My latest thoughts on blogging 💛

April 24, 2020

Coming up in August I would have been blogging for 4 years, pretty crazy. Things in my life but also in the blogging world have changed a lot since then.

For about the last six months I’ve been putting off being creative and not much time and thought into my blog etc. One of the main reasons is because I felt so confused about which direction I wanted to take things in. I also got really frustrated with the very little engagement I was getting on my content so it kind of felt like I was writing to thin air haha.

Over the past week I’ve started to have a little bit of inspiration and some clarity about blogging. It was mainly sparked by another blogger contacting me to write a guest post, Michelle has such a lovely blog and I was grateful for the opportunity. Heres the link to the post if you want to read it 🙂 So I wanted to share what I’m learning at the moment as it is a continual process. I officially decided to decided to stop doing my YouTube channel for the time being. I felt quite burnt out by trying to do all the things and do them well so I think I was putting too much pressure on myself. My focus now is to get back and enjoy writing again. So my main focus will be this website.

I’ve been thinking about the time of things I like to write I’ve come up with the three categories I want to include, I love writing journal type/life update posts and book posts. I have such a love for reading and wan’t to share that more so I am going to try work out a way to improve my book reviews as I never feel I can write a constructive post with clear thoughts. The last category is a new one that I am really excited about, Big sister chats. I have realised that being a sister to Beth is one of my favourite things and as she is in the beginning of her teenage years there are so many things I want to share with not that I have all the answers but because I understand the struggle of being a teenager. So I thought I’d share them on my blog as this is my creative outlet after all.

I’m still figuring out what I specifically want posts to be about and trying to figure out what the next stage of blogging will look like.

There aren’t very many general life updates to share as I’m sure like most of you, I am home all the time besides going for walks somedays. I’m teaching online most days, some weeks are busier than others. My anxiety has been very intense most days and that has been very hard to navigate. It’s especially hard to be away from my family during this time, I miss all my long distance people a whole lot. I am learning ,well attempting, to be more content and present in the everyday moments. I am having lovely quality time with my grandparents who I am living with at the moment.

How are you coping with all the unknown at the moment?

Chat soon,

Hannah 🌻

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6 Comments

  • Michelle

    Hey Hannah! I’m super glad you’re planning on getting back to blogging and have more clarity on what direction you want to take! I am super excited to see what you have planned next! I loved your testimony!

    If anyone wants to see it, you can check it out here 🙂 …
    https://truthfullymichelle.com/hannahs-testimony-finding-god-in-anxiety/

    April 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm Reply
    • thedifferentgirl

      So glad we could connect 🙂

      April 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm Reply
  • Caitlyn

    Aw, Hannah, it’s good to hear you’re doing well, and may God continue to help you have peace in anxiety! I’ve struggled with anxiety and I know it’s not easy. <3 Thanks for the updates and it'll be neat to see where God leads you in the future! God bless ya girl. 🙂

    April 24, 2020 at 6:05 pm Reply
    • thedifferentgirl

      Hey Caitlyn! Thanks for leaving a comment, I hope you are doing well! I love your new website, so beautifully designed.💛

      April 24, 2020 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • Debbie Shell

    Thanks for being honest & real about you’re blogging experience & finding direction. I’m a mom of 2 20 something girls & I have been,kead by God to blog. I have not launched yet but hope to in thr next or so…my question has been “what direction do I go?” Or “what do you want me to share Lord?” Thank you again for sharing, it helps me

    April 26, 2020 at 3:13 am Reply
    • thedifferentgirl

      Thank you for reading! All the best with your blogging journey!💛

      April 26, 2020 at 9:44 am Reply

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