Waiting For Inspiration To Hit..

The problem having a travel blog is that if I don’t travel, then I don’t have much to write about.

The reality is that in order to keep producing good blog posts, I need content. And in order to get content, I need to travel more. Pretty sure you guys don’t give a crap about the fact I got the ferry into town the other day. I mean it was nice and right on sunset, but it really wasn’t something I would deem as post worthy.

And I don’t want to have to keep rehashing the same old stories about places that I’ve been in the past.. I mean there are only so many times I can write about my love for London without it being too monotonous.

So.. what does this mean? Am I going to take a hiatus from blogging until I go on my next trip? Or is it time for me to begin a transformation into a different type of blogger?

The only problem with that, is that I don’t think I have anything interesting to say.

Every  Saturday morning I ring my mum and we chat for around 30 minutes about pretty much nothing at all. I usually say that nothing exciting has happened during the week, to which my mum always responds “We can’t have exciting things happen all the time, Sarah”..

It would be nice if something exciting happened once in a while though.

In this day and age of social media, are we in danger of feeling inadequate because of what we see our friends doing? Do we look at those we follow on Instagram and have post envy?

I know I do.. even though I also know that I shouldn’t.

I think it’s in our nature to think that the grass is greener for someone else. I’m sure there are people out there who are envious of my life in that I don’t have any ties; I can travel when I want & make my own decisions.

Well from over this side of the fence –

  • Sure I don’t have any ties, but I also don’t have anyone that I can share my burdens with. I can’t go home and vent to my partner, flatmate etc about my day. I have no one to hug me when I’ve had a crappy day or I’m missing my dad.
  • Yes I can travel whenever I want but I have to work around everyone at work and pay everything myself. I don’t have anyone helping out with the bills so everything I pay for, I have to pay for myself.
  • Ok I can make my own decisions, but sometimes it would be nice to have someone to tell me I’m an idiot for thinking the way I sometimes do.
  • Over on my side, it can get pretty damn lonely

Now I am not being all “poor me” over here. I am merely stating that for people looking at my life, they might not realise what I am going through.

It’s not all sunshine and window seats over here.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that what might work for other people may not work for me. I’m not spending a year travelling the world, so perhaps the idea of having a ‘travel blog’ may not be a viable option for me anymore.

I think that I really need to reassess where I want kiwiontheloose to go and decide what’s next for this blog.

Then again, I could do nothing at all and pretend that everything is ok.

via Daily Prompt: Transformation


15 thoughts on “Waiting For Inspiration To Hit..

      1. I remember a line form one of the characters from Buffy The Vampire Slayer where he says “I saw my life flash before my ideas.. I gotta fet me a life”… pretty much sums me up 😀😀

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      2. Are you excited about trying something different? I wrote articles for a dating sites every week 500 words or round about for two years. I got fed up, it’s hard writing about the same subject over and over again. I am loving the fact that I am free to write anything. That last post was great and it wasn’t about travel. Just write about how you feel. You will get new followers and new inspiration and excitement back in your life then 😉

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      3. I’m excited and nervous.. travel is one thing that I’m passionate about so I feel like I can write about it well (or well enough). I was asked a few weeks ago what my hobbies were & for the life of me I couldn’t think of anything. I guess I need to discover what else I am passionate about 🙂

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    1. Yeah writers block sucks.. I usualy have so much to say in real life but when it comes to writing it down, I just get stuck sometimes.. I’ve juat read your post.. I will comment but it’s 3am here & I don’t have the right brain power right now to comment on such an intense topic haha. Will have to think carefully about what I want to say 😊

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  1. You know what I say about the grass being greener on the other side…? It’s only greener ’cause it’s full of shit. We all know a well maintained lawn is supplemented with manure. I hope you get the inspiration you desire.

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