Life: Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

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I’ve been wondering whether to write this post for a while, and as it’s been just under a month since my last post, I thought it was about time I did, before I fall completely off the blogging wagon.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll notice that I haven’t been blogging much lately, and if I have, it’s not necessarily been the best content I can create. To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit disillusioned with the whole blogging scene. As I work closely with beauty bloggers in my day job, I’m constantly inundated with slick, polished images of bloggers, in-depth make-up tutorials and Snapchats coming live from a press-trip in Mauritius.

This is great, and I’m really happy for these bloggers, but it’s hard not to compare myself and my blog. I’ve ended up thinking I can’t compete, so I’ve not bothered writing anything. Which is stupid, because I blog for myself, and if I’m not feeling happy about it, it’s because I’m trying to be something I’m not. I think I’ve been comparing myself to bloggers who are nothing like me, when instead I should be focusing on what makes me unique. I’m not the prettiest, the skinniest, or the most stylish blogger, but my favourite bloggers are the ones I can truly relate to; the ones who are themselves, so that’s what I’m going to focus more on.

Another reason I haven’t been blogging recently is because I have been SO BUSY getting married!! The past few months have been really hectic, I’ve had hen dos, trips away and in the run-up to the wedding I didn’t even have time to switch my laptop on let alone write a blog-post. So, yeah, I’m married now! It feels amazing, and I’m so happy to start a new life as a wife. But, yeah, I’ve been feeling a bit lost as well, and now I’m writing this I feel like I should just get on with it rather than being so mopey and ridiculous.

I started a new job a few months ago and that has kept me busy; I was quite unhappy in my former job and that meant I spent a lot of my spare time blogging because I was so miserable during the day. I’m much happier now and I don’t come home wanting to pour myself a bottle of wine, but this has also meant I’ve neglected blogging. I am lucky that I blog in my day-job, so sometimes when I come home I just want to switch off, rather than feel pressured to create content to compete with the other hundreds of beauty and lifestyle blogs out there.

I’m going to start blogging again, and instead of thinking about being part of the blogging scene, or thinking about what brands want and what everyone else is doing, I’m going to write about what I want, post images that I like and write rambling posts like this because does it really matter if nobody reads this? Well, I haven’t even proof-read this, I’m just going to post it and see how things go.