My first post in a little while.
It’s been very hard over the past few months to try find the time to write for a number of reasons:
– I have a day job in digital marketing, so I spend my life on a screen. Sometimes, the last thing I want to come home and do is look at my laptop. (Instead, I seem to spend my time watching Don Draper…tsk)
– I’ve been really busy at work, it’s our most hectic time in the travel industry, so I haven’t had the time to think, let alone write my personal posts, sadly.
– Blogging as a whole and what it’s become.
Instead of dwelling on my job, which I love but means I am tied up a lot of the time. And I’m very sure many of you are the same. And I don’t want to feel like I’m whining. I’d rather focus on the latter point. My virtual friend, Christina, over on paperbagblog summed it up perfectly.
Basically, I always thought blogs were for discussing things that mattered to that person, a virtual place where you could really get to know someone. A place where you could pour out your hopes, fears and dreams for the future and indeed, the past. We seem to have lost this somewhere along the way, instead marketing has taken hold and turned each post into a product pitch. I don’t seem to be the only one with this opinion either, many blogger chats I take part in seem to echo the same thing.
Which takes me into 2015. Happy New Year, by the way!
2015 will be the year that I take my My Little Tale back to basics.
I’m going to be writing more about what I’m interested in, my adventures and handy tips/advice I think will help my readers that I’ve picked up. Less about what I think I should be writing about when I look at my Bloglovin’ feed. This should ease some of the pressure I have on sitting down and writing, and it’ll make me feel a little bit more authentic. Cause let’s face it, I’m never going to be any kind of niche if I just look at other people’s’ blogs and feel like I should be doing the same outfit, wish list etc posts.
Not only will my blog be doing this but so will I. Over the last year, I seemed to have traded some of my identity for work. Going back, slightly, to my job… I love it and I give it a lot of my time, which has meant that I spend more time doing it then doing things I used to adore. Simple things like finding the latest hot band and making an absolutely outrageous opinion on it, watching quirky, indie films which make me sad or even just playing my video games and reading comics. These activities formed my identity and without them, I haven’t felt like me in a while. So I’m going to make the time to do them, put down my phone and stop. Welcome back into the world, Lou.
So, please join me in going forward, I’d love to have you along for the ride, especially as I’m getting married in July. But more on that in my next post.