Currently in my life { and I’m going to shake it off }

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I haven’t done a currently in my life post in quite some time and there is no time like the present for a little update into my life. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been in a bad blogging space, unmotivated and looking for some inspiration so I’ve mostly been sticking to some product reviews as you guys have probably noticed. Shake it off!

Shake it Off

I am no longer working for/with Glamore Cosmetics due to personal reasons (I’m mentioning this as many people have been asking) but on another note I  have an exciting website venture that I’ll be working on soon, for those of you that didn’t know, I do some freelance Joomla projects and I love a challenge, I will share the website with you all once it’s done!

Something else that has been heavy on my hart is seeing the ugly side of blogging the past month, this is probably the main reason I’ve been so unmotivated. Seeing how competitive it is and how easy someone’s opinion and the way they do things can be seen as a threat and get turned into an ugly mud flinging debate really got under my skin. Because of this I’ve been walking on eggs with my own blog, scared of stepping on someone’s toes. I felt like I didn’t fit in anywhere with the way I do things and that I was doing it all wrong. After taking some time and talking to some other blogging friends I’ve come to the conclusion to just be myself and do what works best for me, after all my blog is something that should be making me happy and not anyone else. I am not a cookie cutter blogger, doing things the same way everyone else does, if I did what will set me aside from others ?

shake it off, Currently in my life { and I’m going to shake it off }, Absolutely Life

From now on I’m surrounding myself with people and fellow bloggers that are respectful and supportive of each other.

So this might seem cheesy but here I am dancing to Taylor Swift “Shake it off” because I’m shaking off all the bad and negative while getting my blogging juju back!

shake it off, Currently in my life { and I’m going to shake it off }, Absolutely Life
shake it off, Currently in my life { and I’m going to shake it off }, Absolutely Life

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I’m a South African Beauty, Lifestyle & Travel blogger and I’m currently finding myself in the Garden Route. A little town called Wilderness is home. I am a very proud dog mom, learning to love my curvy body and a 30 plus blogger.

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9 Comments

  1. Megan Kelly Botha
    15/06/2015 / 21:16

    Ah angel – I can completely relate to this post. I have been off my game for awhile, but over the weekend I just realized that screw them all. I think that I have done pretty darn well without their expert opinions and you, dear, are doing great too! You are far too sweet and kind to have to deal with this nonsense. Stick to your guns, do what makes you happy and everything else will fall into place! xxx

    • Lizna Erkelens
      15/06/2015 / 21:28

      Thank you so much Megan! I really appreciate being able to talk to you and it motivates me so much when you tell me to stick to my guns and I respect you so much as a blogger for sticking to yours!

      In the end we have to be at peace for making our own choices so we have to be happy with what we do! We should just keep on swimming in this big pond xx

    • Candice Terblanche
      16/06/2015 / 09:35

      you both are amazing bloggers and such genuine people. Honestly this post sums up how I’ve been feeling and still feel. I have been second guessing everything I’ve been doing. Thanks Lizna for putting this out there and like I said yesterday Never sell yourself short you are amazing 🙂

      • Lizna Erkelens
        16/06/2015 / 11:37

        Thanks hun! You should get in the pond too and just swim and we should all do what we feel is right! xx

    • Candice Petersen
      16/06/2015 / 14:14

      I totally agree with what you saying Megan!

  2. Janneke
    16/06/2015 / 10:57

    Hope you feel better Lizna 🙁 x I love your blog by the way

    • Lizna Erkelens
      16/06/2015 / 11:38

      Aww thanx Janneke, I think getting it out there has helped a lot already for me to feel better, I think I should look for a blogging challenge and do a post everyday even if it’s really short xx

  3. Candice Petersen
    16/06/2015 / 14:13

    Those so called bloggers are a disgrace to be honest I don’t get why people bring others down it frustrates me blogging is suppose to a platform for everyone to share their feelings and thoughts not to please others who thinks it’s okay to bully others I am so angry right now!!!! I hope you feel better my friend this is really not on

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Lizna Erkelens
      16/06/2015 / 14:26

      Feeling better already hun, lucky the bullying wasn’t directly directed at me but at a group of bloggers I guess I fall under, but it’s great to know I actually have a lot more support than I thought!
      xx

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