Sometime’s it feels like every blogger has a slump every now and then, and a lot of the time it isn’t necessarily because we don’t know what to write, it’s everything that comes along with it. Having blogging as a hobby can sometimes feel like a losing battle. I love writing posts and even lately when I haven’t been blog focused at all I have constant ideas. The thing is, how on earth do you maintain a full-time job or education, your personal life, relationships, family time and posting frequently throughout the week, and not let your mental health suffer?
I think sometimes we need to just give ourselves A BREAK. Not necessarily a break from blogging or social media but a mental break. To stop being so hard on ourselves for not being able to put our all into absolutely everything. Writing a post is more than just typing up a few descriptive words on a makeup palette or where you have travelled or an outfit. You make notes, draft, write-up, check, edit, and do not even get me started on PHOTOS. It takes real work, not even to mention how it takes confidence to put your thought’s on the internet.
But I am calling bullshit on it all.
I WANT to write, but I don’t want to consistently schedule a truck load of tweets and take photo after photo after photo and I don’t want to feel like I have failed if there is 2 months between my posts or 2 days. I don’t want to feel like I have got to stick to “rules” on my own corner of the internet, you know?
I personally work full-time, have been growing my business as a makeup artist, working on myself, dieting and working out, keeping my relationship healthy, having therapy for my anxiety and trying to have a social life. For the whole of 2017 I have been doing all of this and trying to write a blog, so I just thought, to hell with it all.
I am no longer going to be hard on myself. I am going to post when I want and what I want. I love the blogging community but I just cannot keep up with what is “expected” for posts.
I have noticed, there are bloggers whose content I love and appreciate, but if they don’t have a perfect flat-lay, or they haven’t posted in weeks I still like the post. I like the fact that someone has a voice, I want to hear their opinion. No matter how often they post or tweet etc.
Yes, you need to advertise to grow. If you want to put your all into your blog and make it your career then yes you are going to put in the hours to get there. But if life get’s hectic or you’re mental health requires more attention, don’t give yourself a hard time.
You. Are. Still. Doing. Amazingly.
Work your ass off, focus on your goals, love yourself for who you are and most importantly, cut yourself some slack. Who else is going to?