It's been a while - that seems to be a reoccurring theme in my most recent posts, of which there are very few. I've found it hard to love blogging for a while now, it's not that it isn't fun, but the magic is gone. Post after post about SEO optimisation and how to get the most clicks, how to be featured on bloglovin', it's all starting to feel like too much. These days it seems that people* read blogs to learn how to build successful blogs, if you want to blog about something it somehow has to be clickbait or at least a guide of some sort. I tried it (see previous post) and hated every second. I couldn't even be bothered to share the post on social media because it's just not me.
I used to carry my camera with me all the time, in the hopes that I could convince someone I was with to take an OOTD. Always dragging around kilos of kit in a giant handbag. Last autumn I switched to a tiny bag, nothing but my phone and wallet, and let myself enjoy things instead of constantly documenting them. And it's been liberating, but I've missed it. Occasionally I'll wear a nice outfit and think "I'd like to share this" but not really had the inclination to make an effort to take decent photos. Therein lies problem two, I dislike posting photos that aren't of a high enough quality. Sure I've taken photos, disliked them, and never posted them. You see maybe 50% of the material I make. I could post all those photos but I'd probably delete the post later anyway.
I don't really want to expand and become a lifestyle blogger, I'm not convinced my cooking or my beauty routine are anything unique, it would be as boring for me as it would be for you. I don't have anyone around to take my outfit photos so it'll take a lot of convincing for me to take a tripod out (but my self-esteem might be at an all-time low so that's not happening any time soon). I'm not making any promises either way, but I feel a little stuck. I honestly don't know how people manage it after all this time (any tips?), but I'm not dead yet.
Enjoy the swimsuit pics. Brother took me to a mountain stream too cold to swim in and graciously took these photos of me swanning about.
*I don't know who reads these, but they keep showing up to me.