Blogging Into The Void

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Do you ever feel like you're writing, but no one is really reading what you have to say?

The reason I fell in love with blogging is that I felt that finally, people wanting to read what I had to say, yet lately I feel like I'm missing that.


For the past few months, I've felt really unmotivated to blog. I love blogging and I want to enjoy it, yet recently I've felt like I don't anymore, and that it feels like a bit of a chore. That I don't really feel like taking photos, and when I do I don't like how they turn out. When it comes to writing the post I feel like the words don't even come.

It has been really getting me down, and I just had to keep telling myself - 'once exams are over and you don't feel like you should be revising instead, it will be fine!', 'once you get back from your holiday and have lots of new content to post, it will be fine!'. But now I have loads of time, loads of new beauty products to write about and yet still, no motivation.




I started to try and work out exactly why I feel this way towards blogging, because it's a strange feeling - I want to enjoy it, but I'm not. It was then that I worked out I'm feeling a lack of motivation because I feel like I'm getting nowhere with my posts. I don't feel like they're getting noticed, or getting any recognition, and instead, it's like I'm shouting into a void where no one is listening.

I realised that this is probably partly my own fault. I don't read blogs like I used to, comment like I used to - I promised myself at the start of this year I was going to comment on blogs a lot more but this just seems to have gone in the opposite direction. But when I open Bloglovin' to posts that aren't even topics that interest me, have to sift through a million and one tweets about love island to find out about new blog posts on Twitter and Instagram is being... well Instagram, it can be difficult to even find out my favourite bloggers have new posts up.


Which is probably why I'm feeling like I have less of a readership too, and lost in the community. A couple of years ago, blogging had such a community feeling. I had a much smaller following number (I don't even think I'd hit a thousand yet on Twitter), but I felt like everyone was out to support each other. There was so much love for each other's post shared, and I miss that. I want to somehow start that again, I don't know exactly how - perhaps with a chat that somehow won't become inactive after two days, or a hashtag everyone can share their new posts on. I started using the #bloggershare suggested by Lauren Ann to try and beat the Instagram Algorithm and I'm discovering so many amazing new posts through that.



A blogging refresh is also something I'm attempting to do as well, because it seems everyone is always excited by something new. I've decided to change the way I edit photos to see if I enjoy taking them more, change up the style of posts I write a bit and possibly even change the look of my blog a bit - watch this space...


Do you ever feel like you are blogging into a void? I would love to hear your ideas to try and give blogging a bit more of a community feel again, and share the love for each other more.

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14 comments

  1. I get EXACTLY what you mean!!! I don’t blog for the numbers at all but my views per post have gone down so much and I feel like barely anyone reads my content and it’s sometimes annoying when you’ve worked hard on it! I’ll always be here reading your posts though!! I definitely need to read blog posts more, I definitely don’t do it enough!
    I love this style of photography as well!! Your blog always has and always will be incredible!!
    Kate Xxx https://www.luxekate.com

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    1. Thank you so much! This means the world to me Kate thank you so much for commenting! I don't blog for the numbers either, but I do love the community aspect of blogging and I have felt really lost in it lately. I am trying to make a huge effort to read more blogs and currently really enjoying it. Thank you, I'm trying something different with my photos and I'm glad you like them! x

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  2. You are not alone in that, i totally get it. I read alot of blogs but forget to comment lol Im rooting for you though, and i hope your joy of blogging comes back girl 😊

    Nikki O.

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    1. Thanks so much! It's so reassuring to know I am not alone in this x

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  3. I actually just found your blog through one of the retweet accounts. I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of your posts :)
    I totally get where you're coming from. At the moment a post going live feels like throwing a stone in the sea. But when you say you're feel there's a drop in readership, have you actually seen a drop in visits or just engagement?
    It seems to be the main problem lately is lack of interaction. Readers just don't seem to want to comment but they're still reading. Maybe if we could attach a "like" button to our posts it would encourage more engagement and we'd actually feel like people were reading.
    But don't give up. You keep writing about the things that make you happy. And hopefully when that Love Island (honestly can't go near twitter when that's on) rubbish is over things will get better.

    Laura // http://thatgallowaygirl.com/

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    1. Ah yay thank you for finding my blog! Engagement really, I feel like there's less support in the community as a whole and that no one really interacts the same now! x

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  4. I can relate to this so much! Don’t worry though hun, we are reading and loving xx
    Liv
    www.livwrites.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Liv! That means so much to know x

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  5. ahhh yes girl, i kno exactly how u feel! i love writing/blogging n would even want to do it as a career, but at the same time im feeling less motivated bc of the lack of interaction. i feel like mayb people don't even like reading what im writing, so then theres no point. but then i just try to remind myself that even tho we live in a digital age thats obsessed with numbers im doing this ultimately for myself! yes, i appreciate having readers and comments, but i love having my own space to share whatever i want even more. hope u start to love it again soon xoxo

    a fucking look

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    1. I am so glad you can relate! I definitely don't blog for the numbers, as when I had a lesser following I seemed to enjoy it more! There's such a difference between numbers and interaction and that is what I really miss, bloggers supporting each other x

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  6. This is so relatable! Blogs thrive on interaction. Unfortunately that's something that got lost in the blogger space because everyone is chasing numbers. Hope you keep on sharing your ideas and thoughts, and hopefully you'll fall back in love with blogging.

    Much Love,

    mandy-s-heart.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you can relate, it is really reassuring x

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  7. I think it can just be hard to keep up sometimes and the sheer volume of bloggers makes it even more difficult. It's probably normal to go through that phase and the best thing is to just take a break and go back to doing it for you - the rest will follow x

    franklyflawless.com

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  8. This came at such a good time for me! For the first time, I had posts planned out for the entire month of June! I was feeling super inspired, and so pleased with myself about finally having a system, rather than hammering away at the keyboard at the last minute and ironically enough, this was the month my blog performed at the lowest since I set it up! Not sure if I didn't plan things well, or it was just a coincidence but yeah, I was starting to have a major "What's the point" moment! I guess we just have to trust the journey as long as we know with confidence that this is our path!

    https://www.thendraluthaman.com/

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