Today’s post is something that I think most bloggers will be able to relate to. Please confirm that I am not alone in this! Today is my upload day and I feel as though it has come around far too quickly. Lately I have been going through a slump where I am feeling quite uninspired. I think it’s because nothing exciting is happening in my life. I go to work, I come home, I watch TV, I go to sleep, and the next day I do the same thing. Even during my recent holidays (where I promised myself I would write loads of posts ahead of time) I didn’t have the inspiration to write amazing posts.
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my blog! I love writing, and taking photographs, and just blogging in general, but I feel as though lately my blog hasn’t been reflecting my true love and potential. I honestly do believe that I am capable of so much more than some of the posts that I churn out and it saddens me to think that I am settling. Settling on posts that I think are good, but could be so much better!
So what do I think the reason for this inspiration slump is? Well there are a few possibilities.
I am a teacher and, contrary to popular belief, it is not a half day job. It is hard work and, at the end of the day I am absolutely exhausted. Most of the time the sun isn’t at its best for taking photographs and trying to put my thoughts into words, with a tired brain, is hard.
I also post 3 times a week, without fail. 3 posts a week, while having a full time job, is hard! Now if you can manage it (or more) then good for you! But I don’t want the quality of my blog to suffer just so that I can up the quantity.
I love writing posts about blog post ideas but when it comes to implementing them into my own blog I suddenly start second guessing everything! I worry so much about what the people reading my blog will think of my content, about my photographs, about me. That shouldn’t be my main focus though, I don’t think. I think that I need to start focusing more on creating content that I love because hopefully that will shine through my blog and others will love it too.
Now, I can’t just stop uploading 3 times a week because of certain issues that I have but I am going to try my best to get inspired again! It is something that I will be looking into though. Have any of you struggled with a lack of inspiration before? What did you find to inspire you? Any great ideas? Let me know in the comments below!