Falling out of blogging

13.10.14

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It's possibly come across in previous blog posts, but lately I'm feeling a little....lost.  Blogging tends to be a place where you put your best foot forward; paint on a smile and show the world how great things are.  But things haven't been great for me lately.  The thought of 'keeping it real' and showing the less photogenic aspects of my life (like the pile of washing waiting upstairs) has never really fazed me, but the one thing bothering me most lately is how empty I feel with regards to blogging.

For the first time in 4 years, I've got nothing to blog about.  I feel like I've got nothing of interest to say, and nothing that anybody would want to read about.  I'm unsure of what this means for me.  I love blogging, and whilst I've had the odd bout of blogger's block in the past, it's never been long-term like this.  Being 'A Blogger' is a hobby, it doesn't define me, but has played a major part in making me who I am today.  So what if I never find my footing again?

The prospect is daunting, and that in itself makes me even more scared to even try.  

Honestly, I'm not sure what I'm hoping that this post will achieve.  Maybe the act of putting fingers to keyboard and verbalising the way I'm feeling will be enough to snap me out of it.  Maybe in a few days I'll be back to normal - brimming with ideas and raring to go.  But maybe I just want you all to know that I'm having a tough time of it lately and that I need you to bear with me.

So there we have it.  The reason things have been a bit haphazard around here and an insight into my life lately.  I don't need sympathy, but any hints and tips - on blogging or life in general - would all be a great help.

9 comments

  1. i honestly think we all go through that sometimes, in life generally, not just blogging! when i can't think of anything that i think people would be interested about, i tend to read - magazine, books, blogs, newspapers anything! and then i think of different topics and mind map possible ideas/content! hope you get your blogging mojo back soon!! xx

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  2. I feel the same way! God, I love blogging and everything that comes with it so so much, but I can't put my finger on why I don't seem to enjoy it anymore.. I'm not sure if I worded that right, but frankly, I don't think I can. It's a feeling that I can't seem to describe and it's been going on for quite a while.. :( I hope you find your way again :) xx

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  3. I echo the comment above in that we all go through this with life in general as well as blogging. Hell I'm even going through it now with my one post a week!
    I've found in the past that taking a break from blogging and twitter collectively helps. As has throwing myself into blog meet ups etc to get more enthusiasm and drive.
    Whatever is best for you I'm sure you'll be back into the swing of it in no time, and we'll all be here waiting to see if that pile of washing is still there : )

    xx

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  5. First of all, I think you need to be patient. Life is about lows and tops. Now you don't feel like blogging, ok, that's alright. It's something that could happen and it's understandable. I have a blog too, shared with a friend, and I must say lately I haven't felt like blogging. But that doesn't mean I will stop doing it for good, at least not yet.
    Right now, maybe you need a time for yourself. Try to relax a little bit. Have a bath or go for a walk somewhere nice.
    Then, you may like to think about some kind of a makeover. Maybe it's time to change something or maybe not.
    It's your blog, it's your hobbie and we will be here for you, here waiting for your next post.
    Don't worry too much about something that only needs time and patience.
    Last advice, have faith on you. That always works. You will end up doing the right thing to do, always. I'm sure of that! ;)
    PS: Sorry, there was a written mistake, I've just corrected it. :)

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  6. step away and enjoy life for a while.

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  7. its a cliche but if you love something let it go, if you're meant to return to blogging, feeling refreshed and inspired then you will x

    dontcrycowboy

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  8. I think that this is something we can all identify with, and it goes for anything that we love, have been doing for a while, and have invested a lot of time in. Feeling a little lost is natural because the desire to continually move forwards is both exciting and overwhelming.

    You can love something but still want to take a breather. You can also love something and stop doing it. It doesn't mean that the time you've invested was a waste, or that you can't ever pick back up where you left off, or even see what's lies at the end of the path that goes in the opposite direction.

    Look out for the things that make you happy and treasure them, or follow them wherever they take you. Inspiration hides in the strangest of places and sometimes only makes itself known when you're not searching for it. It could be in a single word that makes you smile for no reason in particular. Or in the sound the rain makes when it taps against your window at a particular angle. In the person that smiles at you as you pass each other in the street. Or in the pages of a book you were drawn to randomly in a bookstore. It could even be in the tears you shed on a day when you just need to have a really good cry.

    If it's meant to be, it will happen.
    xo

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  9. I felt like this at the beginning of August, I had a lot going on in my personal life and the blogging community just didn't interest me. I've only recently gotten back into blogging and taking a whole month off from blogging was the best thing I ever did. I've come back inspired and feeling like myself again. We have to remind ourselves that at the end of the day this is just the internet and it's important we get away from our little screens and just enjoy our life as it is.
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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