In the new year, I set myself the challenge of writing one blog post a week. This isn’t something I’ve particularly struggled with before, but wanting to push my blog up a notch in 2016, I figured it was better to start with small, achievable, goals. As it turns out, I haven’t been able to manage one blog post a week. It’s safe to say that third year is draining me, and all I want to do when I get home is curl up in bed, eat some food and go to sleep. My blog is definitely suffering because of this, and it sucks that I can’t put as much effort into it as I want to. Whilst I know I’m doing the right thing by prioritising my education over my blog, it’s really getting to me. I’ve branched out this year with advertising, and I think part of what’s stressing me out is knowing that I have the potential for a whole new audience to find me, yet nothing to offer them once they get here.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently making a film for my final university project. It’s going really well but the next week is going to be spent filming and travelling and just generally being totally dedicated to uni. Blogging is a hobby for me, and as much as I’d love to take it to the next level this year, I think I’m now much more realistic about where my priorities currently lie. I am going to continue making content wherever and whenever I can, but it’s not going to be regular. I’ve never been one for a schedule anyway, but I think the correct term for my content over the coming months is ‘sporadic’. Once this week is out of the way, hopefully I’ll be able to post a little more regularly, but I’m hoping to stop putting pressure on myself to maintain a standard which I’m just not reaching right now.
On a brighter note, one resolution I have been keeping to is not biting my nails. It’s a habit I’ve been plagued with for years, but I’ve really been making an effort to stop.
They may not be perfect, but the fact that I can even get nail varnish on them now is just so rewarding and makes it 100% worth it.
This is a really rambly post and I apologise for that, but I hope that maybe a few of you can relate to where I’m coming from. Also I feel much better about neglecting my blog a little when I’ve posted about where I am and what I’m doing. Hopefully I’ll be back before this time next week – I’ve got some ideas up my sleeve!