The blog days are over.

I uploaded SIX blog posts throughout the WHOLE of 2018. Six. 
If I need anything to prove that blogging isn’t for me anymore, it’s that. 

2018 was a fairly busy year for me, but I wasn’t so busy that I couldn't post at least once a month. Like I said in my last post, I’ve been feeling quite positive this year and I want to focus on things that I’m passionate about and blogging is no longer a passion of mine.  

I started blogging on and off around 10 years ago and this is my third go at it. I started Maya Not Mya as I love writing and photography, so having this platform felt right at the time, but it doesn't anymore. I've taken several breaks from my blog hoping that I would return with a newfound love for it, but I never did.

I cared a lot about what I was writing, but it felt like I was writing to blog rather than writing to write if that makes sense. I want to get better at writing and do it more regularly, but I don't feel this is the best way for me to do that.

Interacting with other blogs is another thing that really put me off blogging, which I know sounds bad but I found it to be such a chore. I was reading - skim reading to be totally honest - blogs and commenting in the hopes that they would comment back on my blog and once I realised that, I knew it was time for me to stop. 
Of course, I wanted people to engage with my blog, but I never wanted to be focused on the numbers.

I was going to delete my blog completely, but I know I would've regretted it as I'm proud of the content I have put out, so I'll leave it up as an archive. (And who knows, I might return one day.)

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read and comment on my blog.
Hopefully you found something useful or at least got a laugh; if you didn’t get shit from it, then soz mate #ITried

You’ll still find me over on Instagram and using way too many GIFs on Twitter :)

Maya Not Mya, signing out x

  • 1.9.19

Positive energy is powerful.

It really is.

I wouldn't say that I'm a pessimist, but I wouldn’t say I was the most positive person in the world either. I've always felt as if I'm not as ahead in life as I should be and have wasted a lot of time not being productive enough.
  • 1.8.19

5 things I loved about Sri Lanka

When I was researching my trip to Sri Lanka, every post I read seemed to be overwhelmingly positive and whilst I agree that it is an amazing place and one you should definitely visit, there were some things I didn't like about it and wanted to share.

  • 9.6.19

Solo in Sri Lanka: a tough but rewarding experience

Palm Tree Avenue at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

It's been almost two weeks since my 2.5 week trip to Sri Lanka and WHEW what a trip it was.

I was there during the attacks, which was obviously a difficult time. 

They happened on the morning of my 4th day there but I wasn't near the area, so other than the curfew, my plans weren't greatly affected.
The mood definitely changed though and I'd be lying if I said I still 'enjoyed' it as much, but whether I enjoyed it or not didn't really matter.
  • 15.5.19

Why solo travel may not be for you

People have travelled solo for millennia and as an ambivert who likes doing their own thing, it definitely suits me. 

As fun as it is to travel with friends/family, there’s nothing better than the freedom of doing what you want, when you want without having to wait for anyone else.
  • 24.2.19

Seville: my favourite Spanish city

After Madrid, I knew I'd want to chill for a bit before heading back to city life, so I headed to the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia. 

  • 14.1.19