Some of you may have noticed, some of you may not, but recently I have been taking a break from the blogging world.
It’s been a hectic few months, with lots of lovely highs and… let’s be honest it wouldn’t life without the occasional curve ball thrown into the mix and where there are highs, there have inevitably be lows too.
For anyone who writes a blog and is a content creator, you’ll be well aware of the demands and pressures that come along with it. Although my blog started as a hobby, something to do that would channel my creativity, allow me to practice my writing and showcase my photography, it quickly became a platform that demanded a lot of my time and efforts.
The Blogosphere is widely competitive nowadays. People blog for a living and in all honestly when you’re trying to juggle a full-time career and maintaining a blog it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Now, don’t get me wrong I didn’t start blogging to become the next Zoella, nor did I start expecting i’d get send lots of freebies, however as you progress and you begin to work with more and more brands, it soon becomes a norm.
I started to feel deflated and realised I wasn’t celebrating the wins anymore. When I’d receive an invite to an event or a collaboration request from a brand I didn’t get that buzz like I did in the beginning. I became too regimented with my content schedule that it made blogging feel like a chore. It was at that point that I knew I had to revaluate.
So here I am back at my laptop, coffee in hand, happily typing away after a well needed break. (It’s good to be back) So, what have I learnt?
Taking time off is okay.
Listen to yourself
Trust your judgement.
(Slightly cliche but…) Do more of what makes you happy.