WHERE I’M AT WITH BLOGGING RIGHT NOW

 

 

I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog recently. My approach to blogging, the content I want to share, and what I want other people to come on this site for, too.

I think in life it’s easy to overcomplicate things. We give ourselves deadlines and strict schedules, and along the way something that was our joy, gets lost a little. I suppose that’s how I’ve kind of been feeling about blogging too, if I’m being totally honest. It was getting to the point where I was putting out posts I didn’t feel excited about, and feeling like it was something that I had to do, no matter whether I wanted to (or more importantly had the time to do, in a busy week).

Over the last two weeks or so I’ve stripped it back a little. I don’t have a schedule (yes ideally I’d like to post twice a week hopefully, but it’s not the end of the world if that doesn’t happen). I’ve wrote posts that I’ve drafted right here, from the notes app on my iPhone that I’m using now. I’ve spoken about stuff that I’ve been passionate about, and sharing things that have been on my mind. It’s felt freeing. And I want more of that.

I’m taking the pressure off to write in a certain way, or about certain popular topics. From now on, I’m just going to share me. My content won’t change and you might not even notice a difference, but I do already. And it feels great.

 

 

What’s your approach to blogging? Has it evolved over the years?

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  • Ditching my schedule was honestly the best thing I could have done! It definitely gives you more freedom and takes the pressure off of things. It really helped me to fall back in love with blogging again x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      That’s exactly how I feel too! xx

  • That’s definitely the right way to go. Forcing creativity doesn’t really work for anyone’s favour so it’s better to take a step back when it feels like that.

    I really like the scheduling option; sometimes I get 5 post ideas a week and I write them all within couple of days. Then I can take my time with the photos and schedule the posts for couple of weeks onwards. x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    • NatalieLeanne

      I agree, sometimes you just need to stop and let it happen when it wants to! x

  • I feel like blogging for me has changed so much since I first started and for a very long time I didn’t know where I fit in. Now, I just write about what I love and enjoy, as and when I want to, without pressure!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • NatalieLeanne

      That’s definitely the goal isn’t it? 🙂

  • Love this! I recently made this change across my blog and social media sites. It is easy to get caught up in posting because you feel like you have to rather than because you want to.

    http://www.theemeralddove.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      YES!! I know, why do we do it to ourselves?

  • I definitely prefer blogging when I’m not under any pressure – I’ve never been good at sticking to a schedule, I tend to just post as and when I want!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      That’s what I want to do going forward, but hopefully still twice a week!

  • Diana Maria

    Good for you for taking the pressure off of blogging! I think that’s when real inspiration comes, and you find the most joy in blogging. I’ve been working on doing that, too xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you Diana, I always love your blog posts!

  • I’ve done the same thing over the past year or so, I’ve decided that if I can stick to a schedule then I will and if not, then not to worry myself over it. Its better to put content out that you love than just churning out things for the sake of it for sure!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • NatalieLeanne

      It feels so freeing and liberating too doesn’t it? xx