To Those Who Have Lost Their Passion

It’s been a few months since my last post.

I had been finding it hard to make the time to come up with new content when I’d  been, as the saying goes, completely stuck in a rut. Weeks were going by and I knew I should be adding something new but nothing was inspiring me. I couldn’t put my finger on where I’d lost my enthusiasm for blogging, I used to love sitting at my laptop and just write but at some point it didn’t seem at the top of my to do list.

What had changed? Suddenly I kept questioning myself as to actually why I was doing this in the first place, and with that came excuses as to why I shouldn’t rather than why I really should. Excuses are easy to make when you doubt yourself, the classic “what if fail” and “what will other people think” being my most used.

It took me a while to get through a cloud of uncertainty until I realised, I had been too busy comparing myself and my content to everyone else. Why did I think I could make something which is solely about me and my life when I’m trying to make it look and be like another’s? I was getting tired of looking at other people’s social media and wanting to be like them rather than doing something for me.

Funnily enough, this breakthrough moment only came to me when I was taking time to myself to think. It dawned upon me how easy it is to be so tough on yourself and how you can stop yourself from doing things you love because of fear of failure or judgment. The thing is, you can’t ever be successful in something unless you build up the confidence to just do it, nothing just lands in your lap.

I came across another page online about loss of passion for blogging, the main part that stuck with me was when posting, you have to always remember to write for yourself first and your readers second. In the beginning I had this mindset and was writing posts entirely for me, but with the help of social media I was beginning to want to post what the famous bloggers were writing about. And sure, it’s easy to try and post about what’s popular to gain popularity, but that’s the moment you begin to lose who you are along the way.

Your creativity needs to be from your own opinions and what you like and not what is popular because that is where you’ll fail, simple as. In any aspect of life, you have to be you, no one can do it better. Don’t lose your passion trying to be like other people just because they might be more successful (at that moment) than you. In anything you’re passionate about be motivated, be confident, be creative and be yourself.

Here’s to more of me on mhgray.co.uk (raise your invisible wine glass) and I hope you enjoy.

xo

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