You might have noticed a very distinct lack of activity over here lately. Sadly, it's because I seem to have lost my blogging mojo.
I have always maintained that, for me, blogging is a hobby and it should be something I find fun. Lately, I've felt a lot of pressure to make my blog bigger and better to try and keep up with everyone else. It's hard when you see other bloggers getting to go to amazing events or receiving awesome PR packages and then find yourself thinking that you aren't good enough. Please don't think this is some sort of sob story though, I'm just trying to let you know where I've been and what's going on with me.
I am amazingly proud of my friends and fellow bloggers when I see them acheiving their goals. I'm just the kind of person who has one of those niggly voices in their head that is sometimes hard to shut up. That one that compares you to others and and tells you that you aren't good enough.
The other part is that, although it's only a very small group of people out there, there is a lot of competition. Who got this PR package? Who wrote that post? and so on. As above, I'm usually really happy when my blogger friends do well, otherwise I'd be a pretty awful friend! But there are a bloggers who like the old humble brag and it really puts me off. I don't want to be competing with other people.
So that's pretty much where I'm at right now. I've been trying to focus on things like why I started blogging, the opportunities I've had and the amazing people I've met and worked with. Moving forward, I'm going to try and post more of the content that I want, without trying to compare myself to other people.
Thanks to all of you for sticking around, even though it's been pretty quiet! And if there's ever anything you want to hear about, any products you want reviewed or anything you want to ask, feel free to get in touch and help me get my blogging mojo back