I’m in a slump. I have such blogger burn out.
You’ve probably noticed over the past two years that I’ve barely updated this blog. Does it count as blogger burn out when you haven’t really been a blogger in over a year? To be honest, I barely write anything anymore. It breaks my heart but I just don’t have the inspiration or motivation that I used to. I think all the way back to 2008 when I had energy and hope for the future and unfailing faith in myself. Four whole years before Instagram, I used to write fresh articles daily. Sometimes, I’d even update Bostonista multiple times a day. I was just so passionate about the fashion industry and storytelling it was easy.
I actually googled “blogger burn out” today to see if anyone else was feeling this inept. I may not write on my blog anymore, but it turns out other people still do! Coffee with Summer has some great recommendations like taking a step back (okay, that one is probably not as useful for me), remembering why you started in the first place and re-purposing old content when inspiration is hiding. Problogger also has multiple posts about how to stay inspired, including writing your own post about the blogger burn out experience. Obviously, I took their advice.
By 2012 I was basically blogging full-time! I was writing consistently, growing on social media, attending fashion shows, shuttling between Boston and New York. I’d started styling photo shoots and writing on a freelance basis, and though I wasn’t “killing it”, I did feel like I was on my way to something. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I think I was really happy and content.