Weird timing, isn’t it!? Multiple articles come out about big-name bloggers taking a break, or how to get pumped up about what you’re writing, and I realize I’ve been in a 1-2 month slump.
Call it a combination of things: work getting busier, summer travel plans, transitioning from summer back into fall and longer work days, cooler weather, planning a big move to NYC and dealing with paperwork and furnishing… all in all, I’m exhausted. And I think it’s been taking a bit of a toll on the timing and quality of my blog.
Why, how can this be!? I LOVE subscription boxes. I love beauty products. I love to write. But somewhere along the way, it started to feel like more of a job, and a nagging responsibility to get 3-5 stories out per week, or be on social media to respond to comments, and so I think I got a little overworked. So, I’m taking a refresher. No, not a blog break, don’t worry!
But I think I’m going to look at my blog in another light… not rushing to get the ‘top breaking news of a subscription box spoiler out’ but instead focusing on the quality subscription boxes I get, fashion and beauty trends I’m loving, and a little more home decor and personal thoughts. I’m going to take more time to post reviews, even if that means someone else’s post is live before mine. Think better posts and writing, but perhaps less often. Think more variety and maybe a little more of my own voice.
All in all, I think it’s a good thing. Are you on board? I hope so!
I completely agree. It was extremely overwhelming and stressful for me. It is so hard to compete with the “big bloggers” out there! I was getting too many boxes to review, and I was spending WAY too much! I support your “refresher!” Relax and enjoy what truly matters!
I think a lot of bloggers are trying refocus their content, Quality over Quantity, Refreshing yourself and looking at your blog in a new light will hopefully allow everyone to stop feeling so rushed.