I thought hard about what to write for the blog today as nothing seemed quite right, something I’ve been experiencing a lot lately.
Sure, I’ve got tons of ideas floating around in my head, but a lot of them involve research, interviews and photography sessions that mean they can’t just be dashed off in an hour or two. I want to spend longer on them to do them justice, so I need to find something else to talk about in the meantime, without churning out something crap just for the sake of it.
Recently I’ve been struggling to blog. I still love it as much as ever, but my brain is getting tired. I’ve been posting merrily away four times a week for months now, plus I’ve been working a lot more on my photography and on other ways that I can grow the blog and make it more interesting – not to mention going to my day job (which also involves a hefty amount of blogging and copywriting).
Unfortunately I’ve also been having some technical difficulties in the background, from servers going down regularly to broken plugins. As a result I’ve been getting myself a wee bit stressed out!
Of course, the whole point of blogging is to do something that I love on a regular basis. I’m in charge here; I set my own schedule and decide on my subject matter. But it turns out I’m a bitch of a boss, pressuring myself to stick to my rigid schedule of new and (hopefully) interesting content.
So today I’m keeping it simple. I’m going easy on myself. I’ve shared a lot of list posts recently and whilst I love putting them together, I wanted to sit down and just write from the heart.
It’s tough struggling with the feeling of burnout, but even though it would be easy to take a step back and park myself on the sofa for a few evenings of laziness in front of the television, I don’t want to do that. I want to keep challenging myself and engaging with those people out there who take the time to stop by and read my posts.
So I’m going to keep writing even when inspiration is hiding somewhere out of sight. After all, the point is to write. Just let go and write.