So last week marked the fourth anniversary of this blog, which feels like a fairly big milestone.
Normally I write a post to mark the occasion, looking back at the last year’s blogging. This year feels a little different, as there’s been a definite shift in my approach to the blog over the last twelve months.
On the positive side, the blog had a facelift, which I’m still enjoying – although there are a couple of niggly design issues that probably don’t bother anyone but me!
But on the whole, the last year has felt a bit meh.
I’ve written several times about how I’ve lost motivation or struggled to come up with new ideas, but the main change has been the frequency of my posting schedule. Where I was always strict about keeping up with my new posts and had missed about two, ever, since the New Year I’ve been skipping posts all over the place.
Initially that was down to a busy and exhausting day job, but after a while it became a habit and it has stuck. In the past I would beat myself up if I looked like missing a post, now it doesn’t bother me if I miss a whole week.
In a way, it’s a release. It’s nice to have the extra space and to know that the world won’t fall apart if I’m too busy to blog. But I think it has coloured my approach to creating new content and I’m not as passionate about it as I was.
Sure, things move on, but I would like to get excited about blogging again, it’s brought me a lot of great opportunities over the years and has given me more confidence in my writing and attending events.
So here’s to another year – who knows what the next one might bring!