I read posts about once a week about blogging ruts, lack of inspiration, or just plain old writer’s block. It happens to all of us, I suppose – all of us who write or create or make. Sometimes, creativity runs out.
I think that in my case, it hasn’t so much run out, rather, it’s been used elsewhere. When faced with the choice between writing my blog or delving into other creative projects I’m working on, I’ve tended to choose the latter every time. As a result, I haven’t shown my blog much love of late.
Maybe I’m not in love with it anymore. I’ve written before about struggling to find my niche, about trying to stuff myself into a little “travel blogger” box that perhaps I don’t fit in. I’ve flirted with more abstract, lyrical pieces, which I always find more fun (and, tellingly, easier) to write than the traditional “10 things to do in X” fare. (At this point I’ll stress again I have no grudge against this type of content, I don’t mean to belittle or dismiss it. I both read and write it on other platforms). I am not a natural at sharing my life on the internet. Mainly because I’m an intensely private person – the whole thing kind of terrifies me. I wanted to write – just not necessarily about myself.
For this blog, a lot of things just don’t work for me. I can’t find the flow. I find myself falling in and out of styles like drifting between dreams, not really attached to any particular notion or idea.
So I’m yet again at a little bit of a crossroads when it comes to Bambi Jane Travel. Do I carry on as I have been – blogging halfheartedly and sporadically – or do give myself a kick up the bum and shake things up a bit?
The most crucial part of the whole puzzle, and the one I haven’t quite figured out yet, is how. I know only two things; I want to keep writing this blog. I want to keep creating pieces I’m proud of. Exactly what form they’ll take… well. That’s all up in the air.
As always, feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions below!