So…did you spot the new logo? Yep, there is it. Quite
pleased with it really!
It’s taken a while but over the last year I made quite a few
edits to the look and feel of the blog and I really like how it’s shaping up.
It’s very much a representation of who I am, but something I’ve always wanted
to do was dabble with creating my own logo, or branding I suppose, and I’m
really pleased with the way it’s turned out. It’s a nice new look to kick things
I put a grab button together too which is now a permanent
feature in the side bar over…there.
But getting back on top of things has been more challenging
that I thought it would be.
I’ve taken breaks from blogging many times over the last few
years but this is really the first time I’ve ever not known how to start again.
It’s not a writer’s block. Luckily I’ve never really felt
unable to think of ideas or create content but I feel like I’ve hit quite a
turning point in my journey as a blogger and defining myself, my brand and how
I do all of this is something I really don’t want to leap into without a more
confident picture or what I’m doing and where I’m going.
What I’d really like to know right now is how many other
bloggers have felt this way at some point? If you’ve been through a similar
thing let me know did you move passed it? What action did you take, or what
decisions did you come to? Did you experience a change in thinking, or
branding, or take a new angle with your content?
Let me know. It would be very reassuring to know others are
or have gone through this.
For the time being I have lots of content I’ve already
written that I’d like to upload so there are posts on the way, but you may (or
may not!) start to see some changes around here. Once I figure that out I know
it’ll be a great new adventure for the blog.
In the meantime I’m also getting active on the Youtube
channel so be sure to go check that out! I’ve started vlogging more regularly
which has been a lot of fun, and all the bits and bobs you find here are going
to be making there way over there very soon too!
So yes, I’d love to hear about any blogger struggles you’ve
had in the comments, and any suggestions you might have to really get my head
back in the right place again!
Hi Guys, We're just going to cut to the chase today because I've lost count of the times I've said "I'm guna start blogging again" and not got back to it, so I wanted to chat with you and explain everything that's going on right now. It sounds quite ironic following the video update I shared in my last blog post, but I'm hoping you guys will stick around. I know a lot of you are just incredibly supportive so I know you won't go anywhere (thank you), but that wants me to fill you in even more. The best way for me to do that was to really sit down and chat with you. For a real explanation you can head over to my Youtube channel and watch the full video. I've also spoken a little about Mental Health and why I feel so passionate about being open and honest with you guys because - mini announcement - at the end of the year I'll be hosting one of the #TalkMH twitter chats, and I'm really excited. Make sure you're following me on twitter, and for more information all the details are in the video.
But in short? To be completely honest I'm just not on top of life as much as I usually like to be. Moving to London has been filled with some really exciting new changes to my life but also some tough reminders about myself, and its had an impact on my emotional well-being. So I took a step back.
I want you to know though, I miss blogging like nothing else, and I really want to get back to it. I already have posts written, videos made, and i'm always coming up with new ideas but I'm giving myself a break.
I'm always telling others to not be so hard on themselves and take time to step back and look after yourself. Your mental health is incredibly important, and if you can look after that, the rest will flow naturally.
I hope you all understand and if you've ever gone through a slump, let me know. Leave a comment in the box, tell us your story, or let me know how you get yourself through times of struggle and low self-esteem.
Thank you all for always being so supportive. I'll see you soon, I'm not sure just when, but soon.