Just Not Feeling It..

You may have noticed that I haven’t been showing up in your email lately. And that my most recent blog post is probably 2 weeks old. And that my social media is pretty much asleep. Or maybe you haven’t noticed.

I’m just not feeling it lately. I will try to explain why I’m not feeling it, and how it all happened so quickly.

For months, I was ALL IN on this blog. I was excited by it every day. I was constantly looking to learn new things, finding out how to grow it, advertising it ALL over social media and pretty much begging for followers. I was consistently writing at least 2 times a week, plus sending a newsletter. I had joined SO MANY Facebook and Pinterest blog sites. These are usually “follow for follow” type sites. You “like” my Facebook page and I’ll “like” yours. It’s a good way to get followers- but I’m not sure they are real followers.

Quickly, my personal Facebook wall was full of ONLY stranger’s blog posts. And I wasn’t interested in reading them. I also didn’t have time, because all of these groups require that you “like” a certain number of other Facebook sites so that was taking all of my time. I got very tired of opening Facebook and seeing 30+ notifications from people I didn’t know. I was missing my friends on Facebook. They were there, but they were not near the top of my feed. My email also became FULL of other blog posts, advertisements for blogging apps, and someone trying to sell me another class on blogging. It was literally ALL I WAS SEEING.

One day, a few weeks ago, I just decided I needed a break. I was worn out. Honestly I got sick of thinking about what to write, how to promote, trying to get more followers and having to keep up. I again began thinking “do people actually care what I’m writing about”? Friends and family stopped asking about it so frequently (which I understand), and my hope that I’d someday make a living blogging waned.

We all go through ups and downs in life and currently I’m feeling a bit stuck. I know things will change and I’ll become unstuck, but for now, I need a break. It has been a rough couple of weeks and I’m just emotionally drained. Thanks for sticking around. More to come.

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Adele Kelso
    August 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I’m going to miss your posts, Kate! I keep looking each day, and really enjoyed them. This is a major bummer.
    I hope you don’t quit, and can weather the storm. How can we lift you up?

    1. Reply
      August 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks Mom- I’m not quitting- just taking a break. Need to rethink the plan.

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