Taking Some Time Out

Taking Time Out of Blogging

I haven’t posted since 7th March.  There was snow on the ground and I was toying with a new way of editing my photos.  Since then I’ve had a terrible cold, some ups and down’s with my mental health, and very busy weekends.  It’s not just quiet on the blog front, friends have mentioned how quiet I am.  I’m trying my hardest to work on myself (my mental health) but the guilt that I’m feeling for not posting, really isn’t helping.

Taking Some Time Out

I’ve been working so hard on my blog for the last year or so, and also trying to play the Instagram game at the same time.  My motivation to post has all but vanished.  I’ve felt guilty over the last seven weeks for not posting anything on here, given how much work and time I’ve invested into this little corner of the internet.

My blog is not my full time job.  My blog is not a source of income.  Why should I therefore feel guilty for not posting?  This is a question I’ve been asking for weeks.  The only answer I can come up with, is it seems a shame to let the effort I had been putting into my blog go to waste.

I’m finding myself constantly playing catch up on Instagram; spending 30 minutes before and after each post engaging, researching hashtags, looking at what currently seems popular.  This takes a lot of time and the only energy I’ve had recently has been spent on Instagram.  This then compounds the guilt as I’m not doing great on Instagram and my blog is my main passion, yet I’m neglecting it.  I feel this is something others can possibly relate to, so please let me know if you do.

The annoying thing is, I have content that I want to share with you.  I have the photos.  I have the ideas.  I’m just not making the time to put it all together.  I hope that in sharing my current feelings with you will encourage me to get back to blogging.  I’m not an Instagram blogger; I write too.  Perhaps I need to change my focus.

Lauren xx

 

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5 Comments

  1. May 5, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    We’ve all been there gorgeous. The guilt is a normal feeling for ignoring something you’re so passionate about. But it’s not your main income and some things just take priority. You’ll find the time and when you do- your content will be awesome 🙂 xx

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  2. June 30, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    This is my life, and I blog full time. If I had edited all the content I gave on my phone I’m sure I’d be a top You Tuber (well maybe just decent) but I’m not. I have a life in between, I have two kids, I have friends. Don’t beat yourself up x

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Thank you, it really is hard!!

  3. July 10, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Oh yes I’m also a member of the ‘I’ve got the idea, I’ve got the pictures, just not the motivatio ‘ club. I think it’s good you still look forward to your blog and blogging, but mental health must be a priority and if you’re not feeling it, that’s completely fine too. That’s one of the perks of having your own online corner: it’s yours, it won’t walk away. Good luck getting better!

    Love,
    Dominique

    • by Lauren Jane
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Thank you Dominique x

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