Confession: lately, I’m finding blogging a lot harder than it used to be.
More often than not, I’ll be staring at my computer late at night, trying to summon up the idea for a post. I’ll start writing something and abandon it because it feels wrong.
I’ve had slumps before, times when I’ve been seriously lacking in inspiration or motivation. They’ve always passed by fairly quickly. But this one seems to be harder to shake.
It’s something I’ve tried to write about a few times recently, but the words haven’t come out right. It feels too much like complaining and that’s not what I’m trying to do. I want to re-evaluate and work through this phase, find my blogging mojo somewhere on the other side.
Perhaps it’s down to being burned out and not taking a proper break. I’ve considered it a few times, but I don’t want to step away from the blog. Despite my lack of enthusiasm lately, I do love it and I worry that it would only be harder to come back after some time away.
Or maybe it’s down to change in circumstances. I changed jobs earlier this year, which led to a shift in my blogging routine. Since then, I’ve never quite managed to re-establish a system that works for me.
And with busy days in the office and the warm weather, I’ve been feeling the urge to get out into the world a bit more than usual, rather than spend all evening clicking away on the laptop. Things are all getting a bit last minute round here.
Funnily enough, I wrote a similar post around this time last year, when I was also struggling to keep blogging. Reading it back, a lot of my feelings are the same, even down to my desire to stick around this little online space. And, of course, my appreciation for those of you who take the time to visit and read my ramblings.
Anyway, I just wanted to ponder some of this out loud, and share a little with you about how I’m feeling. I might make some changes, or I might not. But I’ll still be here, writing as much as I can and trying to spark that feeling of inspiration back into life.