Finding it hard to keep up – Blogmas Day 19


We all start out with high hopes and good intentions when we set ourselves something to do; the majority of the time though our great expectations and motivation for the task at hand slowly dwindle away. And that’s OK. 

We are allowed to struggle. We are allowed to fall. We are allowed to pick ourselves up again (or stay down until we feel we are ready to resurface). In this particular scenario, I want to talk about blogmas. I decided last minute that I was going to do blogmas, and I was super passionate and motivated, I really wanted to join in on the festive daily blogging with the rest of the ‘blogmas’ community; I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now and I felt like it was time to join in with the whole blogmas shenanigans. I’m glad I did but I’m just finding it a bit overwhelming and difficult to keep up. And that’s OK.

I wanted to write this post today for two reasons: 1) I want people out there to know that they are not alone if they are out there struggling to come up with content and commit to daily blogging throughout this festive period and 2) I’m stuck for content today and it’s almost 10pm and I have hit a brick wall. So, why not write about not being able to write? Sounds feasible.

I’m struggling to keep up – there I said it. And that’s OK. I’m going to keep reminding you all that it’s OK because it is totally fine to take the time you need for yourself and to admit that it’s all getting a bit much. I’m doing it now and I feel better already (I’ll feel even better once I hit publish and get that post out there for day 19 of blogmas)

I wish I’d maybe created my content beforehand and scheduled it like everyone else. I wish I’d even came up with some sort of plan and took notes about what I wanted to write about everyday. I basically decided last minute that I wanted to do blogmas and threw myself in the deep end. And here i am. Struggling. But here I am, sticking to my guns, and doing it anyway.

My content may not be what blogmas is all about but I’ve stuck out the daily blogging so far for 19 days and I’m pretty damn proud of myself. I can’t say it’s been easy and that some days I’ve considered not posting but I’ve got the job done and I’m giving myself a virtual pat on the back right now. If you’re in the same boat, hit me up, we’re all in this together! 

Until tomorrow,

Charlene McElhinney






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  1. December 20, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Oh charlene, I’m proud of you for making it this far! You do so much darling, with your blog and uni and beechat and everything else, you really do a lot. It’s ok to feel like you can’t keep up sometimes! I’ve been planning Blogmas since August and I still feel behind compared to last year when I stared planning in June! Don’t be hard on yourself lovely, you’re doing so well!
    Lots of love,
    Hayley x

  2. December 21, 2017 / 12:16 am

    You have done amazing Charlene!

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