Long time no blog Emma…
It’s only been a couple of months since my last post, but given that I used to crack out up to four posts a week back in the good old blogging days when I wasn’t so distracted by Instagram and Twitter, it feels like a bloody eternity since I actually sat down and just, typed away my thoughts.
So hey, it me. I’m back again for a short little life update and just wanted to keep you guys in the loop with the blog and where I see it going in the future.
In short, it will continue. I can’t bear the thought of ever not blogging now, it’s been a big part of my life for the past few years, and I’m so proud and grateful of the opportunities and experiences that have come my way because of it.
I also find it pretty therapeutic, and while I don’t post anything particularly personally on here anymore, I love how blogging enables you to put your thoughts out there, get creative, and connect with like-minded people.
And on that note of connection, the blog has introduced me to a whole new network of amazing and inspiring people, and I love that I’ve made some truly amazing friends through it. (Yeah you know who you are!)
But. And there’s always a but…
Somewhere along the way I feel like I’ve lost my passion for it. Maybe that’s a little extreme to say I don’t know. I just feel like I’m a tiny fish in a ridiculously sized pond and I can’t keep up with all the new kids on the block.
Sometimes, as supportive as the blogosphere generally is, there can be a nasty streak to it all which can make you feel like you’re in a never-ending competition.
I blame Instagram for everything of course.
No joke, it’s responsible for my lack of blog posts over recent months.
I spend so much bloody time on it, trying to come up with new posts and witty captions and of course, increase that ever-elusive follower number.
When you take a step back and think about it, it’s all a bit weird. And yet I love it.
I love it so much that the blog has suffered as a result. I just spend less time writing posts and more time scrolling, tapping, scrolling, tapping…
Good old Instagram.
I’ll never forget the reason for starting my original blog; because I loved to write. I guess somewhere along the way that love for writing became a little hazy thanks to other distractions.
But in the words of Arnie only a little less sinister, I’ll be back. Maybe not so frequently as I used to be on here, but I’ll be back with new posts soon. I just need to find my mojo again.
And start planning my time a little better to fit around blogging, working and Mummy-ing.
I’ve actually got a couple of exciting things lined up over the next few months so fingers crossed that’ll give me some much-needed inspo to start writing again.
In terms of content, there might be a shift next year with my posts. Hell, I might go a little wild and rebrand the whole thing. Maybe even change my blog name. (So many people think I’m called Elle, so I think this might need to be reviewed).
As much as I’ll always love reviewing beauty products and talking about make up until the cows come home, I sense the beauty blogging world has become oversaturated to say the least….
That’s not to say I won’t ever post about beauty products, there might just be less of them.
Instead there might be more chatty posts like this one, more posts about local events and general musings about social media, how the Instagram algorithm will piss us all off until the end of days, and whether Twitter will ever get an edit feature. (Something’s got to give with that, surely?)
It’s amazing actually, after typing this post, how much better I feel for just getting my thoughts out there and sharing them.
Whether you’re a regular reader (hey and thanks for sticking with me), or have just stumbled upon this post out of curiosity/sheer chance (welcome along to my ramblings), it’s lovely to be able to write again and get things off my chest.
Cause this whole blogging crossroads has got to me lately, and I feel a weird relief at admitting that.
So I think on that vague note I’ll wrap things up here and say thanks for reading, hope this made some sort of sense, and I’ll be back to the blog again soon.