I haven’t posted one of my own, opinion-based blog posts in a while.
This is mainly due to combination of writers block and a little bit of overwhelm. Neither of which is conducive to blogging.
Why am I stuck?
I think one of the issues is that I don’t have a particular niche or cause that my blog stands for.
I don’t support anyone, I don’t educate on anything, I simply share my thoughts and stories as and when they come up.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. In fact, I have plenty of ideas for blog posts lined up. But when I go to put pen to paper nothing flows. Which is incredibly irritating for me, a writer, when usually everything flows so quickly I can barely get the words down.
I’ve been trying to take time away and just write a few review posts to help keep the creative juices flowing. However, the desire to put content up and keep my blog relevant is pretty strong. I’m stuck in a catch-22 of not being able to write, but desperately wanting to. It’s incredibly frustrating.
What’s up with the overwhelm?
On top of this, I’m facing a return to work in the next couple of months and I think this isn’t helping my overwhelm.
There’s a lot going on in terms of mental preparation (ie. how the hell am I going to leave my baby girl with strangers!?). And I’ve started wondering how I’ll juggle blogging, baby and part-time employment. Plus, I’ve also just rejoined the gym in a bid to get fit before Christmas.
It’s a lot for a self-confessed lazy girl to take on!
Now, I’m well aware that other people deal with far greater issues than being stuck with their blogging. And I think that’s why I didn’t really want to write a post about it – but hey, if I’ve got nothing else to write about then at least this flowed semi-freely!
I’m sure I’ll be back shortly with buckets of hilarity and interesting content. At least, I really hope I will be.
I’ve loved to my blogging journey so far and I really don’t want it to end. But I think I need to take a bit of pressure off myself and just try not to control the content too much. It probably doesn’t help that I read so many ‘how to’s‘ on blogging that it ends up sapping the fun out of it sometimes.
I have seen enough posts of a similar ilk from more established bloggers to know that I’m probably not alone in feeling this way. I’d hazard a guess that we all go through it at some stage.
I need to find the fun in blogging again – rather than it being a chore. And above all, I’d like to discover my ‘why’.
Why do I blog? What can I share that will help people? What is it that Muffin top mummy brings to the table?
*Update* After writing this earlier in the day, I did what any soul-searching woman would do… I used my renewed gym membership to sit and consider life from a great big jacuzzi. This highly important spa trip helped me to relax, refocus and identify what I want to do with my time. And don’t worry folks, blogging is still very much on the agenda. I’ll just be a bit more chilled about it!
Have you ever gone through blogging block or overwhelm? Let me know how you dealt with it in the comments below (pretty please)!