Its Okay That My Blog Has Taken A Back Seat

I’ve talked a lot lately (or at least it feels like it) about how I’ve been struggling a little with blogging; not finding the time for it, perpetual writers block and general lack of focus and motivation. I’ve blamed so many factors, then promised myself I won’t let it happen again, and then it does, and the cycle continues.

I’ve been thinking a lot of about it, and I think I’ve finally come up with an explanation that I’m happy with.

For so long, my blog has been my life. Its been the constant source of pride and happiness in my life when my life hasn’t always been perfect. I worked for so long in dead end jobs that didn’t make me happy, so I loved having something that gave me a sense of purpose, and so I dedicated myself to it; if I wasn’t working, I was working on my blog, and that made me feel like I was doing something worthwhile.

But things have changed now. My life feels fulfilled in so many ways. I have a house, I have a job doing what I love, and there are so many things in my life that make me happy now, so the happiness and sense of fulfilment that my blog used to give me is already there. I don’t feel like I NEED to blog to be happy.

Of course, I still love my blog. I love writing and it makes me happy, so its not something that I think I’ll ever really give up, but I think I can finally let go of the need to publish 5-6 new posts every week like I used to. I can let go of the pressure to create content and go back to just loving creating the content when I do.

Now that I have realised this, I have found a sense of peace with my blog that I think I really needed. I was starting to think that because I couldn’t keep up with my old posting schedule that I should just give up altogether, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, its whatever I want it to be, and I want it to be the thing that makes me happy again.

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3 thoughts on “Its Okay That My Blog Has Taken A Back Seat

  1. Our lives are changing all the time. When you think back to 1 year ago or 2 years ago so much will have changed… And I think it’s only right that your blog changes with you. Maybe you used to post 5-6 times a week but that’s allowed to change. I’m so pleased for you that you’re now running your own business and doing what you love. The main thing to remember is that your blog will always be there waiting for you. It’s yours and it’s going nowhere.

    Charlotte xx

  2. So happy to hear that you’re doing so well! I’m a hobby blogger and blogging gives me a lot of creative fulfillment. Regarding my blog, there are no ends I need to meet. But of course, we always end up holding ourselves to a certain standard. Whenever blogging starts to feel more like a chore than like something I’m actually excited to do, I know it’s time for me to take a step back, at least for a little bit. I totally agree that blogging doesn’t have to be all or nothing! The only thing I need from blogging right now is the space it provides so that I can express myself and be happy, nothing more! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  3. This is so important and we have all been there!! Last year when I took a break from blogging so much because of a new super high stress job I felt like I was failing- but then I realized I was just blogging in a different way, not a wrong way! Life ebbs and flow and so does our ability to invest in our blogs. There is no right or wrong 🙂 Thanks for posting this!

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