Coming to a (blogging) crossroads…

When it comes to blogging about makeup, I’ve discovered I’ve come to a crossroads.  The last few weeks, I have been super busy at home and at work and the blog once again has fallen by the wayside. It’s weird cause in the past no matter how busy I was, I found time to blog. But lately, I’m just not feeling it.

I’ve been blogging for more than three years and am starting to think I’m running out of steam. Or maybe I need to revamp my whole approach to blogging and find a renewed sense of purpose. I love interacting with people on the site, and am always so thankful that people are still reading. I wish I could find my blogging voice again.

Part of it is I’m feeling overwhelmed by the volume of products in my house. I literally need a team to get everything done that needs to be done for the blog.  I realize I cannot even try to keep up with the countless collections or changes of season for makeup, and my skin can only test out so many products at a time.

And lately rather than taking action, I’ve been in limbo. Product review limbo.

Don’t get me wrong. My love of makeup is alive and well.  But it’s not at the forefront all the time anymore. I have other interests that are now equally taking up headspace. I have also much preferred reading blogs (all types of blogs) than writing.

Stuck in rut? Yes. Bored? Maybe a little. Busy? Always. A phase? Possibly.

Any bloggers out there feeling overwhelmed by products and underwhelmed by blogging?

20 thoughts on “Coming to a (blogging) crossroads…

  • November 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm
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    Aww Michelle, I think many established bloggers have experienced the same thing. Maybe it’s time to take a step back and figure out how you feel. I think the most important thing is staying happy whether you blog or not! It’s great to know your love for makeup is still alive though. Maybe one day your blogging momentum will come back!

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm
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      Thanks Sunny – I hope it does too! Maybe it is just a matter of figuring out how to revamp what I write about…

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  • November 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    Aw I know exactly how you feel I’m feeling as though I’m drowning in it a bit at the moment I have a lot going on personally at the moment and so much stuff to blog about but I just don’t have the heart or the motivation at the moment xx All bloggers go though this I know I’m sure we’ll all be back flying soon xx

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm
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      Thanks Louise. It is comforting to me knowing people understand where I’m coming from. I hope everything is ok with you!

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  • November 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm
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    i’ve been in a life rut lately which equals me not giving a crap about the site..if i’m not happy, how can i blog?? stressed about jobs and apartments and money….ugh…been trying to keep at it though

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm
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      I can totally relate!

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  • November 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm
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    I’m actually feeling the EXACT same way… I’m finding it more and more difficult to get myself to blog as of late, but I’m still hanging on and hoping that I’ll be re-inspired again.

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm
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      Thanks for sharing Dani. I am so relieved I’m not alone!

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  • November 19, 2012 at 4:00 am
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    Hey Michelle – I don’t blog but I can relate to the general feeling. I can understand the need for a breather! But that being said I love reading your posts and seeing the beautiful lipsticks you wear and hope you keep up a bit of blogging :) But yeah you use gotta do what is right for you at the time X

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  • November 19, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    I understand completely. It’s been hard for me to keep the blogging fire burning lately. I haven’t been able to keep up with everything and it has gotten me feeling a little down.. but I don’t want to give up. I hope all you need is a little time away to re-energize and refuel your awesome beauty blogging mind so you can come back with tons of great posts :)

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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      Thanks Kelly! Maybe for me it’s end of the year burn-out? Hope we can all come back re-energized soon!

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  • November 19, 2012 at 9:58 am
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    for me, blogging is hard as I’m very sleep deprived (with new born in the house). I still have the passion and do blog, but the energy is not there. It’s becoming a struggle for me :(

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm
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      I remember those days only too well and can totally relate. Hang in there – you are doing great!

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  • November 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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    I hear ya. I’m starting to say no to things being sent to me so that I don’t feel guilty about not blogging about them. I hate that guilt. Also, when there’s too much stuff around I’m like you and tend to shut down because I don’t know where to start.
    You’ll be back my friend! Stronger than ever!

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    • November 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm
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      Thank you love! Reading through these comments has made me feel so much better. xo

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  • November 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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    It seems like a common problem every blogger has at some stage. Just do it at your own pace. It’s your blog, you should do what you like. If you need to take a break, do it. You’ll be back with more energy!

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    • November 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm
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      Thank you!

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  • November 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm
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    It is SO hard to keep up! I think if there are other priorities, then it is totally ok and your readers will be back when/if you are ready! :)

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  • December 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm
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    Hey Michelle! I’m so sorry to hear you’re in a rut. I can imagine that keeping up with all the beauty and makeup releases can be daunting and overwhelming and to do this on top of other life priorities would make anyone go a bit mad. I guess I can only encourage you to go at your own pace. Its ok to take a break from something you love doing if its starting to not provide you with the joy and satisfaction that it normally does. I do love reading your posts though and I hope your love of blogging is only temporary :)

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    • December 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm
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      Thanks Tremaine! I think I’ll get back into it in time. Just need to find my groove again.

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