How To Get Back Into Blogging


It's pretty easy to notice that me and The Rawrdrobe have fallen out a bit. We're not seeing eye to eye at the moment and the commitment just isn't really there anymore. But like most other relationships, it's one worth saving and I'm going to do everything I can to do so.

It's so easy to say that I'm going to blog once a week or whatever but when it comes to doing it, it's a completely different story. Often my 'photographing days' are not aligned with my 'writing days' and then it all gets a tad complicated when I realise what I've actually got - a 'becoming an adult' post with a series of photos of beauty products I need to review. Not very useful at all! However, today my pictures and thoughts are both aligned and I'm going to talk about how I'm going to get back into blogging and a few questions I've had to ask myself.

What direction do you want to take?
I feel that my blog needs to catch up with my maturity and stage of my life which means more 'becoming an adult' posts even though the title of it sounds ridiculous now! I want my posts to be relevant to the kind of person I currently am and what I'm up to. With a few beauty and fashion posts mixed in of course!

What blogs do you enjoy reading and what about?
Over the last year or so I have turned my attention to lifestyle and advice blogs rather than beauty and fashion blogs, with the exception of a few. Since I would never write something I wouldn't read if it was on someone else's blog, I figured that the content I should be aiming for is exactly that. Unfortunately I can't create the sort of content that my favourite bloggers write about as we can't all afford two trips to Greece in one month but hey ho!

What do you enjoy writing about?
I touched on this is the previous question but lifestyle and advice posts are my favourite to write. I feel like I can knock them out in one session because I enjoy writing them so it never feels like a chore.

Are your blogging goals achievable?
Posting three times a week is a thing of the past for me and even though I'd love to sit here and say I'm going to smash out a post every other day, realistically it's not going to happen. I need to bear in mind that I now have a full time job and other commitments and my blogging objectives need to reflect that.

Are you actually ready to start blogging again?
I am sure as hell that the last time I 'came back' to blogging I wasn't ready. I felt almost obliged to start blogging again just because I had been MIA for so long. Slap on the wrist for me. Don't come back until your ready otherwise you'll just end up going around and around in circles!

If you're thinking about getting back into blogging just run yourself through these questions and then you'll know exactly what route you want to go down!

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