Mar 4, 2015

I'm getting bored...

Lately I've been getting bored. Not of blogging or my blog... just of other blogs and the 'blogging world' in general. I've noticed I've stopped commenting as much as I used to. And I used to comment a lot! But lately it's just all so boring. I don't know if its because it's been a long winter or what? ...but damn!

I have my Bloglovin' feed open right now, I follow about 100 blogs, (so really I only get regular posts from less than half because blogs die...) and as I'm scrolling through the newest posts I find that I'm not clicking on many.

It just feels like I keep seeing the same thing every week... Here's pictures of things around my room. Here's part two of pictures of things around my room. Here's pictures of me in my outfit and everything is c/o, but here's a link so you can have it too for 20% off. Here's a review on something I never use but I got it for free, so here ya go! Here's a tutorial/DIY that's been done a million times but I'm going to pretend like I just came up with it and everyone will comment about how it's so clever. (Or better yet!) Here's a tutorial on how to do something that everyone already knows how to do. Here's another wishlist post. Here's a post about something that's very popular online right now and everyone's already talked about it but...me too! Okay, I think you get the point, Haha.

Just to be clear, I'm not saying I've never done any of the stuff listed above. I know I'm not perfect. I have worked with companies before but its very far and few. I don't post DIY/Tutorials often, especially that I feel are already very well known. But I'm not here trying to make money. I feel like that is part of the problem. Once you start making steady money from your blog you do anything to keep it up or make more. I'm just getting real bored of seeing the same posts from everyone. Everyone's talking about the same things and everyone's trying to make money/get free shit.

I keep thinking maybe I need a break from blogging but that can't be it? I love blogging. I like making posts, I like looking back at old posts and seeing what was happening last year. And I like interacting with people online. I actually want to post more, but I don't have much else going on right now, so I just stick to Instagram. So what is it? Maybe I am burnt out. Maybe I need to delete some blogs off my feed? Maybe I need to start following blogs that are more like mine...smaller and not as known.

I feel like the blogging world has been slowly going down hill the last few years. People are trying too hard, Everyone's trying to make everything look perfect so companies will work with them. Your home shouldn't look perfect. It shouldn't look like it belongs in a magazine. It's okay if it looks like people live there, haha. It doesn't feel real anymore. And I know it's not every blog that's like this... maybe just the 'big' blogs, the well known ones...

Has anyone else gone through this? or maybe you're feeling this too. It can't just be me?!

8 comments:

  1. I think having a mix of big blogs and small blogs might be a good way to get some more variety in your feed ^___^ It can be a bit tricky to find them (the small ones!) though! Nonetheless, I wish you luck. (And please share any lovely little blogs you come across so that I can follow them too!)

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    1. I am def going to go through my feed this weekend and remove a bunch, and then look for some new blogs to follow. If i find enough I will for sure post about it. :]

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  2. Whenever I feel like you're feeling, I do just as you say and delete some blogs that just aren't entertaining or inspiring me anymore and just take as organic approach as possible to my own blog. Just share what I'm most excited about and post good content when it's ready. I slow down a lot over the winter months because I work too late to get home and take nice photos with natural light and so I try not to force it. I never want my blog to feel like a chore!

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    1. Glad I'm not alone!
      And yes winter is hard for blogging. Not time, no light...no energy, haha.

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  3. I've been feeling the same way... I don't like it!

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    1. Time we both clean out our feeds and find some new inspiring blogs to follow!! :D

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  4. Damn you over-sensitive mouse, I just lost my whole comment. To re-cap, I think a combo of burn-out and oversaturation is to blame for the current blogging climate. It's hard to keep going and making beautiful unique content when many ideas were covered before. Creative burn-out occurs. Regardless, it's still my favorite medium and I have hope for a turn-around. Love the suggestions above for blog reading. Speaking of homesteading, I really enjoy catching up on soulemama.com every now and then.

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    1. Oh thanks I will check that site out!

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