Finding Your Blog Mojo

Blogging: Getting My Mojo Back

Things have been quiet around here for the past few months, partly because I realised that I just didn’t need to post every day (the world was not going to end) but partly because I couldn’t post regularly. Being pregnant has meant that I am in bed during the hours that I would ordinarily find the time to write a post and get blogging work done, so even if I had wanted to do anything I just physically couldn’t manage it.

I had originally planned to take a break over Christmas and then come back in 2016 full of ideas and motivation… well 3 months later here I am! It has been really good for me to take a step back from it all, find what really matters to me and prioritise my time better than I had been doing up until Christmas. As much as this blog brings in an income for me, I never wanted it to take precious time away from my family.

The great thing about freelance work is that is can fit in around your life, getting posts written while kids are at school or taking a nap. Sadly, over time I had found myself doing work when the girls were around or when I really should have been spending time with Mr F. I had left one life-controlling job and walked straight into another similar situation!

Enough was definitely enough. 

With a baby on the way I feel like I have had a massive wake-up call. My family are and always will be my priority and my job needs to work around them. So, you won’t catch me doing work when I should be playing dress-up with the girls or having a dvd night with Mr F. No, work will fit around them and I am thankful that I am able to make that happen.

However, you will be seeing a little more from me than you have done the past few months. I finally feel like myself again – hurrah!! Having the Norovirus this past week seems to have had a positive effect on my morning sickness. For the first time in absolutely ages I don’t feel queasy and I feel motivated to open up my MacBook. Better still, the fog that was my bloggers block has lifted – I feel like I know what I am doing again!

Katy x

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19 Comments

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    Sammy
    March 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Glad you are feeling better and that the morning sickness has shifted. Glad you have your mojo back – I love reading your blog, no matter how often you post xx

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

      That really means a lot, thank you Sammy xxx

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    Catie: An Imperfect Mum
    March 16, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I am trying to find more of a blogging balance too as it is starting to take over. I am trying to reassess what is important and get better organised.

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Organisation is key for sure, I couldn’t live without my bullet journal! x

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    Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes
    March 16, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I always found pregnancy so draining. G;ad to see you have your mojo back. #sharewithme

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:35 am

      It really is awful, I always wonder why women haven’t evolved to cope better!! x

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona
    March 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Glad you are feeling better, being pregnant can be so tiring and it sounds like your blog has found it’s right place in your life. #SharewithMe

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:33 am

      It really has now, thanks Fiona xxx

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    Suzanne
    March 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Norovirus as well as morning sickness? You poor thing! Glad to hear you are back and raring to go again. I cannot ever imagine blogging every day, I really don’t have the time – mainly the admin and comments. I take my hat off to you!

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Well honestly I don’t know how I had the time before as I really don’t anymore!! xx

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    Donna
    March 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Glad to have you back lovely. When I realised the world wouldn’t end if I didn’t post one day it was like a massive revelation to me! x

    • Reply
      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

      Thank you Donna. It is so silly but until you stop you just don’t see it do you? x

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    March 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    It is so hard, pregnancy has completely knocked me for six this time around and I know that it will only probably get worse when the baby gets here too. Even posting twice a week I struggle with let alone every day. I have found though that I would rather spend more of an effort doing two posts (ish) than worrying about the fact I am not posting! xx

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      Katy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:32 am

      Definitely Katie, I was burning myself out the old way. So much nicer spending more time on a couple. xx

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    Mum in Brum
    March 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Good for you! It’s lovely to hear such honesty. It can be so easy to get carried away with blogging and think that you have to do what every other good blogger is doing – i.e. posting every day, having a constant presence on social media etc. I’ve never quite got there but have tried a few times and found that I just couldn’t do it unless I was neglecting my family – which I never want to do. I hate it when I feel like I’m ignoring my hubby on an evening, or looking at my mobile too much when Taylor’s awake. I think we all have a boundary that we’re comfortable with – so glad that you’ve found yours and got your mojo back! Hopefully you’ll be able to get the balance right xx #sharewithme

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    There's always time for tea
    March 20, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and the morning sickness has eased off. Welcome back xx

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    martyn
    March 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Glad you’re feeling better. In all the years that ive been blogging not once have I happily found the balance. Sometimes I blog daily or end up producing 11 posts in a week….Other times I only manage 3! (And that’s at a strain!!) The way lives are there always seems to be something that I end up neglecting to reach the goal but then there should also be times when you just have to go with the flow of life. Definitely glad that you’re feeling yourself again and that you’re back!! 🙂

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    Jenny
    March 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    You said it so perfectly here Katy I have been struggling with this myself. It was such a relief when I realized I didn’t have to post every single day. Phew..I am glad that’s over although it seems lately I am but it’s a fluke. I am really trying to put work around family life better and find balance. It’s hard I am with you. Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and your continual support. #sharewithme

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    March 23, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Glad to hear you feel better! Pregnancy is so draining so no wonder you’ve been feeling tired. Looking forward to your pregnancy posts! xx #sharewithme

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