Hi everyone! I thought I’d sit down and write this post to give you all a little update as to why I haven’t been blogging much recently, but also talk about my future blogging goals…
When I started this blog back in April last year, I wasn’t entirely sure on how the whole blogging thing worked, but since then, I’ve had so many ideas for how I want my blog to look – from the quality of my photos, to the actual writing, but it seemed like everything I tried didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, which frustrated me so much. I recently invested in the Olympus PEN E-PL8 and the 45mm lens, and I’m still learning how to get the best out of this camera – any tips are welcome! Although my photography is starting to improve, I’ve recently felt a bit lost on what to write about. I used to write a bit about my outfits, and that was it, but as a reader of blogs as well, I know there is so much more I could be writing about. I’m currently brainstorming ideas, but if you have anything you’d like to see me cover on my blog, then please let me know! As some of you may know, I travelled to New York in October, and I have so many amazing photos from that trip, but I wasn’t sure if you’d like to see any blog posts about that trip? (I need to stop doubting myself, I know.) If anyone is interested, I can create some travel-based content about New York…
I guess you could say I took a little break from my blog to focus on my YouTube channel for a while, and as much as I love being creative on both platforms, YouTube is by far one of the most difficult platforms to grow on. I’ve found myself in a rut, as I’d be spending hours on each video – from planning, filming, editing, uploading and promoting, for it to not do very well. And by that I mean, it may get around 50-100 views in a week – sometimes, if that. It’s not all about the views, but when you put so much time and effort into creating content for barely anyone to see it, it’s so disheartening, and it makes the next video even more difficult to create. I’m proud of my videos, and that’s the main thing, but I do feel a little bit guilty for not blogging as much, to focus on YouTube.
Along with brainstorming blog topics and video ideas, I’ve thought about starting a schedule, to use from 2018. I want a schedule so that I can see exactly when I’m doing what – like when I’m going to take blog photos, or when I’m going to write a new post, or film/edit a video, and I can use this to post more regularly. I think if I felt more organised, hopefully you will have more of an idea of when to expect a new blog post or video. If anyone currently works from a schedule, please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts on it, and if you find that it helps you. Also, if anyone has any tips on how to start a schedule, that would be appreciated – either online, in a planner, etc. Even just writing this post feels long overdue, but I already feel better after letting you all know what’s been going on, and how I’m going to improve. I’m also thinking about having a new blog theme for the new year, and change up my design a little. Even something like this can spark a whole load of imagination for me, which makes me excited for what’s to come…
Lastly, I’d just like to thank you all for reading this, and still being supportive over a year and a half later, even though I haven’t been creating as much content as I’d like to, BUT I’m excited for that to change, and finally start posting more regularly. On that note, I’m very excited to say that I’m flying to Salzburg, Austria tomorrow! (Not so excited about the 7:15am flight.. 😴) I’ve never been to Austria before, so I’m really looking forward to visiting, and see all of the Christmas markets they have this time of year! I’m thinking of creating some content about this trip to Salzburg, so let me know if this is something you’d like to see, and I will get it up on my blog very soon.
Thank you all again, and I can’t wait to start afresh on my blog, and I’m so motivated for what’s to come in 2018!
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