You might be wondering if this is one of those blog posts where I come back after a break, tell that I’m back to blogging for good and then disappear for another month. Well, you just might be right.
The past few months were hard because I lost my balance in life. I couldn’t find time for blogging or reading, two of my absolute favourite activities. I started leaving things for the last minute. My inspiration board and all the things that once motivated me at the lowest points worked no more.
Even during the days when I had a little bit of free time, I struggled to find energy or inspiration to write a blog post. It felt like blogging was becoming more like a chore than anything. I never imagined that I’ll say this phrase…
But that’s life, right? Everything changes eventually and things that you once swore by transform into something you never imagined. Despite the fact that I was living unbalanced life for the past few months, not everything was bad.
I applied for Erasmus+ studies in Budapest, Hungary. I’ll be living in an unknown country for 5 months with a good friend of mine and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. Also, scared af because of all the things that could go wrong.
I spent more time with people that I love and find inspiring. Lots of picnicking involved, late night walks, concerts and laughter filled days. I’ll surely miss all of those people when I’ll be in Budapest. Hopefully, they will decide to visit me there (you know who you are!)…
One thing I’m a bit disappointed about is lack of travel plans at the moment. I have nothing, absolutely nothing, planned for this summer. Starting from winter, I’ve been counting days for a warmer weather, so I could travel more and cross some things off my bucket list. Now that warmer weather is here, I have absolutely nothing to look forward travel vice. However, there’s still time and maybe I’ll manage to snag a trip or two by the end of the summer.
Anyway, I’m almost done with my exams and summer has officially started, so I probably won’t disappear for a month like I did previously. I really want to focus on blogging this summer and get back to my rhythm, that’s why I pretty much have this month’s blog posts planned. A bit of travelling and wellness content is on its way. I’d love to hear what you want to see more on TNM. You can always get in touch with me through all the social media or by email which you can find on the contact page.
Also, I couldn’t help but notice that a big part of the blogosphere is slowly disappearing. Majority of the bloggers that I follow and used to read their blogs day to day either decided that blogging just wasn’t something for them anymore or simply disappeared without any word. It does make me sad a little bit but, as I mentioned before, life is on a constant move. Things change, people change and it’s not necessarily a bad change but it’s a change nevertheless.
“Blogging is dead” or “Blogging is dying” are being thrown around like confetti these past months. All I have to do is log in on Twitter and at least three mentions of this topic will appear on my newsfeed. I’d like to believe that even though the old side of blogging might be slowly vanishing out of the blogosphere, the new one is rising at the same time. Yes, blogging isn’t the same as it was 8, 5 or even 1 year ago, but it doesn’t mean that it’s dead.
Blogging industry is changing. It’s natural that with everything evolving, blogging is taking a new turn as well. Some blogs might change their direction or disappear altogether, but let’s not forget that new ones are being created every day and maybe after a month or two that newbie will become a world-known blog.
Life’s crazy! Things like this happen all the time. So instead of dwelling on the fact that old version of blogging is starting to become outdated, why not focus on the newly updated version? Don’t give up on blogging just yet, this industry is not dead.
By this point, I have no idea where this blog post is going… How did I manage to go from life update to an attempted motivation speech? Who knows but stay tuned for more.
What’s your stance on ‘blogging is dead’?
How’s life treating you? I’d love to chat with you.