After more than a month long hiatus, I’m back on the blogging wagon! I’m not sure why, but I haven’t felt like blogging recently. I’ve been quite busy and the winter weather hasn’t exactly helped when it comes to photography, but mostly it’s because I’ve felt quite uninspired by my content and unmotivated to create it.
I’ve been running my blog for more than 3 years and, like anything long-term, my feelings towards it come and go in waves of enthusiasm and lethargy. It’s not easy balancing blogging with a full-time job and especially with a long commute. I also like going to the gym after work (for my mental health more than anything) and by the time I’ve got home, I just want to rest my brain – a.k.a watch trashy TV. Also when I write every day for work, I’m worded out by the weekend!
I set myself goals for my blog and I try my hardest to stick to them but it’s a bit like being on a diet; once you stray, it’s very hard to get back on track. I’ve also hardly been reading recently, which is very uncharacteristic but again, I just haven’t felt like it and my mind has been too busy… if that makes sense! I’m hoping to relax this bank holiday weekend and get stuck into a good book to break my reading slump. Let me know if you have any recommendations.
Anyway back to blogging… I especially find fashion posts tricky to coordinate because there as so many different elements to consider. There’s nothing worse than spending ages taking outfit photos, only to scroll through them afterwards and feel disappointed because the lighting isn’t flattering or they’re not sharp enough or my lipstick is smudged. On top of that, there’s the guilt from wasting the time of whoever I’ve dragged into taking photos of me, usually my family!
This shoot was one of the few times I’ve been really happy with the outcome and for once, the process was stress-free, partly because it wasn’t planned so I didn’t put too much pressure on it. I went shopping with my mum on Saturday and bought these spot print wide leg trousers and corduroy baker hat because I liked them, not because I was purposefully searching for an outfit to blog about. I feel happier in myself when I blog about clothes I buy spontaneously rather than with a post in mind because it makes me feel more genuine as a fashion blogger. I love styling and shopping for clothes but sometimes I struggle to put together an outfit when I over think whether it’s “blog-worthy” or not.
Plus, there’s the actual writing of a fashion post. I feel a bit superficial and materialistic writing about fashion sometimes and there often isn’t essentially much more to say, other than that I like the outfit! So rather than point out that I paired these trousers with a plain white off-the-shoulder top for a simple yet stylish spring look, I’ve decided to go off on a tangent about my thoughts on blogging! Like my last style diary, I prefer to talk about something with a bit more substance behind it, which is usually what’s on my mind – I didn’t say it had to be interesting!
Let me know in the comments below if you prefer these types of fashion/thought posts or if you don’t even read it and just look at the photos – I won’t be offended, we all do it!
Anyway, I have broken my blogging block (for now) – fingers crossed it continues and I’ll be back with another post next Wednesday. This time next week I’ll be 25, eek!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!