Over the past few months, I found myself having a bit of a blog crisis. I'd lost a bit of my motivation and started questioning whether it was worth the time it required. I continued to struggle until I got an email from Blurb saying all blurb books were 25% off for a couple of weeks. Work was slower than usual so I decided to get at least one more year of blogging off the internet and onto paper. Once I got started I decided to push through and over 6 days of very intensive computer time I got 3 years worth of blogging and photos ready to be printed.
The process of putting together these books helped me remember why I started blogging in the first place - to make a record of my life and travels and to share it with friends and family. Reading back through my posts, I remembered the struggles I'd overcome, the good times, and the experiences I'd had. I realized that I'd accomplished my original blogging goal, I was reminded that blogging for me shouldn't be about the numbers of followers or comments, it was about giving me a creative outlet and building a tangible record of my memories. Of course, I can't discount the fact that along the way I've discovered a love of photography and become a part of an amazing and supportive blogging community.
I won't say my blogging motivation is back at full strength, but it's strong enough to keep me going. How do you get past those periods of lagging motivation?