I’m currently having some down time away from London and realised it’s been exactly one month since my last blog post and I have to say, the longest break I’ve taken since I started blogging. I have almost been blogging for a year now and my blog turns 1 at the end of the month which is surreal to me. 69 posts later, I’ve asked myself the question – Am I A Real Blogger?
When I started Shannon Kara, I didn’t know where it was going to take me as it was simply a hobby, something I created to break up the time I had after my 9 to 5 expressing whatever the hell I felt like. I wanted to show my makeup/skincare journey and add a bit of fashion, which has probably been the hardest out of my categories to blog about for a number of reasons.
Quite soon after setting up my blog on WordPress, I went self hosted to WordPress.org and bought my domain and a shiny template to match. I started off quite well, posting consistently while running my social media coherently, attending events and worked with a few brands. Then it took a back seat and I no longer had the motivation to blog.
I completely lacked motivation and ran out of ideas but the worst part was I didn’t feel bad about it, I said to myself from very early on that I do not want to force blogging. I want it to feel authentic and not like everything that everyone else is doing.
Does it make me less of a blogger to post sporadically? No, I don’t think so. I do believe taking breaks are necessary and would recommend them to anyone who feels they are stuck in a blogging rut. What I will say though through my blogging experience is that there are lots of phases you will go through as a blogger.
Blogging can be so exciting, a place to relieve stress or great as a creative outlet. I want to continue to put content out, being consistent across my social media and have fun along the way.
As I am coming up to my 1 year blog birthday, I think it’s a good time to refresh Shannon Kara and will aim to do a giveaway to say you thank you to all who have been rocking with me along the way!
Thanks for reading xx