Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Losing My Blogging Mojo

For the last month or so I feel like I have started every single post with the same sort of statement - "Sorry I've been so MIA" "I'll be back doing lots of blog posts soon" etc etc and believe me, I have tried. I really, really have tried.

You've probably noticed if you've followed my blog for a while that I've slowly been posting less and less, which I have been so sad about! I've stopped and had a sit down when I've a free hour or so alot recently and have tried to get into my usual little blogging groove that I've had for the past 2 and a half years but my mind has just been so completely empty.

No original thoughts popping up, no drive to form any sort of content.... I've just been struggling, really struggling and to be honest I never thought I'd see the day.

Since starting A Yellow Brick Blog up 'properly' in 2013 my passion for blogging and the community has just grown and grown and I really have loved every second! I've always had a real motivation and dedication for making my posts fresh, frequent and fun, so this new feeling was very alien to me and I haven't liked it one bit!

Yes, I know you're all going to say that we all need a break sometimes and if it doesn't feel right then just take a step back and have a breather - which is totally what I've done.... BUT the pressure of not getting certain jobs done or replying to certain e-mails has had me so stressed and that has totally sucked!

Over the last couple of weeks or so I've suddenly had the horrible feeling that this stuff maybe just isn't for me anymore - what is the point? where is it going? Do I even enjoy it anymore? Is it all worth it the time and effort?
Jesus... a bit serious right? haha - and not me at all, I'm not one to get all down in the dumps too often!
Blogging started off as a fun hobby for me to do whilst looking for a job a few years ago and this little thing has grown into something that I couldn't of ever imagined (even though in the grand scheme of things it is still teeny tiny!) but I can't deny how much I LOVE it and how great it feels to have made this little spot online out of nothing!

After a fun-filled weekend letting my hair down at Bestival and not having to think about blogging at all, I feel totally refreshed I really feel ready to get back into blogging, in fact.... I think I've got my mojo back! 

So fingers crossed this is the old blogging Kirstie back, ready and raring to go!

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  1. I think we all have times when we loose our mojo a little bit and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Just a way of our brain telling us to take a damn break you workoholic.

    But I'm glad you seem to be finding your mojo again! Good luck and look forward to the new posts!

    Rach xx //

  2. I think it is a quite common feeling, I have this sometimes too.
    Don't worry :)
    Cary |

  3. Blogger burnout is so common! Having some time out is always best, it lets you refresh and renew your inspiration.

    Emily x

  4. I get that way too and it's scary but I'm sure you'll bounce back and find something to inspire you again.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  5. I've been feeling that way too! I think I'm going to take the day for just a breather...I have a hair appt too so that usually gets me in the spirit! Glad you're feeling inspired again!
    -Cara Z

  6. It is the worst feeling ever as you do feel like your letting people down even though your not. Don't feel pressured in any way do hats best for you! I do look forward to seeing new posts as and when you feel ready :) x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

  7. I know exactly how you feel or hopefully felt! Welcome back!! :)

    Adele-Marie | One Girls Obsession With Makeup

  8. I hear ya girl. I had a period away from my blog in August as I was spending time with my family and to be honest I actually considered giving up blogging too. I decided I'd post the few posts left in my drafts and see how I felt and thankfully I feel a lot more into the swing of things again. X We all go through these periods of blogging burnout - its just the question of is it all worth it. :)

    Caitriona | Blog

  9. I feel exactly the same as you and was convinced a month or so ago that I was just going to give up. I managed to just keep going and I'm feeling much better about it now! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  10. I know how it feel ! have been there. great post :)

  11. Glad you've got your mojo back!
    I know how you feel though - I've felt the exact same every now and again!x

  12. I get this all the time I get really downhearted about my blog and it's quality especially when I meet other amazing bloggers and then I feel so bleughhh. Glad you've got your mojo back though! xx

  13. I don't think it's a bad thing to lose your mojo for a little bit; it's a good opportunity to take a step back and breathe! Quality is better than quantity -- and you've still posted more than me this year! I have noticed that people seem to be blogging less this year, so you're not alone in this. It's great to see that you're bouncing back!

    Shae xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

  14. I have felt the same for so long now and I think it is important to remember that you are writing for you and it should be something you enjoy doing and not a chore. It's great to see your back on your feet and I look forward to seeing more content :)

    Phoebe -

  15. I love your blog posts, they are so enlightening, don't worry about blogging doubts I always get them. I always get worried that no one will like my blog post, but after reading blog posts like this, it makes me feel better about my blog. So thank you for being an amazing inspiration.


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