Blogging burn-out, me and where I go next

At the moment, I’m finding blogging more of a chore than it should be, especially as it’s meant to be a hobby. Although I’m way down on my record of posting everyday- sometimes multiple times a day (ah, maternity leave!)- I’m finding it hard to keep pace. I’ve been writing this blog for nearly three and a half years and in that time, blogging has gone properly mad. It’s hard to compete, not necessarily for money but for readers. I don’t have a clearly defined USP. I get lost in a Bloglovin’ crowd. I’ve never really been about endless self-promotion or had the means to host many giveaways.

I don’t know what this means for the blog. I have some ideas and also a couple of things I’d like to blog about- I’ve signed up for a language teaching thing for bloggers (I’m going to attempt to learn Spanish) and I have a review book that needs a write up. Other than that, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll relaunch the blog as something else, maybe I’ll take a hiatus. This blogging lark should be fun and at the moment I have so many other things that also need my attention.

This isn’t a ‘woe-is-me’ post and I’m not looking for validation or anything. It’s just a way of putting down what I’m thinking and also a way to explain to my (few) readers why I might not be around much. Work is also going to be stressful in the coming weeks as GCSEs start becoming ever present and I am going to be busy and most probably slightly stressed as a result.

So yeah, I’ll be posting intermittently as and when I feel I want to, not because I feel I should be.

See you soon. Maybe.

One thought on “Blogging burn-out, me and where I go next

  1. Kelly McKenny says:

    Hey dearie!
    Just letting you know you never get lost in MY bloglovin crowd – you are one of my faves! 🙂
    That’s not to say you are wrong in how you are feeling at the moment or anything – I fully hear ya about how blogging has gone ‘properly mad’, and it’s hard to know what your place in it is.
    The important thing like you said is that it be fun – so whether you decide to post here intermittently, re-launch completely or whatever else you decide to do I;ll be keeping my eye out for ya! xxx

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