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In a blog funk

blog funk

I’m struggling here. Again.

It’s not the first time this has happened and it surely won’t be the last. I’m in a proper blog funk and I don’t know how to get out of it.

in a blog funk

I think there’s a lot of reasons why. I no longer have Sundays to blog because I spend them with my boyfriend, my other day off work I’ve been training for a half-marathon, so rather than getting up and being at my comping at 9am to bash out 10 blog posts, I’m not getting to the computer until I’ve ran, had a shower and had dinner. Around 2 or 3pm.

After work during the week I either go to the gym or come home and clean. I do try to turn the computer on, but I’d rather be playing Elder Scrolls online or watching Nextflix.

I’m also not feeling the blogging community over on Twitter at the moment. It’s just very judgement and it seems we have to be a certain type of person with certain types of views and morals or we’re judged.

All these things have lead me to see blogging as a chore. I can’t think of ideas like I used to. I get products to review and I just can’t be bothered to spend my time taking photos, then using the products.

I think I just have less and less time and it’s making me wonder if I want to spend it blogging.

I feel like I’m going through the motions and forcing out post after post just because I have to have a daily post or it’s the end of the world. I stupid rule I put on myself.

I haven’t looked at my page views in weeks. Because I don’t care.

This isn’t the first time I’ve wrote a post like this and it won’t be the last. I really want to pull myself out of it.

I’m going to brain storm some ideas and get some posts schedule so I can at least have a bit of breathing space at least and re-assess how I feel.

Life is just too full at the moment.

I need more time.

Anyone got any words of wisdom for me?

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9 Comments

  • Katy

    Godddd I feel you on this. Like I literally have a post from a few weeks ago which is this. I say take a step back for a week or so. Just let yourself do what you want to do without the blog pressure. As soon as I do that, I always find myself thinking about the things I’m doing that I WANT to write about. My favourite content always comes after a couple of weeks totally off!

    Re-reading old posts wayyy back from the beginning of my blog also helped. I fixed broken links as I went, and did a whole load of behind-the-scenes work, and I remembered which posts I loved writing most, and it’s all started to come together again 🙂

    Don’t be afraid to take a step back from it. We’ll all still be here when you come back! xxx

  • Izabel

    I’ll echo Katy and say take a wee break. Your life has changed a lot since you started blogging so perhaps you should give yourself a breather and ask what sort of blog you would create if you were to start blogging for the first time now with your life the way it is. It might be getting stale because you’re dragging out the previous chapter of your life instead of starting the new one. That’s my tuppence worth anyway.

    If you do take a break I promise to read you when you come back 🙂

  • Shireen L. Platt

    Take a break, Corinne. Your life is no longer the same and in some ways it has changed in a more fulfilling way. Blogging is no longer the same but don’t give an arse about it. You blog because you love it, you are passionate about it and we are here because of who you are. xx

  • Kaitlynn Marie

    I know exactly how you feel. Working two jobs means not having days off. And I’ve been in a funk in general lately, so blogging hasn’t been a priority. I just can’t bring myself to write when I feel like there’s nothing to say.

  • Erin

    Take the time you need! I was feeling this way last week and ended up missing a post. It helped just to get me back on track. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time – I have also been avoiding twitter, I just hate the vibe at the moment 🙁

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Rebecca

    If you need to take a break or change your schedule then do. It might make the pressure feel less and then it won’t seem so much of a chore. You have a really good blog here and your regular readers won’t mind if you don’t blog every single day

  • Victoria Haynes

    Well…I haven’t blogged for a year following a funk. I just haven’t had the time and thought it was going nowhere and stupidly gave up. I regret it and wish I’d of just ploughed through as I’ve come up with so many fab content ideas…or what I think are good ideas.

    I’m at the point now I want to blog because I want to and not because I feel I have to.

    I’m glad I had the break and I’m looking forward to seeing how long I’ll last this time round!

    Victoria xx

  • Keely's Nails

    Sorry to hear this Corinne
    I was feeling the same recently, and I had to think about my goals and why I started blogging, and then decide if what I was doing (or expecting myself to do) was really what I should be doing. It really helped me refocus and get going again.

  • Aimee

    I’ve felt the same on many occassions. Sometimes, as hard as it can be, the best thing you can do for you and your blog is to take a break. Step away from it for a while and let yourself adjust. You’ll either come back to it raring to go or you won’t! Good luck, whatever you decide to do – I hope you’ll find your way out of this soon!

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