Thursday, April 14, 2011

I know many of you have read posts on this same subject before, but I feel as though it's best for me to get it out there, instead of continuing to make my little blog suffer.  I feel as though blogging has lost it's magic, in a sense.  I struggle to come up with new ideas for my blog.  I struggle to get things posted on time.  I feel like it's become a chore, rather than an enjoyment.

I used to run a blog called 'Little Bird'.  I barely had any readers. I was able to write as I wished, and I didn't worry about what people thought.  Now, I feel pressure when I blog.  Pressure!  Is this post creative and interesting enough?  Am I unknowingly copying a post someone else has already done?  How many followers will I lose because I don't feel like blogging this week?  I'm constantly thinking of how to turn even the littlest event into a blog post, instead of simply enjoying it.  I don't blog for myself anymore.

Sometimes I get the urge to shut my blog down, but I know that I would miss it, and the friends I've made here.  And sometimes it's hard not to feel envious of other bloggers, but I'm grateful for everything that I do have.  While Sean and I are in the process of moving, I'm going to take some time to recharge my batteries.  I also plan on taking Red Velvet's Blog Love E-Course, to help me discover my blogging strengths.  Right now, I feel like I do nothing but filler posts.  The past 9 months or so have been an extremely trying time in our lives, due to personal and financial reasons, so I ask that you pardon me and my little blog.  I'm hoping that once we've moved, my inspiration will come back.

xo, Allie.


Marthaamay O_o said...

Have a nice break. Blogging should never be a burden. See you soon!

melanie said...

don't leave. i love your blog!!

prajaline said...

Your blog is lovely, and wonderful! I like it because it seems real! You shouldn't stop, at least I don't think you should!

Circus Daily said...

Hey i here ya...but I wanted to tell you that I'm new to your blog and on first impressions I can already tell I'm going to love it. I go though phases all the time on it parenting, fashion, design...?

I also get a bit frustrated with the lack of followers, which i know is the wrong thing to focus on, but hey, it's out there and I've been stuck on 66 followers for like 2 months...ugh.

BUT...on the flip side. I LOVE it, it's my creative outlet, and for the most part, I very much enjoy blogging and meeting new people. So, enjoy your time off, don't worry about the pressures of blogging, we'll be around when you come back.


Anonymous said...

I completely understand, I think each and every one of us bloggers have gone through it. I have quite a few times but sometimes a bit of time away from it can help.
I do hope you come back all refreshed soon :) I really enjoy your blog and would hate for you to go... <3

Caitlin said...

I have no readers and I still feel pressure, like if I write poorly I won't get followers and that means I'm not an acceptable blogger, haha! Never been to your blog beore but it seems lovely. :)

Amylou said...

I can understand the feeling. I feel that pressure. I've forced myself to not care if I loose a follower. Hope you won't give up on blogging. I always enjoy what I read here!

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