I realise that I haven’t been posting on my blog for quite a long time. I am so frustrated with myself for possibly letting any of you down by my absence. I’m so sorry. Hopefully after reading this post you’ll be able to understand why.
So why haven’t I been posting? I’ve been very busy with summer work, National Citizen Service and my other plans. On top of this I no longer have my chromebook which makes editing photos and accessing my blog to write posts more difficult. Depending on where I am next year for school will determine whether I get it back. I’m also, sadly, lacking the motivation and passion for some of topics I write about. I think it is really important that I am honest with you all – I need to fall back in love with blogging again.
During GCSE exam season I simply got too busy and out of the routine of writing posts, which has made it more difficult to come back to blogging now they are over. Posts that I did write sometimes felt like they weren’t from my heart or that I wasn’t passionate enough about them – whenever I am really passionate about a topic I write about I put in so much effort and work to making an amazing post for you all to enjoy. I feel every one of my posts should be written with those levels of passion and that much work, which has made me really think about what I want to be writing about.
Now onto another point – everyone knows I love a good tag or award but I can’t build my blog on those alone or else there would be no point in me being nominated anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciated being nominated and loved nominating other people for awards and tags, it was just that I had a tendency to use them as posts rather than some of my own ideas and thoughts and feelings on particular topics. I think the best thing for me to do until I get my posting schedule and blog back on track would to be politely refuse any nominations I receive. Again, I apologise and want you all to know that I still appreciate and am touched just as much by you choosing me as if I were to accept the nomination.
Furthermore, it was particularly frustrating when subjects I was passionate about didn’t really generate much of a response. I realise that this is my fault as I had failed to upkeep my blog with regular posts. I did this simply because I prefer to write fewer, longer, more quality posts whenever I can fit it into my schedule.
I’ve also had the frustration of not having stocked up on many photos. As we speak, I now have taken many photos over the summer which will help to support some of the post ideas I have for the near-ish future, detailing my canal boating holiday and my experience with the National Citizen Service, in addition to my GCSE Results if all goes well next week. I’m glad I’ve finally been able to resolve this issue which leaves me in better stead for posting in the future.
So, what is the plan for my blog in the future? Well, next month I’m going to be starting either A-Levels or the IB. I know I will be busy but I’m going to try my hardest to put aside time for my blog and work on developing a niche for my blog. I realise that I have a lot of ideas for posts which I need to streamline. Doing this will help to ensure that I am 100% passionate about everything I write. I want to make a difference with my blog and what I write – to create posts that spread positivity and love, like and that help a community connect over shared passions.
This was a post I never wanted to write, but I felt I had to be honest going forward with my blog after such a long silence. I hope that from now things can start to be different and that my blog will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever struggled with things like this at any point in your blogging journey.
Thank you for always supporting me and my blog,