For today’s blog post I thought I would do a kind of ‘update’ post. For the past couple of months, I haven’t really been posting on my blog as regularly as I would have liked to, despite my best intentions at the beginning of the year to blog consistently. I haven’t been as active on social media (Twitter mainly) as I would have liked either. In this blog post, I want to discuss my relationship with my blogging alongside some self-reflection outside of the blogging world. This might be a longer post than usual so grab a snack if you wish!
I absolutely love blogging and it’s honestly one of my favourite things to do because I just love writing so much, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. There are many ways that blogging allows me to be creative as much as the world of fiction does (which I miss and really want to get back into, but that’s a whole other story).
Even though I haven’t been posting as consistently on my blog, my love for blogging is still there, but there’s just one thing missing.
In all honesty, I’ve been lacking in motivation, as you can probably gather from the title of my blog post, despite having quite a number of blog post ideas up my sleeve. Motivation is definitely a big thing when it comes to writing and keeping your blog up to date, but it’s something I’ve been struggling with. I think that working a full-time job whilst blogging on the side makes it more challenging. Whenever I get home from work, it’s difficult to find the motivation to write a blog post and to take photos that I need to accompany my posts.
Another reason why I feel like I haven’t posted consistently on my blog is that I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself. Alongside working full time I wanted to keep up with posting on my blog three times a week, but realistically this isn’t going to work on a regular basis. Although I may have enough content ideas to make this work, working full time alongside blogging as my hobby just isn’t going to allow me to do this. I don’t want to make the quality of my blog posts suffer just to pump out more content. I’m sure you guys would agree with me on that one. Quality over quantity always wins.
Moving forward with my blog I want to make sure that I’m posting on a regular basis. Life can be hectic and things can get in the way, but I want to make a pact with myself to post on my blog at least twice a week.
This post was a bit of a ramble in a way, but I still wanted to post it nonetheless. I feel like that’s how my mind is at the moment, but I want to make an effort to take control of the things around me in my life. One of those things is blogging! So, let’s do this.
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