The Truth Behind Being a Blogger

Real talk: I haven’t really been into blogging lately. Some time around the holidays, I just felt like I was running out of steam. All year I was really good about posting twice a week, I was excited about my content, I was enthusiastic about sharing on social media…but then all of a sudden, I started feeling a little bit blah about it. Maybe it’s a little bit of burnout or maybe it’s a lack of inspiration due to the grey winter weather (seriously, I hate the cold), but blogging isn’t really all that fun for me right now.

***BUT! Don’t worry. This isn’t me about to tell you that Ampersand is over. It’s totally not. But I always try to be honest & authentic here with you so I figured I’d let you know what’s going on. Also, I thought it would be a good opportunity to shed some light on what it’s really like being a blogger (hint: it’s not as glamorous as it seems). Of course there are some not so good parts, but there are a lot of great parts too. So read on to find out the real truth about being a blogger.

(Side note: Seriously though, thank you to all my dedicated readers who keep coming back here week after week. Even when I get frustrated with blogging, I’m really humbled that you guys read what I write & even like it!! So thank you thank you thank you. You guys are the best). 

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^ #tbt to when Ampersand had that look when I first started out!

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Links I Love: October

It’s hard to believe it’s already the second week of October! I feel like this month always goes by super quickly, not to mention that it’s been nothing short of c-r-a-z-y for me (in the best way). Anyways,  here’s a roundup of all the links I’ve been loving from my fellow bloggers. Show these ladies some love.

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Links I Love: September

Y’all. It is officially fall. It may not be “technically” fall until September 22 but for all intents & purposes, fall starts after Labor Day, lets be real. In Philly, it’s been getting a little cooler (which means I’ve been itching to buy new tall brown boots…) & I recently got pumpkin flavored everything at the grocery store (no shame). Because I’m clearly obsessed with this season, this month’s Links I Love are all about autumn. Check out all the awesome bloggers below!

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