23 September 2015

Why I Struggle with Blogging

I've been blogging on Legs Eleven since 2010, and since then a lot of things of changed. When it all began i was in College, with plenty of time on my hands for blogging. I was studying art & textiles, so had plenty of creative opportunity. I really had no idea about the bigger blogging community and when i started it was more about what popped into your brain than what popped through your letterbox. Now there's so much stigma about blogging, whether it's about image copyright or PR samples or sponsorship, and somewhere along the way i found it quite hard to find my niche.

Legs Eleven has evolved from a personal blog to anything from lifestyle, fashion & beauty, with a big dose of the beauty of late. What i love, though, is that i can write about whatever i'm loving right now. It's been amazing to watch my blogging phases; it started off with short, chatty posts about Kate Middleton's wedding dress and the X Factor, to constant OOTDs and now it's turned into beauty and reviews, but that's what i love most. Legs Eleven is my corner of the internet, so i can write whatever i want.

However now i'm in a full time job where i leave the house at 7am and don't get home until 7pm, i work alternate weekends and every other late night Wednesday until 8pm, arriving home at 9pm. Although i do enjoy what i do, it does leave little room for blogging and more importantly, i do feel as though my creativity has been put to one side. So, beauty reviews are easy for me to write about at the moment, but it doesn't mean that it's always exactly what i want. I enjoy everything that i post but sometimes you have to come to a compromise between what you want to write and what you can. I'd much rather write something than nothing, anyway.

I don't really know where i'm going with this post, i just really missed writing the chatty, lifestyle posts so thought i'd just sit and write. Plus, i think all bloggers have some sort of writers block, or a change in their lives to make blogging harder. I do just love the whole blogging community and everything about blogging, and i'm not quite ready to give that up just yet. I'm not going to edit this post either, i don't think. I'm just going to let all my thoughts just spill out onto the page and leave it that way. Sometimes it's quite nice to write like that and to read too. Anyway, i just wanted to say that although i'm posting more regularly now, it doesn't come easy and sometimes i have to write like two months of posts in advance because i know i won't get time to do them otherwise.

Do you ever have any blogging struggles? Please do share because i really would love to listen! I know i'm not the only one.


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