I love blogging. It has become one of the most important things to me in my life, I've met the most amazing people and the last year has genuinely been incredible. However, recently I feel like I've lost sight as to why I started my blog in the first place.
The last week I've been beating myself up over the fact that I haven't blogged in over a week. I have SO MANY emails that I need to reply to, a ton of blog posts that I need to write for brands, and well, that YouTube series that I started last week isn't going too well so far. I'm having a bit of 'bloggers block', to put it one way. My blogging motivation is at a bit of a low.
But I started this blog for me. Not for anyone else. I started this blog as a creative outlet, somewhere to write, document my life and my thoughts. It was supposed to be a hobby and something that I loved to do. And don't get me wrong, it is, but it was never supposed to make me feel down if I didn't feel like blogging one day.
I've got too wrapped up in being worried that if I don't blog, no one is going to read anything I write in future, or offer me any more opportunities that I'm always so thankful for. The fact that I haven't got round to filming a video, or writing up the posts that I needed to this weekend shouldn't be making me feel so guilty. I know that this is just a phase, and give it a week or two and I'll have my blogging mojo back and won't have enough time to write down everything that I want.
So I'm taking a bit of a step back. If I suddenly get the inspiration to blog tomorrow, then I will. But if it doesn't come tomorrow, or the day after, or the day after that, then that's completely fine too.
I started this blog for me.