August 24, 2017

Unmotivated and Frustrated

It’s been roughly two weeks since I blogged. I’m not saying that is a good thing or a bad thing; a break is always needed from time to time. However, I say to myself that it is a bad thing because I don’t really have any excuses to why I haven’t been drawn to the blogging scene.

Believe it or not, I am constantly on social media scrolling down and reading the latest from fellow bloggers but come across as a ghost from it all because I’m so incredibly bad at interacting with everyone at the moment; is it just me? I read all your posts, envy over your beautiful photographs and bookmark your blogs for the future, but I’m not very active with showing it. Is this bad as a blogger? We constantly tell each other to support one another and I always feel guilty when I haven’t been on social media for a few hours, or missed all the twitter chats for the evening. Maybe it is because blogging isn’t priority at the moment. It’s summer and I want to be outside, seeing friends, doing anything but sitting down at a desk and writing. I’m always out taking photos and thinking of post ideas but never want to take the time to sit and write.

I quit my job three weeks ago which means I have a lot of free time (it’s like being 15 again with zero responsibilities). I “attempt” to be productive at writing but never really stick to it. I describe myself as a perfectionist, so when I get a pen to paper and the words don’t sound right or nothing’s flowing well then I’ll stop. Or even if the pen doesn’t write well then I’ll put it down. I want to be able to enjoy this time writing rather than stressing myself out.

I think my lack of motivation is because it’s summer. It doesn’t make much sense because we’ve not been having the best weather here in England. It’s probably just the thought of sitting at a desk writing when I have the freedom to do anything else, and something a little more active. I’m slowly dragging myself over to the notepad and jotting down notes, and I have recently thought of some exciting and some different posts so hopefully this is the return of A FabABulous Life.

Do you ever go through similar stages? Do you feel guilty for having a time out?

9 responses to “Unmotivated and Frustrated”

  1. Melina says:

    I haven't yet had a long blogging funk, but I can completely understand! Take all the time that you need, cause when you come back you'll be nice and refreshed 🙂 xxxMelina |

    • Abigail West says:

      I's so frustrating because I have so much time but so little motivation to sit and write. But you're right, there's no rush to come back and definitely shouldn't force yourself! Thanks lovely :)Abs x

  2. Rachael Shortt says:

    Don't feel bad! It's important to take time for you! You shouldn't force blogging, it'll come, don't worry! I've definitely been in a rut, I'm actually in one now I'm just lucky I had a lot of pre written content!PaleGirlRambling xo

  3. Zinzi Graham says:

    You don't need an excuse, if something doesn't feel right don't do it. People get so hung up on having to blog every week, multiple times a week, post on social media daily etc. etc. but everything will still be there when you return! I've taken so many times off of things over the years and nothing bad happens, I promise 😉

  4. Amy says:

    Don't feel bad, I'm pretty sure most people go through these kind of phases! I know what you mean about the whole getting involved kinda thing, I'm pretty new to blogging so I feel a bit of an outsider sometimes when I'm scrolling down on my social media! You'll get back into it, just give yourself some time 🙂 xx

  5. Robyn Vernon says:

    I took a few days out last week and even though I had tweets scheduled I still felt really guilty! But I do think a break is good sometimes and you shouldn't be too hard on yourself! There's no pint forcing content- I definitely get where you're coming from about being a perfectionist!Robyn //

  6. KateBallamy says:

    I've had to take a lot of time out due to chronic illness, And I felt so guilty but sometimes a break is the best choice!

  7. Rebekah says:

    Wow, this perfectly describes what I've been going through this summer! I've been more involved in the bloggersphere as a whole, but totally unmotivated to get on with the act of actually blogging, although it's something I love to do. I've just published my first post in two weeks, similarly to you, and it feels so good. I'm glad you're beginning to break yourself out of the cycle, though. Fingers crossed the ideas become amazing blog posts! X

  8. dani pitter says:

    I've felt the exact same way for about a year now for my own blog and writing for myself. I used to blame work and school for not wanting to blog as much but now that I'm graduating next week, and have less work hours, I don't know what to blame anymore. I LOVEEE books and writing poetry but I've been in this funk for so long that it's like "is it even worth it anymore?" Can you share tips on how you got out of your unmotivated funk? Thanks!

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