Tuesday, 20 May 2014

when you forget to live



Sometimes life get's in the way and you forget to live. You are going to miss life's awesome little details.

This is something that I have had to think about recently. I started this blog as a way to motivate my journey into living a better life for myself and others around me.

I started writing posts and was constantly using my own past experiences to discuss my thoughts and ideas, sharing them with who ever stopped by my blog. The problem that arose was that I started to think about this blog almost constantly and although it was still fun to write I was becoming too focused on always having a current post in the making and was concerning myself with why has someone added me on twitter and then decided to unfollow me a few days later.

No offense to anyone but, it doesn't matter. It is not real. Of course most of what I write about is from real experience and feeling. But the blog isn't tangible, that person who I think "doesn't like" me and decides to unfollow doesn't matter.

What matters is living. I went on holiday recently I decided to simply not worry about what would be on my blog for while I was away and I didn't post anything on twitter. It felt really good.

I'm not trying to compete with anyone, I'm writing from my heart and if that speaks out to someone then that is amazing and makes me extremely happy. What will make me even happier will be actually living and then taking a few moments here and there to write about it. So some weeks I may post a lot and other weeks posts may dwindle. This is my space and I'm now understanding that I should not have been putting a schedule on myself. I don't need it to be stressful. This blog should be my release. I love everything that has come out of starting this blog.

From now on I'm not taking it too seriously, because where's the fun in that?

10 comments:

  1. I really liked this post Liz, it certainly spoke to me! I agree blogging should be fun, as a newbie im trying not to put to much pressure on myself, but its hard, as you do start thinking about your blog, and what your next post will be all the time! x

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    1. Hey Tehmina, Thank you so mush for stopping by! Never pressure yourself. I did really see the pressure as negative although after the holiday break I could see where it was heading if I didn't nip it in the bud. Enjoy it! love your blog xx

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  2. This post really resonates with me Liz. I think it's so, so easy to get caught up in a bit of a blogging trance when it becomes too big a deal. For me, blogging is fun and I don't want it to stop being fun and start being work - the day that happens, it's bye bye blog. I'm glad you've found a balance and I will still look forward to reading your posts, whether it's one a day or one a month x

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    1. Thank you for your support Annie. I didn't want it to become a moaning post about how tough it is. Because it isn't. I'm having lots of fun, I just need to wind down from it and actually go out there and do stuff. ....... then i'll have EVEN more to write about. opps!

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  3. Hi! Found your blog a few days ago and I really enjoyed reading your writing (am now following you). It´s true that there´s a lot of pressure into writing a blog. I started mine about a year ago as a creative outlet but I always find myself thinking constantly about what I should post next (sometimes it can be so time-consuming!). However I am trying to keep it fun for me and not so much as an obligation. So I post randomly and mostly for me. I agree first we should live and then if we feel like it, write about it.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment! And a lovely comment it was too! I will have to check out your blog xxx

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  4. Loved reading this post! Sometimes I do get caught up in "oh no, I need to write a new post" and now I've started to schedule my posts so I am not constantly on my blog all day every day writing up news ones and publishing blah blah blah. I enjoy blogged a lot and I do sometimes get jealous of big youtubers who just do it for a living as it looks like they're having a great time but I bet all they ever talk about is YouTube...BORING!

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    1. I glad you have found your balanced. Funnily, a schedule i had for myself wasn't working. We are all different I guess! Good Luck with YouTube x

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  5. I totally understand what you're saying and am so guilty of stressing myself out about keeping up with posts and then I end up taking long breaks. It's so not worth it and definitely much more enjoyable not to take it all so seriously and just have fun with blogging...something I'm learning! Love your posts and how much thought you put into them, so I'll always be reading however frequent they are :) x

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    1. Thank You Tania, its so nice to know! Lot's of love x

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