I’m back! Ok so a week is not really a long break, but I needed time off.
I love blogging, I honestly do, and my initial reasoning was to just use it as a platform to express all my loves for anything beauty, lifestyle and parenting related. I wasn’t expecting the large (maybe not to some) following I have received so far (love you all) and the many positivity and support I’ve gotten also. So simply, I was overwhelmed. I started panicking about what content to put out and started also questioning my writing. Am I being too jokey? Do people not get my personality? Should I be a bit more professional? So with every word I wrote I would go back and forth whether it was good enough or ‘bloggy’ enough and before you know it the day was gone and I had just managed a paragraph.
Not to mention I became stats obsessed. I kid you not, the stats had me acting like some sort of addict. If one post I did had done really well and the next post was a bit of a slow burner, I was constantly checking my stats, trying to work out what went wrong. I was becoming more frantic about someone, anyone reading my blog and that’s not how it should be (well not 100% anyway).
Then came comparisons. OMG Firstly before I actually became a blogger, I was just a gal who loves to read others blogs. I love seeing what people are loving this month, what products they are trying, advices and personal experience post. That soon stopped, instead I was not actually reading and enjoying but instead comparing them to my own. From small to big bloggers I was infatuated with the fact that they were all better than me and maybe there wasn’t a place for me in this blogging world. (I know, see how overly dramatic I was being).
So luckily thanks to friends who I have made in this blogging world, I let them in briefly on how I was feeling and they were honest and straight with me that I should have a little break until I was ready to get back to doing what I love.
As you can see it’s only been a week and I’m back because frankly I can’t stay away and I just want to share, share and share it all with you. The week off was good as it got me to properly plan what I want to do with my blog and whether I want to keep it as a hobby or potentially make it into a career (the verdict is still out on that one). I got thinking about my niche and whether I should still keep it the same. My parenting post don’t really seem to be as popular as my beauty posts but I am going to keep doing posts on them, because I like doing them. I was also able to look at various topics and subjects I could post about and whether to increase my post schedule.
If you are frequent viewer on my page you will see that I have had a bit of a mini makeover. I have changed the big narcissistic picture of myself and my blog name above and gone for a simple and creative caricature design of what I feel my blog portrays, which was designed by the amazing Aloha Lola Cards, go follow her guys if you are looking for a change in your blog design, Claire is so lovely, kind and very efficient.
To pretty much finalise. I guess I just wanted to share to you guys, that blogging and really life in general can become so overwhelming at times, and taking a step back wont do you any damage. Trying to perfect and not thinking about your well-being will only do you more damage than good. So if you are worried about taking some time off because you think you will lose readers or you personally feel like you have failed (that was me) don’t be ridiculous. We are only human after all! 🙂
Anyway thank you for reading my little rant lovelies, I’ve got another post up after this on my review of the YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation, so check it out if you are looking for a new foundation.
Has anyone else had the blogging blues, or felt a bit of pressure from it? What did you do? What advice would you give. Leave a comment below and let me and others know. Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.