After nearly seven years of blogging here at ElleSees, it happened: I lost my blogging mojo. I wanted to share my story of how it happened and how I got it back.
It all started around February. I found out I was going to not be working for the family I nanny for come this fall. It was a devastating blow. I'm still working on a plan for the future, but I'm not worried.
Since I knew I'd be unemployed, I decided to take one last trip, to one of my favorite places: Walt Disney World. It was a last minute trip. I didn't have anything ready for the blog like I normally do.
I decided to really relax and not do anything blog-related. No commenting on blogs, no emails, no Instagram stuff (other than posting pics), nothing. I had a great time, but felt guilty for just letting everything blog-wise go. While I do have a nanny job, I also earn an income from blogging.
I came back ready to get back on the blog after a mini-vaycay, but brought along a souvenir with me: the flu! Yes, I was sick for a few weeks for the rest of the month. I began to slack off on my blog, posting only 2 or 3 times a week.
My page views went down. Commenters who normally stopped by just disappeared. My Instagram plummeted. You get the idea. Blogging takes a lot of work, y'all!
Then March came. I was feeling better and ready to get serious about blogging again. I started about 3-4 days a week instead of my usual 5. But then I got Walking Pneumonia, and that knocked me out for the rest of the month.
I had a big moment and decided to think about things--what had happened to my blog? Why weren't people coming by like they used to? They stopped because it wasn't like it used to be.
I wasn't putting forth the effort like I used to, but did I want to?
I want to.
So that's where I am now. I am feeling better, finally. I am slowly getting back to a schedule, but not like I used to. I'm still in love with blogging--that never changed. I still have a ton of things to write about. That never changed.
I'm feeling more like myself and I can't wait to bring back that enthusiasm back to this space I've loved for 7 years. I have a ton of goals and ideas to improve ElleSees and make it even better.
And I hope you are right there with me.
Thanks for reading.