I’ve always maintained that one of the best things about being a blogger is that we don’t have to answer to anyone: we’re free to post what we want, when we want to. I just love it. And while I don’t usually entertain negative thoughts today does see a change from my usual posts and, I’m afraid, a bit of a moan; I wanted to explain why I’m posting less frequently and why, in my opinion, recent posts haven’t been up-to-scratch.
Firstly, I’m feeling very out of the loop. I struggle to find time to read blogs (616 unread posts and counting) and as it’s one of my main sources of joy I’m finding it frustrating. At the same time I have to admit it’s hard to see other bloggers doing so well when I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere. I must stress that I honestly don’t begrudge anyone their success – after all the internet is big enough for all of us and there are so many truly fantastic blogs – but it’s disheartening to put your all into something then be left wondering where you’re going wrong.
It’s also tempting to pull out the typically-girly-blogger ‘woe is me’ thoughts that I’m not thin enough/I don’t own enough designer clothes/I don’t have a professional photographer boyfriend/my style isn’t edgy enough/I don’t look like a supermodel. I know it’s mostly nonsense, after all another amazing thing about bloggers is that we’re so diverse and represent womankind across the board.
So, rather than moaning, I want to do two things:
1) Thank you for your continued support! I may not have thousands of followers but I’m so happy to have a loyal few who read all my posts and take the time to comment. It really does mean so much!
2) Ask you what you’d like to see more/less of here. Please feel free to be honest and say what you don’t like! Constructive criticism is good. I can take it ;)
While I’m re-evaluating my blog (starting with a makeover, what do you think?) and my life (first task, a wardrobe clear-out) please understand if I don’t post too often; I’d much rather publish one good post a week than lots of crappy ones. Fingers crossed I’ll be feeling reinspired again soon!
This turned into a super-long post didn’t it? If you made it this far thanks – here’s a prize ;)