Monday, May 15, 2017

My oh my, has it been a looooooong time since I last sat down at my computer and wrote a blog post. 2017 has so far been one of the most hectic years of my life. With university, a job and more recently moving house - This year has been mental to say the least. Blogging has had to take a back seat in my life for quite some time now but as I've now officially finished my university studies for the summer I FINALLY have some free time to kickstart my blog again and I couldn't be happier.

Outfit Details
Top, watch: Topshop (old)
Necklace: Debenhams (old)
Sunglasses: Quay Australia 'My Girl'

I never thought I would say this but there came a time when I actually began to 'hate' blogging. For those of you that don't know I'm a fashion student, fashion promotion to be exact and my coursework this year involved a lot of portfolio showcases and research. Research to be outlined in a blog, every week. Alongside this, I am currently undergoing an internship for The Gypsy Shrine, a promotions internship whereby roles involve writing content for the brand's blog. At first, I thought great. I love writing, I have a blog of my own anyway - Why not take on two more? But when it came to producing content for Clarke Couture, I just couldn't. The motivation and spark I once had for this little space was just suddenly burnt out. All of my time and energy went into both my job and university work that I just simply couldn't even face the idea of producing content for my own blog. And it wasn't just my blog that became affected. It was everything. I've taken the largest step back from social media recently. Last year I felt so consumed with my online image and I was obsessed with having the 'perfect' Instagram theme; guys I downloaded VSCO cam purely for the square gallery feature to organise the order I wanted my next images to be published in. We've all been there, admit it.

But then I attended a blog event. My first blog event, except I didn't attend as a blogger but as a worker for the glitter queens at The Gypsy Shrine. You can read more about the event in my previous blog post here. It was an interesting experience to be on the other side, rather than in the mindset of a blogger. But then I got speaking to the bloggers at the event and hearing their reasons for blogging and seeing that spark and joy they had just from simply speaking about their blogs, it was that same and spark and joy I used to gain from taking part in weekly blog chats on Twitter, and I suddenly felt re-inspired to relaunch my blog once again. 

So here I am, giving this whole blogging thing another go. I've wrote a complete plan of potential post ideas right through until July and I am beyond excited to share them with you all!! As Clarke Couture will be turning 3 this summer I can't wait to hopefully create some highlights to look back on over the next coming months. 

Have you ever struggled with finding the motivation to blog? How did you become inspired again? Share your tips in the comments below!
Until next time,

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