Well hello and welcome back to my little online world. It’s been a while since I last posted and frankly I am amazed that so many of you stuck around. I am so glad you did though because I am back and can’t wait to tell you about what I have been up to, where I am now and what my plans for the future are.
I last posted in November when I told you all I needed a break. I had been blogging daily for just over two years and honestly, it had all got too much for me. At that time I was working 7 days and when I finished each night, I was rushing home to take photos, answer emails, write posts and catch up with social media. Any spare time I had was spent reading more established blogs and comparing myself unfavourably with them. All of the pressure I was putting on myself took its toll. I was neglecting friends and family for the online community which affected me emotionally. But it also took its toll on my health. I was yoyo dieting, and never had time for exercise. I realised blogging had become a chore, rather than a hobby which is all it was ever meant to be. I had to take a break.
That decision was one of the hardest I have made but it has turned out to be the best. I have spent the last months concentrating on myself and on my friends and family. I have lost weight, got fit and done some travelling. It sounds cheesy but I feel like I have found myself again; remembered who I am and what matters to me! And part of that is blogging!
I have realised how much I have missed sharing my world with you guys and although I have enjoyed my break, it is time to get back on it.
So what can you expect from Julie-Ellen in the months ahead.
Although all the Blogging 101s say how important it is to set a posting schedule, I am not going to do that. I am going to post only when I have something to say and the time to say it. Hopefully that will mean that the quality of what I write will improve and that you all will enjoy reading it and keep coming back for more ♥.
Content wise nothing is going to change though. Julie-Ellen will continue to be a Lifestyle and Beauty Blog and I will continue to write about anything and everything I think you might be interested in. As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Thanks again for sticking around you guys. Talk soon x