Struggling to Blog

The last few months have been an all time low for my blog. In fact, the only reason why I really opened it up to write again was because I realized my WordPress hosting plan is renewing soon. I’ll be honest, I had to think long and hard about whether I was going to keep my plan.

I started The Whimsical Chick in 2015, when I was 19. I was obsessed with makeup, and I had a fair bit of time on my hands. Carving out my own little corner of the Internet seemed like it would be the perfect hobby. It took off quickly, and I was soon getting thousands of views per month. I definitely wasn’t a major beauty blogger, but it was still much more than I ever expected.

Fast forward to now – I’ve moved to a new city where I haven’t made a single girlfriend yet. A couple months ago, my high school sweetheart and a family member committed suicide within a couple days of each other – bringing me to an emotional and mental low. My job is rewarding but not very high paying, and I’m trying to save up for a wedding. I’m exhausted all the time, and my passion for makeup isn’t as strong as it used to be. I still apply makeup almost daily, but I’m not creative with my looks anymore. Just whatever’s quick & easy is good for me.

I wanted to throw in the towel & delete this blog, but that feels like giving up. I’ve spent countless hours writing, photographing products, and making blogger friends. I still get comments thanking me for my honest reviews on old posts, and it warms my heart every time. I’ve built something that I was proud of, and I don’t want to just let it disappear. But I don’t know how to just jump back into blogging. I feel like I’ve evolved as a person, and my world doesn’t revolve around makeup anymore. In fact, my main hobby for the past year has been cooking but I really don’t want to run a cooking blog.

I’m going to start writing on my blog again. I’ll start with reviews – that’s what I know how to do, and it will help me get back in the swing of things. But, I’m hoping to bring something new to my website. Something that feels authentic. I’m just not sure what it is yet.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Struggling to Blog

  1. Sounds like a really reasonable and normal reaction to all the other stuff going on and additional pressure a blog can put on you. Try your plan to write reviews. It’s a good one. Nice and defined. No need to put much pressure on yourself. Happy 2019!

  2. Completely Relatable. I hit 2k views a month at my high point, but now I’m only getting 300-500 views a month. I’ve also been blogging less than I used to and also felt like deleting my blog. Like you, I don’t want to give up though. Plus, it’s a nice little blogging community here.

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