Finding My Passion For Blogging Again

Friday, October 19, 2018
 
At some point in time, when your heart isn’t into something you should take a break. Blogging is great and I couldn’t see myself without it. However sometimes it can get overwhelming and that’s what happened to me this year. For about eight months I have not blogged and I thought I was a bad person for that. I have realized that it was best to take the long break. In doing so, I have found so many things I love to talk about. I was holding myself back because I put a label on myself, wanting to be known as a beauty blogger. Sure I attached the lifestyle part, but honestly I don’t really know what that means. 

During this year I had time to reflect on where I wanted my blog to go and whether I even wanted to write anymore. Honestly the motivation to blog was not there at all and at that time, I really didn’t care if I continued. I did not want to look at my blog or deal with it. For me I was tired of putting in the work and not getting anything in return. Meaning no one was really reading my blog, no matter how many times I promoted. I felt like there was no point. While taking a break, I realized how miserable I felt while blogging for the past year. My photos were not where I wanted them to be and I just wanted to stop. I started comparing my photos to others and that’s something I did not what to happen, but it did and I learned from it. 
 
Today makes six years of blogging for me and I’m ready to get back to what I love to do. Sometimes you need to step away from something to either realize how much you love it or whether it’s time to throw in the towel and let it go. I have been consistent with blogging whether I did it a few times a year or everyday, so letting this go was not an option for me. 

I’ve grown so much and decided that it was time to stop hiding under one niche. Personally it is not for me to stick to one niche and I know this was mentioned before on a few other posts of mine, but I truly mean it this time! I believe that when you limit yourself, you are holding back from your true potential. I started blogging for me and I had to remember that. If I enjoy what I write that’s what is most important. People will feel that positive energy and enjoy reading your blog! 

Over the years I have come to the realization that, we are constantly learning something new from blogging. There’s really no rules to it. Have fun, enjoy, meet other bloggers and be yourself. So much has changed in the blogging community and it’s so many supportive people out there. I lost my creativity for a while and I didn’t know why it left me. But looking through old arts and crafts of mine, really motivated me to find my passion for blogging again. 

Remember that you have absolutely every right to take a break from blogging. You don’t have to apologize for needing one either. A lot of times when you force yourself to do something, you get overwhelmed. It’s important to stop and relax then come back new and refreshed! 

Thank you for reading my post! 

22 comments:

  1. I am glad you are back to blogging! I felt the same way and stopped blogging for about 6 months as well. I could not handle going to school and blogging. I also could not handle how slow things were going as far as my blogging stats. The break has helped me alot and now I am focused on creating content instead of worrying about stats!

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    1. Thank you, it’s good to start posting again!

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  2. I completely agree, sometimes you need to step away and re-evaluate what you really want from something. I feel like that with my second blog just now and I'm glad I've given myself the time and space to remember what I loved about it and not making it so much about what I thought others expected from me.

    Sarah,
    Things Sarah Loves

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    1. I didn’t realize how important taking a break was until I, couldn’t get past my writers block.

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  3. I took a two year break and truly regretted it. However I have grown, improved, and found a deeper love for my passion. You are right, you can take a break but coming back strong is the best reward. Goodluck to you hun. xoxo Eyelive4beauty

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes when we first start it may not be the right time. So when we do come back, we have more knowledge!

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  4. Glad you're back, and your completely right sometimes you have to step back an reevaluate things before getting back to them. It's all part of growing

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a much needed break, I feel a lot better!

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  5. Great post about stepping back and regaining your passion for doing what you love! Good luck hun, you got this!x

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  6. Great post. I am glad the break helped you. Sometimes it's much needed even though you may have planned posts ahead of time. If you need the time off don't be afraid to take it. Glad it worked for you and that it allowed you to see you want to be part of this again.

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    1. Thank you so much! This time around I will not limit myself!

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  8. Great post! I haven't been blogging long but I can definitely relate to the feeling of putting in the work but not getting anything in return. But I have learned that consistency is key! I am glad you had the opportunity to take a break and just hit the reset button. I look forward to reading more from you.

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    1. I definitely agree, consistency is key and this is something I’ve struggled with. I’m working on it though!

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  9. Great post! I haven't been blogging long but I can definitely relate to the feeling of putting in the work but not getting anything in return. But I have learned that consistency is key! I am glad you had the opportunity to take a break and just hit the reset button. I look forward to reading more from you.

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    1. I definitely agree, consistency is key and this is something I’ve struggled with. I’m working on it though!

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  10. OMG, this was such a good post! It really resonated with me, because I feel the exact same way!! I've ready so many how-to posts on how to grow your blog, YouTube audience, etc. and they all say that you have to find one niche and stick to it. That's a struggle for me, because I want to write about things that make me happy or that I believe can help others...and it's not always makeup-related, lol. I believe that once you're really content with who you are and you start writing about what's important to you, the confidence that you exude will become attractive and contagious...and the people who it's meant for will find your blog-like me! Welcome back to the blogging world:-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I wanted to make this post as raw as possible. I didn’t want to sugarcoat anything about, how I was feeling. That’s what made me feel confident about this post!

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