Friday, 4 December 2020

Am I Glad I Came Back To Blogging?


A couple of years back, after being online and blogging for almost 6 years I had to make the incredibly hard decision to stop blogging and delete it completely. There was so much going on in my life at the time and to tell you guys the truth, I was really struggling. I only had so many hours in the day and with working full time and looking after my nan through her chemo battle, I simply could not carry on blogging. Something had to give and unfortunately, at the time the only thing that I could really make a change with was my blog and that very night I sat down, disabled my blog and then decided to go ahead and just delete it completely. At the time, it was the best thing for me to do and it took me quite a while for me to want to make that commitment again.


I can remember after I deleted my blog, I saw on the sofa one weekend and I honestly had no idea what to do with myself. I hadn’t had a free weekend in so long because normally my weekends were packed out with writing content, taking images and scheduling in my posts for the next week. I was honestly bored out of my mind and didn’t know what to do with all of my free time. I can remember that it did get easier the weeks that followed because I loosened up a little and found new things that I could be doing, but in the end I had to replace my blogging hobby with another and that was exercise for me. There was still a yearning through inside me that really made me want to get back into the blogging game and create a new space on the internet.


It has now been around a year since I returned to the blogging scene and I thought that now was a good time to sit down and speak to you guys a little bit about how it feels to be back in the blogging community and if I feel like I made the right decision. I am sure that all of the other bloggers out there know that even though this is a hobby to us, we still take it seriously and we want it to be a perfect representation of us and what we want out brand to look like, so we break our backs to make sure that it looks perfect, which means that my weekends are once again completely consumed by writing posts, taking/editing photographs and scheduling blog posts.


I feel like this time around though I have come back with a completely different attitude. I think the first time around I wanted to be a big blogger and I was keen to work with every brand and try to make it my full-time career. This time, I have come back purely just as a place to write and to make some new friendships online. Since taking away those pressures of trying to turn this into something much larger, I have appreciated it so much more and I think that joy that I once had for blogging all of those years back has once again returned and I am absolutely loving it. Not to mention that this time around my blog just seems to be doing organically so much better than it ever did before which I find super strange but also very inspiring!


I don’t want to turn this blog post into war and peace because it really isn’t necessary. I had my reasons for deleting my blog the first time around and I honestly do feel like it was the right decision for me at the time. I am so happy that I have a space once again and I am once again part of a community that came to mean so much to me. I think that as long as I keep a good open mind set and try to keep my blog as just a piece of fun and an outlet rather than a job, I will continue to love my little space on the internet!


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