Let’s be real: blogging is hard. Writing and editing and posting and promoting regularly is hard work! And to be honest, a lot of people don’t believe that.
Recently I’ve been feeling super uninspired and unsure about why I’m even doing this. Why do I keep posting? Why am I still doing this? My readership is down, my Instagram posts aren’t getting their usual reach, and I’m even lacking new ideas. So why do I keep going?
When I decided I wanted to start a blog, it was purely for myself. It was because I wanted to write. I wanted to connect with others and build a community. I wanted to reach other people.
I’m a part of a number of different blogger and influencer groups via social media, and I honestly could not be more grateful. I’m learning more and more about what it takes to ‘make it’ in the blogging world, and also more about what I hope to accomplish with my site. What I hope it will turn into. Talking to other ladies, we’re all in a similar boat.
I wish I could say that I am constantly in love with this work, but the truth is that I’m not. Sometimes, I want to quit. Sometimes I want to give up. But what I always come back to is how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown. And then I take a deep breath and start a new post.
So if you’re just starting out, it’s okay. You will struggle. We all have! But keep going. Go out and do something. Cook yourself dinner. Take yourself out to coffee. Go to a museum. And take 4,000 pictures and then go home and write about it! Remember that it’s okay to take a break. You don’t have to post every single day. You don’t have to write just for the sake of writing. You will have 12,000 awful photos for every 3 good ones (this photos in this post are proof!). And always remember: it’s never just about the pretty Instagram.
No one said this would be easy, but I sure do feel like it’s still worth it.