To Blog Or Not To Blog?

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That is the question that has been whirring around in my head the past few weeks. The last time I was on my little space was 3 weeks ago, and in both mine and the blogging world that’s a very long time

If I’m to be completely and utterly honest, I didn’t think I’d be as affected by changing jobs as I have been. It’s going really well and I’m enjoying every minute, but with moving to full time and losing my precious Wednesdays I’ve really struggled with my little online diary as well as looking after my family, house, dog and life admin, and when I get home from work most nights the last thing I’ve been wanting to do is sit and be on here

After going back and forth in my head for a few weeks I decided to take a step back, not really knowing where I wanted to go with my little space to write but knowing I needed to put it all into perspective

You see, I like writing on here, it’s my creative outlet, my therapy and my second home. It’s quite literally one of my favourite things to do and I know I can’t just ‘give it up’. The problem is I’d got myself into such a forced routine that I spent most of January and February working myself up about ‘needing’ to be constantly present, and putting myself under my own unnecessary pressure

I realise now I’ve reassessed everything, that I don’t want to stop blogging but I do want to be realistic with the frequency in which I write and reduce the pressure I put myself under. I want to continue recording my memories, I want to continue talking to likeminded people and feeling inspired by them, and most importantly, I want to continue my personal outlet

So here’s to a better blog life balance, days where I don’t force myself to be ‘present’ but not present in my life, and not giving things up (we’ve always said I’m a determined little being……) – I hope you stick around for the journey!

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8 comments

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I had similar feelings in the summer – you just have to take a step back and remember what the priorities are. It’s so easy to get sucked in to all the social media stuff etc. So pleased you’ve decided to still stick around – and also your point about being ‘present’ too 🙂 xx

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    1. Exactly, and I just don’t want for it to be a chore, I want it to be something I enjoy, something that doesn’t take me away from being in the moment and enjoying life., Hope you find that balance soon x

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  2. I can definitely relate to this. I started a new job this week after being a SAHM for the past 9 years and it’s really thrown me off balance with the blog. I co-run a linky that takes up sooo much time as well as an instagram one and I just don’t know when I’m going to fit in the actual writing part. If I wasn’t in the middle of an A-Z series I don’t think id be writing anything at all. I’m trying hard not to get stressed about it and just do what I can when I can. I love my blog, but if it stops being fun, whats the point?
    #thesatsesh

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