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Back again?? I am!!
I have felt like I have been in a blog rut since pretty much the beginning of the year. My posts felt forced, I always felt rushed or like I was falling behind in my posting, I felt guilty when I didn’t put out content and then I just felt overwhelmed. Remember this post I wrote last fall about the different ways to get over a blog rut? Well I read that a few times myself and tried a few of those things but I finally just felt like I needed a break and you know what? That has honestly been the best thing for me!
So what have I been doing on my blogging break?? Good question!!
For starters I cleaned out all of my social media accounts. One reason I didn’t want to blog was because I was feeling extremely uninspired. When I would look through my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts I would get literally just get mad scrolling through them. I felt like I didn’t know or recognize anyone I was following, like I kept seeing the same posts over and over again and like nothing in my feeds was relevant to my lifestyle. I mean, there are only so many “marriage advice”, “fashion posts for super skinny people” and “mommy and me” posts I can look at without completely losing my mind.
So you know what I did? I went through my followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and cleaned them out one by one. That’s right, I went through each account and unfollowed anyone who’s feed I wasn’t a fan of and you wouldn’t believe what a difference that has made! I love social media again!! I feel like I am finally seeing my friends and fellow bloggers accounts that I absolutely love and that has made social media fun again!! Yes, I have lost a lot of followers that way but I don’t care. They probably weren’t into my posts either and my engagement has gone waaaay up on all of those accounts so I call that a WIN.
Y’all. I have read soooo many books, and not just audiobooks! Im talking legit, hold in my hand, turn the pages, BOOKS! I really need to write my March reads post because there are a lot of good books on there I can’t wait to share with you!!
I realize that most people wouldn’t brag about this but I have actually watched tv shows and movies and not multi-tasked by catching up on blog stuff at the same time. I caught up on some old shows and found some new ones to watch as well. I can’t wait to write a blog post about all of “my shows” because I have watched some really good ones you guys!!!
I find that sometimes when I start something new it consumes me and working out has consumed me lately (and that’s not a bad thing!!). All that time I used to spend blogging I have poured into working out and I love that! One of my resolutions was to lose 30 pounds this year and since I had technically gained 7 pounds since I wrote that my new goal was 37 pounds and I am proud to say that I have lost 7 pounds over the past month so I am back at my original goal of losing 30 pounds for 2018! I can do this y’all!!
I have cleaned my house, my closet, my life, just everything!! I cleaned out my closet this past weekend and everything that was too big or I hadn’t worn in the past year got either thrown into a donation pile or got put on my Poshmark Closet. I still have a few things to take pics of but here is a link to my Poshmark Closet if you want to check it out. It’s mostly plus size stuff, a few work out items and I will be adding some plus sized swimsuits and pj’s later today.
I have also been in a rut with my meal prepping and so I decided to get on Pinterest and find some new things to make and while there have been some duds I have loved my new recipes and do you even know how good it felt to eat a recipe as soon as it was done instead of having to plate and stage my food for photos for blog posts?? HA!!
I have caught up on so much sleep that I literally feel like a new person. It feels so good to sleep!!!
And I guess that’s about it. But you know what? It feels so good to be back and I can’t wait to start blogging on a regular basis again! I have missed you all!!!