I skipped a blog post yesterday. On Sunday night after arriving home from seeing Civil War (woohoo!) I sat down to write a blog post and after about five minutes of staring at the screen I gave up, went to read on the couch.. Normally, I have all my blog posts planned out for the month, but for May I seemed to be grasping at straws for topics. I do have some post ideas, and Armchair BEA kicks off this week, but on the whole I feel a bit uninspired with my blog right now. I keep a notebook full of blog ideas, everything from post ideas to layout changes, and lately all my writing inspiration has been going in there, instead of here on the blog. I’m filled with blog thoughts, but not actual inspiration for blogging, if that makes sense.
I guess I’m just a bit unsatisfied right now. For months I’ve had questions like, Do I want to monetize my blog? Do I want to change the layout? I have thoughts about solidifying my content to have more focus, and whether or not I still like having a blog that isn’t focused. I debate adding in new content, things like reviews of shows and movies, since I do like to discuss that stuff. But I have no real answers. No real plan of where I want my blog to be. And it leaves me feeling disconnected (no pun intended) from the blogging world. I’m part of some amazing groups, but I don’t feel like I participate them enough or in a very meaningful way lately. Not to mention on other social medias which brings up a whole other round of thoughts and questions.
Blogging is such a personal thing for me, both in what I share and the personal satisfaction it brings to me. So when it starts to feel like a chore, instead of a joyful act, I know it’s time to reassess. As you can see from the rambling post, I’m a bit lost for direction here on the blog. I need to figure out a plan for what I want here. I love blogging, and will certainly continue to write, but this month may have a bit less content than usual.
This week will have some bookish posts for Armchair BEA, but after that, I think I’ll play it by ear! It sounds counter productive to my May goals, but I think taking a break and working on a solid plan will be more productive than forcing myself to write something just to have something to publish.
Props to you if you made it through that mess of rambles!
And if you didn’t, I’ve got you covered. 😉
TL;DR – Feeling a bit uninspired, less content this month, working on a new plan of action for the My Open Sketchbook blog.