A little while ago I wrote a blog post all about how I find the motivation to blog. You can check it out here if you haven’t already. My aim of that post was wanting to share my tips on how to stay motivated when you feel disillusioned. I feel a little silly writing this now and I feel a little silly having that post on my blog because all the tips that I confidently shared that help me to keep posting (they really do usually!) haven’t helped me at these past couple of weeks.
I fell off the radar, I didn’t want to write and I don’t know why. Yes, I have been busy, but no more so than usual and yes I have had a few things on my mind but again nothing more than normal so why have I not written/posted on my blog or my social media?
There is an easy answer to this question: I don’t know. Dissecting that answer and gaining some clarity on it is not so easy however.
This issue has been playing on my mind daily, not constantly I admit, but at least once a day I would think about how I really needed to get something posted, but as time went by it became harder and before I knew it a week had gone by and then two weeks and here we are.
I think I need to make sure that I have a back up of posts for when times like this hit, because I’m sure they hit everyone, in all aspects of life and it is the only way I can think of to avoid a big gap between posts. I also think that I should have, way before now, just sat down and opened this screen that I am typing on now because I do think something would have come out and now that I am writing again I’m really happy. As silly as it sounds I am thinking to myself that I have really missed this and I want to just write, write, write now!
Does that mean that a break is good then? I battle with contradictory thoughts on this. On the one hand I feel like yes, a break is good, it means published content is authentic and everyone needs a break from something once in a while. On the other hand however, I feel like in order to grow this blog I need to show dedication and gratitude to the people that support me, the people that follow this blog.
I’m still figuring things out, which I’m sure you have gathered from reading this post. But, I am back and I am working on lots of posts to publish in the coming weeks so hopefully my ‘falling off the radar’ was just a temporary blip.
What are your thoughts on this? I would love to hear any opinions/advice that you might have.
Thanks for reading!
Until the next time…Jess x