You Might Not Be Able To Blog For The Rest Of Your Life

I had a dream, a dream to blog about almost all the precious experiences I would go through in my lifetime. The dream was so vivid I saw it going from the year 2014 all through to the day I am no longer a part of this world. I lied to myself, it’s not possible for me and I accept it with open arms. I’ve been blogging for nearly 6 years now and I’m closing this chapter of my life soon. Let me share a few secrets with you…

Blogging MaKupsy

1. Time Won’t Be Enough

I’ve been waking up at 3am to create content. It started because of the load shedding situation in Zimbabwe. I wouldn’t have electricity for the greater part of the day. I decided if I slept early I would wake up in the wee hours of the morning instead to do some cleaning, cooking and you guessed it, blogging. That’s the only time I had access to WiFi so the plan was to make the most of it. I would create my content in advance, schedule it and get a chance to read through other posts bloggers I follow would have penned down. However, it turns out time is something I no longer have enough of. I’m big on telling people that “you make time for what matters to you” and it’s true. Although blogging matters to me, I now have other platforms I cater to that need my full attention. The time for blogging simply isn’t there anymore.

2. You Will Run Out Of Ideas 

You can write alright, but exactly how many ideas do you go through till you get to the point where you realise that there isn’t anything to write about anymore? I’ve done it all. I’ve written about travel, relationships, blogging tips, motherhood, sex, events in town, restaurant reviews, you name it and I have a blog hiding somewhere in my posts for it. I’ve even written articles I’ve been paid for. One of the coolest things about blogging which is clearly diverting us from the topic at hand! Yes, ideas will soon run out and you might end up with a blog with no content for months to come and start questioning why you even started blogging.

MaKupsy

3. Which Brings Us To The Why 

The main reason I started blogging was to have an outlet for my broken heart. I was bitter and full of so much range that I couldn’t contain and the best way to let it out was through writing. It worked for a few years until all the negative feelings no longer lived inside me. I’m in a better space now and I believe my time for oversharing parts of my personal life is over.

When the why fades away, it doesn’t make sense to keep going. I’m not an angry black woman anymore, why keep focusing on the past that can’t be altered when I have a bright future to indulge in? My why doesn’t live here anymore.

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4. A Friend Told Me

That it’s okay to let go. She has walked with me through this journey and when I told her that I was losing my zeal for blogging she reminded me that change happens. I can focus my energy on something else that inspires me to create. The end of something can birth new opportunities.

5. Mental Wellness

In the past I’ve easily shared intimate parts of my life freely.  However, as I’ve grown older I realise that maybe it’s not such a great idea to do so.  The past few months have been difficult for me on the mental wellness front.  I’ve had bouts of anxiety and depression.  These are things I would have put in a blog post but I feel that maybe it needs to be in a different setup altogether until such a time I know how to manage my dark days.  Social media might not be the space right now.

This is my last blog post on my Lifestyle Blog. The journey was enthralling…  Letting go of something that used to be the centre of my attention feels like I’ve lost a part of me but it’s for the best. I have a new project I’ll be working on that I’m excited about. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but knowing that I won’t be focusing all my efforts on running two blogs reassures me that I will finally have time to give it my full attention.

Curious question; have you at any point during your journey you’ve decided you’re done with blogging?

I’ll still be available on my Fitness Blog which you can subscribe to over here.  I’m also on social media platforms with the same handles throughout: @fitnessbaezim

Thank you for the amazing support, for reading through my posts, sharing with your friends and family, commenting and leaving “likes”. Without you my blog would have never grown into a brand. I’ll be forever grateful.

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

©MaKupsy 2020

8 thoughts on “You Might Not Be Able To Blog For The Rest Of Your Life

  1. So I had not left a comment here because I had gone off to “reflect”

    See its like this, yours was one of the first blogs I discovered I know it so well I even won a giveaway competition (which inspired me to also have one of my own… but years later)

    I do not write about heart break though I may have, I simply write, life the universe and everything else I want to remember, share and feel.

    Watching how you have evolved has in a way helped me, to understand what’s been going on with mine, your journey has not been my journey but our paths are parallel.

    The thought of not being able to blog for the rest of my life scares me, how would I breathe?

    But I have been thinking, it may not be so bad, if I were not able to blog, it would have to be for a darn good reason, it would be because I had another outlet for all the breaths I hold in, only let out when I write…

    Congratulations, thank you and good luck on your journey.

    ~B

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    • I see the time to reflect worked…

      Knowing I was one of the first local blogs you discovered puts a warm feeling in my heart. This means chances of you ever forgetting about it are close to none.

      I enjoy your blogs, I can’t imagine having to buy the paper to catch up on the latest news. You make current affairs such a cool thing to catch up on so stopping blogging for you is never an option.

      Hehehe, wait, when did you do this giveaway that I missed out on? I remember meeting you for the first time at the job I once blogged about where I worked for 7 years…sigh. Happy to know the giveaway inspired a positive thing for you.

      Well, for now I’m left with 3 months of blogging since I started in June and that’s when my 6 years ends. From there will see how to keep the blog relevant but the most you’ll get from me is a post a month which will feel so strange compared to my weekly ones.

      Thank you for the kind words B, I’m looking forward to the break and taking the leap of faith towards something that’s been on my mind for the longest time.

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