Giving Up My Blog

Giving Up My Blog

I’ve been back at Uni for a week, my course hasn’t even started yet, and I’m already giving up.

I overplanned.

Having been away in London over the summer, I missed out on a lot of Bristol opportunities, so I scheduled a lot for when I got back.  This week I had 9-5 training days with my Uni newspaper, followed by some sort of evening blog opportunity/social everyday.  I spread myself ridiculously thin, I barely had time or energy to talk or reply to emails and, in turn, I am completely drained.  I don’t have the same enthusiasm for my blog or blog stuff that I maintained throughout the summer.  Everything I’m doing feels like a chore.  In all honesty, this post today was supposed to be completely different.  However, I don’t have the energy to write much, so I figured I may as well be honest.

Am I giving up?

I’ve mentioned many a time that I do this because I love to write.  This blog is, in essence, a passion project, and any paid/gifted work is just an extra.  Therefore, if I’ve lost the passion for it, surely the logical next step is to stop blogging?

I won’t lie, the thought of giving up did cross my mind.  Not a resolution to stop completely, but I did think about just… not doing it for a while.  I lay in bed this Saturday thinking “I should have something up this morning, but… Who really cares if I don’t?  Who really cares if I never upload again?”  And that’s when I had to bring some tough love into my own life.

Get yourself together Jasmine.

I know that I keep rehashing that this is a passion project of mine.  However, that doesn’t change the fact that it still is a project.  Projects take work, and force you to power through your dull spots to get to the magic.  Nothing is happy and shiny 24/7, and honestly, it would be quite boring if they were.

During August I would sit at my laptop and do 9-5 working days on my blog.  No, I may not have the time for that now, but I have resilience and time management, and that can get me through this tough time.  I will be inspired again; I have amazing content planned for October, so I’m hoping to get writing that soon.  I’m just overwhelmed at the moment, but that will stop.

Giving up is not an option (yet)

I’ve put too much into this to let one bad period of time deter me from growth.  I think I’m really starting to come into my content and have my own real identity and I want to keep that going.  Things come in waves, and right now I’m drowning.  However, I won’t be drowning forever.  Good things are still to come.

 

How are you doing at the moment?  Let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

Jas xx

 

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  1. September 22, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    You just have to get into new routines–don’t give up!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you, I will try!

      Jas xx

  2. CherishingFlo
    September 22, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Girl love that you’re pushing through! I’m trying to prepare for my relaunch and it’s HARD, but I’m in refusal of giving up too! You’ll get that fire back girl!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m very excited for your blog launch!

      Jas xx

  3. September 22, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    Don’t burn yourself out or you will not enjoy blogging at all. Maybe cut down your blogging schedule for posting until you have a bit more time?

    Rachael | https://rachaelstray.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you! I’m trying not to

      Jas xx

  4. September 23, 2018 / 1:58 am

    Aw man, I totally understand where you’re coming from! This year has made me think about giving up my blog more than once. But ya know what, if it’s something you’re passionate about then you should keep it going!

    cabin twenty-four

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Yeah, hopefully we can both keep going!

      Jas xx

  5. September 23, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Your blog is super interesting and im a new follower but i understand when this feeling of giving up sets in. it becomes a chore rather than something that brings joy and thats when u get those thoughts like, ahh noone really cares.

    I hope u can find a way to make it valuable for yourself again!! Good luck im cheering for u 🙌🏼🧚🏽‍♀️

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Awwww thank you so much, yeah it’s so annoying when it comes a chore :/ Hoping to make it through!

      Jas xx

  6. Ayana Smith
    September 23, 2018 / 5:50 am

    Don’t give up. I love your blog. If you need to take time or cut back, it’s totally okay to do that.
    I’m doing pretty good, thanks for asking.

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Awwww thank you so much, I’m hoping not to give up!

      Jas xx

  7. September 23, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    It’s so hard when situations change! I’m working all the time and I find it hard to actually find the time to blog but I love it so I keep going even if it’s not as regular as usual. You will find your own rhythm and know what’s best just keep going! Xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Yeah, I’m slowly starting to find my own rhythm again, thank you!

      Jas xx

  8. September 23, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Love the honesty here in your post, sharing your thoughts and feelings. Bottom line, do what brings you happiness and what you’re passionate about, and if it’s this blog – keep it up girl!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, I’m gonna keep going, at the end of the day this is my love.

      Jas xx

  9. September 23, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Don’t give up your blog but know when to take a break. Uni is more important. And it is okay to prioritize that over your blog. Also, lesson learnt, now you know!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Yeah, it’s all just going to be a game of balance!

      Jas xx

  10. September 23, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    What a great open post and Iove how you have wrote this!
    Don’t give up, its just about adapting and change is mostly good, it’ll all work out in the end girly 🙂

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Awwww thank you! Hopefully it will all work out in the end, like you said!

