For the last month or so I have pretty much lost every bit of motivation for blogging, social media upkeep, especially Instagram and I have felt terrible. I felt lost, deflated, insignificant and basically like nothing I was doing mattered. In a world of beautiful bloggers, I felt like nothing.
I know, I’m being dramatic, but please bare with me, I have a point.Right now I’m stuck in a limbo. I’m trying to write a snazzy, interesting blog posts, failing to do so and then feeling like I’ve wasted all day trying to do something I’m not good at. Blogging use to be a whole lot of fun to me, I was interested in everything: the writing, the photography and lately I’ve dreaded doing it all. I’ve always sucked at photography and I’ve always hated taking pictures for my blog (hence why my older posts don’t contain photographs) but I do it because I know how much better it makes my blog, but right now, I don’t want to do it anymore.Feeling uninspired can be a major problem but feeling like you no longer love what you do is even worse. I know I love blogging, I know I love being able to write freely without fear of repercussions. I use to write posts because I thought they were what people wanted to read – I tried to up my game by being basic and that’s not who I am. I know who I am as a blogger and after COMPLETELY losing my blogging mojo.
I’m not skinny, I’m not societies idea of beautiful, I’m boring, I’m not rich, I take terrible photograph, but you know what, I love my blog and I’m really happy I’m back to where I need to be. Here’s a few tips to get your mojo back and here’s a picture of me this morning, about 5 minutes after waking up, this is a representation of my blog pictures: lazy.Why Did You Start
I took a step back and made a list of all the reasons I started to blog in the first place. 1. I love to write and I needed to place to do that. 2. I love blogs and I really wanted one of my own. So why did I start trying to please other people with my blog when I started it for myself? My blog is all for me and I should never try to please anyone other than myself.
Find People To Inspire You
Over the last few months I’ve tried to read more of my fellow bloggers posts, to try and ignite that fire inside of me again. I’ve found some new amazing girls who’s posts have made me realise that I’m not yet ready to give up on what I have, so special thanks to Grace, Kirsty, Melissa, Lynnsay and Holly. I spend hours reading what these girls posts, following them on Instagram and basically loving everything they do.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up For Taking A Break
I feel so much better for taking this break. I know I’ve detoxed and I feel like now I can actually put my everything into my blog. I never feel like I should post everyday, or every other day. I’m a busy girl, I work, I study, I intern and sometimes my blog has to be put on the back burner and that’s okay, don’t ever feel pressured to post. That’s when you’ll begin to lose your passion, just like I did.
Just Do You, Boo
At the end of the day, it’s your blog. You should do whatever you think is right for you, if that means posting once a week, once a day or once a month, that’s amazing. All you need to have a successful blog is to be happy in what you’re doing. I lost my love for blogging and now I have a fire under my ass and I feel happy again. I know I’m not the best photographer, I know my pictures are grainy and don’t look that good, but I honestly have gone past the point of caring. I love what I produce, I work so hard to create good content, you might not think it’s amazing, but to me, it’s incredible.
I guess what I’m trying to say to you guys is it’s okay to feel like you’re not moving forward. You don’t have to be running at 100 miles an hour at all times. Take a break, realise who you are and work on you at all times. Losing your mojo only means you need to evaluate everything and make improvements. It’ll be better in the end, I promise.
What are you guys thinking? Have you lost your blogger mojo? How did you go about getting it back?