A Blogging Blip

Sunday, 7 September 2014

I have a confession to make - I've been a really bad blogger lately. You already knew that though, right? Over the past few weeks I've gone from updating daily to having not posted in, well, weeks. My blog is a huge part of my life and I feel ridiculously guilty when posts aren't uploaded, but lately blogging just hasn't come naturally to me. I think we all have bouts like this sometimes - where we feel a lack of inspiration or direction, and writing and putting content together just doesn't come easily. I hate feeling like I 'need' to get a blog post up - I blog because I enjoy it, and if I'm not enjoying it, sometimes I find it's best just to stop.

Instead of forcing myself to blog and uploading posts filled with half-hearted, lack-lustre content, I've taken a step back. In many ways I've been forced to do this as I can quite honestly say the past few weeks have been some of the most stressful of my life, for a variety of reasons I won't go into here. Let's just say there have been an awful lot of bad moments over the past month or so, with only a few brighter moments to keep me going.

When I'm unhappy I'm generally unmotivated and this is the thing that has made my blog suffer more than anything recently. Honesty is important to me and putting on a happy front isn't something I feel comfortable doing, so I've kept away from my blog in a bid to stop it from suffering. Of course, not posting regular content means it inevitably has suffered, and writing this I feel a tad like I'm dusting off my keyboard after weeks of neglect. I hope the majority of you will stick with me though, and I just want to say a huge sorry for not having been present on here over the past few weeks. Whilst I'm keen to get back into the swing of things with regular content, I know the next few weeks of my life are going to be just as, if not more, stressful than the last, and so promising you regular posts just wouldn't be right. I hope you can be patient with me and fingers crossed things will be back to normal soon.