Dear Blogging, I (Sometimes) Hate You

IMG_0703 To be brutally honest, in the past few months that I’ve been relatively absent, I’ve developed a bad taste for blogging.

Hypocritical, considering I am still a blogger and I still intend on blogging. And don’t get me wrong, I also still love blogging. But like the title says, I also sometimes hate it.

While I’ve been gone, I haven’t been inspired at all. I still try to keep up with all the other blogs I used to read pre-break, but whenever I refresh my Bloglovin, I see a slew of posts that I feel I’ve seen before – and it’s not just in my head, because I have seen them before, because everyone is doing the same thing.

Now, I know some topics are unavoidable and travel quickly around the blogging world. And I’m all for the majority of those topics – they should be noted and written about. But when everyone starts harping on minuscule, unnecessary, overdone, and vapid topics – I lose it. Or when everyone takes the important topics, and regurgitates the same content everyone else has put up.

Granted, my idea of blogging might just not match up with everyone else’s – maybe I’m the minority, the exception. If people have been getting increased traffic from what they’ve been doing, there’s no incentive to change it – so maybe I’ve been in the wrong.

But regardless, I’ve decided that if I’m going to be back – and try to be efficiently back for good – I need to do things my way, and not be dragged down by what everyone else is doing.

If you don’t like what you’re going to see on TFN – then be my guest and read the many other repetitive blogs out there. And if I – at any point – begin to be repetitive, call me out and remind me of my mission.

2016 is fast approaching and my main goals is to upkeep this blog the best that I can!

In the mean time, expect to see more college related posts – and feel free to comment what you want to know – I’d love to write about it!

xoxo, Jamie

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4 Responses to Dear Blogging, I (Sometimes) Hate You

  1. Zoe says:

    I love this post. I feel the same way… I have been writing and feeling unfocused and a little uninspired. I feel like what I enjoy, and what I want to write about, are not always the most popular or “traditional” blogging topics, but I want to do it my way too. You are not alone! Best wishes for 2016. xx

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Thank you so much Zoe!! Right?! It’s hard to get through that initial step of saying “you know what? I’m just going to do what I want even if it won’t apply to everyone!”. It’s been hard but I’m trying to get there for 2016! xoxo

  2. girl C says:

    It is about time someone has mentioned this! I look through my bloglovin’ and all I see are the same types of posts. You are right, sometimes some posts are inavoidable, but a lot of them aren’t. It is always the same makeup tutorial, the same diys…I’m really glad you spoke about it–it makes me so much more excited for your upcoming posts! Keep up the good work!
    xo girl C
    https://www.fromgirlc.wordpress.com

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