Friday, 17 October 2014

The struggle between online and offline

When I think of blogging I think of pretty pictures with white backgrounds and perfect lighting, well written blog posts that are just the right length and social interaction, lots of it. However achieving all of this and still having a life can be hard. Recently my blog has taken a real hit due to the fact that it all seems so overwhelming. The constant need for content and for it to be amazing and beautiful. I suppose this pressure has made me step back and leave the blogging world for a while to reassess how I want to go about my blog.

This is by no means one of those posts that apologizes for not being active on here because to be honest I know that this is my little internet space and I can blog when I want. I am simply acknowledging the struggle of trying to do your best on here whilst also keeping up with everything offline. I absolutely love my life at the moment and the thought of documenting it kind of seems a little strenuous and boring. I want to bring my readers something that interests them and to do this it has to interest me first.

What is also hard is that once you enjoy your offline life, you feel like what you've created online will crumble, that people will forget about you and move on to something else, something more constant. I totally understand that as I think that is something I'd do too. The internet is always moving and if you are not present then it moves on without you and that is what I am worried about when I don't post.

I guess that this worry is something that all bloggers can relate to. There are some that have more time and more drive to keep going and keep their face in peoples line of sight but for me it is becoming difficult. I am desperate to continue with my blogging as I love having Gingerbread Smiles and I am really proud of everything I've put into it so far. Also I am so grateful for all the people I've met through blogging and tweeting as they have become real friends that I feel I can turn to if I need them.

I suppose what I am trying to say is that blogging is still a big part of my life and that will not stop, but I might be a little more distant as I enjoy my offline life and take less time to document it. There may be less posts per month but I hope that the quality will be much better!

I'm hoping to get some Autumn themed posts up soon so keep a look out :)

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