• WHY I TOOK A BREAK FROM BLOGGING

    26 March, 2018 • Posted in Life, Thoughts

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    We all know the blogosphere has gotten huge over these past coming years. I started blogging nearly 5 years ago now and it was the best thing I ever did. I often couldn’t wait to share my newest love or my latest beauty tip.

    However, this past year has been challenging to keep up with it all. Its tough enough to keep a blog running and working full time. But I felt a shift in the blogging community, the more bloggers that joined the community and the bigger the established bloggers got – I felt blogging, in general, has gotten lost. Its become somewhat all about numbers and stats or you often see the same content, same PR packages which in turn also stopped me from reading blogs too.

    Its amazing us bloggers get exposed to such great opportunities making us a boss in our right – but where has the originality gone? I miss the raw content bloggers would share whether its a dating experience or a bad beauty product. I even miss the odd typos in a post or unedited photos. I miss the pure rawness each blog post used to be when I first started because everyone at the time did it because they enjoyed and competition or numbers did not get in the way of that.

    The passion is still there today from bloggers, but it now turned into edited and glossy pictures, standing in front of that perfect pink door or being in a beautiful location where many of us dream to be.  Now surrounded by perfect bloggers, it has now resulted in thinking I am not ‘good enough’ this has been a hole I’ve been stuck in a for a while.

    I am going to try and get back into blogging as it was such a big part of my life in terms creativity, being an outlet and allowing me to have a platform to share whatever I may like.

    Today is the start of that but I decided to take a new approach with it, that will allow me to have no pressure, not having to compare myself to others and to just get back into loving writing again.

     

    How will I do this?

    • Not sticking to a schedule 

    This often took the love out of it for me, as I would feel guilty for not being consistent or for not sticking to a schedule that I promised.

    • Publish as soon as I’ve finished a post 

    This I guess follows from the first point – as soon as I have finished the post and gotten photography to aid it then press publish. Why wait?

    • Write when I have the urge  

    I learnt you cannot false content, as unfortunately, it shows. I used to publish content I was not confident with whether it would be the words or the photography. I would hit publish so I could hit that deadline. I would now rather product quality over quantity

    • Stop looking at numbers

    I don’t have the greatest following or the page views but you know what that’s ok. It’s important for me to love what I used to do and get back to it and who knows the traffic may naturally come and if it doesn’t that’s ok too.

     

    If you ever happen to feel down or deflated about your blog for any reason, take a break, take a step back and remember why you started. There’s room for all of us – and this is something I will make sure to always remember.

     

    I’ll be back soon!

    Till my next post..

    Yasmin x
    #beautyafter30

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    WHY I TOOK A BREAK FROM BLOGGING

    • Girl, take as much time as you need, we’ll all be here waiting for you when you get back! I’ve taken a break recently as well, and I’ve decided to not stick to a schedule anymore – I want to write, not for anyone else or for a schedule, but for myself, and you should too..🙊