I’ve had a tab open to the draft of this blog post for almost 3 days. I took these photos a while ago, which is maybe why I don’t have much to say about them. I don’t know why this post has been so difficult to write.
But I did something I doubt you’d ever hear a blogger say – I (temporarily) disabled my Instagram account. I can’t say exactly why I did it but it feels good. It was causes me more stress than good because I’d need to post everyday. I’d obsessively check my follower count. And I got discouraged that I was growing at the rate of other bloggers who started around the same time as me. So, I got rid of it. For now. I might bring it back but I don’t know. I want this blog to feel fun again, which it hasn’t for a while. I’ve been so focused on growing it for it to become my “career” and I’ve come to the realization that I don’t know if I want that. At least, not right now.
I think I’m feeling the pressure a little bit in other aspects of my life so I want to take this back to being a hobby I enjoy. It’s not that I’ve stopped enjoying creating content. It’s quite the opposite. I stopped enjoying trying to build my “brand” or whatever. I stopped enjoying self promoting my work. I started this blog as a photographic outlet for me, which I think (for now) is how I want it to stay.
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Do you ever feel pressured by blogging?
Let me know in the comments!