11/03/2018

Having A Blog Mid-Life Crisis | Just Add Ginger


My posting schedule over the past few months has - I'll admit - been erratic and clumsy. It is only now, one month away from the end of 2018 that I have finally knuckled down and got myself back into a routine. And the trust is that I've been going through a bit of an identity crisis as a blogger.

Let's start with the fact that I am now in my thirties, married and with a child. The content that I was producing when I was a younger gal with more time on my hands just did not interest me anymore. I was bored of it. In place of the hours I'd have shopping for new beauty products or trying on news clothes is replaced now with naps and housework. I wanted to produce content that I was passionate about and that mattered to me. I just don't have time to focus as much as I want to on those things I used to love anymore. 

toddler boy sitting on his mum's lap. Both are looking off camera

And that leads me onto my next issue - time. I don't have much of it. And the time I do have is usually spent running around like a headless chicken trying to juggle a million things and swapping between all the hats I wear. Life when you have a child is chaotic. Heck I sometimes go a week without showering because I have such little time so try and factor in blogging to everything else and I felt like my brain was going to come pouring out of my ears. I needed a break.

Above all I needed someone to talk to about all this, and luckily Codie came to my rescue. Codie is one of those people who you feel like you just know. I only went round to her house for a cup of tea and a chat and I ended up pouring my heart out and telling her some of my darkest secrets. Taking into account I only met her last December and met up with her one time previously it's safe to say that she just made me feel instantly at ease. 

toddler son and mother walking away from the camera on a path through a country park. A couple approaches them in the distance

I digress - my point is that I found someone who got it. So after a few hours and lots of over sharing, I decided it was time to have a bit of a blog renaissance. I had been so afraid of losing who I was with the content I thought I should be producing that I had forgotten who I was. 

So from now on expect to see a bit of a change. There will be a lot more parenting and mummy related content alongside food and lifestyle posts. Fashion and beauty posts might pop up from time to time but all with a little mum twist. And if all that doesn't sound like something you want to read then that's fine. I'd love it for you to stay but I can't write to please other people, I have to do it for myself. Otherwise I'm just living a big old lie and that isn't fun for anybody.

It's a bit exciting this growing up malarkey isn't it?

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