I’ve been kind of a bad blogger recently but you know when you can’t really get excited about anything and need a bit of a break? Yep. Pretty much it! That said, I did publish two posts last week and some people only do one post a week as standard so I don’t think I should beat myself up about it at all. I’m having a bit of a chill out with my blog at the moment, I still love it but I don’t want it to feel like a chore. So, when I don’t feel like blogging about anything, I won’t. This way, hopefully, every post will actually be as good as I want it to be and it won’t be forced at all.
We all need to admit and accept that life will get in the way sometimes if your blog isn’t your full-time career. For me, you probably know that it isn’t. Obviously, my following isn’t large enough for me to be doing this full-time but I’m not sure that I would ever want to. I actually think I’d get too lonely and I do love my 9-5 job. It’s exciting, the people I work with are amazing and we get to collaborate and work for so many fantastic brands that no two days are the same. Yes, it gets intense and crazy like everything but at the end of the day I’m surrounded by people and I love that.
My job is really busy at the moment, I’m getting more and more into my training at CrossFit, I live with my long term boyfriend and we’ve just discovered we can move house soon. And, amongst all of this, I want to socialise with my friends and see my family as well as run my blog (that I love and want to do well!) on the side. It’s crazy but I’ve always been someone to take on loads because I love be always be learning and love to be busy.
But, on the flip side, I’m always the first to put pressure on myself and I’m always the first to beat myself up if I don’t feel like I’m keeping up with my own standards. I feel like I had to write this post to let myself know that it’s OK to chill out and live a ‘normal’ life where blogging isn’t the be all and end all. I don’t need to take a photo of everything I eat and everything I wear and I need to relax a little bit. Two posts a week is a good amount of content, I don’t want to overwhelm anyone and I don’t want to produce sub-standard content because I’m tired.
What do you do when you feel like you’ve lost your love for blogging or if things keep getting in the way? Let me know your tips for chilling out too!
All photography by the amazing Anna from Pear & Bear Photography.