This week has been a particularly tiring one. For one, following my trip to Budapest and a number of bank holidays, I’d become very accustomed to 3 and 4 days weeks – making this my first 5 day week in a while which somehow feels 10x longer than a 4 day one. Also, not that I’ve been working ridiculously late nights this week (well, nothing later than the usual), but early mornings and consistently busy days has taken it out of me. So instead – I decided to keep it light with some easy reading today. A number of my friends, people I know and even some family members have been getting into new relationships recently – and it prompted me to write up a post that’s been sitting in my head for a while now. But first – keep reading until the end of the post to be the first to sign up to the new Skylish Monthly. So, I’ve had my ‘newsletter’ for a while (and thank you to all those that have signed up), but… I never send anything out. I’ve decided to get serious with a monthly newsletter that will be useful for bloggers/career women/students allll over the world. Skip to the end of the post if you want to know exactly what would be in it for you (and if you want to sign up, too!)
May 11 2017 at 10:47 pm
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“Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” -Maya Angelou
After you’ve blogged for a while, you’ll likely go down on of two routes: decide it’s not really for you, and move on, or decide to dedicate more time to it. Option two: the longer you blog, the more it will become an integral part of your life, the more you will realise the business aspects of it, and with that, the more pressure it brings. When I first started blogging – I felt no pressure whatsoever. I put no thought into what I posted – I posted whatever the hell I felt like, whenever the hell I felt like. If one day I wanted to post about a new skirt I bought, I did just that: I’d take a grainy photo on my phone, write a few lines and be about my day. In some ways – these were the good ol’ days. Now, I put a lot of thought into most things I write. There are certain blogging opportunities I don’t even accept any more if I don’t feel that they will fit in with the overall direction and general tone of my blog, some of these are opportunities that I would have accepted just over a year ago (I’ll go into more detail about this during Saturday’s Purpose Meets Class Luncheon, where I’ll be speaking in a segment called ‘Show Me the Money’). From the outside looking in, I can see how blogging can probably not seem to be even remotely stressful – you take some photos, get to work with cool brands, and can even earn from it – these days some bloggers are doing this full time, and getting jetted all over the world to promote various brands. So what is everyone referring to when they say it’s stressful?