’m interested in, express myself and most importantly get to know making friends that share those interests.
In a recent article, it was quoted that “blogging is an oversaturated industry”, and i agree that the blogging industry is saturated, so sometimes I feel like i’m working towards a goal thats unobtainable. Whilst i agree on this point, I remind myself like any other profession out there, there is room for everyone if you’re willing to put in hard work. Most importantly, I like supporting other bloggers and seeing them do well. So now I’m going to stop making excuses for not posting, start planning content in advance, interact more and stop feeling guilty for not posting.
I hope you enjoyed this personal post from me, probably my most personal one yet. I’m happy to say that after a month off, I feel inspired and motivated to create content that I hope I’m proud of, and hope you guys will love it too.
I would love to know your thoughts. Have you ever felt the same way?
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