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June 13, 2017

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.

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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 think that Caitlin at Sophisticaition sums it up the best in her post “What Bloggers Wish You Knew About Blogging“: We love what we do, but we also work so hard for everything we get.

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.

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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.

Xo, Willa

 

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    Linda
    June 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Yep! Couldn’t agree more. Blogging is hard. And it’s a rollercoaster of complete demotivation to super motivating highs!

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