falling out of love with blogging

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]onfession time. Being online has been the last thing I’ve wanted to do for the past week. I’ve barely even glanced at my Instagram- now that’s saying something because I LOVE Instagram. I was having a conversation with my sister earlier about it, and I’m just disheartened with the whole thing at the moment. Can you hear the tiny violins? I know this is just a passing phase, but right now, me and blogging are just not pals.

Coupled with a very stressful week on the wedding planning front and a really ‘fun’ appointment at the hospital, being on the laptop trying to put a cheery post together just didn’t sit right with me because all I wanted to do was stress eat an entire box of milk chocolate ices and let the emails just pile up in my inbox.

It’s very easy to compare your blog to other blogs, and I have to make myself remember that every blog offers something different to everyone. I’ve worked so hard and consistently at it and with each post my confidence is knocked just a little bit more. I’ve seen blogs shoot up in success with hundreds of followers in a short space of time and over here, I am plodding along, more Tortoise than the Hare and I have to remind myself that that is okay too.

I don’t have colourful hair, I don’t do many (if any) outfit posts, and I’m more likely to dance around my living room than in a bar or club, but for some reason, you guys still come back here and leave me lovely comments. For that, I thank you a million times. This blogging funk will pass.

Author: Angela Shek

just a clueless mama in East London

28 thoughts on “falling out of love with blogging”

  1. This is everything I have though this last week. Se;f doubt is painful and it’s miserable, the tiny violins are working over-time here too.I’m also far more likely to dance around in my underwear than in clubs too, we are few and far between but we are here and we are powerful πŸ˜€

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  2. Do you know why I love your blog and come back? Because it’s full of heart and personality! I think a lot of blogs lose that the bigger they become. Your blog is amazing and whether it has 500 followers or 5000 it’s still a great read! Xx

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  3. With you there, especially on the last paragraph but I hope it’s just a little phase for you because I always love reading your blog posts. I’d take reading about the life of someone I feel I could be friends with over pink-haired outfit posts any day. Have a little detox and come back when you’re feeling it a bit more, we’ll all still be here.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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  4. Every single word you just wrote totally spoke to me. I actually accidentally took a big break from blogging at the start of the year, because my head just wasn’t in the right place (I now have the words ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ pasted on the wall above my desk). I hope you feel happier soon! (New follower here by the way, I think your blog is lovely!)

    Jess | ThatGirlInTheAttic

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  5. Your blog is so readable because it’s so very you, whether you’re dancing round your lounge or not!! Don’t compare, you’re unique and fabulous and this blogging funk will certainly pass. In the meantime eat the chocolate. All the chocolate. Especially in ice cream form.
    M x

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  6. I feel the same way sometimes! But I think it’s important to remember why you started blogging in the first place! Who cares if yours doesn’t have as many followers as the next! It’s still great and the amount of followers that do read, do it because they like to read it!!
    πŸ™‚
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

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  7. we are! x

    i love blogging, but the hustle of having to push your new posts out/stay on top of emails/stats and all the down side of blogging seemed to steal all the enjoyment I had from just writing and posting up photos!

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  8. Thanks Lisa! The thing is I love blogging! I just allowed myself to get sucked into the whirlpool of pushing out my posts, pushing out those emails, pushing better stats- it just sucked the enjoyment out of it and my confidence got a little battered. I’m just focusing on the fun of it all again, and trying not to go down that road again! x

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  9. You can’t compare yourself to other blogs. Everyone has funky hair or outfit posts. There is no longer anything special or unique about it. I think if you’re blogging for followers, readers, whatever, you’re missing the point and that’s where you are going wrong. Whenever you turn something that is supposed to be fun or for relief or a hobby into work, you not only appreciate it less, but it becomes work and monotonous and no longer any fun. Take a break; distance makes the heart grow fonder. Write once a week instead of multiple times, to take the pressure off. You don’t have to be on all the time, so maybe that will help.

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  10. We all need a break once in a while. Its nice to take a little Internet holiday too πŸ™‚

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  11. I’ve just started reading your blog today and I’m really enjoying your writing! I find it hard to find blogs that I can connect with so easily but I understand the need to take a break from blogging. Like others said, don’t compare yourself to others. You have something unique to offer and that thing is YOU! πŸ™‚

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  12. I just stumbled into your beautiful blog and I love it!!!Im quite new to the blogging world coz like you I love Instagram!I really think I don’t have a very good talent with writing like you!I’m used to painting faces(make-up artist) and taking good pictures haha!I feel you on this but I always remember that I shouldn’t compare myself to anyone and quit looking at what everyone else is doing and just consentrate and work hard on what I’m doing that makes ME happy.I’ll just flip this negative feeling into fuel for me to go after my dreams even harder…

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  13. You don’t have to compare yourself to others. There something in you that others don’t have .. πŸ™‚

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