On Blogging Burnout

Vix xxx

  1. Honestly Holly

    September 13th, 2018 at 10:25

    I feel very much the same in different ways. I think the changing season has a lot to do with it. The older I get, the more I think the moon has an influence on me. As we move out of summer, I’m sensing change all around me. It’s unsettling. I feel discontent almost everywhere. I also feel like a failure and just want to hibernate.
    But we need to sit in these feelings and accept them, not try to change them. How we feel is how we feel and that’s okay.
    Just remember Oprah’s favourite phrase: This Too Shall Pass

  2. vixmeldrew

    September 13th, 2018 at 16:44

    It’s defo the moon isn’t it! Looking more into this at the moment… it’ll pass soon!

  3. Lins @ Boo & Maddie

    September 13th, 2018 at 10:26

    Vix this is SUCH a great post. With the way social media is these days there can still be such a whitewash if wanting life to seem perfect and yet for when it’s when I reach out with an issue or problem that people flock to send messages and relate. It’s important to always share the shit struggles as well as the good times and the grass is always greener. Right now I’m hating the day job more than ever because I feel like I don’t have the time to even attempt to try this for myself. But I know once I leave that safety net it will be a huge risk, fucking hard work and rarely rewarding. Focus on what you love and inspires you.

  4. vixmeldrew

    September 13th, 2018 at 16:43

    Aw you’re the cutest – thank you!

  5. Soph

    September 13th, 2018 at 11:09

    Vix, as you know I literally love you [in the shouty from the side-lines, fan girl kind of way]. Probably way too much than I should ever admit publicly. You were the first person I remember finding on the internet and thinking – THAT is what I want to be. You have a writing style like nothing I have seen before, and an endearing honesty that makes me laugh out loud in some instances and want to give you a huge hug in others.

    You photos are just AMAZING too – I mean how you can make a made bed look cool and theme-y [is that even a word] is beyond me. SO basically what I am trying to say is, whatever it is that you choose to do, however long you choose to take off, I will ALWAYS be here, waiting when you come back. Listen to yourself, take extra care, and make sure you are the most important person. Soph Xxxxxxxx

  6. Laura

    September 13th, 2018 at 11:20

    I bloody love this and can certainly relate to feeling like an unmade bed. I’ve spent the week avoiding emails because I just don’t want to discuss a post that I don’t want to write. It’s alright to shut down and turn off for a few days. I actually think it makes you comeback stronger and more creative.

    I was talking about this the other night and we probably do more than 24 hours work a day as a creator. As we reply to comments while we’re uploading images. Send emails on the way to events, constantly updating and never stopping. So enjoy the extra hours in bed and only writing what inspires you. You genuinely have inspired me to not live this whole ‘I’m always busy’ culture creators seem to have to justify!

    X

  7. vixmeldrew

    September 13th, 2018 at 16:43

    Oh massively! Rest and reset is the way forward!

  8. Tanya

    September 13th, 2018 at 11:24

    I completely feel you on the burnout right now, I’ve fallen out of love with Instagram with the constant follow/unfollow ridiculousness, I’m over the drama and rudeness of people on social towards bloggers especially when bloggers themselves get involved. Do they not realise they are attaching themselves. I also feel overwhelmed with my task list right now and wish I could curl up in a ball and hide away but I have to remind myself that I bloody love blogging and having my little space online and the rest of it shouldn’t stop me from enjoying writing and creating my content. Look forward to seeing the change and watching your videos

  9. Hayley Hall

    September 13th, 2018 at 16:37

    Blogging is going through a transitional period at the moment and it’s essential to take a step back, focus on what you want to do and put steps into practice to make it happen. Nobody can be all things to all people, you have to have a direction and belief in what you’re doing and stick with it – irrelevant of what everyone else is up to.
    I think you’ve put too much pressure on yourself to make an income from blogging, and could definitely benefit from taking a step back and finding something else to take the pressure off; I guarantee you’ll then start to fall back in love with it and reignite your passion. The majority of us are not making our living from just the blogs – everyone has a side hustle, business or way of making cash, so don’t feel like a failure if your site isn’t paying the rent right now.

  10. vixmeldrew

    September 13th, 2018 at 16:42

    I’m a Virgo – total perfectionist and arrived. Luckily the coaching, consulting and EE side of stuff pays me a decent salary each month so it’s less about that and more just wanting to be even more successful in EVERYTHING. But that’s exactly what I’ve done, taken a step back and reassessed. Ready to get going again!

  11. Teresa

    September 13th, 2018 at 20:04

    Thank you for being the breath of honest, fresh air in the blogosphere that is so full of fake images and polished life stories! I lllllove your blog and I don’t mind the least if you have a break from writing, au contraire, I completely understand! And I’ll still be here the moment you publish something again 🙂

    xx Teresa | outlandishblog.com

  12. Alex

    September 13th, 2018 at 20:28

    This is something I’m facing at this time in my life as well. I have this idea for a blog and I started putting out content, but I’m not really sure where it’ll take me.
    One thing I know for sure, and with all due respect to those who are fine with it, but I honestly don’t see myself introducing a product or a service in order to make a living out of my blog.
    This was supposed to be my way of writing about things I’m contemplating on and sharing it with the world. Hopefully I’ll find a way to make it a full time thing, but for now I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and, hopefully, it will take me where I’m supposed to be at some point.
    Thank you for speaking out on this matter and take your time to put yourself together. It’s quite common to feel overwhelmed, so don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
    Take care.

  13. Danielle Alexa

    September 15th, 2018 at 16:00

    This is such a great post, I absolutely loved reading it!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  14. Erin

    September 16th, 2018 at 11:14

    You just need to decide and focus on what is right for you lovely. I have recommended a few people now that blogging doesn’t need to be the only thing. I have seen people go back to a role they loved before blogging, and the joy has come back because it’s been hobby and fun rather than all serious. I know I could never commit my full being to this world, but I know you love it. But I know everyone naturally goes through ups and downs, so its just a case of following your gut and doing what is right for you! go for YouTube, I have been loving it again recently, unfollow accounts that don’t bring you joy, say no to poopy emails and make sure everything you do you are loving and feel passionate about! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. last year's girl

    September 16th, 2018 at 15:24

    Oh, I definitely empathise with you here Vix. I hugely admire you and the other bloggers I read who are open about their mental health struggles while still managing to work for themselves. For me, I need the routine (and, let’s face it, stable income) of my j-o-b too much to even think about giving that up, although I’ve been lucky enough to go part-time and get closer to a balance that works for me. It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that you’ve been wrestling with these feelings though at the start of your first academic year while self-employed, and when your health has been so shitty lately too.

    Deep breaths. The world is waiting for you to conquer it again once you’re ready.

    x

  16. Julia

    October 11th, 2018 at 11:51

    At the point I’m at right now, this was an absolutely perfect post for me to read, and so damn apt. I’ve been feeling similar to how you were describing at the start of the post lately and I don’t recognise myself either! In the grand scheme it just seems to strange to be even letting things like that get to me, but they are.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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