September 25, 2022

Getting Back Into the Groove

 

Hey, long time no see. It's been 14 months since I've blogged, and I am so disappointed in myself, I mean honestly you guys. I definitely didn’t expect my blogging hiatus to last this long, it’s just that lots of things had happened in the last 14 months. I've been practicing my cooking and videography skills. I started a YouTube channel and a small plant business. We've moved to our newly built house and all that stuff you probably don't care about. It all happened in the 14 months that I'm gone, and I am happy to be back.

I’m a massive procrastinator and it actually requires a level of concentration. Actually, I’ve written this post many times, as I’ve planned to comeback many times throughout the ber-months of 2021, however it wasn’t possible. But now I’m sure that I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, armed with a whole slew of new ideas and interesting topics to write about.

Oh well, I don’t want to make a really long post as I’m not sure if you guys even remember me, or if someone is even going to read this post ‘coz I knew that a couple things happen when you go on a blogging hiatus. First, the stats take a hit – the longer you are away from your blog, the lower they dip. Second, you begin to lose momentum – the longer you are away from your blog, the harder it is to return. Makes sense, right? Blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be but I do enjoy the process of it and the work that goes into it. It gives me so much creative freedom I’d never have on social platform owned by someone else. I don’t really own my account on Instagram, on Pinterest, on Facebook or on my other social media accounts, but I do own ItsJulieAnn.com

And regardless of what life throws my way, or how many breaks I take, I always keep coming back to my first love -- blogging.

50 comments

  1. Hola linda!!!! me alegra mucho que este de vuelta <3 siempre tomamos un descanso del blog pero siempre volvemos, porque blogger no es como las demás redes sociales, es un lugar mucho más calido.

    Un beso desde Plegarias en la Noche

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  2. Hello! Welcome back to blogging! I agree with you that blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be but I still so it because of the enjoyment. Everyone else is doing TikTok or Twitter. Lolx! Do keep it up! You can do it! 💪

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    1. There's a bunch of fake news on TikTok and Twitter. haha

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  3. Glad you're back. All the best to your creativity.

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  4. Welcome back, sweetie!
    You're right, blogging is not as populas as it was some years ago, but it's still a nice way to express yourslef and your creativity and to find a nice community to share with!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  5. Welcome back. We all need a long break here and there.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  6. Welcome back as the others have said:) And I totally understand what you mean...blogging is definitely not what it used to be. I remember the days when I used to blog everyday, but now am down to once a week. Anyhoo, hope you get back on your groove again:)

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    1. Thank you, will try to post once a week too. hehe.

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  7. Welcome back to blogging!!!!!!
    I too am a massive procrastinator, but my social media posts are not nearly as well done as yours are! You look beautiful (as always) in the photo above, as well as in all of your photos on Instagram.
    I love the feminine design drape, detail and print of the pretty dress you were wearing!
    P.S.: Kudos on having been blogging for over 11 years and, speaking of stats, for having had well over two million page views of your blog and 7,070 subscribers to your YouTube channel!
    P.P.S.: THANK YOU for your recent comment on my first (January) blog post of year 2022.
    My second (most recent) blog post was on February 13, 2022:
    https://full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/2022/02/recap-2-more-full-brief-panty-modelling.html
    I would love to read your thoughts on it!!!
    P.P.P.S: I Followed you back (it's my pleasure!). I also Follow you on Twitter ( @JulieAnn_Lozada ) and subscribed to your YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieAnnLozada/videos ) - and hope you might subscribe back if you find time? ( my YouTube is at https://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns )
    Best wishes for a very successful and rewarding future both in life and in the blogosphere! xx <3 :D

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    1. thank you so much. you're so sweet. I subscribe to your Youtube Channel too.

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  8. Welcome back, Julie! While this is my first time over on your blog, I'm excited to see what new posts you have soon. :) And I think a lot of people would be interested in hearing about your blogging hiatus and what you've been up to! Hope you're enjoying your newly built house, that has to be really exciting!

    Wishing you a wonderful week! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

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  9. Good for you for picking up blogging again! My blogging took a hit from summer 2020 to early 2022. Now that I'm blogging weekly again (...for the most part, ha), I've realized good it is for me to have that creative outlet.

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  10. Me alegro de que hayas retomado el blog! Yo también te sigo. Besos

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  11. It's good to have you back! I'm your follower #1219. May you follow me back? Thanks and have a nice day!

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  12. Welcome back, Julie! Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to visit yours. I've followed you in return. Blogging is my favorite social media platform. It's a great creative outlet for me. I look forward to seeing your upcoming posts. Take care!

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  13. hi dear it is so good to have you back:) follow;)

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  14. I remember leaving a comment here but it has disappeared. I wonder whether it has gone into your spam folder. Good that you are back blogging again.

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  15. Welcome back! I'm glad you decided to blog again. I'm looking forward to seeing great content here.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  16. Welcome back. You achieve so many things in these 14 months and you should be proud on yourself. I'm so happy that you are back and can't wait new blog posts.
    www.exclusivebeautydiary.com

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  17. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Looking forward for the next post.


    Minimalist Tops Fall Wardrobe

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  18. Welcome back! Well, you did many things in that time, that's great too!
    xx

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  19. Welcome back. You're right, blogging is not as popular as it was some years ago but is my favorite social media.
    Have a nice day.

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  20. Welcome back. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  21. Welcome back! It sounds like you've had an exciting 14 months - looking forward to reading more about it :) x

    mia // https://miasdiyprojects.com/

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  22. Hi

    Nice blog, I am new, do you want to follow each other?

    https://fashionandwishlist.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh glad your back! Yes it can be hard to stay motivated when you have a lot going on I can relate. I was laid off (before the pandemic-I worked in publishing) Then COVID, my mom passed away, had to sell her house and look for an apartment and find a new job it was a lot in a short period of time. Very draining I am even burnt out on FW and had a hard time staying motivated with it in Paris. It happens. But we all get second winds and start over!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  24. Welcome back to blogging, dear! Don't be so hard on yourself, life often gets in the way and some hobbies that we love fall aside, but that doesn't mean that we can't come back to them once we have enough time again. <3


    http://www.couture-case.com/

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  25. I am glad to hear that you back. Wellcome back! Happy October and happy weekend. Greetings.

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  26. You have a beautiful blog.

    I have been following your blog for a long time.

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  27. You have a beautiful blog.

    I have been following your blog for a long time.

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  28. Welcome back! It can really be tough to come back- life just gets in the way, I totally get it.

    And I agree- blogging may not be as popular as it used to be, but it's still the only channel a content creator owns!

    -Ashley
    New post up here; hope you'll swing by!

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  29. Welcome back! Sometimes a break, no matter how long, is what is needed! Can't wait to see the content you create!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  30. Hello I'm back!
    I've also been away from my blog, not as long as you, but blogging is also what I really like to do! I hope everything is fine with you!

    The blog is 10 years old, come join the party!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  31. Oh yes this is pretty cool =) I love the products.

    Welcome back =) Sometimes you need a break for a short or a longer time. I hope you will have a great time again with blogging =)

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  32. You look pretty.... kisses

    http://www.ioannesbaby.com/

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  33. Hi Julie. I hope you want to write more in your blog. My blog I have since 2003 e it´s my therapy. I will follow you ok?
    Thanks for visit, and i wish success for you
    See ya
    www.luluonthesky.com

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  34. Welcome back! Have a wonderful week,
    S

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  35. Good to have you back! I'm glad you are fine and back to blogging!

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  36. Gracias por pasar, comentar y quedarte.
    Un abrazo y por aquí me tienes, feliz resto de semana.

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