For reasons that I don't quite understand, I'm feeling a little blue at the moment. It's not specifically related to blogging but it's having an impact on it and it's made me reflect on the way I blog generally.
Recently, I've got a bit pre-occupied with my statistics. It's been motivating me to post a lot but it's not sustainable long term, it's also not the reason I started this blog in the first place. I started blogging to chart my make-up journey as a late starter and to talk to other like minded (make-up obsessed) people. For the most part I blog for myself but more recently, I feel I've lost my way and been too concerned about page views. I knew that I'd lost it when I felt I needed a break but didn't want to for fear of letting my stats drop...........then I realised how ridiculous I sounded and gave myself a virtual slap!!
I need to take it down a notch or two just for a little while. I do still enjoy writing about make-up but there's nothing really tickling my fancy at the moment. There are A/W collections that I am looking forward to (hello Chanel) and I still have plenty to say about my favourite brands but I also feel the urge to cut back on my make-up buying for a bit. I desperately need to buy new clothes and shoes. Perfect make-up accesorized with trousers with holes and bleach marks feels like a bit of an odd statement!!
The other problem is time. Blogging currently takes up all of my spare time (and some of my sleep time!). I have a book that's sat half read for about six months, a stack of magazines to digest and programmes to catch up on. I need to find a better blog/life balance so that I can have a bit of me time back. After all blogging isn't my job, it's a hobby. Hopefully with a bit of a rest I'll re-discover my blogging mojo.
So, I suppose that's rather a long winded way of saying that I shall be posting a little less over the summer and that maybe there will be fewer new product posts whilst I re-stock in other areas. I might even slip in a few dieting and clothes or accessories purchases along the way. If you have any requests for posts about my current collection please feel free to fling them my way!
Thanks for reading,