As I write this I’m sat on my sofa in my unicorn pjs, watching Friends reruns and nursing a large mug of Yorkshire Tea. It took me a while to figure out what to say for this month’s travel link-up with the lovely ladies of travel blogging, but only because I’ve spent the last couple of months wondering where my blog is really going.
I think half of my muddle is the fact we haven’t really travelled since our honeymoon in Sri Lanka almost a year ago. We spent all of our time since then making plans to leave London, getting the train to Leeds almost every weekend to scope out areas, attend job interviews and view places to live.
I’ve spent the last five months focusing all my efforts and energy on my new job, which has meant This City Life has taken a bit of a back seat while I got comfortable in this new environment. It also means I’ve had to turn down or cancel some blogger events. If it wasn’t for the love of blogging, I’d have all but given up a long time ago. But it’s because I do love blogging and telling people all about our adventures that I’ve squirrelled away at a new blog design and started making plans to take more city breaks throughout next year.
Addicted to: comparison
One of the hardest things about blogging is the comparison demon chattering its way at the back of my head. I only have to scroll Instagram or flick through Feedly to wonder how people manage to hold down a day job and create a successful travel blog, or make their hobby big enough to become their sole venture.
Addicted to: change
I must have bought a hundred different themes over my 10 years blogging on various sites, but I can never settle on how it looks. What I really need to do is spend more time sorting out some of the back end bugs that rear their ugly heads every now and then. Unfortunately, the husband will be sorry to hear I need his help on this one!
Addicted to: comfort
Because we uprooted ourselves from London and (somehow) made it to a new city, I’ve become really reliant on home comforts when I’m feeling a little down. That’s not really ideal for a travel blogger! I’m using it to really focus on great content for This City Life though, working up a schedule and thinking of new ways to connect with other bloggers. If you have an idea on how to collaborate, pop me an email at email@example.com
It doesn’t matter how many times I take a break, I always come back.
And it’s all for the love of blogging.