Whoa. It’s been over a week since I have posted. I feel very unmotivated to blog. I could tell you it’s due to my recent job loss. But the truth is I just haven’t been “feelin’ it” for awhile now.
Every time I think about blogging I let out an audible sigh and ignore the thought. It makes me tired to think of pulling up my dashboard, writing, editing and scheduling a post. I’m hoping it’s just a phase. But over the last few months I’ve lost my blogging mojo. I’ve also lost a bunch of readers and my blog stats have really suffered due to less content.
I don’t comment much anymore either. It just seems like so much work with not a lot of return. I used to comment like a mad woman and hope that a friend would be made in the process and they would visit me too. But now I just don’t have much energy to deal with that part of blogging.
I have “friended” a lot of bloggers on Facebook that I have read over the years. I still keep up with them there and on Instagram (my favorite social media outlet ever). I’m @adayinmollywood on IG if anyone wants to follow me over there.
I also have a facebook page for my blog and you can “like” my page for snippets of life and random thoughts here and there.
This is also prime blog conference season. What does that mean? It means every blogger that’s going to one of these is talking about it. The parties, the sessions, the awards, the speakers. Basically all about the fun I won’t be having because I’m not going to any conferences this summer. It’s totally depressing me. I know it didn’t go very well last year but I was really hopeful that I would get a second chance. That I would get to see my friends again and be redeemed.
Instead, I feel like I’ve fallen wayyyyy off the radar (as if I was ever on it). At this time last year I was so excited to go to BlogHer. I had just won a Voice of the Year award and I finally felt validated for all my hard work as a blogger and writer.
Now I just feel stupid for ever having felt like that.
Like I said, I hope this is just a phase. I have been blogging for five and a half years and it would be a shame to throw in the towel now. I know I could do link ups and post random photos. But I have trouble getting motivated to participate.
I don’t want to quit but the blogger’s block just seems to get worse and worse as time goes on. Will my inspiration and happiness that came from blogging ever come back?
Better yet, will you stick around to see if I can work my way through these feelings? I have before. Maybe I can again.