Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The thing with blogging

Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
2018 I've come to a lot of realisations, I don't know if it's cos I'm getting older, my priorities have changed or should I say how I handle my priorities have changed but I've been doing this for a little while, by this, I mean blogging. I started this little space back in Feb 2015. Something to kinda just brain dump thoughts, upload pictures of fun outfits I'd been experimenting with, I never would have imagined the opportunities blogging would unlock for me in the 3 years I've been doing it. It's been incredible and I've been ridiculously grateful for each and every one of them - big or small. It's helped me form an identity and helped me cement who I am, it's made me content with me which after having the lowest self-esteem is a great bloody feeling.

But with that, I've come to loathe some aspects of blogging and what's ''expected'' if I'm honest. Before I could throw up a blog post, not worry about my niche my SEO, DA etc. Being in the blogging game for a few years and wanting to be noticed, I get all the aforementioned I know numbers and ranking aren't everything but as much as we hate to admit, it helps. I think my biggest peeve is the need to be ''busy'' all the time or this whole ''busy culture''. I would say the past year I have pressured myself to be busy every second I have free. However, I've learnt that being busy isn't always the same as being productive. I'm kinda done with the ''you must be busy all the time if you really really want it'' mindset. It's ok to have a break and to not feel guilty about it - another thing I've learned this year if you want to avoid the dreaded blogger burn out or as my babe Vicki would say blogging blindness.

I've found that if I'm serious about my blog, I should be running it like a business. I've done anyway with the get a post up for the sake of having a post up attitude. If you're not happy with your content, your readers probably won't be too. It's damaging to the overall quilty of your blog. A business wouldn't be putting out any old thing and neither should you just for the sake of ''getting something out''. Yeah, it might be great getting up 3 posts up on your blog and 2 videos up every week but were they just something you threw together for the sake of content? That question is something I've been asking myself more frequently. If I miss upload day, it's not really a big deal, it's not the end of the world like and hell I'll feel guilty about it.

I love to blog, I love the community and I love creating content for my blog. With adding the pressure of cramming in as much work as possible on a weekend for my blog I was starting to resent it, it started to feel like work. I have a mentally demanding and creative job and forcing myself to complete so much on a weekend when I should be also taking some time to chill the fuck out left me feeling constantly drained. I wouldn't say I've done away with my posting schedule, if I feel particularly inspired I'll channel it, if I can't be arsed that's also ok, I've done away with the new busy culture. I'm still a girl boss if I knock out 1, 2 or 50 or no posts a week and you are too.

Wearing:
Top UNIF | Jeans Monki | Shoes* T.U.K | Bag Killstar

Photos: Kaye Ford


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6 comments

  1. You look so good Jess!! Great post and I feel you so much, lets stop putting so much pressure on ourselves you rock it gurrrrrl <333 sending all my love <3333

    JESSICA / HEARTSHAPEDBONES.COM

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  2. I feel exactly the same; I've been a lot happier since I made the decision to blog when I want to, rather than three times a week!! Ps, those jeans are everything!! xx

    Golly Miss Holly

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  3. I needed this! Recently, I've been stressing over creating content and it made me begin to resent my blog, which cause my motivation to decrease. This post was something I needed to read!

    Also, I just recently discovered your blog! You have such great style, I'm glad you popped up on my feed. I was in need of more alternative bloggers to follow.

    Mikayla - themikaylanicole.blogspot.com

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  4. Yes Jess, love this post, we put so much pressure on our self sometimes to be busy and non stop in the blogging world but our bodies and minds need a damn break sometimes.

    I fed I’m the same when I feel motivated and inspired I get on with work but when I need a lazy day I have one. It’s got to be enjoyable still and not work like.

    Totally get it! Your photos are bad ass in this set as well, loving the rainbow vibes from unif and of course the TUKs are always a winner. Wish Monki had bigger sizes in their jeans though, did you know Monki are opening a store in MCR this year, mate date plans? Ha

    Gem | gemsupnorth.co.uk

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  5. I love your outfit - and I can completely relate to your words. Blogging is so consuming and sometimes not in a way that's entirely healthy. xx

    mia // beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com

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