I enjoy blogging. I enjoy sharing my life and the things I love with the world. At the beginning of 2014 one of my resolutions was to spend more time focused on my blog. I decided this meant I would spend 30 minutes everyday writing and reading other blogs. In 3 months I had gained 600 followers and was getting an average of 100 hits a day.
The only problem was that the numbers and statistics became more important than the simple enjoyment of sharing my thoughts with the world. I became obsessed. Constantly checking my email to see if I had any new comments or followers.
In February I wrote two posts every week. Only now have I come to realise that I was blogging during that time as a way of distracting myself from what was going on in my life. Blogging became a game. It was simply a challenge to see how many hits I could get every day.
It got to the point where I had to stop. It got to the point where even the thought of logging on to WordPress filled me with dread. But this also meant I had a month to decide what I wanted to do with this blog.
Because I genuinely do enjoy blogging. But I feel like some things have to change. I’m not even sure yet exactly what those changes will be. However I have decided that I need to start this all again. I even considered going back and deleting all my old posts. Maybe I will do that later but for now we shall begin with an introduction.
Hello, my name is Emma. I am a dog walking, Star Trek loving, book reading, fruit pastille addict.
And I have no idea what I want to do with my life.