Friday, 1 May 2015

I'm a bad blogger

This post has been one I have found very difficult to write. Looking at my post archive, I cannot believe I have let two months past without writing a single post. As I have stated in the title of this post, the first for a very long time, I am a bad blogger. 

Why has it been so long? I reached a point where I suppose many bloggers find themselves eventually, wherein I became disillusioned with blogging. Suddenly, blogging becomes a chore and one finds oneself not looking forward to writing as one should but instead having to force oneself to write. That is certainly not an attitude that one should have towards a hobby. 

Not only have I been unable to persuade myself to write, but I have also found myself at a loss regarding what to write. In short, I have been suffering from both reluctance to write, and a lack of inspiration. I would like to blame university and business for my lack of writing but, although it does play a part, it would not be entirely true. Certainly, after writing mountains of assignments, more writing is not at all appealing, regardless of the topic, but I cannot pretend that I haven't had plenty of free time during which I could have been blogging. I simply didn't bother. Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months until it had reached a point where my blog, that which I had poured so much of myself into, had turned into this ugly great monster at the back of my mind. I would feel guilt for no longer posting, and would not even view the website for fear of what the analytics would reveal.

I missed blogging terribly. I missed my little corner of the internet where I could express myself and write my passions. I missed the pride it gave me, the purpose it gave me, and being able to tell people "I'm a blogger" when they asked after my hobbies. But finally, here I am, and hopefully for good. This first little post is my flag, my little shout into the void. Is anyone still here to read this? I truly hope you are. And if you are, thankyou for sticking with me.

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  1. Oh bless your heart :( If blogging becomes a chore, then it's acceptable to have a break. I often get stuck on what to write too, but find inspiration from reading other blogs :) I hope your blogging mojo returns soon! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

  2. You need a break if you lose your blogging mojo. I stand by that. Take all the time you need. Sooner or later, you'll get a burst of energy for a project you are passionate about! / creative lifestyle blog.

  3. I highly disagree with you! Just because you stopped blogging for two months, it doesn't make you a bad blogger. There's no requirement as to how often a blogger should publish a post. And besides, everyone loses inspirations sometimes but what's great is that you can always come back to blogging if you like :) Your blog's not going anywhere so don't worry so much about it!


  4. I'm pretty sure I wrote about 4 posts for the entirety of 2014, I suck at this :p

    Cadaea |

  5. You're not a bad blogger lovely! You're just human. It's okay to feel that way.. I've been there myself :)

    ❤ The Jewel Beauty Blog ❤ || Stress Busting Tips

  6. You aren't a bad blogger you just needed to get your mojo back. If blogging ever becomes a chore a break is needed. It doesn't matter how long it is and it seems like it's done you a world of good and you'll be back, eventually, with a bang :) x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  7. I'm here! I understand where you're coming from, but I'm glad you've been drawn back to blogging. Hope to hear more from you soon, I really love your blog and you should never give up!

    Emma xx

  8. Don't give up, but taking a break is not the worst thing to do, believe me! x Just keep on going x

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  9. It sounds like you needed a break. Hopefully it has helped and you are now feeling a bit more inspired? We're all behind you xx

    Ioanna |

  10. Totally understand you! Don't give up! <3


  11. I totally get it! I've definitely gone through periods like this too!
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

  12. You're not a bad blogger! Everyone deserves a break especially if it starts to become a chore. Glad you are back <3
    Alice xo

  13. You're not a bad blogger lovely :) Trust me have as many breaks as you need but know you can always come back when you want and feel inspired. I feel like every blogger goes through this, so don't worry - and as you can see your followers are still here :)

  14. I had the same issue last September where I had absolutely no motivation to blog, I didn't even want to. I think when it gets to that point it's good to have a break and come back to it when you want to, otherwise you'll stop enjoying it altogether!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  17. i think I'm starting to view my blog like something I have to do but when that happens i try to write about something that i enjoy or i like a lot so it is easier. Welcome back!!
    The Color Palette

  18. If blogging feels like a chore it is totally ok to take a break. You shouldn't feel guilty for it because after all like you said it's a hobby :D it's good to hear you feel inspired again and you are back on the blogging wheel x

    Beauty with charm

  19. Great post! lovely blog too by the way :)

    Shabna xx
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  20. Don't worry everyone has breaks and its totally ok to do so. I hope you get back to blogging soon x

  21. I went through EXACTLY the same thing a few weeks ago. I know how you feel, the longer you leave it, the harder it is to get back into it and I always found excuses. It doesn't mean you're a bad blogger though, we all need time out from things, no matter what it is. I'm glad you're back though and I look forward to reading your upcoming posts.

    Abi | RamblingsofaBlonde

  22. I'm glad you're back! Don't worry, that little slump happens to everyone!! I took about 6 months off last year, I just lost my passion and (like you said) it became a chore!

    Chrissy x

  23. i'm feeling a bit of a lack of inspiration at the moment as well, glad to have you back though!

    danielle | avec danielle

  24. You're not a bad blgogger, this is very common. We bloggers are here to support you and help you if you need us :)
    Obsessed Fashion Blog


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