I've spent the past month doing a lot of soul searching, trying to figure out why I was burning out and what about blogging was making me feel so uninspired. I realized that I felt like my blog was missing so many things. To be honest, I felt lost....I wasn't sure what I wanted my blog to be. I decided to spend some time looking at my favorite blogs and making a list of the things I liked most about those blogs. I immediately saw 3 things that kept reappearing on that list... sharing personal style, helpful posts, and lots of inspiring, "daily life"-type posts. As soon as I saw this, I had a huge "duh!" moment. It was like everything became clear, and I realized exactly what I wanted to blog about and what type of blog I wanted Miss Indie to be.
Behind the scenes here for the last few days has been a mess of notebooks, lists, and ideas. It's crazy, I don't think I've ever felt this inspired about my blog before. It's like finally...FINALLY I know what I want. Exactly what I want. I have found myself, blog-wise. And I'm really excited. Taking this time to step back and re-think everything has helped immensely...I suggest anyone else feeling burned out to do the same. Take some time to really figure out exactly what it is you want. I mean, what's the point of doing something that doesn't light you up inside, ya know? I feel completely rejuvenated and rarin' to go now, thanks to re-evaluating my blog wants and priorities.
Beginning in April (which is like, a day away...what happened to March?!), there will be a bunch of new changes coming to the Miss Indie blog. This Sunday, April 1st, the blog will be down for a bit while I fix some things up. It could take anywhere from a few hours to all day, so don't worry if you visit the blog and aren't able to see anything. I'll announce on my Twitter when it's back up and running, and I promise the wait will be worth it! :)
To close out this HTB post, here are some questions that I'd love to hear your answers to: Have you ever felt burned out before? What did you do to get out of the rut and re-inspire yourself? Or, do you have something you do that keeps you from feeling burned out? xoxo mandy
pea.ess. It's almost 3am and I'm exhausted. So, this is being posted as is, no edits. Please excuse any misspellings, bad grammar, and random rambling. Love you guys, goodnight! :)Google Reader is closing soon! via Bloglovin to get all Miss Indie updates! xo.