I’ve been quite vocal about my changing perception of blogging lately. In posts such as Do we take ourselves too seriously as bloggers? and When the blogging monster gets you, I described how I feel like blogging isn’t a big of a priority as it once was.
Inspiration and motivation comes in waves for me. I was at it so hard for so long, daily posting on this blog, posting 3-4 times a week on my fitness blog and then I started a tech blog that had scheduled 3 posts a week for.
& I have a full time job.
& I like to work out.
& I have recently falling back in love with Netflix.
& I bought an xBox one.
& I’ve had a busy social life lately (busy for me means going something like, once a week, stfu).
While I managed to keep on top of this blog, I stopped updating the tech blog and the fitness blog became something I was only doing once a week. Just like working out – and I feel awful.
Things about my blog was starting to annoy me. One of those things was the layout.
While I did love my old blog template for a long time, it started to feel.. well.. outdated. It felt old and overused. I knew a few others that also used it and I wanted something unique.
After spending two hours on Saturday editing the CSS on my old template – something went wrong and I couldn’t upload any media, so I reverted the changes back.
Only later to find out that my editing wasn’t the cause of the problem – it was an issue with my host that had been resolved very quickly after around 10 minutes. It was simply a coincidence.
Not one to be defeated, I had it in my head that I WOULD FIND MYSELF A NEW BLOG THEME. So I got myself on Esty.
After being unable to pick a theme I liked, and out of fear of picking a theme that I wouldn’t be able to customise how I wanted it, AGAIN, I bought a bulk pack of different themes and tried them all on my tech blog. Then came across one I liked, spent a few hours customising and then activated it.
The next morning, I decided to make the same changes to my main blog, and then my fitness blog. And that’s it.
It was done.
There’s still a few things I’d like to edit about my template when I get chance to create a child theme and braving the scary idea of opening up and operating on the HTML and CSS of my blog, but for now, I’m much happier. And it’s brought back a new wave of inspiration and love for all three of my blogs again.
I feel like I’m over this slump I was in and ready to get back on it.