I have this pattern with my blogging. A couple times a month, I’ll sit down with the intention of writing out topic ideas for the next week or two, perhaps even get a few drafts started, and then when it comes time to really write, I get distracted or no longer feel a passion for that topic. At some point last year, I even developed a bit of a hatred for this blog and what it had become. I tried to make it big – and by big I don’t really mean popular, I mean with more authors and topics. I wanted it to become a hub for experts in different categories. I was so grateful for the writers who joined this journey, but it became a bit of a chore with everything else going on in my life – and it wasn’t what I wanted.
I gave up and I even considered abandoning this blog for good.
It was a serious thought. Maybe I was done with it. Perhaps it was time for something new. And with that thought, I did come up with a new project that kept me busy, my soon-to-be-launched travel site called Travel Mavens.
But even with all the work I’ve been putting in to that site, something was still missing.
As a new years resolution, I decided to blog more, but also blog less. What I mean by that is that I shouldn’t feel the need to sit down and plan out all this content. I shouldn’t focus on “what might go viral” and instead just write about a topic at the exact moment I feel passion for it. To write, to publish, to move on. The part I love most about blogging is that I get to sit down and write whatever I want, whenever inspiration strikes.
I’ve taken That’s What She Said back to basics in every sense. I have a lot to say and it doesn’t need to fit in to a nice boxy category, making me then feel obligated to write more content in that category. The last two months, you may have even noticed the change. Dare I say, my posts are getting personal again. I love my blog again.
So thanks for sticking around, even during my blog-dentity crisis. I remember who I am now and I’m happy to be back.