For a long time, I’ve felt uninspired with blogging. The industry has changed a lot since I started. The fact it’s now referred to as an industry is evidence of that.
When I first started blogging it was just to share outfits and products and thoughts, little snippets of daily life. Then something changed and that’s where I struggled. It seems that now blogs are becoming increasingly more editorial. Posts are long and magazine-like and it put a pressure on me (and I’m sure many others) to up our word counts. I started to feel that this was the way it was going and therefore the way I had to be too. The reality is, I don’t always have a lot to say. There are occasions, often inspired by grief or world events, where I can sit and passionately write a thousand words without repetition but they are just that, occasional. I felt so much pressure to make every post editorial length and the words just wouldn’t come so I wouldn’t post at all. This year I’m making a change to the way I blog. I’m not going to let myself feel pressured to write masses every time I post and this will hopefully lead to me posting here more often.
Don’t get me wrong, I admire the editorial content bloggers create and God knows how they come up with so much so often but it’s not for me. I often read blog posts and find myself skipping a lot of the text because it seems to have been written just to fill a word count (school flashbacks). I don’t want my posts to come across like that. I want them to be short and sweet and above all else, useful. If the only useful information I have for you on that day is the outfit details, that’s all I’m going to write. We’re all short on time and I don’t want to be the one to waste yours.