Do You Ever Get Tired of Fashion Blogging?

 

blogging detoxThat’s a pretty bold question to ask, coming from a fashion blog, written by a girl going to fashion school.

But it’s true, I do.

Sometimes, I do get tired of fashion blogging. Not because I’m not passionate about it. I am. Obviously. But, on occasion, I find it can be discouraging and somewhat limiting to be a “fashion blogger.” (note: I don’t mean any disrespect by saying all this; it’s just a personal experience based off my own feelings. I have tremendous respect for bloggers of all kinds, and as somebody who studies fashion and writes about fashion, I am not trying to insult something I truly love).

I’ve decided for the next week or so I’m going to try and remove myself from the blogging world as best as I can.

Why?

Because I feel like I often get caught up in the fashion blogging world and forget about the “real” world. I forget that what goes on a blog is usually a “glammed up” version of real life. This doesn’t mean that blogs are inauthentic. It just means that many fashion bloggers work hard to provide the highest quality content. As they should! And their hard work should be appreciated for all the beauty that it inspires, but I think we can all agree that this can be exhausting to keep up with at times.

I don’t say this because I think blogging should be easy, or that hard work shouldn’t be rewarded. But there are times where I just want to write for the sake of writing. As somebody who loves both the written word and fashion, I often struggle with knowing how to provide content that people want to read just because I’ve shared something that truly interests them.

As bloggers, I’m sure we all feel like this sometimes: that we put ourselves out there to get “followers,” but question whether people are only following us because we follow them. Are people only commenting because we’re commenting on their blog? Are people even reading the words we’re writing?

Maybe they are.

But maybe they’re not.

That’s why I’ve made the choice to go on a blogging detox, as I like to call it. I want to fully and authentically focus on my blog, without outside influence. I of course love the fashion blogging community, and I think everyone in it is wonderful and lovely. I appreciate every single comment and page view that I get, but just for a week or so I want to create content in the most authentic way that I can. I want to share, write, and make my images look pretty just because it’s what I like and not because I saw another blog that made me think “that’s so cool! I want to do that.”

I’ll keep you updated on how this little blogging detox goes, but even just the idea seems really refreshing for me right now. Maybe try it out for yourself? Even if it’s just for a couple days. See how it feels.

Does anyone else understand what I mean by all this? Or ever feel that they’d like to try something like a blogging detox? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

21 Lovely Comments

  1. Marlen
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 18:25:22

    I think that happens to the best of us- during the whole month of March i felt like blogging was an absolute chore. and it’s my full time job! sometimes you need to take a break to become re-inspired, ya know? :)

    xo marlen
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  2. Sandra - More Style Than Fashion
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 17:26:39

    Hi,
    I totally understand what you mean! And I was writing about it yesterday and today. It is still in draft version. :)
    Sometimes I really wonder if people read, usually I see that they do. But sometimes I see comments that do not make any sense. Great appreciation for you, that you share your opinion.
    x Sandra

    http://www.morestylethanfashion.com

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    • Andrea
      Apr 15, 2014 @ 16:34:23

      Thanks so much Sandra! I’m glad you understand and it’s not just me. So happy you read what I had to say :)

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  3. Meg
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:23:46

    It happens sometimes. Honestly life to me gets overwhelming and while I still apply the things I’ve learned blogging into real life, I can’t bring myself to document it all every day. Sometimes I think there has to be something I am missing that everyone else has (besides all their fashionable up to date clothes). Then I realize, if I’m doing this for me there should be no pressure. When I’m ready it will happen. =) keep up the good work and remember if its meant to be…it will be.

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    • Andrea
      Apr 15, 2014 @ 16:35:43

      haha I ALWAYS think that there has to be something I’m missing, like some secret “fashion blogging” formula, but I’m trying my best to get away from that mindset. And you’re totally right, there should be no pressure! Thanks so much for the lovely words :)

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  4. Tarah Saint-Elien
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 01:51:47

    I completely agree! I will be detoxing my blog, too, but in the form of fasting! I love blogging, but it sometimes saddens me to know that I’m not “huge” yet…so I def need to get away! Hope all goes well for you!
    http://adornedinarmor.com

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  5. Jennine
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 11:39:29

    I totally get it. I got burnt out on my personal style blog and stopped… for 2 years. Well, I posted every now and then, but not regularly. Anyway, I just started back and am loving it. I think I needed to step away and come back and forget about all that “who’s doing what” type stuff and just keep it as real to my life as I can. Anyway… great post!

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  9. Kat Skull
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 15:09:06

    I do get tired! I’m at the point where I give myself one day a week to come up with the current weeks posts. I feel like I’m at a stand still, but only because I’ve been stressed out in other areas of my life. I hope to get through this because I love my blog.

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    • Andrea
      Apr 18, 2014 @ 18:53:25

      I definitely know the feeling. It’s not fun. Hopefully you can push through. Goodluck!

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  14. Maggie A
    Apr 20, 2014 @ 16:41:32

    When I went through my blogging detox I suddenly become obsessed with skin and makeup lol. Its good to be able to step away for sometime. Hitting the refresh button never hurt anyone.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN.COM

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  16. Anna
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 09:53:01

    I got tired a lot of times in the past…especially as I don’t strive to be a pro blogger, still appreciate very comment or view on my little blog. I almost quit, but then I remembered why I had started blogging in the first time when I had no clue about followers, views and the lot (ignorance is bliss sometimes). What I did was to start a new blog and strive to be as good as I can!

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  17. Lara
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 02:58:31

    This feels really familiar! It can make you tired, especially if you post outfit pics and therefore have a pressure about looking prim and proper. A blogging detox every now and then is good. There have been times when I have quit blogging and reading fashion blogs for some time and then came back refreshed.
    Enjoy the break and come back :)

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  18. Kate
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 19:41:40

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this today because this has been a week of highs and lows and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. I can so relate to needing to detox. I took a hiatus for a couple of months last year and I definitely came back with a new perspective and a stronger feeling of direction. I think when you take the pressure off yourself and remember to just enjoy it, the inspiration and authenticity will shine through. Have a great weekend!

    http://www.taffetaandtulips.com

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