Nothing to Say…

I’ve been a blogger for nearly three years, however, I feel like this year I’ve lost the privilege to say that. I went from daily blogger to 3-5 days a week, to no schedule which means some weeks are better than others but mostly I never see WordPress anymore.

I don’t know what it is or if anyone else feels this way. I just don’t know what to say. I sold my soul to the Odyssey so when I do have decent ideas I feel like that’s where they go. My blog has fallen to the wayside of my not busy life.

I think part of my issue is, I have nothing to say. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I have a lot to say. Am I self-censoring again? I don’t know. I think a huge part of the problem was that I dated someone this year and took 18.5 credits last semester and it kind of wore me down, and I forgot about blogging in my free time, especially since it was so limited. If the boy wasn’t around I wanted to be with my friends because I did feel like I was neglecting them. After I ended the relationship my weeks were filled with seemingly endless amounts of school work. Now, I’m at school for the summer spending my free time with friends, and the rest watching Netflix and doing research. I guess I’ve just lost touch with my blogger self.

I used to share my whole week with this little section of the internet. I used to write down every single thought that came through my mind. Now, I’m a senior in college and the biggest thing I have to show for my life (in my opinion) is this blog. It is my baby and I’m so proud of it, however, recently I just haven’t been doing it justice. And I don’t know how to fix it.

This year is the the year I’m supposed to really get my shit together (or at least that’s what I’m taking from it) and I always had this sliver of hope that someone would find this and it would be my salvation from the real world. I thought that it would help me become some freelance writer with oodles of free time for adventures. I now, don’t foresee that happening and freelancing is hard and I don’t know if there’s anyone I want to write for if I’m being honest. After reading about all the BuzzFeed stuff I’m very conflicted.

Anyway, I’m really hoping that I get some inspiration soon. I’m tired of not blogging. I’m jumping back into it. Maybe things will change, like my social media handles, and the content of my blog, but I’m back (hopefully).

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6 thoughts on “Nothing to Say…

  1. Katie July 12, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I feel like I’m in the same space, except I was never consistent. I like blogging, but I still feel like I’m trying to find my blogging voice. I’m never happy with my blog and that always makes me avoid working on it for some reason. Sometimes I try and just write and post, but a lot of times I talk myself out of that. Maybe we should hold each other accountable for blogging?

    • Mary July 14, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      I feel like I had my voice and then lost it. I would love that!! Accountability buddies for blogging!

  2. ashleyshaffner July 13, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I was in the same boat last year! I felt like I didn’t have anything else to say and my posts were forced and boring…I just randomly got asked to create a blog for my internship and was inspired again! I found out that I needed to have specific things to blog about and so I came up with a couple blog series and things that I was interested in. I hope you find your inspiration but taking a break isn’t necessarily bad!

    • Mary July 14, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks for the tips! I’ve taken soo many breaks this year, I don’t really want to take another. Maybe I’ll try to think up some series!

  3. Laura Beth July 26, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve encountered writer’s block quite a bit in the last couple of years. The biggest thing I’ve done is I’ve literally walked away. I’ve left the blog alone for a while. My most recent break was roughly two weeks, a few months ago, and I came back refreshed and ready to post again. I’m also finishing up my first-ever challenge, where I’ve posted on a particular topic every day, and it’s been really exciting! There are so many challenges out there – Monthly ones, yearly ones, on every topic you could possibly think of. I won’t do a challenge every single month, but I definitely want to do more!

    • Mary July 27, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      I’ve tried challenges before and sometimes I just end up hating the prompts, but I’ll definitely try some more. Do you have any suggestions on where to find them?

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