Another blogging slump…

I’m really struggling to get any blogging done at the moment and I’m getting really frustrated about it!

I’m struggling even to write this post, having written, deleted, and then re-written the first paragraph about 10 times? I mean really, how many different ways are there to say ‘I’m struggling’.

Writers block is tough, and I find the longer it continues the more pressure I put on myself to get something done. And I do put an awful lot of pressure on myself. There are some nights when it’s just not happening, and the best option would be to just step away from it and come back with a fresh head the next day, but I tell myself to keep going. And so I sit with my pad open desperately searching my brain for something to write.

I just feel a little bit uninspired, this week in particular. It shouldn’t have been a big deal, I should have just taked a few days away from the blog, no one would have noticed and I’m sure I would have felt better for it. I’ve turned it in to more than what it is, by putting that pressure on myself.

It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about, because I have a notebook full of stuff, but I’m having a hard time with my words.

I have had this in the past. My little one year old blog has had it’s peaks and it’s slumps and I know it will have many more in the years to come. I have found in the past that the best way to deal with it is to get it out in the open. That age old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ is right, and I don’t think it matters who it is shared with, you just have to get it out in to the open. Writing about my struggles on my blog gives me a chance to read over it and realise how silly I am being, and usually gives me a bit of a boost.

It wasn’t that long ago I feel like I was writing a post identical to this one… Apologies if I sound like a broken record sometimes but this helps me get myself back on track!

I think I’m going to step back for the weekend, enjoy a bit of craic and hopefully be ready to take on the world on Monday.

What do you do when you reach a bit of a blogging slump? What do you find is the most effective way to get yourself out of it?

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  • Reply March 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    My standard response is two-fold: (a) don't worry about it too much, as that only makes things worse and (b) either flick through some photos or take some new ones, and use those as inspiration for a new post. I do that maybe once a month when I'm a but stuck – it's never failed me yet!

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase March 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    When I'm struggling, I read a lot and watch daytime TV. There's a fair amount of procrastination in this writing lark, and I like to make the most of it 🙂 #pocolo

  • Reply Christine @afamilyday March 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    It happens to everyone I'm sure! Sometimes I just don't feel like blogging so I try not to worry about it too much. Unless it's your sole income source I think it's not worth stressing too much – hope your inspiration comes back soon! #pocolo

  • Reply Maria from Collecting Moments March 7, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I have the same issues, particularly this week. My knack for words disappeared and I struggled through and through. I think stepping back is the best way to deal with it. Sometimes the consistent pressure causes us to overthink, rather than find a solution to get out of our rut. Here's to hoping that the weekend will give us both renewed inspirations for next week 🙂

  • Reply pixiedusk March 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Like you I am having a block. Not only with writing but also commenting and all around being a social media girl that I was about a week ago. I wish that I can do something about it. So like you maybe the answer is to step back and see from there. #pocolo

  • Reply Moderate Mum March 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Yes, you must have a break. And take yourself on an artists date (from The Artists Way) Go to a gallery or a field or Zara or wherever you find inspiring xx

  • Reply Jenna Richards March 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I'm having this too at the moment – I think we all feel like this from time to time. I've just taken a whole week off and feel better for it. 🙂

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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