Feeling Lost With Blogging & What I'm Going To Do

by - Friday, October 04, 2019

Let's face it: feeling lost as a blogger isn't a fun place to be. It feels frustrating because you feel like you've run out of content ideas, and you feel like you're letting everyone who reads your blog down.

Which is unfortunately where I am.

For the past four years that I've been blogging, I've always felt lost. For the first three years, all I did was pump out beauty content because that's what I thought everyone wanted to see. However, I saw that not only was I only putting in half the effort in writing these beauty "posts", they were most often repeats. So last year, I did a purge of my blog-erasing all the posts that I hadn't even put a quarter of my effort into and trying to insert more lifestyle and gaming posts into my blog because that's also what I like to write about.

However, I started to slip back into my old habits, and earlier last month I did another purge. It's frustrating to feel like you haven't even put any effort into your posts, and you have no idea what to write about because you don't want to half-ass your posts.

I hate to admit it, but I am feeling lost with blogging right now. It feels like I've absolutely exhausted all my good ideas, and because I intend to turn my blog into a gig that is monetary, even if it is part time, it's never a good thing to feel spent on all your ideas.

So what am I going to do? 

Keeping a blog ideas journal 
I've started keeping a journal that I can jot down any blog post ideas into. I've heard about several bloggers using these and always thought that I never needed it, but I definitely see why people have it. It's so funny how your brain works when you're offline and have nothing but a notebook and a pen to write things down in. Writing down blog ideas also tends to spark photography ideas so it's essentially killing two birds with one stone.

Taking a break from the blog
I've been taking short mini breaks away from the blog-usually when I don't have to work. It's partially because of the sheer mountain of schoolwork (and studying) I have to do on a weekly basis, but it's also because I think better when I'm offline, despite what I want to do being 100% online.

Have you ever felt lost in blogging?

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