BLOGGING // An On And Off Love Affair


Next month will mark five years since I decided I was bored of life and needed a new hobby, so sat down to write my first blog post (I'd appreciate it if you didn't go back and read any of my early posts; yes they're still there for nostalgic reasons, but I promise they're really rather bad).

In that five years I've discovered that if you're in it for the long haul, blogging really is a love affair.

There are plenty of times when I feel like I've 'fallen out of love' with blogging and often spend far too long wondering what I could, or should do differently.

Is nobody reading my content because I've been writing purely for myself?

Am I a sellout for writing posts that make me a little bit of dollar?

There's not really a right or wrong with blogging, and I've learnt that I can write posts both for myself and that make me a bit of money without compromising myself or my blog.

In terms of the love affair, I'd say me and blogging are a little on the rocks at the moment. That doesn't really worry me anymore though because we've been here before; the inspiration and the motivation, along with any real desire to write at all, just aren't really there.

It's easy to become disillusioned with blogging, to question why I even bother when there are a hell of a lot more important things happening in the world than what I wore this week. But then I didn't start a blog with the aim of changing the world, or with the aim of doing anything other than occupying my own little mind.

I know we'll be back on soon, blogging and I; the inspiration and motivation will come charging back with full force, the desire to write will hit me like a ton of bricks and because of that, I won't have time to be disillusioned.

Because when you're truly passionate about something, you ride it out through thick and thin.

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  1. 5 years of blogging is awesome! I've found that with scheduled posts when I'm feeling uninspired I can take a bit of a break and come back to it - i think in all my almost 8 years of blogging I've only missed a week unintentionally where I was just needing a big break from everything. Otherwise my scheduled posts make it look like I have it all under control each week, ha!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. That's amazing that you've done 8 years with only a week off! Scheduling posts is definitely a good idea :) xx

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  2. Your final words in this blog post are spot on Amy; when you truly love something, you're prepared to ride with the ups and downs - just as you're doing! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  3. Congrats on your blog anniversary. I have been blogging for almost 10 years and what I can say is that as long as you never compromise who you are, you can and should blog whenever you choose to. There will always be positive and negative moments that will arise. When you are passionate about something, staying up even in the wee hours of the night or morning can be a lot of work but you do it because you love it. That's why I still blog. /Madison

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