Some of you might have noticed, but I haven’t been totally active with publishing things lately. There is a reason for that! Burnout. Also known as writers block, or having a lack of creativity or motivation for writing. When I realized I was in a state of writers block, I said “this is my cue to take a break from writing and focus on other things, like my art.”
And so I did. I also realized whenever I don’t feel like writing a post, I slap together a Morning Inspiration post. Such as. . . Morning Inspiration (19), Morning Inspiration (20) and Morning Inspiration (21). They were posted all in a row, with almost no thought at all.
During these past two months, I have also re-designed my blog’s layout. With this theme, there is no header photo, so your focal point is the first post on the screen, the writing, and the photos/graphics of the blog posts. Simple, structured, and black & white. Almost minimalistic, but not quite. . .
Burnout happened because, I liked looking at my stats and numbers, they would go up on a day with a post, but almost immediately drop and go to 5-0 views a day, and this happens every week. I thought if the numbers were good, my blogging was also good, right? Wrong! It was lazy and boring at best, and my mood reflected in my inability to write creatively under pressure.
I wanted to free myself from self-expectations and the stress of reading numbers at 11:58 pm on a Tuesday. And so I did, and it feels wonderfully fresh and inspiring.
And at the end of this post, I feel more like myself then I did last week. Thanks for reading, and if you didn’t catch that, I made some visual updates to my blog, visit my blog to see the new look. Next Monday morning will be a blog party post, and everyone is welcome to join and share their blog link. With this, I hope to expand my blog’s following and be more active here.
*Sneak peek of next Monday morning*
Thanks for reading!