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Monday, 24 September 2018

I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH BLOGGING AGAIN

UK blogger Lucy Love
Oh you guys, you have no idea how happy I am to be typing this, but I have honest to God fallen head over heels in love with blogging again and I've missed this feeling so much. Now just to reassure you, I never stopped loving it as such, but my relationship with blogging over the past couple of years has been a bit weird if truth be told.

When I first started this crazy journey back in 2014 I was a woman obsessed. All I ever thought about was my blog, I worked on it tirelessly, I spent every evening writing, every weekend taking pictures and honestly lived and breathed this online community. Then I moved to Manchester and had nobody to help me with photos and it got me down. I think that's when I started to drift away from things a little and, although when I moved to London it picked back up a little, things were never the same.

I got too caught up in the numbers game, becoming obsessed with my stats, what campaigns I could secure, how much growth I was getting each month. I was constantly second guessing everything I did, frantically grasping at straws with my style trying to find a place where I fit into things and no matter how hard I worked on my blog I never really saw much of a return. I think it was probably obvious to everyone that I was having a bit of an identity crisis and it was really only myself at the time that couldn't see it.

My move back home this year forced me to take a step back from everything for a while. While I was settling back into life up here and dealing with all the repercussions of my move, shooting blog content and Youtube videos had to take a bit of a backseat, as did my creativity. At the time I found this super frustrating and I was worried that it was going to destroy all of my hard work from the past few years but instead it's been a huge positive as it's forced me to really take stock of what I want, who I am, and the blogger I want to become. I feel like this past month has been a bit of a re-awakening for me and all of a sudden I'm excited to shoot looks again and excited to share them with you.

I've been frustrated when I haven't had new content to share, not because I was worried about my stats or what it would mean for me career wise, but because all I've found myself wanting to do this past month is write and create again. I think my return to Chester, the place where I truly feel myself and feel happy, has had such a positive effect on me in this respect and finally for the first time in years I feel inspired, full of motivation and with a clear direction of where I want to go and what I want to do. I'm so excited to carry on sharing this journey with you all and I'm so grateful to everyone who's stayed with me over the past 6 months and been patient while my life has fallen apart and I've slowly started to rebuild it again.

I think the last few months of 2018 are going to be the best ones yet, and I'm already excited for 2019 and what that's going to bring for me!

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UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
UK blogger Lucy Love
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8 comments

  1. I sometimes get too caught up with the stats, as well. I have been blogging on and off for a year now, but I do feel I`m ready to blog full time again.

    Beauty Nerd

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    1. It's so easy to do but when you eventually take a step back and look beyond them it makes blogging so much fun again! I hope you enjoy blogging full time again <3 XO

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  2. I feel the same way about blogging - I find myself always overthinking growth and asking myself why I am not getting where I want to be when really the most important thing is enjoying what I am doing

    www.theemeralddove.co.uk

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    1. Comparison really is the thief of joy and yet sometimes it's so hard to avoid! I guess it's just finding the balance between healthy competition/comparison and also pushing that aside and focusing on enjoying the ride and letting the stats and growth follow :) XO

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  3. I think a lot of people get caught up in stats at some point or another, but not everybody likes to admit it. I'm glad you've fallen back in love with blogging though, I took a break for almost a year and coming back has been the best!

    Kayla | www.kaylajayne.co.uk
    xo

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    1. Thanks lovely, so am I! I've missed feeling excited to create content on here :) I'm glad you're enjoying being back too! XO

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  4. Blog stats are the devil: fact. You do you :)
    xx
    http://www.monkeyandthebrain.com

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    1. They really are, aren't they?! Thanks angel - I'm seriously loving your posts at the moment btw! I'm back living up north again so if you ever fancy a coffee in Manchester let me know! xox

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