Today is a bit of a mind dump post. A kinda, I just need to get this down somewhere, so I'm gonna use you guys to chat to. Hope ya don't mind.
I'm feeling rather uninspired at the minute. Like, really uninspired. I'm struggling to come up with new content ideas but I so, incredibly want to. It's like my brain just won't creatively function and it's so frustrating.
I read this post from Hannah Gale a few weeks back, and I think she pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to blogging. I feel like everything has just been 'done'.
There's hundreds of 'How I edit my Instagram photo's' posts, there's many 'life updates' (which I actually love to read cause generally I'm just dead nosy!) and give it a few weeks and there'll be more Bullet Journal posts that you care to read, cause this seems to be the next big thing.
Don't get me wrong, a Bullet Journal seems just the perfect bloggers companion, and I've seen some that have been created and written just beautifully, but there's only so many blog posts you can read about one particular subject before you just don't click on them anymore. Right?
I'm seeing people around me coming up with content that they're happy with, all the time. Whether that be the blogs I read, friends who work in content creation or even the guys here at the radio station I currently work for, that have to create new content on a daily basis for their audiences, too.
I brand this blog as fashion and lifestyle, and I mean, sure, fashion posts are always going to be different, even if two bloggers were to blog the same outfit, they'd both have their different styles and so they'd be completely different posts.
But, I feel as a lifestyle blogger, it's really damn hard to find that 'niche' that everyone keeps saying is a must.
I'm not a beauty expert, so tutorials aren't really an option.
I don't buy enough clothes to be purely fashion based, and I don't buy things all at once to do haul posts.
Yes, I go to the gym and I try to eat well, but I'm not a 'fitness fanatic' that knows enough to give advice on anything of the sort. If I'm honest, my fitness regime is pretty much trial and error anyway.
I'm most definitely not a foodie, and unfortunately I'm not rich enough to be a travel blogger just yet. Oh, and I have a full time job which would kinda get in the way of that. Problems.
So, what's the solution?
I don't know and I think that is what's making me feel all the more uninspired and demotivated. I have one idea that might go live in a few days, which part of me really wants to share, and then the other part of me is like 'omg this could be a complete flop' 'cause it really is something that I've not really seen from fellow bloggers and I'm scared as to how it's gonna be received.. But maybe I should just go for it, right?
Do you ever feel like this, sometimes?