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I have not blogged in over six months but today is the beginning of a new wind for In Ella's Element. I am full with ideas, creativity and inspiration so I will be blogging frequently. However I've decided to not restrict myself to a schedule as I feel it really does not work for me and if anything it stifles my writing. 

I stopped blogging for a few reasons: firstly, that I had lost my inspiration and creative spark, I felt like I was just writing drivel and really hated my blog. In all honestly as I had fallen so out of love with blogging I didn't think I would ever start up again, but luckily the passion has returned and I'm hoping blogging will bring me as much happiness as it used to. 

Secondly, and this is a point that I wasn't going to talk about but I thought I would be honest, I felt that nobody was reading my blog. I don't get many views and this made me feel like I wasn't any good at writing and every time I uploaded a post I was just embarrassing myself. I would say that there's two factors to this: the first was that I was comparing my views to those who either blog full time or who have more time to blog, this is in no way me bitching about these people, they are incredible and I hope they keep growing and having an amazing time doing it. The other factor is that in order to get more views (and to talk to some awesome people) you have to engage with other bloggers, this is something that I struggle with. I have anxiety and one of the ways it effects me is in my social interactions, I find it hard to approach or talk to people, even if it's only online. I then feel isolated and not really part of the blogging world, it's no one's fault and it's not me looking for sympathy, it is what it is. But what I've realised is that if I get 1 view or 1000 views on a post what does it matter, as long as I enjoy writing and what it is I write about? So I will no longer worry about my views and just have fun writing. 

So what have I been up to during my hiatus? Well firstly I finished my Master's Degree with a Merit (the second highest grade),  I won't apologise for sounding like I am bragging because, let's face it, I am. It's an amazing achievement that I made myself believe (and let others make me believe) that I would never be able to accomplish. I've also been doing a lot more artwork and creating more pieces that I really love, so much so that my idea of opening an Etsy shop is looking more like a reality and less like a pipe dream. 

There will be a lot of topics that I will write about on my blog now, such as witchcraft, music, sexual relationships and so much more. I hope you will enjoy the new phase of In Ella's Element. As I won't have a schedule I will let you know when I'm uploaded a post via my Twitter so you can give me a follow there and let me know if there's anything that you might want to see here on my blog. 


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  1. First of all, congrats on getting your Master's Ella, that is fantastic! Second, I LOVE your blog. You are a wonderful writer and I always loved the topics you covered, I've enjoyed reading your blog and it's definitely in my top 10! I know how you feel completely. I stopped writing on my blog March of last year because it became to feel like a chore. I didn't look forward to it, instead it was "what do I write about now?" I definitely came back into it this year with renewed love and passion and I missed my blogging friends, especially ones like you who I feel I've come to know more on a personal level! I also won't hold myself to a schedule. If I feel like posting, I do, if I don't, I don't, and that has made a huge difference. I look forward to all the things to come from your blog this year my dear friend! Hope you have a happy week! XO -Kim

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  2. Aw thank you so much Kim! You always make me feel really confident with your lovely comments. I'm so pleased you came back to blogging, I always love reading your blog. Have a lovely rest of the week gorgeous lady!

    Ella xx

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