I love writing and most of all, I love writing for all of you amazing people but recently I have felt like I have been squeezing out my blog posts. Where has the flow gone? I could write a blog post in half an hour and be super happy with it. The words would just flow right out of me. Writing was easy!
Because this hasn't been the case over the past few weeks I was getting frustrated with myself and my mean girl came out big time, telling me that my readers are going to slip away. You need to be consistent ALL the time and if you don't, you are going to dwindle into oblivion. Argh!!!
I will only publish good quality content and to remind myself of this I have a post-it note on my monitor that has four words written on it...INSPIRE, INFORM, CONNECT, SHARE. If each and every one of my blog posts doesn't have those four things then I hit the delete button.
"You are so special to me and you only deserve the best so that is what I strive to do.
You know when you feel the pull towards something? Whether it be an experience, a book, a person and so on. I had the opposite happening with my blog. It really made me sad because I love this space so much. But I decided to stop the worry and sadness and look deeper into why this may be happening. There has to be a reason?
After contemplating and diving deep, I realised it was quite simple. I needed a little break to recharge and restore my creative juices. There is only so many blog posts I can put out each and every week before my creativity starts to get tired. I need to nurture it and look after it so it stays fresh and strong. I do need to keep in mind that my blog is now one year old!
So this blog post is pretty much to tell you that I apologise if I am a little inconsistent over the next few weeks but I need to stay true to myself and most importantly, to you my dear readers.
I promise I will be back in full swing in no time. But in the mean time, I just ask for you to be patient and know that I will only publish the best blog posts I write because that is what you deserve! This may be weekly or it may be fortnightly. So thank you for your understanding and support.
If you are a blog writer yourself, know that if this happens to you, stop the resisting and start listening. I'm sure you will need a break at some point in time and that is perfectly fine. Accept it, relish it and restore your creativity. Do it for your readers!
Be happy & healthy,