It would appear that I’ve dropped off the face of the blogosphere. Everything was going so well: I was finally getting a couple of collaborations, I went to a PR event, etc. and then I stopped. I stopped posting; I stopped Instagramming; I stopped tweeting.
I won’t lie, I’ve considered packing it all in. How many times have I said that I’m going to get back into blogging, and then didn’t? How many times have I thought ‘right, this is it, I’m going to go for it this time’? So many, in case you are wondering. I’ve had to ask myself if it’s worth it? And to be honest, I was at a 50/50.
When you’re a little blogger, with an average little blog, and you don’t blog full-time, it can be hard! Since I started my full-time job back in March, I’ve been stupidly busy. And blogging took a back seat.
It’s no secret that I struggle with time management. You wouldn’t know this if you’ve seen me at work, however. My manager told me one of the things she likes about me is that I’m organised. My parents thought it was funny. At home, I tidy my bedroom every day and it never gets any tidier, I have three planners and I don’t keep to any of them, and my blog slipped from the top of my priority list. Sleep replaced it.
But writing is my passion. At work, I’m known as ‘Emma, she does words’ because I’m always there to provide and proofread the copy. It’s second nature to me.
I haven’t fallen out of love with blogging, but I have fallen out of love with the idea that I could really go somewhere with it. I know why. My blog posts aren’t as compelling, my photos aren’t as professional, and I still don’t understand how to make photos from several different locations with several different lighting situations look the same for Instagram. #FirstWorldProblems.
But blogging doesn’t have to be about the professionalism all the time. Sure, a blog that looks great is going to be more successful, but I need to find that balance between online editorial and a personal diary.
Rhianna Olivia actually wrote this great post about wanting her blog to have less ‘bigness’. That’s what I want. I want to write those short posts that Imii from Nettle & Blackberry is fabulous at writing, I want to be able to jump onto my blog and share a photo diary of this really cool day I spent with Joel. So why do I feel like I can’t?
My blog is about me, not anybody else. My interests, my hobbies, my thoughts. It started that way, and it’s going to end that way.
So, I’ve decided to return to the blogosphere. On my terms.
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