I’m In a Rut

Sorry to start this week off on a sour note, but I just wanted to say that I’m in a bit of a creative rut. This blog and my daily vlogs are my primary creative outlets and I haven’t really been excited about either lately.

The desire to create content is there but the output hasn’t been great, so I guess I’m here to apologize for that. Even though this is just a diary of my life, I used to approach it much more creatively.

I used to take photos throughout the day to support the “story” of that day. Now video has replaced some of that, although I feel like I still get nervous to film in public so sometimes you only see me in my house talking about what I did which is not that exciting. I want to get back to taking pictures… and to get over my fear of filming in public.

I’ve heard popular bloggers say they get over their nerves by thinking “these people will never see me again, who cares if they think I’m crazy.” I’m going to try to take that approach and push out of my comfort zone. I want to do that because I like video editing.  If I can’t do that then maybe I’ll just go back to blogging and taking pictures.

I also want to expand out of the selfie zone. I was looking at my Instagram feed the other day and was like WTF it’s all selfies, running shoes and Cecil. I want to take better pics for my Instagram (and in general). I finally bought one of those remotes so that I can take pictures without having to hold my phone. Hopefully that will take me out of the selfie zone because I hate seeing all my selfies in a row.

I also just generally need to get out more! I’m definitely in that spot with my full-time work from home schedule where I barely leave the house. I haven’t driven my car in over a week! Adam and I went out to lunch a couple times last week but he drove. Then I saw my mom on Saturday and she drove. Other than that I didn’t leave the house except to go running. I need to get out more!!!!

I guess I’m just writing this post to let you know that I plan to do better because I love my blog and want it to be better.

Okay, thanks for listening to this ramble!

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4 Comments

  1. June 25, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I’m sorry you feel like you are in a rut! We all go through that at some point.

    I’m a homebody myself, so I feel you. I just don’t live an interesting enough life to have cool things to post about every single day, which I guess is why I don’t really blog much or update my IG on the reg. And hey, I work outside the home, but I STILL feel like I need to get out more. It’s just not as easy when, as a homeowner and runner, there is always a looming checklist of things to do, or you’re tired, or you’re trying to save money, etc.

    I wonder if it would help to scale back for a while and allow yourself to post less often. That way when you do post, you’ll have more to talk about. Give yourself some “content free” time to just hang out, and explore, and try something new, and let the new content come naturally. There is an old Buddhist saying that the best way to find something is to stop looking for it. Give it a try!

  2. June 25, 2018 / 10:24 am

    I’m sorry you are in a rut! I have been LOVING your vlogs. I know it is easy for someone else to say, but I agree… just get over the nerves. You literally WILL. NEVER. SEE. THOSE. PEOPLE. AGAIN. And if you do, so what? You’re vlogging! I have seen people walking and talking into their phone before I my first thought is that they’re doing a video call or something.

    I hope you get your groove back because I love your vlogs. 🙂

  3. June 25, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I had the same thought on my instagram the other day…my feed is ALL the same! That’s why I’ve started using the Instagram story feature a little more…I am trying to branch out a bit. But my instagram is running-focused so there’s really not many ways to change it up and make it interesting haha!

  4. June 25, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I hope you find your inspiration soon! I also like taking pictures of my shoes, it’s hard to find a way to take a picture of me running, and I suck at running selfies.

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