Sunday, 23 October 2016

I Need Motivation

Bonjour,

Hey everyone. So, you may have noticed I haven't exactly posted much over the last 3 months. Up until about 20 minutes ago, I didn't really understand why. But, now, 20 minutes later, I wanted to explain it to you as well as try and make logical sense of it myself. Sooooo, here goes!

I think one point of why I haven't felt as motivated to blog is I have had a lot on recently. I know that a huge chunk of the blogging community are still in school and I know that a lot of us struggle to juggle (ayyy) school and blogging. In many ways, this is true; I've had so much work to do recently, and even less motivation to do that. This means, its taken me longer to do that, then at the end of the school work, I have little to no energy left to blog. Plus, on top of that, there have been a lot of school events/meetings etc etc etc of which I was required to attend - fun, fun, fun!

Additionally, I haven't really felt the motivation to blog as every time I sit down to write, I start the post, then delete it all as I know its fake. I know that when I write about certain things, I'm not writing them for me or as me, I'm writing them because someone on Pinterest said they were 'popular' and 'creative'. I'm writing them because 'its important to make good content'. But I don't want to make fake content anymore. I have already spoken about this briefly in another post, but I want to write posts that have more meaning, rather than 'blogging goals'.

Also, I know I shouldn't be bothered by numbers, but I am. My pageviews and post reads have fallen by a huge chunk in the last 3/4 months. My Instagram following is either staying more or less the same or decreasing. My Twitter following is doing the same. My blog posts from April/May/June time were getting about 200 views, but since about August, they've been more or less around 80 (some have surpassed that, but they weren't really 'me'). And I shouldn't be bothered or disheartened by numbers, but I am. It makes me feel so demotivated to put time and effort into things, if they're not going to go down well.

Yeah, so that is all I want to tell you today I think. I'm going to try really hard to get back into blogging, especially seen as Winter is on the horizon!
 
Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

10 comments:

  1. I am going through the same thing right now. School is physically and mentally draining me and it is really hard for me to stay awake PLUS blog. I don't really have any tips because I am going through this too, but I am trying to set really simple goals each month to achieve. I don't know if that will help you at all but if you ever need someone to talk to I'm here for you. Good luck :)
    - Sarah ☽
    http://blackpapermoon.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah x I am going to try to set myself little goals, that's a really nice idea xxx

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  2. I am going through the exact same thing, I haven't had nay time to blog or even think about it and my stats are decreasing which leaves me so unmotivated. unfortunately I can't think of a solution just yet which makes it worse xx
    http://blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sorry Laura x We can't give up though girl, we'll get through it and come out even better after! Xxx

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  3. HEY Charlotte,
    Motivation is a big thing in writing a blog. I be have the same situation the last months, but now I'm back because yeah, I had to find out who am I and if I really want to blog or maybe not. The big thing was the motivation, too. Sometimes you have a theme you like to blog about but than when you have the time for, the motivation is at the ground. I don't know why but, that is life. Pageviews are a part of the blog but I've learned that you have to work for that and every visitor of your blog know when you write with your heart or onlybecause you want views and be successful. Lately I've learned blogging us an important part in my life. Yeah, I'm proud to say that. You do it for you, not for other ones, when you do it with the heart pageviews will come, it isn't everything. Don't worry about it. I hope you ll find your way back to your blog, sometimes we need a little bit spacetime to learn how important and big something is.
    Love, Lea

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  4. Heya, I'm following you on Instagram but have only recently started reading your blog and really LOVE IT! The best advice I can give is to write down all your ideas and start a draft straight away. That always helps me.

    Lots of love,
    Tea xxx pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I am going through a pretty similar thing :( it sucks but you just have to push through!
    My advice is roam pinterest and other blogs, GET INSPIRED <3
    Xx Sofia
    www.lifefromsofia.blogspot.com

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  7. The best advice of mine would be to take a break,it has happened to me before but I came back much happier and refreshed.Ignore the numbers because all that matters is that you enjoy what you do and chances are,if you enjoy your content(as much as I love your's)so will readers.Wishing you the best lovely! xxx

    http://daisyypetals.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I totally feel ya girl, when I was in uni I find it quite hard to keep up with my blog and it can be so disheartening to see your followers and page views staying to same or dropping. Maybe you could take a break so you can get on top of your achool work and come back feeling refreshed? Or you could set time back each week specifically to focus on your blog?

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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