This post is a very graceful way of me saying, I am having a break. I did think about doing the whole " IS THIS THE END?" DUN DUN DUN, style post but then I thought Nah!
Recently my blog analytics haven't been great. Now I could sit here and be like " Oh I don't care about my blog numbers. You can't measure success numerically" And that's so true! Some of the best blogs I follow have a very small following in comparison to some of the bigger bloggers and produce content just as good! However, seeing your blog grow, is such a big kick up the bum to work harder at it.
This summer my blog grew exponentially. My posts went from getting under 100 views to, for some now, over 1000! Which is quite frankly insane! The best way I can describe how I feel now is by letting a balloon go, it flying higher and higher and then suddenly BANG! It deflates and falls back down to the ground. This is how I would describe my blog analytics metaphorically at this moment in time. Therefore, I have completely lost my motivation to post and do blog related things!
Now if you know me then you will know that I love being organised and have had all my posts ready to go for the month ahead, which is fine. I am not lacking inspiration. I have got loads of good posts that were supposed to be coming up in the next couple of weeks, but I am just not feeling it!
It's becoming a chore to read 95% of my bloglovin feed because I have to rush to do every night because of the lack of time I have. I feel pressured to join twitter chats but don't really want to talk to anyone! I hardly use Instagram anymore because all the people I follow and follow me back don't upload anymore.
I want to do more fashion style posts but I just simply don't have the time to produce them to the standard I desire. I am getting sick of reading the same posts over and over again. There is only so many times you can buffer a tweet without it looking spammy!
I AM JUST GETTING TRIED OF EVERYTHING!
And you know what? That's okay! Blogging is a hobby! Just like ballet, football, piano, singing, tightrope walking or juggling are as well! You take breaks, you relax! YOU STOP AND BREATH ONCE IN A WHILE!
I love blogging! It has provided me with so much confidence. Which has been especially apparent in starting college where I spend two days a week on work placement, doing real working hours, in a real job setting! I love my course, it's fun and very rewarding but I am writing upwards of 4 to 5 essays a week! I don't mind it, I enjoy writing which has only steamed from blogging so much! So to make sure that I still enjoy all these things that have all come from me enjoying blogging is STILL ENJOY BLOGGING! If that means taking a break! It means taking a break!
Don't worry, I am not going to be gone for 8 months or something drastic like that! I am simply going to be having a few weeks of to refresh and forget about blogging for a bit. I will still be reading and commenting on everyone's blogs, because you guys are just fab! I will be active on twitter, tweeting random and unrelated blog things! I am going to unfollow all the people who don't upload on Instagram anymore and I might change my blog design AGAIN as well!
I hope you enjoyed this post! And I will see you very soon, bright eyed and bushy tailed!