Just need to get something off my chest, let the thoughts tumble out of my head & then maybe I’ll be able to think a little clearer.
Lately blogging has been harder. Every time I think of something to blog about, I just think that it’s been said before. I know there are trends & I get that but isn’t it abit boring to read
the same thing over & over again?
I think long & hard about whether you’d find a particular idea interesting or not.
Blogging is really hard work & thinking of the ideas is more time consuming than you’d think. That’s why I so appreciate the hard work some bloggers put into their posts & why I highlighted some of them in my last post. Blogs I Love.
I guess every writer gets writers block sometimes but this feels like more than that; I find myself getting more frustrated & instead of taking inspiration for my own blog posts I just keep thinking to myself it’s not original thinking you can’t use that! Or, I saw that on so & so’s blog last week.
I know there are blogs out there who just blatantly copy ideas, the products they review, creative thinking, titles of blog posts etc but I’m kinda old fashioned; I can’t do that! I think you have to be original in your writing & ideas in order to be authentic. Doesn’t it show otherwise!?
I think you can totally tell the blogs that just surf on the tide & those that are original & therefore inspirational.
Plus it’s plain rude (not to mention illegal) to copy someone’s written work & original ideas.
I could write about what it’s like to ‘own’ a toddler/preschooler & the hilarity, tears, joy that comes with that…that’s funny, but it’s already been written, it’s on another blog. She got there first & wrote it better than I could. I read 3 similar posts just last week.
I could joke about being in the ‘bad mum’s club’ before someone else jabs into my mummy guilt with yet another glib post about how rubbish we must be if we don’t do craft or bake with our kids. But I can’t, I’ve seen it, I’ve laughed at it (half laughed, half cried), I’ve watched as thousands have shared it on Facebook. It’s not how I feel deep down though, it’s not the positive Mum I ultimately want to exude to my children.
Maybe I’ve had a sense of humour malfunction, but anything that puts Mum’s down, even if it’s funny, just leaves me even more frustrated after the laughter subsides.
I could write about what I bought in Topshop, a blogger would call it a ‘Topshop Haul’ I know because it’s been done already, I saw it on another blog using another brand! It leaves me a little cold in the end though.
I could write about encouraging each other, how God is for us & not against us, & I could even throw in a bible verse or two! But you know all that, don’t you?…I read it on another blog so you can too!! You can even find it on Pinterest!
So that’s where I’m at right now. Abit blah & abit sarcastic really.,,coz I’ve already read it
& her hair is better & her kids are better dressed!
Maybe I’ll be back later in the week when I’ve pulled my positive socks back on & slapped a smile back on my face. In the meantime, I so appreciate this community on my little slice of the web. I hope you’ll forgive my frank post today. I’m just keeping it real!
Until then you get a grumpy Mum who’s knackered after a full on half term week whose kids wake up twice a night & still wake up at 6am.
Ps I got some new socks from Topshop at the weekend I’ll post a pic on Insta! 😉
Hope you guys have an awesome week!
Blessings as always