Why I’ve Been so Quiet Lately

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There are few things worse than feeling in a rut.

And thats exactly how I’ve been feeling recently. Since getting back from New York I have had no drive for blogging, the green eyed monster reared it’s ugly head and along with my feelings of inadequacy, writing has been put by the wayside. It’s not that I’ve not had things to write about, I have about 50 post titles raring to go, it’s the whole industry to tell you the truth. The vogue blast on bloggers, seemingly endless blog hate, the fact that I’m nowhere near where I thought I’d be…I’ve honestly thought of just packing it all in.

But then I thought about why I started writing in the first place. Sharing designers & brands I love! This blog has given me so much more than I ever expected; I’ve worked with some incredible people, travelled, had amazing opportunities…this is just a blip in the road, everyone hit’s a slump right? You wouldn’t think it but even top bloggers get feelings of comparison and have to remind themselves how well they are doing. That’s the key isn’t it? We need to remember not only why we started but what we have achieved.

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Jacket – Little Lies : Tshirt – Little Lies : Belt – Vintage : Shorts – Borrowed from Betty : Bag – Baia

5 Comments

  1. Dana October 30, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I think its important to remember how far youve come and how much youve acheived! But ultiatley, you should blog because you enjoy it and love doing it, if you fall out of love, if it become a chore, then maybe…? Theres a lot of negativity bussing round bloggers at the moment, all eyes on vogue, we just gotta try and see past it, keep doing what youre doing girl, kisses xx

    Dana | fashiondew.co.uk

  2. Jenny October 31, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Oh lovely, I hate to hear that you are feeling so down! I find it is always important to get back to those basics about what you love and why you love doing it. You also have to remember how much you have grown through blogging like girl – your hobby is your job now, how incredible is that!?!?! Something you love and did for fun can now sustain you – now my green monster is emerging!

    I hope you feel better soon Amanda! X

    Jenny | jacandthebox.co.uk

  3. Gayle Smith November 3, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Hey Amanda.

    I’ve recently discovered your blog and I love it.

    Keep up the good work.

    Best Wishes
    Gayle X

  4. Jenna-Marie November 13, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    You can’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20. This is easier said that done, but something I try to remind myself all the time. P.s. yiu inspired me to comment. Impact can be measured in so many ways.
    Keep your chin up, love from Glasgow x

  5. Ananyah November 16, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    I know the feeling. I’ve been in my own rut for quite a while. Unsure on the direction I wanted to take and finally had to take a huge step back. During my break, I was able to finally realise the reasons why I started my blog, found myself wanting to blog again and the hardest part was the first paragraph after a 3 month hiatus.

    When you’re feeling down and thinking to give it all up, think of what you’ve achieved, Scottish Blogger of the Year 2015, travelled and have met some wonderful friends via your blog. Never give up x

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