The Why Factor
Following my whirlwind trip to Melbourne on Saturday (blogged here) for the Kidspot Voices of 2015 breakfast and masterclass together with the announcement of their top 100 blogs, I have a huge case of blogger’s block and find myself questioning why I blog at all.
Nothing to do with not making the top 100 (I don’t blog for awards). Nothing to do with comparisons (I run my own race). Nothing to do with being over inspired (it’s my constant state of being).
I think it’s a simple case of complete and utter exhaustion following 40ish hours without sleep, mixed with a huge dose of I have so much to say, I hardly know where to start. There’s also my ever growing to do list and the business diploma I’m about to commence.
Rather than start at all, I’m giving myself some time out. Not from blogging altogether, although there may be a complete social media free weekend coming up. This is more a case of stepping away from the publish button for the time being.
Instead, I’m aiming to get myself super organised with a bit of a blogging spring clean.
While I’m putting up the ‘Gone Shopping’ sign and I do have a number of live events I will be attending, this doesn’t mean I’m not around to engage with you or respond to your emails and messages. So keep them coming.
I’m also looking forward to getting back to basics, which for me is finding the time to not just case my favourite blogs but making more of an effort to engage with them. Something I’ve been a tad slack with these last few weeks with so much on.
The break will also give me some much needed time to spend on promoting some of the blogging initiatives I’m currently involved with including Blog Exchange and our Aussie Giveaway Linkup. Although for anyone already involved in Blog Exchange, you could argue that it has already taken on a life of its own and hardly needs promoting.
You will still see me across all social media platforms, just not as much as you are use to. Why I might even find the time to case a couple of new platforms, although I’m really not convinced Snapchat is ever going to be my thing.
Normal blogging will resume on Monday (June 22nd), where anyone that has taken part in our first Blog Exchange challenge ‘Blog like there’s nobody reading‘ and hit publish on their posts can link up via I Must Confess.
If you have a blog post worth casing this week, this is the place to link up.
Why did you start blogging and what do you love about it?
What you do when you come up against the dreaded blogger’s block?
What social media platforms are your favourites?