It’s no secret that I’ve been a little (very) inactive over here for a few months now. The truth is, entering my third year of uni was extremely daunting. I quickly became stressed about the amount of work I was receiving and the pressure of having to maintain a blog on top of that was too much. Rather than stressing myself out further, I made the decision to focus on my studies and take a small break from blogging.
I don’t know if it’s the whole ‘New Year, New Start’ energy, but over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a sudden wave of enthusiasm to restart this blog.
Since I started blogging, I was under the impression that blog posts had to be heavily planned and lengthy in order to be good. This is how I aimed to write my posts. In doing so, it caused me to post less frequently until eventually I stopped altogether. This year, my goal is to focus on writing my blog for myself. I want to be able to spend as little or as much time writing as I want without worrying that it won’t be good enough.
I want to be able to get an idea for a post and write it up on my phone in 20 minutes. I also want to be able to write a more lengthy feature and take as much time on is as I’d like without the pressure of a deadline to hit that publish button.
Last year I pressured myself into uploading multiple times a week. I was under the impression that blogs have to be publishing new content constantly in order to be successful. Since then, I’ve learned that’s not true in the slightest. The pressure I put on myself made me fall out of love with blogging and this year I’m going to do things differently.
Leticia J Collins x