Every blogger feels a little lost sometimes. At a loss for post topics, for inspiration, and for direction. Sometimes they question whether or not they want to just drop everything and get off the internet. What do they want to share? How much of their lives should they expose? Sometimes they just get frustrated with consistently pushing out content and seeing little return in traffic. Sometimes they get overwhelmed with great traffic. They wonder if it’s worth it. They wonder what post topics they should share and what they shouldn’t. They wonder what would happen if they just disappeared. Would people miss them? Would they care?
The comforting thing is: these thoughts and feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel a little lost. It’s normal because as we grow as people, the way we see our blog changes too. Our interests change and our lifestyles evolve. It would be ridiculous to think that your blog today will be the exact same as a year from now. I think the most difficult thing about that is trying to have others relate to your content that may be a bit different from when they first joined you. When I first started my blog it was all about creating things for Etsy. Now, it’s a super rare occasion that I indulge in that world. My interests changed. They continue to change, and yes, I get a little lost sometimes.
The beautiful part about being lost is that you will always find your way back. It could be a sign that you need to change your content, or a simple realization of what you need to do next. Take a break from it all and refocus your energy. Stop trying so hard. Don’t over-complicate things. And most of all stop feeling like you have to be a certain way or write certain posts.
If you’re feeling like all of the hard work you put into your blog isn’t paying off, maybe it’s a sign that you need to change how you’re going about things. Get rid of what hasn’t been working and come up with new ideas.
I encourage getting lost. Lose yourself, and then find a better version of you. Find what it is that you want to do or write about and go with it. Make a list of the things that you enjoy most and a list of things you are good at and I promise you it will be like a road map to your destination.