In Bloom.



Summer came early this year when I took these photos in May. July was a disappointment and August hasn't been much better. Ah well, typical Britain.




There's times when I find myself bored of London, but I think it's natural when you've lived in the same place your whole life. Despite the abundance of variety - art, food, music, people - the grey hue that often exists over the city makes everything feel quite samey, so I'm grateful for the little bit of summer we get.



Without travelling to Hyde Park or one of the gardens, you can sometimes forget that nature exists here, so seeing flowers in full bloom and grass that reaches my knees makes a welcome change.



Not a big fan of the insects though, especially the flying ants. Those I could do without.

Refocus.


It's been a while.

Much longer than my one month planned hiatus, but when those 30 days or so were up, I didn't know what to write about. 

I like the freedom of not having my blog fall into a particular category, but at the same time, it feels like there's a lack of direction. I planned on continuing with my monthly art round-ups, but it's difficult as some of the shows I go to prohibit photography and I found those posts quite boring to be honest. I might do individual posts as & when instead.

I'm also thinking about getting rid of my Tumblr. I've had it for years and used it as an extension of my blog/'online portfolio', but I've started to move my photography over to Instagram as it's much more convenient.

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

This pretty much sums it up, the latter especially.
Despite my previous post, I do want to take blogging a bit more seriously and I've got a few posts lined up, but I'm still discovering what that 'something' is...

I blog, but I'm not a blogger.


I hope I don't come across as a miserable biatch on here because I'm not, but some posts are less joyful than others and you've got to be honest. Though I promise to make this as cheerful as I can, hence this completely irrelevant photo. Yay summer!

I blog, but I'm not a "blogger."

I'm a very career-minded person. I always have been and I'm very happy to be working in a profession that I enjoy and see myself progressing in.

Blogging will - most likely - never be my job or a primary source of income, so it will never be a priority. I've read several posts on having a full-time job whilst having a consistent blog and if it's a breeze for you, then kudos. I guess I don't try hard enough.
I won't be setting my alarm 3 hours earlier to edit a post nor will I spend half of my lunch break trying to get the perfect shot of my prawn fried rice and lemon water.

It's not that I don't enjoy it because I do. I love writing and taking pictures and I have ideas for posts, but if I'm honest, I find reading and engaging with other blogs quite time-consuming and it feels like a chore at times.

It can be disheartening putting time and effort into a post only for it to have little to no engagement, but I know if I was more consistent, then that would increase. As I mentioned in my one year blogiversary post, I'm happy with the content I've put out and will hopefully have a new camera soon, so I will continue. Such is life.

Are you a "blogger" or someone who has a blog?