Nowadays, there are blogs popping up every day about every subject under the sun. I'm sure that for us in the style blogging community, new blogs are starting up every few hours if not every few minutes. There are tons of blogs out there, which means loads of inspiration for us readers and lots of people feeling open enough to express themselves through this platform.
But almost as quickly as new style blogs pop up, other blogs tend to fade away. Blogging take a lot of time and often other things (like life, work, family) take priority. Or someone just simply doesn't feel like doing it anymore.
As much as I did enjoy it, my first year of blogging was hard. As much as I know this whole deal is supposed to be fun and I'm only supposed to do as much as I want, at the beginning I felt like if I was going to get into blogging - I was really going to get into blogging.
For me and blogging, there was always the question of exactly how much of myself I should be sharing. Whether I was sharing enough. If my ramblings were at all interesting to anyone but myself. If my outfits were yawn-worthy. Staving off the pressure of wanting to keep up with the Jones' (the Jones' being the more popular style blogs with the drool-worthy wardrobes). Trying to find time every single day to put together a blog post. Writing replies to every single comment. Spending sometimes hours per day to read the 2,345,753 blogs on my reader list. Realizing there is but there isn't any real blog etiquette and we all kind of bumbling around trying to be honest but not hurtful to each other.
I had to really "sit myself down" and tell myself that this style blogging thing is not a contest, that I'm not going to lose readers just because I didn't feel like posting on a certain day, or that I'm not here to make money so I needed to stop thinking about it as a numbers game. I really enjoy blogging, and I didn't want to end up getting burned out by it and give it up, because to me that also felt like I'd be giving up everything that I'd done to date in blogdom (yes, yes, type A personality here).
For those of you with blogs, how do you keep yourselves from suffering from blogger burnout? Do you think that blogs - at least style blogs - have an "expiration date"?
Dress: F21 v-neck maxi (no longer online, check stores - sim, black, halter, tee-style, pricey)
Cardigan: J.Crew factory ocelot (worn here - sim, longer, open)
Belt: Asos fluro (sim)
Necklace: Anthropologie nueva granada (worn here - sim, sleek, more cas)
Bracelet: F21 (sim, sim)
Shoes: Xhiliration by Target teanna (worn here - sim, luxe, lower)