Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The End of Blogging?

I woke up this morning and realized the my year 2 milestone of blogging had come and gone more than a month ago and I didn't even acknowledge that. That was the moment of clarity where I'm staring to question my passion for writing. Two years is a huge deal, especially since I was able to stick to this strict schedule I gave myself and constantly improvise for content even as the passion for makeup slowly fizzled out. I started this blog with such joy and enthusiasm to share beauty finds and makeup tips and as the months have gone by I found myself spending less time scouring drugstore shelves and slowly cancelling all my beauty subscription boxes.

I thought this was all temporary, that life and my career demanded a bigger chunk of my time, but I think it's time to step back and recognize what's going on. Sadly this blog is no longer a priority to me anymore and it's turned into a dread chore instead of a joy to maintain it. So what does this mean? Is this the end of blogging for me?

I think the answer is no, for now. I mean I never saw this as something I would do for the rest of my life, but at the same time this day has come sooner than I would have liked. Posting 5 days a week is tough, especially since I'm starting to feel so repetitive and dry. More often than not I've been unable to bring myself to write meaningful content and instead I'm on here giving excuses and explanations on why there isn't a review post, or something else up. Maintaining everything that's going on in my life is just not possible right now and it's time to make some sacrifices. I love this blog, but it takes many hours out of my already packed week to do everything for it. It's not just sitting down and typing out some words, each post takes careful planning, reviews, and photo shoots to make it happen. Everything needs to be in a order where it makes sense and it takes a lot of creativity to keep coming up with fresh content, not to mention any little challenges or projects I share on here which also adds to my plate of things to do. Having this blog is having two full time jobs and doing that while juggling family life and relationships as well as granting myself some me time is nearly impossible.

For now, I will proceed through November since I've already got all the days pre-scheduled and starting in December until the unforeseen future I'm going to back off to a three days a week schedule. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be good for me as scheduled posts. If there's ever the chance I want to say more, there may be bonus posts here and there.

Thank you for sticking with me, if there's even anyone out there. Life happens, and situations change. I'm not ready to say good bye just quite yet but I do recognize defeat and the need to back off a little bit for the sake of my own mental health.

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