This blog post is a little bit different from my usual postings on here. As many of you lovelies know, since starting my blog my posts have always been quite reserved about my life. However, I thought it was only right for me to explain why I stopped blogging for the past year. I went from posting a minimum of a once a week, to complete silence.
Why did I stop blogging for that time?
Well, it wasn’t a spontaneous decision. I didn’t one night, on a complete whim, come to the conclusion that I HAD to stop writing.
The honest truth is, and I am sure a large number of bloggers feel like this at times too, I just fell out of love with blogging. Even though I really did enjoy having the little sacred haven that I had made for myself and my readers. I left no time for one of the most important things there can be… time for myself. I no longer enjoyed writing posts and it wasn’t just a simple writers block – this did cross my mind…several times. Rather, writing became a chore and I dreaded every time I sat in front of my blank laptop screen to write. Even when I did finally get around to writing a post, I would judge and criticize every bit of it. I would unhealthily compare myself and my posts to other bloggers
Slowly, but surely, I created an unhealthy relationship with my blog, this made the fiery passion I once had for blogging vanish. There was no post that I could type to reignite the passion I had for writing and blogging.
It has taken me over a year, but I finally feel ready to start putting the pen to paper – fingers to keyboard is probably the more appropriate phase! However, this time I will be blogging my way.
What have I learnt?
There is nothing wrong with taking a little break from your passion. Even if you are ambitious and driven, a break for your own sanity can you do the world of good. Trust me. Stop. Giving. Yourself. A. Hard. Time. This break has taught me to no longer put myself under so much unnecessary pressure; pressure to write the perfect post, pressure to take perfect photographs, pressure to be unrealistically perfect. So, I may not write every day or be the perfect blogger, but I will be a happier one who writes posts that she enjoys when she does write.
Have you ever lost your passion for something in life? And how did you get your love for it back?
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