Right now it's TGIT and Scandal is on, but I feel compelled to type this out while it's on my mind.. well during commercials that is. I feel like I'm losing my blogging touch. Well that was abrupt, but let me explain. While part of this is the lack of having an editorial calendar, another part is I have nothing to write about that is "worth sharing." As a blogger, you want people to read your blog so when that isn't happening you look to see what everyone else is doing. So I did that. The posts that seem to get the most attention are income reports, blogging secrets and how Pinterest exploded their traffic. Well, I don't make money from my blog (sad face), Pinterest hasn't worked for me (yet I hope), and if there's a secret to blogging, I haven't found it.
It's incredibly hard when there are so many bloggers. I'm not talking about people that are beginners either, but people that genuinely have amazing content, perfect photos and gorgeous layouts. Then I start questioning my own platform. It's so competitive and we all want to be seen.
So here I am back at square one again, feeling like my content isn't valuable and I don't compete. I have to remember during these moments my "why." Why did I start blogging to begin with? Was it to make money, or share insider secrets that probably don't exist? No. It was an outlet. A space where I could share my passions with people that are like me. Somedays I may be reflecting on lessons I've learned throughout life and other days I may be sharing a new creative hobby. Of course I want this space to grow and that means getting down to the business side of blogging, but my "why" should always come first.
It simply comes down to getting back to the heart of blogging. I've got to remember my roots and let that guide me. My perspective, thoughts and ideas are unique to this blog and are more than enough. Not to mention your comments mean the world to me and I've collaborated with some amazing people and brands that I never thought would happen.
So if you're a blogger, what do you do when you're stuck in a blogging rut? Help a girl out!
Have a wonderful day!