I’ve been writing this post, in my head at least, for a month or more. I last properly blogged in May, had a busy couple of days, decided to have a week off, and then just stopped-and I never intended to. I’ve always referred to myself as a writer, a blogger, and I keep saying I am but truthfully, is a writer who doesn’t write still a writer?
Considering that a couple of years ago I did this full time and was excited about each post I wrote, lately I’ve really dropped the ball when it comes to Inside Laura’s Head and Laura Haley Photography and I miss my little corner of the internet. I’m making a comeback, but I’ve been struggling to work out how that will look.
There’s a lot of pressure on me at the moment-I have Fibromyalgia and that in itself can stop me doing a lot of the things I want to do, then I’ve recently bought a house which I’m doing up, and I’m in a long distance relationship, so I’m away at least two weekends a month. I’m sure he couldn’t care less if I wanted to do some work on our weekends together but I treasure the small amount of time we have and don’t want to waste it blogging.
Travel blogging when you’re not travelling isn’t the easiest either-my last trip was to Porto in May as I’ve been spending every spare penny on driving to and from Cardiff or on my house, and I don’t want to spend my free weekends away from my partner when I could be with him. I’m not sure what the answer to that one is yet as I don’t want to stop travelling altogether-maybe you’ll start to see lots of ’48 hours in’ posts from me as I do one night away in different places rather than my usual three or four.
My hope is that going forward, Inside Laura’s Head carries on covering travel, starts to pick up on the food content again, and also develops into a mental health and chronic illness safe space. I’d like to post a couple of times a week, but quality over quantity so if I have nothing to post, I won’t be posting. I need to get back to the days when this blog was fun over anything else.
It does feel good to be making a comeback, though. What have I missed?