All week long I’ve been having anxiety about the fact I haven’t posted one single thing on the blog this week. And last week I think it was nothing but sponsored stuff. You guys, I just have to apologize for that. I am not sure who of you is a loyal reader or not but I know many of you are and you are probably sick of visiting my site and seeing what’s on here and being like, “what the crap, Heidi?!”
Well here’s the truth of it: I’m am SO. BURNED. OUT. I have been fighting Blogging Burnout for almost a year, starting last…oh, November. I can’t seem to find that joy that I once had for it and I find myself putting off getting on the computer more and more. Life just seems to be getting more and more busy, exhausting, and complicated, and not to mention–getting older really kinda sucks! At the ripe old age of 29, I feel like Mr. Fredrickson from UP getting out of bed. Crack, Pop, Crack.
That’s the funny thing about blogging…you start out writing about various random things with the occasional project thrown in for good measure, and then as the blog morphs into a business, you realize “Hey I can make money doing this!” and as you start to depend on the money, you need to produce more of the money making type posts (aka NOT random thoughts) and the whole personal aspect of it gets kind of erased. I feel like at some point in my life I actually was a decent writer. I have always enjoyed writing which is half of the reason I blog. You never know…maybe someday I’ll write a novel in blog post installments.
Being a Craft/DIY blogger is THE perfect career for me. I’m my own boss, and I’m constantly doing what I love. I remember those days of feeling nearly euphoric because I loved my job so much. I mean seriously, who gets to be as fortunate as I do? I still feel that way sometimes, but the euphoria has fizzled. So I ask you…how can I recover my euphoria?
The only solution I can think of is to go back to my roots. I used to write about little daily thoughts and I actually conjured up a sort of discussion with you, my readers. That was fun. Except when I got mean comments…less fun. But seriously, aside from confessing that I am HANDS DOWN the worst comment responder, it was such a rewarding thing for me. Can I talk to you all? Are blogs still a place for discussion? Social Media experts all say NO–that’s Facebook. But I’ve always thought of my blog as my HOME and Facebook as like the local coffee shop/hangout place. And I kinda just want to stay home.
Do you think we could possibly go back two years and start being more than Pinterest Click-Overs again? How about Pinterest Click-Overs with Benefits? Nope–that’s creepy. I promise, I do have a personality. And it’s a lot more than “Buy this product cuz it’s awesome!” I just want permission to write freely on my blog. Because I don’t ALWAYS have a cool project to share. Sometimes I just wanna chat.
I am a real person on the other end of this computer…just a tired mom who thinks about such things like What should I wear today? Hooray my son finally poops in the toilet! Do I really have to force myself to workout? Why are my kids so whiny today? Why don’t carbs make you skinny? Is there a better way to be more patient? My legs hurt!
Guaranteed those are all thoughts you have thought within the last week. So therefore we should be BFFs again. Let’s get back together…what do you think?