It seems that the blogging community has been in the funk lately. Personally, I have been feeling uninspired and while chatting with some blogger friends, I found out that I’m not alone.
We’re stuck in a rut.
What started out as a fun hobby and a creative outlet has turned into something more rigid and not so creative anymore. While originality and creativity were what we strived for at the beginning, now it seems that likes are what fuels this community, and that sucks.
Almost all bloggers started humbly, standing in their backyard, in their bedroom taking pictures of their outfits to share their #OOTD with the world. It was more basic, more grounded. Now, as I mentioned in my last post here, every post is well planned, every pose is calculated. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against that at all. I’m passionate about creating the highest quality content possible. Even if it means planning ahead and going above and beyond to create beautiful visuals.
Additionally, with Instagram’s ever changing algorithms, our hard work is not being as noticed as it used to be. Being a blogger isn’t easy. Having a well curated Instagram feed takes a lot of time and effort. Unfortunately, these efforts are going to waste as many of our posts are not being seen as much. Yes, numbers aren’t what I strive for, but unfortunately, numbers are somewhat of a validation for our work when it comes to brands and sponsorships.
Being stuck in a rut sucks, but I’m sure it’s just a temporary phase and soon enough I’ll feel motivated again. Have you been feeling the same?