And when i say time out, i mean 9 mental break downs, 6 hormonal break outs and more blog changes than i care to admit.
Stepping away from blogging was by no means intentional but its safe to say i needed the break. Blogging isn’t my full time job, as much as i dream it to be, i just don’t have the platforms needed for that ever to happen. Both, working 40+ hours a week and blogging collectively makes me feel anxious and that can be detrimental to both my blog and my 9-5 job.
I love blogging and genuinely miss it when I’m not planning or writing, but sometimes i need a break to clear my head. For the most part i think i manage it quite well, candid life photos, realistic blog posts and uploads most Tuesdays, helps my blog to flow. However, when things go quiet, they may be quiet for a little longer than I’d hoped for- and that’s okay.
Over the past week or so I’ve really been thinking about who i want to be when it comes to blogging. Right now, i am some what all over the place when it comes to ‘niches’ and i know i could ‘up my game’ on a lot of things. Now, i cant promise ground breaking dissertations in the future but i can promise what ever direction my blog takes. What i can promise realistic, authentic posts that will share the good, the bad and the down right forgettable.
Keeping things honest.
This blog post has basically turned into rules and regs for Em to remember when writing rather than the reasons I’ve been MIA recently, but I am digressing massively. I pride myself on being honest through out everything. Life, instagram, twitter, blogs you name it i will do my upmost to be honest with them. Honesty can be brutal but isn’t it better to be honest in the long run?
Right now, i am debating ditching the beauty section of my blog, because i am no beauty guru and my basic looks just don’t cut the mustard with the Emmas Rectangles of the world. Maybe its just a crisis of confidence, or maybe a moment of pure clarity, but it might be time for me to stop rambling about my fave beauty products and start talking about something a little more me.
Getting back on Schedule.
Like i said, earlier in this post i try my best to upload Tuesday mornings at 8am. Sometimes though, it just doesn’t happen. Over the next few weeks i hope to get back on track and uploading regularly. Right now i really am enjoying my life, and would love to take you guys along with me. Fingers crossed i can get back on track and possibly add another day to the schedule- although, that may be a little optimistic.
Actually take photo’s.
I love candid life shots and my instagram is full of them, with that being said, i think its time to share them with my blog. Me and my 6 chins, frizzy hair and freckle-y face may be coming to a blog post very soon- and when i say soon, i mean in this post *shrug*.
One of the things, I struggle so much with is taking photos. I’m quite picky with the images i share with you. I don’t like sharing images with friends and family because i am aware that they may not want the internet to see their flaws or maybe their work wouldn’t think favourably for being on a blog like mine.
This is something I’m going to try and combat a little more but please know that i have a lot of content coming your way, as soon as i get the images for them- so watch this space.
Give myself a day off.
A few weeks ago I didn’t know if i was going to be back blogging. Not because i stopped loving writing, it was because i just couldn’t work out how i could blog and work at the same time. Working and blogging can be draining, having the time away from my corner of the internet gave me the time i needed to collect my thoughts and think about my next steps.
I really wanted to add another profound section about continuing to be honest and show who i am online, but i think that i have covered that already. Over the next couple of weeks, i hope to write, create content and actually take photo’s- plenty of content is coming . As I’m writing this i aim to upload the majority of my posts at 8am on Tuesdays, if there is any changes i will try and keep you updated on my Instagram.
Thanks so much for staying around whilst i took my little break.
See you soon.
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