The Blogging Break.


Well.. long time no blog.

I don't want this to be a whole 'I'm sorry I've not been blogging' post, because really, I'm not sorry. I needed some time off due to a family loss, and it kind of just exponentiated from there. As I watched my friends blogs grow and grow, I got more and more daunted by the idea of coming back into that world. What could I really offer? My thoughts on a lipstick every so often, the latest restaurant I've been trying... Would anyone really care?

As well as my own insecurities with my content, even the social media related to blogging has me nervous to return. On Twitter majority of the people I follow blog, and recently it seems to me that if you're not in with a particular group of them, no one really wants to know. And this isn't me slating it, it's just something I've noticed as I've watched from the sidelines. I don't know where I fit anymore.

Bearing that in mind I'm not going to be something I'm not or try and mimic others blog content. I know what I know and most of that is skincare and make-up. Sometimes I wear nice outfits, sometimes I wear leggings and jumpers every day of the week and that's not going to change. I'm not going to theme my Instagram because although I might not like it my life is more than pretty flowers, well placed beauty products and ootds. It may mean my blog doesn't grow as quickly as I'd hope, but that's something I'm okay with.

My blog is a reflection of me and what I know, and I guess all I really hope with this come back is that I start to enjoy sharing my thoughts on, mostly skincare and makeup, but anything else that takes my fancy. And I hope anyone who's reading can simply enjoy it too. A. xo


  1. Welcome back Aisling! Excited to read your new blog posts. And btw, I LOVE the new theme.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    1. Aw thank you Lauren! I'm glad you like it - I'm obsessed! x

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  3. I love this post, it's extremely open and honest and it's a lot of what I think when I take a little break. I see where your coming from with the cliques on social media and I, similarly to you want my blog to reflect me, even though I've lost a lot of views due to the change in topic *Career & Lifestyle* I'm going to keep going because it's what I love!


  4. I'm so so so so glad you're back!! :) I bloody love you and you'll always be one of my faves. Don't worry about 'fitting in' you make your own mark and it's bloody wonderful xx

  5. Welcome back! I think we all feel exactly as you do sometimes. It's just about staying true to you and posting what you like on Instagram so go for it. Look forward to reading more posts.

  6. definitely need to keep writing what inspires you and the things that you're interested in, who cares who reads it (though of course people will!) screw instagram themes, hope you had a refreshing break and welcome back! x

  7. I totally feel you on everything you've said here. I'm really seriously considering a blogging break for the same reasons - I'm just not sure what I have to offer right now that's not already being offered and I just can't keep up with the social media aspect of blogging. I'm glad your break has left you refreshed though and I'm inspired to do the same for myself. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

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