Why I Almost Quit Blogging
Hi guys! WOWie. Long time, no see. Hi, how you doing?!
I am so sorry that it has been forever since I posted.
There is a reason why for that. For the past few months, I've been feeling discouraged and upset when it came to my blog.
I felt like my content was never good enough. I felt like I HAD to have a curated feed. I felt stressed when I didn't think my photos were "perfect." I kept asking, "why has my engagement gone down?" "what am I doing wrong?" Those questions came up every day. Shit, they still do.
I was starting to feel like maybe I should just give up on blogging in general... it became more of a chore, rather than a hobby that I once enjoyed.
Every photo that was posted, I truly didn't love. I hated that I was feeling that way. I use to LOVE being creative and artistic. I use create mood boards and visions to feel inspire, but now I don't even do that- hence is why I barely post.
It really became mentally draining and exhausting when it came to figuring out what I needed to post.
I kept wondering, "okay, do people even look at my outfits? Do they even think my shit is cute?" It was nonstop. It eventually got to the point where when I had a chance to go blog, I didn't want to.
It is hard to stand out, especially in the blogging industry. There are new and upcoming bloggers who get discovered every day.
So what makes me different?
I remember telling Michael,"I should just give up. I'm done, I hate doing this." He simply said "No, you can't do that."
Instantly, I decided I didn't want to think about my blog as a chore. I worked too damn hard to get it to where it is today.
Yes, it is easy to be discouraged and to compare yourself to others, BUT it is even easier to do things based on what makes you happy.
To be honest, I am going to go back to posting whatever I want! I try so hard to make a "memorable" feed, but I felt like I was getting lost along the way. So if you see more food pics, detail shots and pictures of my dogs, that's why! I want to be true to me and still share details of my life!
I hope you guys continue to like my photos, share my looks, shop my feed or whatever it is, I hope you guys will continue to enjoy the content I share!
3 Mental Things to Tell Yourself if You are Blogging:
1. Blogging is a TOUGH job. Remember why you started in the first place. Remember the people who supported you in the beginning because they are still rooting for you.
2. STOP comparing yourself to others. It sucks when you made a platform and you see someone else has a prettier/better/more engaging platform than you. That's fine! But the secret to that is, make that person your friend. Ask them for tips. Become Instagram buddies.
3. POST WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY. I mean think about it, why did people follow you in the first place? Chances are they loved your content in the beginning, so why try and do something that isn't you? Seriously, I think we get wrapped up in making our photos pretty, we forget why we are posting or even sharing it to begin with.
I hope that this post helps you and inspires to continue what you are doing. Don't give up on your passion! Seriously! You are a boss ass bitch.
At the end of the day, we are in it together in the blogging community!
Let's be blogging buddies!
Also, I will be completely honest, I had wrote this to myself as a pep talk :)
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