Blogging Blues

hair 3About an hour ago I called my boyfriend to admit I have really been struggling with blogging recently. I felt a bit like I was calling Alcoholic Anonymous, finally admitting something I’ve been refusing to admit but apparently that’s the first step to recovery, right?

I’ve been struggling with it all, I rarely post on Instagram, my blog, YouTube and everything else. The only thing I have been posting on is Snapchat (username: alittleobsessed) as it’s a quick and easy way to procrastinate and it doesn’t involve too much effort.

I really feel like I have been failing and I hate this feeling. I’m very much of the belief that if you aren’t moving forward you’re moving backwards and with the lack of content I really do feel like I am moving backwards.

I’ve been blogging a long time, probably 7 years, all my adult life- actually even most of my teenage years and I love it but I am currently just not inspired. I told myself that once I was back from Berlin I’d be inspired again but that didn’t happen. I told myself the same thing when I went to Amsterdam but still no such luck. I’ve given my self a few days off, told myself I would start Monday or the 1st of March but here we are and I am still really struggling.

I think part of the reason is that I am suffering a little with winter blues, I’m waiting patiently for it to warm up and it seems to be getting colder. I also feel a little overwhelmed with all the emails I have to answer (totally my fault) and products I have to try. Sounds like such a pathetic excuse, I have too much makeup, but it can very much take over my whole house and life- although I am tackling this on Friday with a little help from my friend.

Luckily my friends have been offering me a little support and my boyfriend said the same thing happened to him when he played football everyday for two years but that the blues faded and he still loves playing.

I do think there is light at the end of the tunnel but I thought I would update you and hopefully offer a little bit of support to anyone else that is feeling this way. I’ll be back soon, I promise but I don’t want to blog for the sake of blogging and I am waiting to get my love back. I have some ideas for exciting posts but I feel like I haven’t been able to think them out properly.

Hope you all understand and will be here when I come back, I don’t think it’ll be too long, maybe a week or so.

Until then I would love to hear any tips you have to get me feeling inspired and ready to blog.

PS. Happy International Women’s Day- probably not the best day for me to be writing this post but it is what it is….

14 Comments

  1. 8th March 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Sometimes taking a break is the best thing. I’ve gone away and done something completely random, then ideas start popping into my head. It can definitely pass. This is such a new industry with so many highs and lows. I’s definitely best to talk about it, I bet so many people are feeling the same way.

  2. 8th March 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Thank you for this honest post – I think we all get like this at times, I know I certainly do. 7 years is a long time to blog so I can imagine at times it can be tough to keep inspired. Keep it up – your blog is fab and the winter blues will fade soon…at least it’s getting lighter in the mornings! Emma xx

  3. 8th March 2016 / 9:40 pm

    You are not alone and I completely understand what you’re feeling, not just with blogging but sometimes with life in general. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, we are all human and sometimes we just need a break. ❤️

    xo Marie

  4. 8th March 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Hey, I have started my blog up again and I feel the same sometimes. You will be fine… Its great you shared this, as many can relate to this feeling. You look gorgeous btw x

    Lubna

    themisslubna.com

  5. 8th March 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I have been feeling like this too. I have been lacking in motivation and I think the weather effects me in some way too. This Winter seems to have gone on for about a million years – we better get a decent Spring this year! Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. I think you’re an awesome blogger 🙂

  6. 9th March 2016 / 7:47 am

    Aww, hun, so sorry to hear that you’re going through a bout of the blogging blues. Hopefully once spring arrives you’ll feel motivated and inspired again. And in the meantime it’s okay to take a little break. Disconnect for a while, recharge those batteries.

  7. 9th March 2016 / 1:22 pm

    The blues will fade, fingers crossed its asap for you though 🙂

    Sophie x

  8. 9th March 2016 / 6:15 pm

    You will back to it in no time! Why not try something completely different and get a fresh mind. I always write down exactly what I’m thinking too which helps to clear my head. Always happy to help with the excess makeup 😉

    wildgloss.com

  9. Erin
    10th March 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I think so many people wrap themselves into the idea of letting people and themselves down by not enjoying blogging and taking time out. It is your blog, your life. If you are not enjoying it STOP! Take control of YOUR LIFE & YOUR BLOG. Do not continue because you will end up hating it. Take the time out you need and if you want to come back we will all still be here, but don’t come back if you are not 100% on this, you only get one life and its up to you what you do with it, you are well within your rights to never blog again and go work at Tesco if you really wanted too, follow your dreams, dont feel pressure from us or brands!

    And as for the mountains of makeup, you are under no obligation to buy or keep makeup you dont want or need, one face, keep the things you love and blogsale/bin the rest. Hell give it away. You need to do what makes you happy and a blog is not worth getting depressed over.

    Sorry for being pushy, but as a manic depressed person I have learned to cut out things that upset me and make me down, if it can go it goes, its not worth crying over, and people will see that you arent enjoying it anymore, so its really not productive. Take the time you need for you. We will be here when you come back, dont give yourself time scales!

    all the love!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

  10. 11th March 2016 / 5:09 pm

    So refreshing to see such an honest perspective to the reality of blogging! It’s impossible to be in a constant love affair for so long, and equally as impossible to be constantly inspired! It’s important to be able to take a step back, have a break and wait for inspiration to come knocking! I’ll be patiently waiting with a cuppa for your return,

    R xo

    http://www.raayfaace.com/

  11. 22nd March 2016 / 6:13 pm

    I totally get how you feel (unmotivated) but youve been blogging for that long why? because you love it… keep reminding yourself try getting back into the swing of thing by concentrating on the thing you love most about it? and take small steps if you overload yourself the feeling wont go away. practise all good things to keep your spirits and motivation up.

    You CAN do it

    Robyn
    xxxx
    http://robynsamantha.blogspot.co.uk/

  12. Domi
    27th March 2016 / 9:07 am

    I have read some American beauty blogs that refer to the makeup blogging exhaustion. People who have blogged for a long time that now feels like nothing exites them when it comes to new realeases etc. Thus, many bloggers try to downsize their collection and try to figure out what is important for them. It is nice to read about peoples empties and how they downsize their collection. Partly, because my own collection went out of hand (also skincare) and I have decided on a shopping free April and maybe also May. I will see how it goes.
    I live in Sweden so I completely get the winter blues thing. If it has happened before, consider to get a light lamp next winter and pull yourself outdoor during the day regardless of the weather. The struggle is real.
    I hope you find your blogging spark again!

  13. 4th April 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling a little disheartened. I got to this stage with my old blog after 4 years of blogging – ended up scrapping it and starting afresh which really helped get my motivation back in gear (not suggesting you do this necessarily, but maybe take some time out to think what you want to get from blogging, and about what YOU want to read and write rather than what readers want, which I know can sometimes cause a bit of a slump if you’re trying to predict the wants and needs of strangers on the internet!)

    Whatever you decide to do, I hope you’re feeling better! And remember, blogging is meant to be fun, if it starts to feel stressful you should never feel bad for taking a time out.

    Charlotte xx
    http://www.foxsocks.co.uk

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