Outfit: In This Light

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Everybody’s got resolutions on their minds, and I’m no different.  Add to it the fact that my blogiversary is coming up (which I count as my birthday–at the end of this month–because that was the day I decided to get serious about Mox and Socks, or, as it was known then, Breve e Dolce), and I’ve been thinking hard about what my plans are for the future of this blog.

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When I first started out, I intended this to be a fun and easy, once-a-month endeavor.  I quickly found, though, that I loved being immersed in the blogging world, and I discovered a passion for photography…or, at least, glorified selfies. Once a month became once a week and sometimes even more than that.

I have to admit, though, that I get burnt out pretty easily.  There’s so much to keep up with that sometimes I want to quit.  Obviously, I haven’t done that, but you might have noticed that sometimes I take breaks or do outfit post reruns in an effort to slow down.

The thing is, I feel like I’m at a point where I have a lot of momentum.  Every day brings me in contact with more people, teaches me new things, and keeps me on my toes.  I have so many ideas and big hopes for the new year that I would hate to give up or slow down now.

I know I’m not the first blogger to struggle with this feeling, so I want to turn it over to you–if you get the infamous blogger burnout sometimes, how do you cope with it?

Hat: old, Target

Coat: thrifted

Sweater: old, Old Navy

Top: old, ModCloth

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: ModCloth

Bag: old, ModCloth

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11 thoughts on “Outfit: In This Light

  1. I just post whenever I want to have fun! above all, I try to avoid posting on a schedule because I want to avoid half-hearted posts. you look beautiful here! I love your coat, and all the colors you’re wearing 🙂 happy new year!! ❤
    thesartorialcoquette.com
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  2. Oh Devinne! You look beautiful as always! Love these photos! ❤

    I, too, have felt like that sometimes. That is why I made some blogging changes for this year. Blogging SHOULD be fun and inspiring to you, first of all. My tip is that you should never feel obliged to blog unless you want to. Weeks can go by before you write another post and THAT’S OKAY! It should only happen on your time, not anyone else’s. I once read from a favourite blogger that you should never apologise for being inactive, because – let’s be honest – when it’s not possible for you to blog, it’s just not possible. Plus, isn’t it better to be inactive for long and come back fresh than to be SO active yet lacking in quality?

    Hope that helps!

    Alive as Always

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    1. Thank you! That advice is pretty solid, and to be honest, it’s something I wish I could do. Taking breaks and blogging when you WANT to is really the best way to approach it, but I have a super hard time letting myself do that. I have a tendency to feel guilty when I’m not doing two posts a week. Thank you for reminding me that it’s okay to cool it when I need to!

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  3. Love the outfit! The lovely blue coat with the bright yellow hat!! Love!

    I don’t really feel like I have that problem. I only really blog when I feel like it. I want it to stay fun and easy, so I try not to put too much pressure on myself in this area. I really don’t need another thing to worry about, so I try not to with my blog. Ultimately you’re doing it for you – so be kind to yourself.

    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Thank you very much! You have a really good way of looking at blogging, and I think your no-pressure attitude shows in your blog, because I’ve never felt like anything you’ve posted has been contrived or forced. If I’m being perfectly honest, I want to blog full-time one day, but I know it takes years of regular posting to get to that point. I think that’s why I put so much pressure on myself to stick to a schedule. I’ve been thinking a lot about what my goals are for the blog, and it’s slowly changing from being a hobby into something I feel really serious about. Maybe it will go back to a hobby, maybe it will grow into more. Hopefully I can figure out the direction soon!

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  4. I get burnt out all the time. It’s a lot! Trying to constantly curate pictures, bugging those around you to take them, finding the right outfit/lighting/background — it definitely takes it’s toll. I find when that happens I take a couple days to regroup. I find that I can get inspiration from a lot of different places — reading other blogs, getting a new piece of clothing, going on a cool adventure. I like blogging because I find that it pushes me to do things, even if sometimes I don’t totally feel like I’m “living in the moment” when I’m seeing everything from behind a lens. I hope this helps and you get out of your rut soon! Definitely don’t quit 🙂

    Laura

    http://www.foxtrailsblog.com

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    1. Regrouping and discovering inspiration–those are both great, helpful ideas! I never really thought about blogging as being a motivator to get out and do things, but you’re absolutely right. I think seeing it as tool will be useful. Thank you!!

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