      Jas xx

  11. September 23, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I could completely relate to what you were saying! There are so many other things we have to balance with blogging, it can get a bit much at times. I went through a period of not really feeling passionate and what I did was try and change things up a bit. Revamp your site or start a new blog series. Don’t give up, you can do it!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:08 pm

      Yeah, I’m open to some new things 🙂 Thank you for your kind comments

      Jas xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:10 pm

      Awwww thank you so much! Yeah, I’m gonna make it work

      Jas xx

  12. September 23, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I’m really REALLY glad you changed your tone there towards the end. You’re right about passion projects being projects. Not everything is shiny and happy all the time. Sometimes things slip in life (in all areas) and that’s okay as long as they’re there to be picked back up again. I love your blog and I’d definitely miss it if you did stop. But you can be kinder to yourself with your blogging schedule while you find a balance x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 23, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks so much Sophie! Yeah, I’m starting to be a little kinder to myself. I love your blog too, and I’m happy that I’m going to keep going!

      Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

  13. September 23, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    Keep on! I deleted my old blog earlier this year for similar reasons, like nobody cared if I posted or not, no one really interacted with me or remembered me, so I gave up. But I missed it so much I’m back blogging again haha! Take your time, maybe have a break, but do whatever makes you happy. If you force it, you’ll resent it x

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 25, 2018 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you! I am starting to take my time

      Jas xx

  14. September 24, 2018 / 1:56 am

    I can totally relate with know that feeling about feeling drained. Sometimes, we need to take a step back and reevaluate our priorities. Giving up blogging shouldn’t be an option but rather have a more relaxed schedule if anything. Once you find your vibe, you’ll be good to go! It’s an adjustment but totally doable xx.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 25, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy! I’m definitely getting my vibe back.

      Jas xx

  15. September 25, 2018 / 9:03 am

    I completely understand where you’re coming from with this, I’ve felt the same about my blog in the past and ended up taking a couple of months off. I felt so guilty to begin with but it helped me so much because the passion I had/have for it just getting more and more again. Now, if I don’t have time because of uni work or I just feel uninspired, I just don’t post for a week or so and I feel like I can get back into the swing of it after that short breather. Loved your honesty in this, well done for pushing through girl! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself though, we’re all with you no matter how often you post. Your posts are always amazing and that will keep peope coming back to read them!x

    Elin | https://myblurredworld.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Trying to put less pressure on myself <3

      Jas xx

  16. September 25, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I love your positivity! It’s hard to balance a lot at once but don’t give up! You’re doing well girl! Xo

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you! I’m trying haha

      Jas xx

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you! I’m starting to pace myself!

      Jas xx

  17. September 25, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Loved this post! I thought about giving up on our blog plenty of times. But just like you I remember I do it because I love to write and want to share our experiences! Keep grinding and striving!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, I’m definitely going to keep going!

      Jas xx

  18. September 25, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I think you would def miss blogging if you stopped. I also think every blogger reaches a point or points where they have to review their time, schedule, and passion. I’m glad you’re not stopping.
    Olli – http://www.olliviette.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, I definitely needed time to re-evaluate.

      Jas xx

  19. September 25, 2018 / 10:35 am

    the thought of giving up is normal. The difference is whether you act on it or not. Don’t act on it because of a dry spell you seem to be going through 🙂 xx

    Joanne
    https://joannesthoughts.com

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Yeah, I’m not acting on it anytime soon! Thank you!

      Jas xx

  20. September 25, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I’m a big fan of taking breaks. Life got rough for me back in June and I stepped away from my blog for the summer. I always tend to do this when it becomes a chore not a passion. But! The beauty of blogging is that it’s always here when you need it and want to come back. It should always be just your passion project not something you force yourself to do. I hope the inspiration comes back to you this fall and if it doesn’t I hope you come back when it does =).

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you so much! My inspiration is slowly returning 🙂

      Jas xx

  21. September 25, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Don’t push yourself too hard. Just find a schedule you’re happy with. Would be a shame to give up.

  22. September 25, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Blogging is so much harder that I thought it would be. Putting yourself out there, struggling to find inspiration, building traffic, etc. it takes a lot of work, just beyond the writing passion. Don’t give up, your words are beautiful.

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 7:03 pm

      Yeah, it’s definitely a lot more work than people anticipate! Thank you so much, I’m not giving up just yet 😉

      Jas xx

  23. September 25, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Take a deep breath, slowly regroup and know that you have this!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Thank you, I’m starting to!

      Jas xx

  24. undoubtedlyyoung
    September 26, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I’m glad you’ve decided to stick with it! If it’s something you truly enjoy, then you should definitely keep it around. 🙂

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 26, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you!

      Jas xx

  25. September 27, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Just a few days ago, I was like “I’M DELETING MY BLOG” – I was so stressed & stuff, but now… I reminded myself something….. I reminded myself why I started blogging in the first place & now I have my answer <3 Darling, you're an amazing blogger <3 PS. I love your profile picture <3
    https://octoberslallu.blogspot.com/

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 27, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Awwww thank you so much <3

      Jas xx

  26. September 28, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    I haven’t written on my blog in about two months dealing with personal issues and still am but I feel like I am coming near the end of my storm well at least I hope I am and my desire to blog is slowly coming back! This post inspired me thank you!

    • thoughtsfromjasmine
      Author
      September 28, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Awwww I’m so glad to hear that it inspired you! Sorry to hear about your personal issues, I hope things get better!

      Jas xx

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