Let's Get Real

Friday, 7 October 2016

Let's Get Real

I am sorry. I am angry. I am disappointed. 
Blogging can be hard when you have other things going on in your life, we all know it. When your education or your job becomes the main focus of your attention and you start to blog less or squeeze writing your posts into the tiniest time slots of the day. For me, it has happened and I am so upset.

It can be hard to blog when it's not your full-time job, sometimes life just gets in the way and things get too hectic for you to take 3 to 5 hours a day to do everything blog related. Throughout the past few weeks, life has gotten quite frantic, from starting back at uni to blog events, meeting PR clients and family commitments, every single day seems to be packed with things to do. 

As nice as it is to be busy and be around family when it comes to blogging I have completely let it slide. I have been rushing up last minute posts to keep existing followers around, not thinking about gaining readers and overall just being a sucky blogger. It felt like I had lost my passion, my ambition for blogging, at one point I wondered if I should just hang up my blogger hat for good and make life easier. 

That simple thought really wasn't like me, I've never been someone to give up at anything, especially when I love what I am doing. I couldn't help, but roll my eyes at myself for even thinking about giving up blogging. In the past year, I have become so happy as a blogger, so passionate and content that it just didn't feel right to give up everything because of a few weeks of bad, irregular, unmotivated and unpassionate posts. 

Of course, the posts are disheartening and reading them over makes me feel like I have lost my blogging mojo, but at the end of the day, they also prove that sometimes life knocks you down and you have to either get on with it or you have to lie back and let it walk all over you. 

I don't want to give up blogging, I don't want to fail university and I certainly don't want to give up any social commitments I have with those around me, but I have to get real with myself and accept that I can't be expected to do everything perfectly at all times, situations change, life changes, and not everything goes your way. 

I love blogging and I love when I am writing and posting content that I connect with, I like when my fingers tap the keys and everything flows effortlessly, but this only happens when I truly feel happy with the content and when I am posting for passion and not for numbers or to keep numbers as it were in my situation. 

heythererobyn.com is going to go through some changes in the up-and-coming months. I want to write passionately, I want to write freely and I want to write about what makes me happy. I don't want to post because I think I have to, I don't want to post because I want to keep followers or gain followers, I am going to post because blogging makes me happy.

Let's Get Real


I'm not saying my schedule will change, or that my content is going to transform into a whole new niche, but I want to be proud of my blog again. I want to read over my posts and not cringe at the unpassionate, robotic text that I am reading. I don't want to yawn at the boring, same old, same old that everyone else has or is posting. 

These changes aren't going to happen overnight, these changes are probably going to go unnoticed by most, but to me, they will be major. I will still be fitting blogging into my busy schedule, but now I will be doing it because I want to, not because I feel I have to. 

I like to think that when it comes to blogging, these past few weeks have been a lesson, a lesson that sometimes you get unmotivated, sometimes you get lazy, but you have to pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and remember the true reason you are doing what you do. I won't be deleting the posts I have been lazy with, I'm not even going to tell you which posts they are, all I'm going to say is that my up-and-coming posts will be the ones I am most proud of because they will come from a place some posts haven't come from, a place of passion. 

So, I am sorry if you have grown bored of my blog if my posts have been different, boring, and I am also sorry in advance if you grow to dislike my future posts, but changes are coming and I am going to love them and since this is my blog, to me, my happiness is the most important of all. I hope you do enjoy my future posts though and I hope you can see the transition from recent posts to the ones ahead. 

Let's get real, life happens and you learn from your mistakes. Blogging takes up a lot of time, I mean A LOT of time and if I wasn't passionate I wouldn't still be here, it's not worth the "freebies" and the press passes, I do it because I enjoy it, I really do and I want to get back into the habit of enjoying writing my posts, enjoying taking photography and brainstorming ideas. I want to love blogging again and I know I will, I am already thinking up ideas in my head and feeling happier with myself as a blogger. 

It's okay to be disheartened and upset with what you are creating, it's okay to have periods of time when you lack motivation and passion. Especially in such a saturated industry like blogging, when hundreds of thousands of bloggers from all over the world are picking up deals with brands, gaining large followings and magazine cover shoots, it's okay to be bummed out by it all, I was. I may not have something distinctly placing me aside from all the other bloggers out there, but I do want to be honest, and I want you to know that I know my blog has been terrible lately, but I'm not going to let it continue that way. 

I can feel a massive weight lifting from my shoulders as I write this post, I am coming back and I am so excited to fully sink my teeth back into the blogging world. 

Have you ever felt yourself thinking of blogging as a chore? What's your favourite thing about blogging? 

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