I’ve missed blogging. I miss writing out my thoughts and connecting with people. But it has become way too much of a hassle for it to be worth it. When you blog you have to be mindful of you readers, your niche, when to post, what to post, good photography, the list goes on and on. It’s exhausting! And it is definitely not why I started my blog.
I started my blog as a way to get my thoughts out and highlight what was happening in our life. Naturally the competitive side of me wanted more after seeing what so many of my friends were doing. I knew I could have a successful blog, I just needed to focus on it. However, the more I try the more I 1) fail. and 2) don’t like it. I know it’s completely possible to make money, grow your followers, have amazing content, work full time, have a family, etc. but I’ve decided that is not for me.
Recently I have been thinking about my happiness and how I can be happier. I have made some personal goals to help my focus but I still feel like I am barely keeping my head above water. By the time I am done at work the last thing I want to do when I come home is worry about writing a post. I want to play with my baby, clean my house, and honestly do nothing. Our weekends are spent hanging out with family and friends so I don’t want to cut into that time either. So, I’ve decided I’m going to stop worrying and just get back to writing.
I just read “The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha and it is amazing! If you want to learn more about taking control of your life and happiness I highly recommend it. This book reiterated every thought I’ve been having for the last few months and gave me some real tools and insight on how to improve. I’m going to prioritize my life and get back to the basics. I still love blogging but my blog is going to be a little different from now on. No more scheduled posts, no more worrying about engagement and numbers, no more sponsored content. Just posts about our life and whatever else I want to write about. Now I do have some sponsored posts in the works that I am still going to uphold, but after those you probably won’t be seeing much.
I feel like the less pressure and obligation I have the more I will enjoy blogging again. I got way too competitive and ended up failing in a lot of ways. I’m going to be more realistic and make this blog more of a journal. Especially now that we have Mattix, and I don’t keep a real journal, I really want to highlight milestones and what’s going on in our lives. Hopefully some of you will still stick around! Eventually I would like to get back to a consistent schedule and posts with more content. For now though, this is what I need and what fits in my life.
Have any of you taken a step back in blogging?