blogging and update

First off, let me apologise. Sorry the posts haven't been quite so regular lately. I've had a bit of a blogger meltdown. I'm finding blogging really hard at the moment. Like a full-time job (FYI - I already have one of those), instead of something I enjoy. I'm feeling the pressure to post when I can't think of anything to write. And quite frankly it sucks!

To try to get myself in the groove again, I changed my template momentarily. That was a mistake. I loved the template, however it was wrong for my blog, more suited to photography or fashion. This stressed me out immensely. The original template I still loved, but was trying to mix it up a bit, trying to keep things fresh. This didn't work, so I reverted back.  It's stressing me out just thinking about it. Why though? Seriously, with everything else going on in the world, what does it matter? It doesn't, right?

There are so many amazing blogs out there. With snazzy headers, beautiful photos and great content, it sometimes feels like we have to constantly improve to keep up. However as there are so many of us, surely there's room for everyone. And maybe the next big blogger is out there. The new Zoella, Tanya Burr or Vivianna. I don't know about you, but feel if I don't post people could loose interest. Am I right thinking this? I keep thinking I must post regularly with fresh content, however I don't want to publish lack-lustre, mediocre posts.  Luckily I have a few posts already written. A girl always has to have options.

I know this sounds the most random thing ever, being a blogger nut, but for the rest of the month, I'm going to take a bit of a break. I'm not going to read any other blogs. That's right I'm on a blog reading ban. Maybe I should boycott YouTube as well. Holidays give time for reflection and loads of time to think, so here's where I'm heading.

This may sound crazy and ever so slightly contradictory, however sometimes I think to myself, I need to get myself in check. You see this is just an experiment. I want to think of my own ideas.  Not to have an opinion clouded as I have read so many opinions on one product.  I'm quite sure all these write-ups are fantastic, but I don't want to be influenced by any other bloggers. Just for one month. I want a spend-free month, so not reading will not tempt me into things I don't really want or need. Sometimes I think to myself if I have tried something and read many reviews, when I write my own review am I slightly influenced by others?  

I'm not saying I would copy someone else's blog, far from it. There would be no satisfaction in that and I'd be a fraud. There would be no point in even writing a blog. Yes, I am inspired by content however I want a whole month of thinking for myself.  So in turn, I hopefully have more original content for you guys. Not sure if it's going to work.

Plus after a months break, I will have loads of new content to read. This may sound mad and I'm not sure if I can go all month without reading another blog, but I want to try to re-discover things I love, not what someone else loves.

This post is ever so slightly on the rambly side, however I wanted to give you all an update and let you know where BBB is heading. For the next four weeks there will be no posts, there is going to be a tonne of new stuff going on after I've had a break; Drugstore Week will commence on 17th August and there will be a Giveaway on 23rd August so keep an eye out for this. So yes, I am going to be away a little, however I will be thinking, writing and planning, all to hopefully bring you great content.

I am planning a bunch of new posts, giveaways and topics, I just need to get the old cogs turning again. My schedule is changing too.  After Drugstore Week, I will post on Tuesday, Thursday amd Sunday at 7am (GMT). No doubt there will be bonus posts and giveaways published now and then, so keep checking back. I also want to work on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.  Well ramble over, let's all get more motivated, think of some killer content and #bloghappy 

Blogging should be fun. Never a chore. And certainly not stressful. 

I need and want to fall back in love with blogging, I hope you all understand.