Saturday, 7 March 2015

Back to Blogging


Hello everyone! Now you all may or may not have noticed that I haven't been on the blog with any new content for a little while...2 weeks almost! The thing is I got stuck in a little bit of a rut and once that happened I really started to lack the motivation to create new content or at least original content. As much as I love beauty I don't want my blog to be just another encyclopaedia of beauty reviews not because there is anything wrong with that but because there are plenty of amazing beauty review blogs out there which are so much better than mines and I would much rather try to keep my blog fresh and exciting rather than just a carbon copy of a more successful bloggers! I am forever thinking about changing things up and doing different kinds of posts but sometimes I just don't have the time needed, nor the resources, to make a good job of it so I've made it the ultimate goal as of now to try and get as creative as possible.

I've also been really tied down with a lot of uni work this term as well, and I get extremely stressed over it. I hate when I get a low mark on an assignment even if it is still a pass. In fact, Lewis always teases me when I get stressed out that I might get a B and that that would be the worst thing that could happen to me, but its actually not like that at all I just always like to push myself to the limit as much as possible and see what I can achieve! As the work piles up it always seems like my work gets busier and I end up with more hours; I need to learn to say no to overtime but sometimes I can't resist the extra pennies especially when it gets this close to spring/summer! Speaking of I honestly can't believe we are now in March it feels like Christmas was only a week ago! So scary how fast time starts to tick by!

Lastly, I've been thinking about doing a few outfit or fashion based posts as I sometimes snap pictures for Instagram but never actually do a full post! I've been getting really into buying clothes again now and I've also managed to slim down a bit by just cutting out processed foods so I'm feeling a little more confident about getting up close and personal to the camera. I also want to try and get some better equipment to go with my DSLR such as a better lens and perhaps some affordable studio lighting. It sucks that daylight is virtually non existent here in the UK! Also does anyone have any studio lighting for a good price that they could recommend? Do let me know!

So now that I've had a bit of a ramble I hope you all understand why I took a break from my blog and are ready and excited for my new content. It can sometimes be a huge benefit to walk away from things and come back to them with a fresh pair of eyes and I already have so many ideas buzzing around in my head right now! A massive thank you to everyone who reads my blog and supports me through everything, it means so much to me!

Have any of you ever been stuck in a blogging rut? How did you overcome it?

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8 comments

  1. I wouldn't worry about studio lighting for now, summer is nearly here! Juggling bloging with uni and part time work is hard, especially when you want to produce really good content so maybe post less often but of a high quality for now? :) well done on losing some weight the healthy way! I look forward to your outfit posts :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I live in Scotland though so there's very little chance of it actually being summer hahaha! That's exactly what I'm going to try and do just stick to blogging when I feel like it rather than seeing it as something I must do ! :) cxxx

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  2. I have a lot of uni work too and it can be hard juggling everything. I'm in a bit of a blogging rut too, not so much that I have no content to produce, just writing it really isn't as exciting me as much as it usually does.

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    1. I always think when it stops being exciting I need to take a step back I just hate the thought of not being fully engaged with my content because it makes me feel like no one else will be :( xxxx

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  3. That's one of the awesome things about blogging - a lot of us are uni students or busy moms/dads and so we totally understand that life just takes over sometimes! I definitely think you do just need some time away from posting for a bit to recharge your inspiration and get new ideas. Glad to have you back!
    ~ Samantha

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    1. Thanks lovely! Yes life can really get in the way sometimes haha! Xxxx

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  4. It's great to have you back! I totally understand about being to busy, too.
    When I have free time, I'll sometimes make quick little backup post such as a review for times when I'm in a rut or just super busy ♥
    Amy xx

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    1. Aw thanks so much sweets :) x

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