04 April 2012

Change is inevitable

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

When I first started blogging, I could not wait to post. I had so many ideas of things I wanted to write about, share, say, etc. in my head that I could not type fast enough.

I was even blogging five days a week when I started. That’s how excited I was to share everything in my head.

But as time goes on, things change.

I still love blogging and writing, but lately, I just haven’t had the desire to sit down and write. I don’t know what to say, how to say it or can’t because of the way certain people feel about my site IRL.

What used to be such a great creative outlet for me, has not felt a little bit like a…chore.

And it’s pretty obvious that my posting frequency has decreased too. Life gets in the way and when the pressures from real life creep in, it’s tough to sit down and write about what’s going on, especially if you can’t talk about it.

I’m not ready to give up on this blog or stop altogether, but I’m greatly feeling like my blogging mojo is a little burned out.

I’d like to think I’m just in need of a break to reconnect with what my purpose was in starting this and maybe recalibrate a little bit.

I’m not going away, but wanted to share where I was at because there may be more breaks in the future or just slower updates. I’ve hit writers block before but never like this, so I’m not sure how to describe it or get through it.

Hope you’ll all bear with me, I really want this inspiration to come back!

11 Comments

  1. allison says:

    breaks are needed. hope you enjoy yours!

  2. You know we’ll all be here when you are back from your sabbatical. And I feel you — sometimes, it’s no fun when something you loved feels like a chore. I’ve been there before, and I’m sure I’ll be there again.

    Enjoy your time unplugging and living life. Miss you, lady! Let’s chat sometime soon.

  3. i agree – i go through cycles where i’m blogging more and others where i’m lucky if i post once a week. but as i always tell myself i blog for me and no one else so i try not to get too worried if i don’t post as much. but i’ve been finding a lot of blogs i follow have been a bit slow recently and not posting as much as they used to or at all.

  4. Erin says:

    The blogging mojo does seem to come in waves, doesn’t it? Sometimes I can’t wait to write and other times it just feels like one more thing I have to do.

  5. Marjolein says:

    I share your sentiment. Don’t feel bad about going on a break. Do whatever you need to do, blogging shouldn’t become a chore!

  6. sometimes you just gotta take a break in order to come back to any situation with a renewed energy. I completely get it.

  7. katelin says:

    yeah looking back i have no idea how i managed to post five times a week, that is so not a possibility any more, ha.

    but hope you get your blogging mojo back, i’ll be waiting :)

  8. caryn says:

    it is totally okay to go on a blogging hiatus. Don’t close out your account but just step away for a little. Get a fresh breath. travel, go to festivals, find a new hobby. You’ll find new things to write about when you go out and live! It is your blog, and you can post how often or as little as you see fit. Sometimes we need to walk away, just be and when we’re ready come back and see things different.

  9. Amber says:

    I can SO relate to this. Lately it really is more of a chore for me. I also hope the inspiration comes back soon. I guess we need to remember that we blog because we ENJOY it and if we stop enjoying it then something is wrong!

  10. Lil' Woman says:

    I feel you girl.
    I went through something similar a couple months ago. Blogging was starting to feel stressful and not all like I wanted it to be. I had to take February off and really rethink where I wanted this blog to go and what I wanted my voice to be like. So many people are sensitive especially with blogs that I was watering down alot of my posts, I like you said recalibrated and I’m trying to get back to the original ‘me’ of this blog.

    I hope you find some direction and inspiration because I would be sad to see you go….DON’T LEAVE ME JESS!!!! lol :)

  11. Kez says:

    I totally understand how you feel. I’ve definitely been through it myself! I try to blog once a week, but last week inspiration just wouldn’t come! I did draft some very revealing posts that made me feel too vulnerable and ended up just shelving each one. I think blogging should never feel like a chore and when it does we should just take the pressure off and in time the love for it will come back xx

 

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