Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A new lease of love for blogging


Back in June I wrote a post titled Loosing Love for Blogging, as I had completely and uttering lost my blogging mojo. For the first time since I started blogging almost four years ago, I had no love or interest in opening this blogger page to type up a post. I had no excitement, and was putting out posts because I had to and for no other reason. I am so happy to say that I have made a complete U-turn and  once again love my little blog. I cannot pin point as to what caused me to start feeling so different. However, I know that after I went to London at the start of July, I was super excited to have some new content and to getting writing posts. My blog has always been beauty based, but I have loved branching out into travel and lifestyle.

I feel liking blogging is my own little outreach away from work, and gives me something to enjoy. I think putting less pressure on me has also helped. I always schedule to have three posts up a week, but sometimes both life and work gets in the way and I only end up managing to get up two. This has happened twice recently, and I kicked myself for a minute or two. However, I quickly bring myself back down to Earth and realise I can only do what I can do. I have found that writing lifestyle and travel posts take much longer than beauty, however I have more of a bank of photos at the ready for these posts. Whereas, with beauty posts it is finding the time to set up and take photos when it is light and bright. Last week, I spent an hour taking 9 blog posts worth of beauty photos, and I can't tell you how fabulous I felt the rest of the day knowing I was ahead and would not be stressing trying to do it here and there.

I think a little bit of pressure and pushing yourself is good, it helps you to strive to achieve. However, I am definitely learning that I hate that feeling of getting in from work at 8pm, and realising I have not got tomorrows post ready to go. I thought I was going to need to have a big brainstorming session to help me get my mojo back, but in fact I found that it came back without needing a push. I think this was possibly why; I gave myself time to gently get myself back into the game. I was blogging in the moment, thinking of posts whilst I was in bed or shower and making notes and writing them up as soon as I could. I think as I have written out beauty posts for so long, I was getting a little bored. I needed to mix it up, and bring a new leash of life my blog. For the first time in weeks, today I wrote a beauty post and I enjoyed it just like I used to. I had fresh ideas, and I bought new products to trial out of genuine excitement and not just because they would make a good review.


I am much easier going now with my blog, and I like to only have a week or so of posts finished at a time. I have found that this has helped me to stay more on track, and keep my content as fresh as possible. I hate that feeling when I have nothing scheduled, my brain goes into overdrive thinking when I am going to find the time to get a post done. But, if you want to find the time, you will. I want to keep blogging, it is important to me. Therefore, I will find time to make sure I keep getting my content out. I have to be on a continuous routine, as I can only blog here and there around work and life. It is also important to me though to have a little bit of no blogging time, and be off social media and at the moment I am finding that hard. I am continuously scrolling through my Twitter and Instagram time. I need to switch off from everything on the internet every once in a while, as it can be so relaxing and help you to refuel. 

I am so happy to have my love for all things blogging back in my life, and I hope it continues!

Lucy
xoxo

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