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Falling back in love with blogging

June 26, 2017

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I’ve written quite extensively about becoming disillusioned with blogging over the past couple of years. I’ve often felt cynical and angry, I’ve rolled my eyes – and maybe even been jealous at times, and all of the negativity turned me away from blogging, from being a part of a community that felt so different to the one that I felt a part of when I started in 2006. It has changed a lot – it has evolved, it has become a small (and rather large!) business for many, and it has been a very, very steep learning curve for all of us – but I feel like I’ve finally reached a point where I’m getting my head around it all.

We’ve all made mistakes – I know I’ve collaborated with brands that don’t make a lot of sense for my blog, and I think it’s safe to say that every blogger has done the same at some point in their writing life. But we’re building this community and industry from scratch, so isn’t it ok to make a few mistakes along the way? I’m really making an effort to get back into blogging, and reclaim this little space of mine. I hope to be sharing more frequently (god, you must be sick of hearing that…), return to collaborating with brands (that fit my lifestyle and what I like sharing here) and hopefully you’ll all join me along the way. That doesn’t mean I don’t dislike ‘outreach specialists’ any more, though…

Lately I’ve been discovering more and more YouTubers and am absolutely loving their videos, especially as I have so many to catch up on with new-to-me channels! Here are a few of my favourites:

I know I’m late to the party, but better late than never, right?! Who are your favourite YouTubers? I’d love to add a few more to my subscription list.

I also have an exciting project that I’m currently working on as often as I can, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! I’m hoping to be able to tell you all about it in a few weeks, so watch this space. It will mean some changes to the way this blog is run, but this space will still exist, and become more personal. Sorry for being so secretive, I hope it will be worth the wait!

p.s. I really enjoyed this blog post on Love Taza; 5 tips for working from home. I found it really useful, not just for the couple of days per month that I work from home, but also for dedicating time to blogging, too. It’s certainly a balancing act I’m looking forward to.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2017 2:37 pm

    Glad to hear you’re getting back into blogging! You’re one of the few people I know in person who also likes blogging… (I think I know about 4 of us..) x

    I am yet to get to the point where people want to advertise or affiliate themselves with me but I totally agree when you say you should stick to things you believe in. After all if you’re not loving what you’re doing, it loses the entire point!
    Good luck with it all x I’ll be reading along :)

    • June 28, 2017 7:36 pm

      Definitely, it’s hard to remember why you love blogging when it feels like every other blogger has the time to take and edit such beautiful photos, but I am hoping I can find the time to get back on it!

  2. June 27, 2017 8:33 pm

    I feel exactly the same, it feels like the blogging community has changed a lot over the years. But on the other hand, you have to remember why you started blogging and what joy it brings to yourself. I am looking forward to reading more posts, I have been following you for quite some time now :)

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