This is going to be a bit of a blogging rant and not my normal kind of post but maybe it will make sense to (or even help) some of you. I’ve had so many different thoughts and feelings about my little digital space recently, and thought it might help to write them all down. So here we go, blogging in 2019 and how I’m feeling right now…
I started this blog almost five years ago, back when I was a full time working mum of two little toddlers. When I first started it was something I did as a hobby, to journal our time as a family, our weekend adventures and favourite things. I took photos on my iPhone and just posted whatever I wanted without too much thought or pressure.
In that five years, so much has changed. When I first started blogging, I had no idea where it was going to go. Back then I posted more and definitely didn’t care as much – it was less about likes and followers and more about posting for the love of it.
In the past couple of years I’ve found that I’ve put more and more pressure on myself – and even the smallest task can grow into an overwhelming chore (that I then put-off doing). I get an idea to start a blog post or style a photo, then feel the need to “make it better”. Unfortunately, this results in me not posting while I rewrite or reshoot content that were/ are absolutely fine.
Without question I need to find a balance between meeting my expectations and just getting on with it. After all this is what I used to do, so I should be able to do it again. I love the realness and spontaneity of blogs and blogging in general, so it’s time to go back to basics and make blogging fun again!
I want to post more about how I’m feeling, what I’m enjoying – and do more photo diaries, which I used to love. I’m also going to continue posting content on beauty, as well as more on our new home and its renovation. I don’t have any clear aims or goals, I just want to go back to posting consistently and improving on my content. Pretty pictures, more personal posts and collaborations with brands I love and want to shoutout.
I definitely want to give this blog a little more TLC this year. For too long I’ve been spreading myself thin trying to do everything and obsessing over Instagram followers and likes – but this blog is my passion, and without it I’m lost.
Thank you for all your support over the years, I hope you still enjoy my blog and continue to follow my adventures and reviews.