Taking A Break

March 3, 2012 6 Comments
I am off away for a week to Fuerterventura and although I’m taking my Iphone I’m gonna have a Twitter, Facebook and Blog holiday too. I ve scheduled some posts to run while I’m away so Bang On Style doesnt go completely silent for 7 days. I’m also going to take the week off as a chance to reflect on my blog and whether I want to carry it on or not. I have recently been having a crisis of confidence where the blog is concerned and have found it increasingly disheartening the volume of comments and traffic I get. I spend a huge amount of time on the blog, taking and editing photos, searching for products etc as well as juggling my full time job and trying to maintain a second blog and online shop which recently has been incredibly neglected. I know all you fellow bloggers know how much time blogging can take and how it can take over your life. 
I started the blog a year ago to blog about my new shop Bang On Vintage  but as the shop moved to WordPress and gained its own onsite blog I made Bang On Style more of a personal blog. 
I do love to blog but its hard not to feel like a very small fish in a monstrously huge pond. Many of course will respond and say you should blog because you love it and for no other reason, but there is no-one that can deny how hard it can be spending hours on something for no one to ever see it or respond to it.
I do feel a sense of pressure and competition to live up to other more established blogs – and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like this. I would love my blog to be as popular as some of the blogs I read and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with aspiring to be successful, but the self imposed pressure of this aim seems to make it all the harder when the blog doesn’t seem to going anywhere.
I wonder how others cope with this period of blogging where followers don’t seem to increase and comments dont come even though your input and commitment is increasing by hours and hours. How do you push through and find the motivation to persevere and continue to provide fresh, new and exciting content and stay true to yourself!
So for a week I will reflect and think about where I might go with things. My shop is about to be featured in a Bridal magazine and I know I need to spend some time making Bang On Vintage be all it can be. I may let Bang On Style take a back seat.
I’d love to know peoples thoughts? Hear peoples advice? Do you agree? Are you a new blogger struggling to keep blogging? Do you have tips for keeping motivated? Or are you a well established blog who knows how it feels to go through the growing process??
Please do comment and let me know x

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  • Caroline March 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Hope you have a lovely holiday! 6months till mine.. :(
    I know exactly how you feel.. i always feel like a small fish in a big pond with blogging and the more i get involved,the bigger the pond seems. but as you said,you should blog because you love it. yes noone can deny they like seeing the number of followers rise and the more comments the better,but for me anyways,blogging is a theorpy and especially through the friendships that you make. ive met some lovely people (physically only met 1) and its helped my confidence and also my passion for shopping and also helped in sorting some of my styling issues. some non fashion related blogs have inspired me and never fail to make me giggle everyday.
    I too have a full time job and a dog and also a partner that just doesnt understand this world..but its my world. I blog once a week and lookbook once a week(as off this week) thats how iv decided to blog,my pics take minutes to take and i upload and then edit quickly on a sunday and blog is live by sunday 6pm.. thats how i roll.lol for people to blog daily,i dont know how they do it. but its not a competition,its the content that counts and the fact that you may be inspiring someone else.
    Id love for my blog to be successful and recognised by other bloggers and companies but that comes with time and networking.
    I hope you do carry on,but you have to know why you do it and what you want from it..

    • bangonstyle March 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      I am gonna keep going and just try to enjoy it and not worry x

  • princesselfy March 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I’m having this exact dilemma at the moment. I find my inspiration comes and goes-sometimes I’m posting 3/4 times a week and enjoying it then other times (like now) I have no idea what to blog about and 2/3 weeks can go by where I don’t post at all. I see these bigger blogs with a seemingly endless amount of inspiration and I don’t know where to start. I want my blog to be different but it’s seemingly impossible to stay unique and not see the same thing blogged about 100 times over. I say take the break for as long as you need – you should only do something if you enjoy it and not because you feel like you should. Sometimes a break is what you need to realise how much you love something x

    • bangonstyle March 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      You’re right I got my fiance to photograph each of my outfits on holiday – I couldn’t help it – think its in the blood now.

  • Computergirl March 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Only Blog when you have something to say, and feel you want to share. I think we put a lot of pressure on numbers and figures, but the main thing is to write what YOU enjoy. I have found that that, combined with commenting on other people’s blogs, has been enough to draw in readers and create friendships. Obviously twitter, facebook, bloglovin etc all help to raise awareness, but it depends what your goals are.

    I have been blogging for nearly three years and noticed that twitter sort of killed blog comments. People read but rarely comment- also viewing figures are different for every stats counter I have seen- so dont rely on them! I have seen a lot of bloggers try to buy expensive stuff to impress people they dont know.. just stick to your own style and only do it if you enjoy blogging. If not then it will get you down.

    Have a great holiday and we’ll be here when you get back xx

    • bangonstyle March 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you – thats really lovely x

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