Meme and Harri – What next?

Over a year ago I wrote a post about some blogging goals – I was 8 months pregnant with my Alfie and I was discussing my blogging plans for the forthcoming months. Now I knew 2017 wasn’t going to be much of a blogging year, my new baby was always my priority and I wanted to soak up those glorious baby days as much as possible.

Truthfully, now I’m sitting with my baby who is currently 10 months, I am so happy I did, it has been the fastest year ever and, whilst I could continue to write about where has the time gone, I won’t, that’s for another post.

However, what I didn’t realise is that I would completely lose my passion and love for this little space of mine. The last 6 months I have been struggling to feel inspired by my blog. I  have just lost my love for writing and some days it has become more of a chore. I have tried to shrug this feel off hoping it will fade away, hoping a fire will be reignited somehow and, after a little break in the summer (and after reading some inspiring reads), I thought it was – I felt motivated and made all these plans to re-brand and reconnect but, a couple of weeks later, it was gone again.

I’m at a loss. I don’t want to stop writing but sometimes I ponder what am I doing it for? I thought the dream was to put myself out there and maybe, just maybe, this blog could be more than a hobby. Now, I’m not sure if this is what I want at all.

I recently spoke to a good friend about how demotivated I was feeling, how I’m worried that my blog is getting cluttered up with posts that aren’t right for me. Her question back was doesn’t the money motivate me? I thought about it but no it doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that I can treat the children more and buy nice things but it doesn’t make me feel excited or make me feel passionate about my blog.

I have no answers at the moment and I am hoping this is a phase, albeit a long one. I’m planning a little break over Christmas and hopefully that will be just what I need. I want to be inspired, I want to open up my laptop again and let the words flow out. I want to open an email about a potential collaboration and feel excited. I want my mind to be buzzing with ideas and plans.

I feel so stuck at the moment and I don’t know how to break free but, eventually, hope I do.

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12 thoughts on “Meme and Harri – What next?

  1. Ah this makes me sad and also that I can totally relate. I really hope it comes back for you soon and that the Christmas break does some good too, It must be tricky to balance everything and having another baby is a big change I am sure it will improve but you are definitely not alone lovely xx #Sharingthebloglove

  2. Oh lovely it’s tough when you go through a low with your blog. This has happened to me several times since I started blogging and thankfully my motivation and love for it has returned. Take the break you need, your blog will still be here waiting for you. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. I think everyone goes through a phase like this, it does you good to have a break and to think about what you really want for your blog. #mg

  4. I completely understand where you are right now, as I’m feeling the same. I knew it wasn’t going to be the busiest time blog wise, but I’m really struggling at the moment. I actually have the inspiration back now, but I can’t find any time or motivation to actually sit down and write. And it’s rare that something exciting lands in my inbox. I know I need to start actually pitching more (scratch more, I’ve never once pitched!), but the thought makes me cringe, and I question whether I actually want to go down that route. I’m the same – the money doesn’t motivate me, I just want to have that creative outlet, the spark, and I feel that’s what I’ve lost in the midst of the sleep deprivation. Enjoy your Christmas break and I hope that reignites the spark for you. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. I recently had a slump and lost interest but its slowly coming back! I think accepting that its ok to not be interested in it 100% all the time and to take time to spend it with the family and take a step back. I hope you find your enthusiasm soon! #sharingthebloglove

  6. I’ve had my blog for four years now and it’s definitely gone through ups and downs. I think I’m too invested in it now to stop any time soon but I’ve gone through periods when I’ve hardly posted. And do you know what? Nothing happens, it’s still there when you come back to it 🙂 I hope you figure out what you want to do soon, I’m sure whatever you decide it will be the right thing for you and your family. #SharingTheBlogLove

  7. oh lovely i can hear the struggle in you, I know I would miss you terribly if you left, but you need to do what is right for you! I am also not motivated by money, we had a few nice trips due to the blog, and some nice meals, but I really don’t enjoy blogs that are so obviously money motivated even though I respect them for making it a business, I just feel if I don’t enjoy reading constant reviews then I shouldn’t do that to those who come to my blog for just a simple read and relax. It is hard with 3 kids, and when we loose that inspiration it can feel so awful. I think perhaps if you just write as if it is almost a journal of your thoughts as you have been doing then you will find so many people will still love your blog as it is so ‘real’ and we can relate and not feel like we are alone. Does that make sense? Write when you feel like it, don’t write for others, write for you. Take care beautiful xx Thank you so much for linking up with #mg

  8. I go through this phase a lot Nat but what I usually come back to is the fact that I enjoy the writing. When it becomes a chore, I know that I’ve got something off kilter, I’ve either over committed with brands or I’m writing stuff I don’t actually enjoy. That’s when I need a rethink. I took the pressure off myself and decided to only write when I wanted to and not because I hadn’t written anything for a week and everyone would wonder where I was! I regularly skip back into that mode so do have to keep it in check but that’s how I got mine back. But you’re super busy at the moment and will be feeling pulled in so many directions. The blog has to come last. xx

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