It is funny that I am writing this at all considering the title. But actually just admitting to myself that I have nothing to say has led me to think quite a bit and thinking gets me to writing. You see, I have been doing a lot of blog soul searching over the Christmas holidays when I took time off to be present with my family. I came back feeling a sense of excitement for my blog, having a fresh look with a new header and headshot for my social media platforms. I edited my categories, gave them new names and mixed up the titles of a few old posts. I felt happy.
However, when it came to sitting down and knowing what to write I was stumped. I have been stuck in a never ending cycle of reviews and sponsored posts- which, don’t get me wrong, still have a place on my blog if appropriate. But what do I write about if I have nothing to review? No input from a PR company?
Now that is a nonsense of course as I have plenty to say, plenty of ideas on paper- in fact I have 36 posts in my drafts folder. It is just that for the first time in a long time I don’t want to write just for the sake of it. I had an idea for a post the other day, but to have written it I would have needed to use stock photos and to be honest it just wouldn’t have made for a great post in the end. There wouldn’t have been anything personal about it – so what would have been the point? Habit? A panic that people may forget about me if I don’t post?
I think what I am getting at, in a bit of a rambling way, is that I am tired of trying to fill pages daily. To make a self imposed deadline. I love writing about new recipes I have tried, I love sharing our room makeovers but I don’t want to have to rush to get the job done and I don’t want to have ‘fillers’ in between semi decent posts.
So from now on, when I find that I have nothing to say, I am going to keep quiet. No more fillers. I can’t promise the posts that I do write will be gold standard but I will only write when I have something that I want to share. In the meantime I will be over on Instagram, my new found love in life. See you there!