Sunday, 15 April 2018

Lifestyle | A New Chapter of Blogging


Hello Lovelies!

Oh it's been quiet around here, hasn't it? To be honest I've been feeling pretty burnt out with blogging BUT I know that it's not something I want to give up. I love blogging, I always have. I love writing, taking photos and of course all the people I've met through it. Honestly I owe a lot to blogging. If I'd never started it, I wouldn't even have the job I have today.

So what's changed? Well the first thing, which I've come to terms with recently is that I'm not the person I was when I started this blog. I have grown a lot as a person. When I started to get really into blogging, I was someone who honestly felt very lost. I'd just had a terrible breakup and was in my first year at uni. I was heartbroken, stressed and needed some sort of outlet. 

Blogging was the perfect escape. I remember being so utterly excited to write, and the thrill as my blog posts went from 0 views to people actually reading them! I was hurting a lot as a person but I was making friends all over the globe, and finding confidence and creativity through blogging. It's a story I think that a lot of people can related to. Often the most beautiful things are born from a very dark place. 

Now I have really just grown as a person. My confidence has grown and grown, I have a job I love and I have found happiness. Not that I don't have my bad days, or my anxious days, or my crying days but I can say whole heartedly that I feel really content in myself.

This year, I have also found someone who makes me want to go out and live my life. Every moment with him just feels precious, and so I have found it hard to spend time blogging when I could go out and spend time with him instead.

I am also really tired guys. I work 9 - 6, in social media, and honestly it really takes it out of me. Is adulthood just constantly being tired because you know what it feels like it!

Ok so that all aside, it feels fitting to try and make some changes with the way I approach blogging. The first thing is that I'm throwing away any sense of goals. The whole thing with buying followers, bots and the rest has turned me away from it. Numbers mean something, but nowadays to me they really don't mean much at all.

Secondly I'm just going to blog whenever I want to because what is the point of just pumping out posts if it's making me stressed? I did that for so long and I'm just sick of it to be quite honest. If there's anything I've learnt it's that I need to cut myself slack and actually have some breaks!

The final thing, which is the most important is going on a discovery to find what I'm passionate writing about. I've really lost this recently. I keep coming up with blog post ideas but none of them have had me rush to my keyboard as I used to do when I started. Really, I miss that feeling so here's hoping I discover it again.

Oh and one final thing, I've had a bit of a rebrand so let me know what you think in the comments below. 
Love Vicky x 
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11 comments

  1. LOVE IT!!!!!! I have seen in person how passionate you can be about writing and blogging, you were born to write. I look forward to seeing the new direction your blog takes and hope I get to see you soon.

    Love,

    Your biggest fan (Obviously Scott x)

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  2. It's so great that your so happy! Blog whenever you feel like it not because you feel like you have to. Your new logo so pretty! ♥

    mooeyandfriends.blogspot.com

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  3. It's so good to see an update from you, Vicky and so glad that you are happy and content in life. Looking forward to see how things move forward here.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  4. That's great so glad you found someone special that makes you happy!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  5. I work from 7-5 in front of a pc, so I know how I feel. The last thing I wanna do is write blog posts after a long day!

    But happy you're happy :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. Aww reading this post actually made me want to cry! I'm so happy you found someone and I can't wait for the content you'll bring!! Very thankful that we got to meet each other through this incredible hobby!! xx

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I'm so happy that you have found someone who makes you feel that incredible! I work long hours as well so the last thing I want to do is come back and blog but I've definitely found inspiration and motivation to write passionately comes in drips and drabs, just blog whenever you want to :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  8. Do YOU. Make YOU your "niche," which could mean writing about a Dress one day and Dragons the next... okay, maybe not quite this extreme, but i hope you get hat i mean. Write about anything that fills you with joy! The Curvaceous Vegan did a brilliant post on blogging niches that is really worth having a look at - blogging should be that escape and safe haven, not a pressure.

    I recently received a not-so-nice anonymous comment on my blog and it really there me, but i decided to use my latest post to come back and RECLAIM MY VOICE. Even if it's "different", even if it's not what people expect, it's authentic and that's the most valuable thing anyone can be.

    I hope that this marks the start of a brighter chapter for you and i can't wait to see how the story of YOU unfolds xxx

    Bumble and Be

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  9. I totally understand where you are coming from. I too feel this way, especially when it comes to when I post out. I admire those who can have schedules and routines but I just can't seem to keep up or do that myself and I used to feel so guilty about it whereas now I just post whenever it takes me rather than stress myself out over trying to have a post ready for a specific day and time etc. I find I'm a lot happier this way so hopefully this will be the same for you too :) I also want to say it is lovely to read the section about your relationship. I read that section and smiled to myself as your happiness for your relationship really shines through :) I'm happy to hear you are happy :D xx

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