Last week I read this post by Debbie Crumpet and really recognised myself in there.
Has the time come for me to quit? I am not sure. I used to enjoy the time I spent blogging and doing blog related stuff, but am now finding it feels a chore. I had this happen once before and took a month off, came back renewed. It has been a month since I last posted, but I don't feel renewed now!
Just setting up the light box and camera are a lot of hassle, so I switched to using my phone a while ago, but then still found cropping photographs and writing posts to be another chore.
I found myself comparing my photos with those taken by others and getting frustrated that mine are not as clear, that the background is not as bright white. I also have found myself in awe of some of the Instagram accounts who have thousands of followers and no time blog posts to write (green eye monster times!)
The final nail in the coffin (all puns intended) has been the issues I had with my nails lifting, I have been through the cycle three times in two years. My hands were a mess for ages, ironically now they have just become a lot better.
I still do paint my nails, once maybe twice a week. Sometimes I do nail art, sometimes a plain mani. Most times now I wear my polish til it is raggedy, I don't change it daily anymore. I can't believe I used to spend time on nail art, photograph it, then remove it and do them again to make sure I had plenty of photos to share.
I understand why so many bloggers I followed have disappeared, reduced what they participate in or reduced their post frequency.
I have made a decision that I am retiring my wordy blog, I will keep it here for reference and in future I will just share photos on my Instagram: EmsLittleCorner
When my vanity domain expires in September, I have no intention to renew it, so the blog address will revert to www.EmsLittleCorner.blogspot.co.uk