Monday, 3 November 2014

A Blogging Rut

Hello lovely readers.

I'm stuck in a bit of a blogging rut. When I first started blogging I had so many ideas that I have pages and pages of posts written down and half written in my drafts. I was doing so many things that the photos were flowing and I couldn't stop writing!

However, despite all these ideas, blogging just isn't getting me excited at the moment- and I've narrowed it down to a few reasons why:

1. I changed my blog design. I invested (granted, only a little bit) into a new blog design, and actually, I don't know if I like it and I don't know if it's working how I thought it would.

2. I changed my job. Now I leave the house at 7 and get back at 7. I love my new job but it's proving very difficult to get good photos in winter and I'm doing less things outside of work. I always said that I would never go somewhere just for the sake of my blog- same as how I feel about product reviews. This is a little window to my life, and it's definitely not staged. So now I work like normal people, most of my evenings are spent curling up under a blanket watching Netflix.

3. I learnt more about marketing. My new job is in digital marketing, so I've learnt a lot more about promoting blogs and growing social media followers- but this has made me feel overwhelmed and so I'm releasing less content. Because I actually know what I should be doing now, I'm scared! I keep thinking maybe I should make a calendar for content and social sharing...but instead I am just being an ostrich. Which is a standard 'me' thing to do. I'm such an overthinker.

It's all very annoying!! I actually get dressed every day and I have made some new purchases and things I want to share, but I keep looking at my blog and even though the numbers are going up I'm just not proud of it at the moment. I need to go back to basics and forget about everything else!

So, even though this is very rambly, what I basically wanted to say was thankyou for your patience and continued engagement, and I'll try and go back to keeping things simple and get my mojo back soon.

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