Blogging is just the weirdest thing. It’s kind of like putting your diary out on the Internet for everyone to see, minus the heart-dotted “i”s and scribbles about Avril Lavigne (my role model), Ashton Kutcher (my dream guy), and the bitch from 5th grade (who I actually called a bitch in my diary… I liked testing out swear words in there).
Lately, I feel like I’ve lost my blogging “spark.” Due in part to my April goals — move more, sleep more, play more — I’ve had less time for blogging and all that goes along with it. Less time for writing posts and taking pictures… Less time for reading blogs and responding to comments… Less time to manage Facebook and Twitter and all of the other crazy social media channels.
Less time is one thing, but there’s more…
I also don’t need as much validation lately. We all know that blogging is a great place to get Internet friends to validate your diet, your exercise regimen, your body, your beauty, your comedic genius. Lately though, I don’t crave that online validation as much. I don’t need anybody to tell me that my lifestyle is acceptable. I don’t need anybody telling me that size 10 jeans and cheese for dinner and choosing Netflix over the gym is okay. I can do it myself, see? I mean, I still crave real-life validation, but baby steps, right?
Another thing: The “HLB” world. I’ve talked about how crazy Healthy Living Bloggers can be (myself included!) but lately, I’ve been kind of fed up with some of the blogs I used to read, love, and follow. Some blogs, I just stopped identifying with… So I unfollowed. Others made me feel judged or wrong or dumb… So I unfollowed. Some were giving off negative vibes… So I unfollowed. And a few blogs seemed like big fat lies… So I unfollowed. Unfollow, unfollow, unfollow.
Oh, and the blogs that I still read and love? Haven’t really been commenting on those, either. Sorry, guys. Still love you all. Be back soon.
Lately, blogging has fallen to the bottom (okay, maybe the middle) of my list. I’ve been spending time with friends. I’ve been planning for a big summer adventure. I’ve been soaking up my last classes as an undergrad. I’ve been sleeping a semi-normal amount and exercising few times per week. I’ve been watching Netflix. I’ve been figuring out what the hell to do with my life (<< through the process of elimination which isn’t super efficient, but still).
Don’t worry; I’ll still be around these parts, but I’ll probably keep it to 3-4 times per week. It’s working for now. If you need me, I’m always posting on Instagram, so we can def hang out there. Also, feel free to send me an email even though I always take my sweet time responding. I promise, I’ll respond!
So for now, living life > blogging, although I still love this blog and all of you. If I could, I would put together an epic cheese & wine party and invite you all over. Just wanted you to know.
IN THE COMMENTS:
How many blogs do you read per week?
Do you ever feel guilty unfollowing certain blogs?
Favorite/least favorite part about blogs & blogging?