Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Does my blog have a future?

Does my blog have a future?

This is a question that's been on my mind for a very long time now, and by a long time I mean at least a couple of years. I started this blog over 7 years ago now whilst I was at university, it was something I dedicated a lot of time to because lets face it I had a lot of spare time. It become my saviour when I found myself unemployed upon leaving university, something to fill my time with and something to focus on. It became my hobby when I finally got a job and for the last 4 years that's what its remained as. A hobby. But for how much longer is my blog going to be around?

7 years is a long time to stick at something and get very little back. I don't have a big following and my posts don't attract large amounts of readers. I'll be honest, an average post for me usually gets around 120 views. I earn nothing from this blog and by that I mean over the last couple of years, yes YEARS, I've probably made around £100. I'm fine with this, but when everyone seems to gain at least a small amount of money from their blog these days it's hard not to let comparison creep in. 

Let's not forget I just don't have the time or motivation I once did. I work all day and when I get home, I find my mind draws a blank when it comes to blog posts. After so many years, I feel I've run out of topics to talk about. I was recently thinking about my autumn and Christmas content and as of yet that list is still empty because I feel I've covered everything before. 

I'm 27 now and I increasingly feel like my content doesn't fit in anywhere. I certainly don't fit in with younger bloggers but I don't fit with bloggers of my own age either, people who are starting a family, are building successful businesses, renovating their homes and who seem to be settled. I spend all my money on Disney holidays and I don't want children, so where do I belong?!

I suppose I've let comparison creep in far too often recently, but in this online space, it's really hard not to let that happen. I don't know if my blog has a shelf life. I don't know if it's expiry date is fast approaching, if its outstayed its welcome or if its going to bloom again. All I know is that when I think about giving all of this up, it feels wrong. I just need to get back in to blogging for me, not just because it's routine.
  
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