Ankara Outfit – Tailor made / Heels – Primark
Hey !!!! How are you doing ? (Good I hope ❤️) today I’ll be talking about ” Pressure traps” specifically to my blogging journey. Towards the end of last year, blogging became more of a chore than a hobby. I have to say, it was very weird because everything just seemed forced. I lost motivation to write blog posts and I would mainly just share pictures.
I was trying to put on a brave face and remain consistent through it, but i just wasn’t enjoying it. I began to really question my motives, why do I blog? Is it really worth it? Should I stop? Yep all this was going through my mind very often. After pondering for weeks, I decided to look deep into why I wasn’t enjoying it as much which is what I’m sharing today, hence the title.
I felt very boxed in terms of my creativity, I really began to question if having a niche was actually helpful.
Lol this was a huge one, I kept thinking about how much I was spending on outfits/ pictures and how low the engagement was. It really discouraged me if I’m being completely honest.
Somewhere along the way there were blurred lines on why I was blogging. I became too comfortable, I stopped dreaming and pushing for more.
I stopped celebrating small wins, this really affected my motivation mainly because I became very ungrateful for my growth and I even lost focus on the end goal.
So how did I get back into my game you might be wondering ? (Still working on it 😎).
I began to mix up my posts I stopped doing only African prints, I shared other outfits because realistically I don’t wear ankara everyday. I try to share a bit more of who I am so things that I like, people that I admire, travel experience (one of the reasons why I did a shoot in Nigeria was to spice up my page).
I stopped focusing soo much on Instagram and I began to explore other social media apps such as Pintrest which is the best thing that has happened to me and my blog (get on it if you aren’t already). I hated my feed at one point, so I have worked and I’m still working on creating a feed that I would really like.
I know there’s a lot of emphasis on Instagram but listen the world is ever changing anything can happen don’t build your blog on Instagram alone. Also Instagram likes and comments are important but don’t let it rule your life, it’s a slippery slope I have to constantly remaind myself likes and comments DO NOT VALIDATE ME OR DETERMINE MY WORTH.
I read other blogs and also do a lot more research, not only on fashion but in other things I’m interested in, so for example if you like interior design maybe look into that and share random stuff that people might not know.It will help draw more readers from different back grounds to your blog. Also I consciously try to make my captions a bit more interactive. It’s not something I’m great with, I am still learning.
Lastly I celebrate every win, I pat myself on the back even when it feels like it’s nothing I still do it. Understanding that it’s all a process, I’m building something, it’s a journey, so I’m choosing to not compare my journey to anyone else’s. I choose to not entertain comparison and so should you.
SAY NO TO PRESSURE TRAPS
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