What Happens When You Fall Out With Blogging

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You know that sort of relationship when everything is just starting to fizzle out? It’s someone who you’ve grown up with, you’re the best of friends but recently things just haven’t felt right. There’s a hollow gap somewhere and you can’t quite put your finger on the specific issue.

Maybe that annoying habit your bezzie has is starting to grate on you, or maybe you’ve just changed so much since you were younger that things just aren’t the same. Perhaps you’ve just drifted apart because you like Batman and they prefer Superman.

That’s what it feels like to fall out with blogging.

OK, maybe it’s not exactly the same but bear with me on this one.

Blogging has been a hobby of mine for some time. From the early days of writing my thoughts on film and TV on Blogger, to sharing my life and other hobbies here as you see it now on WordPress. But for some time now,  I’ve felt like we’ve been drifting apart.

I think we’ve had an argument, and neither one of us are to blame.

I feel like I’m mad because I’m no longer inspired by blogging. I’m frustrated because I have no ideas and I’m furious because try as I might, I can’t help but think that I’m not good enough.

I could churn out post after post about mundane crap that I wouldn’t be proud of, and I’d probably have more readers as a result of it. But I can’t bring myself to do that.

The pressure puts me off from opening up my WP dashboard and coming up with a new post. Even as I type this I have a headache, and I can’t decide whether it’s because I’m just tired in general or tired of this.

So why don’t I just give up?

I don’t want to, really. I want to keep trying and become friends with blogging again. The good news is that I have a few ideas for posts now, and although it feels a little forceful, I am trying to dedicate time in the evening to writing because it does become easier once you start. Hopefully, by pushing myself that bit more, me and my blog can be buddies again.

To fall out with blogging doesn’t just feel like a friend is slipping away, it feels like a part of you is. I may not be a big blogger, but blogging is something I consider myself to be good at and something I should be proud of.

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6 Comments

  1. November 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

    For what it’s worth, you’ll always have me as a reader and I hope you find your passion again soon 🙂

    • Cat
      November 9, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you! That’s really sweet of you 🙂 I’m sure I’m getting there so regular content should return soon enough.

  2. November 9, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I ALWAYS think this way! But I have my blog over three years and I can’t just let all my effort and life stories go to waste. My life is on my blog and I will keep updating even though I take long-ass monthly breaks. I would rather wait until I am inspired to blog rather than force it, because in the end, the forced posts are the shittiest.

    If you ever feel like this, just take a blogging holiday and relax. Let the juices build back up and return to your blog.

    • Cat
      November 9, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      You’re so right! I agree that I don’t want all the time, effort etc to go to waste. I think I need to just remember that I can take breaks and refuel. I am glad I am starting to get along with blogging again 🙂

  3. November 9, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Aww, I’m sorry you’ve fallen out with blogging. For what it’s worth, I’ve had this experience in the past (last year, in fact.) I really thought that was the end for my blog and I. But after 3-4 weeks apart, I came back to it with a renewed passion and interest. It’ll come back, I’m sure. But take as much time as you need. x

    • Cat
      November 9, 2016 / 6:25 pm

      That’s really great that you were able to come back stronger – this is my hope as well! x

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