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.



  1. Rachael - Avid Annadorabel reader3 November 2014 at 12:28

    Annadorabel, I'm sad to hear you're in a blogging rut, but I'm excited for when you get your mojo back. I'm sure it will happen soon, but in the mean time (and most importantly!!) look after yourself xxx

  2. I know exactly how you feel, Annabel! Although I'm working a crappy hospitality job to keep me afloat which doesn't give me much time to socialize and explore. So I feel your pain! Hopefully you can figure out a way to get it to all fit in the way you want it to and be happy. Your mojo will come back, don't worry! These things need to happen sometimes and it'll give you time to work out what you want! I'm an over-thinker, too! x

    1. Hi Katherine! Thank you for your lovely comment!! It does get a little bit overwhelming sometimes, doesn't it? I'm sure it will come back :) You're right, it's about getting it all to fit in the way I want :) x


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