To blog or not to blog, thats the statement thats been circling around my mind for the last few months. I have ran this blog now for nearly 2 years. July is my 2nd blogging anniversary. It’s crazy to think how this blog helped me during the pandemic and really gave me such a great focus during that time. I look back on my blogging journey and remember all of the amazing opportunities I have had during the last 2 years. The friends I’ve met, the companies I’ve worked with and the amazing reader/follower base I have grown. I’m truly so grateful for this platform I have built.
Deciding to create a blog and share parts of your life with the world isn’t something that comes easy. Some weeks you don’t want to write, and some weeks you don’t write. But for alot of us bloggers, success in this industry is something we strive for. So, not writing and not getting content out can sometimes feel like a backwards move. Thats basically where I am at with my blogging career. The love and the passion I had for blogging has wilted alot in the last 6 months, and thats okay. I like to see hobbies and interests are sometimes just here for a season. A time in life where you needed them, and now maybe you don’t.
SO NOW WHAT?
To blog or not to blog, that is the question. The renewal for my WordPress premium account is coming up in September. I’m deciding from that point if I want to continue blogging from then or not. It’s not an easy decision to make, but one I am considering.
If you’re a blogger, you know how hard it is to run a blog. Not enough people talk about the maintenance it takes, the dedication and not to mention the expenses. This hobby doesn’t come cheap. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the blogging community, and as I mentioned in the first part of this post. I think blogging for me was for a season, not for the long run.
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GOOD THINGS DON’T LAST FOREVER
One thing I have learnt over the last 2 years is that good things don’t last forever, and sometimes it’s better that way. We learn to appreciate the good things in life because we know they’re temporary. Like going on vacation, or being able to see your favourite artist in concert. They are good for a short while, and when you’re in it, you appreciate it. But, I wouldn’t ever want to take that happy moment for granted by overstaying my time there. The same, for me works with blogging.
Blogging played such a huge role in me getting through covid and constant lockdowns. I dove into this hobby head first and saw such great success from it. Now that life has resumed and gone back to normal, it almost feels like it’s served its purpose for me. So, to blog or not to blog is something I really need to think about. If I leave, I don’t know when I’ll be back.
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THE NEXT 3 MONTHS
Over the course of the next 3 months until September, I’ll be thinking and praying about what’s best for me and my blog going forward. I’m not considering leaving for any reason other than what I’ve shared. I feel like my work here is done. Of course I’m leaving this open to the fact that I might change my mind and stay. But as you, my reader have been here with me for a long time, I felt the need to share what was going on.
I hope you appreciate and understand that if I do decide to leave, that this is my decision. I don’t need comments of reassurance and people telling me I’m making a mistake. Although, I know they will come from a loving place. You have been such a big part of Olivia Lucie Blake growing and becoming what it is today, and I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
In the mean time, I will continue to press along and put out content whenever I can. And I will of course keep you updated on what I decide to do. If I do decide to leave, I will make the next 3 months the best 3 months on here! I will share all of my blogging knowledge and leave it for the future bloggers to pass along!