Is this a bloggers meltdown?

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What do you do when one of the only things you feel you're good at doing suddenly becomes something you're struggling at. It's been 5 days since I last posted anything, now for me that's actually pretty good. I went through weeks at one stage where I didn't do anything blog related. This time it feels different, when I don't blog I feel guilty, I feel like I've let myself down. I feel like everything I've built up for the past 6 months is totally going to waste, the friendships I've made and the incredible readers that somehow find my posts remotely interesting. I'd like to think I'm not alone with those thoughts.

One thing that got me thinking whilst I was dwelling on why I couldn't think of anything to post was that isn't it a little bit ironic that my blogs name has the word 'inspired' in it when sometimes that's the last thing I can be. Now in the bigger scheme of things my aim is 12 blog posts a month, that's 3 a week, how hard can that be, right? Turns out some weeks that's an unachievable goal. 

So for days I've been racking my brain for blog posts ideas, I've been reading other blogs for inspiration and yes I even trolled through a whole load of  blog posts on blog post ideas, are you still with me or did that sentence totally lose you like it did me. But anyway still NOTHING. I sat down and admitted defeat, that was it I'd never blog again. I can't do it anymore, my blogs good for nothing and so the pity party began. Oh boring, who wants to read a post about a blogger having a total meltdown, okay maybe some of you do but I wouldn't, wait too late you're already reading one. Even worse I'm writing one! 

You know what though, this 'blogging melt down' has potentially done me a favour, I did not look at my blog for 2 whole days, I didn't look at how many views I'd been getting, even more worrying I've barely been on twitter. I needed a few days out to reinforce the fact that I do have ideas, actually I have quite a lot of them but I don't always have the time to get them typed up or I just genuinely don't feel like blogging on particular days. Some days I'd rather stay in bed, with a hot chocolate and marshmallows, some days I'll even push the boat out and have cream too. Then binge watch my favourite programmes on Netflix, maybe even finally getting round to starting Pretty Little Liars, WHO'S A. That's the best part about having your own blog, you decide what and when you want to write. But I promise I'm working on this whole scheduling thing because I can see it benefiting my blog as a whole. Am I finishing this post off by being a total hypocrite? oops. 

7 comments:

  1. I definitely know this feeling. I had it a couple of months ago - feels like much longer ago. But I found my mojo again. I started a planner/scheduler to help me out. I post 15 posts in July, after a pretty poor June. I have something like 18 in August, and already have about 10 planned for September! And it's keeping me motivated.

    I hope you find your stride again! Sometimes it just takes time and a little organisation and you're back at it raring to go!

    Good luck xx

    Rach // illustratedteacup.com

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    1. It's nice to know I'm not alone in this feeling. It's happened before similar to you, you end up coming back with so many ideas and like you said raring to go. I really need to look into getting myself a planner to keep me on track though, thanks for making me remember to get one haha! :) xx

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  2. Don't feel bad about it! I took a week off over summer hols (something I'd never done before) and it was one of the best things I've done. I came back to the blog refreshed and raring to go x

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    1. I try not to, but it just feels like you've let yourself down a little bit when you can't get round to blogging due to time or lack of motivation. A blogging break is very much needed from time to time x

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  3. Don't feel guilty, lovely, it's your blog, you write a post whenever you want and be kind to yourself. Your readers that love you *cough me* won't go anywhere. Take a break if you need to.
    Lots of love x

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    1. Aww you're the best!! I think I'll get back to things properly over the weekend if I can. Thank you Sarah xxx

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  4. I know this feeling Hannah! I post everyday to MadeFromBeauty.co.uk (or at least try) and it gets tough and bloody expensive haha! It's always nice to take a couple of days to yourself and come back to your blog with fresh eyes, don't beat yourself up about it!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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