The Pressures of Blogging and the Dreaded Blogger’s Block

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I never had a problem with writing growing up. I polished off books at an unbelievable rate, and was always writing short stories throughout my time at school that I was really, really proud of. Somewhere along the way, since beginning this little blog, I seem to have lost that creative spark. The dreaded blogger’s block had appeared. The constant turning of the cogs in my brain has slowed considerably, and I often feel like I can’t articulate what I want to say. I don’t feel as inspired as I once did. I have so many outfit ideas, but the words are just… Fleeting. I know this is a common occurrence for many, and that it’s normal. But I want this blog to be as perfect as possible. And without the words, half of its very essence is missing. And it drives me insane.

When I started this blog, I was churning out posts at a remarkable rate. Three a week, in fact. Granted, at the time I didn’t have a niche and didn’t know what direction I wanted to take this little space. In a way, I still don’t. I love posting about my outfits, and cruelty-free beauty, and my experiences. But is that all I’m capable of? Is it really enough if I’m not feeling driven to go with it 24/7? It’s a strange thing to think about. I don’t have all of the answers, and blogger’s block seems to hinder them even more so. But I feel that all I can do is write one post at a time when I am inspired, and see where it takes me.

I want to feel as proud of my own words as I am of the photos taken to go with them. And to feel that my words are enough to elaborate on the subjects I choose to discuss. At times, the only way I can explain it is the typical “writer’s block” definition. I sit down to write a post, but it doesn’t flow like it used to and I hit a wall almost instantaneously. I miss the days where writing blog posts came like a second nature. Taking breaks is great. But they also come with a sense of dread when it comes to returning, that makes it all the more difficult. I miss blogging when I’m not doing it, but I dread that recurring sensation of feeling like a failure at what I love. Catch 22s suck, right?

You might be reading this post in the hope that I have a cure for the dreaded blogger’s block. But alas, I don’t. But know this; it happens to us all. More often than we may care to admit. I don’t think there’s some secret answer that eradicates the problem. Although I do think that consistent effort and determination is key. Read blogs, scroll through Instagram, browse that catwalk. Go out, do things that make you happy, get inspired. If it doesn’t happen straight away, don’t force it. The blogging world might feel like a race to the top, but everyone forges their own unique path. When you think of it like that, without a comparison to others, there’s no real limit on what you can achieve, or how long it takes you to do so. As one wise person once said, “You do you.”

What are your remedies for blogger’s block?

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1 Comment

  1. May 20, 2017 / 10:10 PM

    I can 100% relate on the bloggers block fron,t I’ve been sat staring at an empty blog post draft for hours on end, day after day. 🙁

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