An Honest Chat

An Honest Chat

Hello my lovelies, once again it’s been a while! Are you ready for a serious chat about my blogging crisis? If not then at least appreciate the gorgeous, warm effects on the film photos my best friend took of me on our adventure to London!

I am going to be honest with you guys, I’m feeling a bit of a loss of direction for Life as Tilly Rose at the moment. I don’t really know why but I seem to be losing my drive to write and create new interesting content that you might actually want to read! I wanted to discuss with you all how I am feeling right now, partially because blogging can act as a therapeutic way to de-stress for me and also because I just want you to be aware of what’s going on inside my head right now?! I used to be so open and regularly update  my Instagram and Twitter, but recently I’ve lost that connection with you all – which is probably due to a mix of Instagram’s new algorithm (find out how to beat it in this post) and me starting a new job which has taken over my life a lil bit.

As you may or may not know, I am four weeks into my new Sixth Form, year 12 and so far it’s going great! For anyone living outside of the UK, this is pre-university level, for ages 16-18. I have been allowing myself to settle in and find my feet, as well as making friends, but it has meant that I have not been posting content on my blog and social media that often, which I hate! Starting my new school has been easier than I thought, mostly because there were a few familiar faces from primary school, however the workload didn’t start that easy to begin with! I have already been thrown into the deep end with a tonne of homework and expectations of independent study work to do. Which is all fine, I WAS NOT expecting the easy life of high school to follow me through to A-levels, just perhaps to have been eased into things a little better!

So yeah… starting my new A-level courses has definitely impacted my ability to blog recently. It has made me start to question: ‘Is blogging still right for me?’. As crazy as it sounds, I did start to ask myself if it was something I still wanted to carry on. And in all honesty, I had been verging towards the ‘no‘ end of the spectrum, but realised that I am just not comfortable with Life as Tilly Rose in its current form. I do not feel as though my blog reflects ME anymore, I am developing as an individual and maturing, which is natural and was always going to happen! In actual fact I am 17 next month (WHOOP – a lil’ happy thought to take the seriousness away for a moment) so I feel as though it’s time for a little bit of a freshen up.

As I said earlier, I am losing my motivation to write, which sucks as I have all these followers who aren’t getting what they should be getting. Every typical ‘Life as Tilly Rose’ blog post idea I come up with just doesn’t seem to feel like me anymore. All I know is that I want to change the direction of my blog, and taking some time off has helped me decide how and what it could be. This is a scary thought which I am NOT going to be rushing into and I will still be Tilly!

It fills me with excitement and motivation to think of re-inventing Life as Tilly Rose. A new beginning, something more personalised, more interesting, more ME. I want my writing to be honest and helpful to people. I want my blog to make a difference, whether that is just to simply inspire someone to pick up a camera by sharing my love for photography or to help someone battling anxiety. I want to create new innovative content, after all that’s what I’ve always loved doing!

I just want to say a HUGEEE thank you to anyone who has supported my blog over the last year and a half, you guys mean so much to me (as cheesy as it sounds). I really hope you can understand me and haven’t found this post tooo annoying or cringey to read! I have been wanting to pin these thoughts down for a while now. Please stick with me and follow my new journey, I’ll make sure to keep you updated! It’s still going to be me, and I’m probably still going to be doing similar posts, just gonna spice it up a bit 😉 . THANK YOU FOR READING YOU GEMS xxxx







  1. October 3, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Aw! Life must really be hectic at the moment. Can’t wait for the re-invention of your blog! Living the pictures btw😍😍😍

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 3, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you so much for reading Najida! And me neither, should be great! And thanks hun!❤️

  2. October 3, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Can’t wait to see whatever decide to do next- I’m sure it will be great! Just wanted to let you know your blog is one of my favourites to read! Hope you’re having a great day! xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 3, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      That’s so kind of you to say that!! Thanks a lot lovely! Xx

  3. Rose
    October 3, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    This is so cute Tilly!! Don’t let the workload get you down, it’ll have its highs and lows as you’ll have moments of inspiration to create brand new content you love!! Keep being tilly and that’s all we ask for 💓💓

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 3, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Aww thank you so much! That means a lot, I’m just looking forward to developing my blog a little! X

  4. October 3, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I adore this post and couldn’t relate more! It’s so difficult trying to balance your personal life and an online presence as well, but I think you’re doing fabulously!! I can’t wait to see some of your new stuff!! xx

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you so much!! It really is hard, but hopefully I’ll pick it all back up again soon😊x

  5. October 3, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Girl don’t stress about it, sometimes it’s better to just have some time away to think about what’s been good and what’s not worked as well so you can get grounded again in what you want to do. Good luck with your new sixth form xx 💗💗

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 4, 2017 / 7:51 am

      That is so true! Thank you so much for the support, means a lot x

  6. October 4, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I love your honesty Tilly,take your time and I’m sure you’ll get back into the swing of things soon. I am very excited for the new journey and I have no doubt it’s going to be amazing xo

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 6, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Aw thank you so much! It honestly means so much xx

  7. Jess
    October 5, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I was in the same position as you last year, the best advice I can give is to take time and not force yourself. I still find it difficult to balance the sixth form, sometimes you have to just let school come first. and my blog. I look forward to seeing what new direction you take your blog!

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 6, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Thank you for reading it lovely! I really appreciate your advice, I’ll try to take it slowly and not rush into things! Thanks again xx

  8. October 8, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I loved reading this lil’ chatty post, I think we’ve all felt like this before at some point, so don’t feel alone in this gal! I know whatever you do with this blog it will be amazing as it will be alllll about Tilly and that’s what we wanna read! ALSO, the photos are GORGGGG! xxx

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 8, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Awww thank you so much Tash!! It means a lot honestly. I’m very excited to see what the future holds for my blog, hopefully something good and better!xx

  9. October 14, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Please do not worry- I remember feeling the exact same in year 12 last year! It will get easier though and blogging should feel like a nice break from everything, remember that 🙂 I’m excited to read your upcoming posts!

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 16, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Aw thank you so much! It means a lot honestly. Hopefully I’ll be back soon!xx

  10. Daisy Petals
    October 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Don’t worry about it,as long as you’re happy we’ll be happy too.Just take as long as you need if you feel as though you need a break as stressing yourself out is one of the worse things you could do.I can’t wait to see your gorgeous pictures popping up on my Insta feed again as well as your blogposts.Good luck with everything at work and at school x

    • lifeastillyrose
      October 16, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!! This is so sweet, I dying to get back into it all, so hopefully soon!xxx

  11. January 8, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    I can totally relate to the situation you’re in right now. I literally had the exact same feeling this december, like the posts I wrote didn’t really please me, I wasn’t looking forward to writing my content which is not good at all. So I had to find a new focus and new direction as well for the new year. And i’ts barely been two weeks but I’m totally back into blogging mode. You can find your passion again, Tilly, I’m sure! And it’ll be just as exciting as when you first started!!
    love, elena

  12. January 19, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I think it’s important to put your education before anything else, but blogging is such a great way to escape. I can totally relate to what you’re talking about in this post, as I haven’t been posting as frequently as I’d like to. I just hope I can find something to inspire me again! I hope sixth form going well for you!

    Leah x

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