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Why I Haven’t Blogged In A Month

Hi guys! Sorry if I’ve been MIA on my blog– it was just so hard for me to juggle work, work trips, vlogging, and posting on my social media platforms all at the same time. I don’t love my blog the least, I guess I was just a bit lost last month and didn’t want to write about anything I feel like you guys wouldn’t want to read (does that make sense?). People say it’s because I’m about to reach 30 (turning 29 in two months) or the reason can be something deeper but I was just thinking of you guys, my readers / followers. Sometimes I wonder if you guys still feel inspired whenever I post something online, or if I make you guys laugh when I post entertaining videos, or if you really value my opinion whenever I do product reviews. This feeling triggered when I opened my Instagram one day and my feed was just all picture-perfect travel photos. Nothing wrong about it, I myself am guilty of wanting to take photos when I’m traveling; but as a blogger who takes pictures for a living, I know the hard work behind these beautiful images and it made me wonder if people are doing it because they love doing it or do people do it just to impress other people? It also made me think– do I travel for pleasure or for content? Since most of my trips are mostly for work, it’s inevitable for me not to take photos because I have deadlines to reach. And I think I just reached a point where I just needed a break from social media. I needed a trip where I can just freely leave my camera and just explore/ unwind the whole day. My recent trips were all like that– more chill, more relaxed. And when I do take photos for me to post on Instagram, it’s always in the moment. I didn’t go out of my way just to get that “instagrammable” shot– and I feel so much better now. There’s always a story behind the picture and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but my posts are more candid now, and I like it. It’s my 8th year of blogging now and the landscape is constantly changing and ayoko lang magpakain sa systema na kailangan lahat perfect online. I didn’t start blogging because I wanted people to see that I have a perfect life; I started blogging because I wanted to share my love for fashion and inspire you guys in the littlest way I can. Social media can be quite toxic, don’t let it get to you. I guess I just needed a break for a few weeks to reflect on myself and after 2-3 trips where I didn’t even bother taking out my camera, I feel recharged. And to those who constantly message me when I”ll be uploading a blog post next, thank you for waiting. I’m back!

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38 Comments

  1. Jemi
    1 month ago

    Awww welcome back, Laureen! I’m happy for you! You deserved that break! <3

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Jemi xx

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  2. Elaine Villapando
    1 month ago

    Yay so happy you’re back! Will never get tired reading your blog posts, this is the platform where I started to know you (2012). Keep on inspiring us! Love you, Laureen❤️

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      This really means a lot!! Thank you x

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  3. michelle Ann memorando
    1 month ago

    welcome back ! keep inspiring us love love love ❤❤❤❤

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      <3

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  4. roveeii
    1 month ago

    You never fail to amaze and surprise me in every little thing you do. Your posts always inspire me and I always look forward for your ootd’s, product unboxing and reviews, so as every single thing you do as you post it, may it be on IG, YT, twitter or this blog.. Love yaaah!!

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      OMG thank you!!! <3

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  5. Karennina
    1 month ago

    I started reading your blog since HS 😊 Congrats on taking that break. It’s a must amidst the toxicity of social media .

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Yes, super appreciate you leaving a comment xx

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  6. Kyra Janille Ballon
    1 month ago

    You deserve a break, Ms. Lau. Good to know you are feeling much better now. Thank you for sharing all your experiences and personal thoughts to inspire your followers. Wish you continued success and of course, genuine happiness ❤

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thank you so much guys!

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  7. Stanley Galaura
    1 month ago

    I’m a new fan of queen laureen💕I feel great and thankful for knowing you. I always start my day watching your vlogs. I just find your content relaxing and motivating. God bless you po! More power!

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Stanley xx

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  8. Zharie
    1 month ago

    You’re the best social media influencer ever! I mean.. so down to earth and you always think about your subscriber, followers, etc.. it’s good that sometimes you have to think about yourself as well we all deserve a break we needed.
    SML from Bicol hope you take a little “soul searching away from media moment” here in Sorsogon too hehe mwuah!!!

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Parehas tayo!! Hehe enjoy! Super thank you also x

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  9. Charleane Morales
    1 month ago

    Welcome back Lauren :)Yup! I think all bloggers needed a break! Parang competition na ang mga post everyday. Kakalungkot! Kahit naman anong gawin mo mamahalin ka pa rin ng mga taong totoong nagmamahal sayo, tulad ko. 🙂 5 taon mo na kong fan, always and forever to support and love you no matter what 🙂

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Charleane, thanks for always being so supportive!!!

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  10. Antonette Pablico
    1 month ago

    I miss reading your blogs po, and now that your back. So happy. I feel you po, ako naman this month. I’m so down, sad and everything. I took my board exam early this month and sadly I didn’t pass. Sobrang depressing, I always dream of doing vlogs like you, sobrang naiinspire po ako sa mga ginagawa mo. In any aspects, kahit vlogs, reviews. Lahat, sobrang saya. And this past few weeks, I always visit your accounts esp sa youtube. Lagi akong nagwawatch ng vlogs, kasi ang saya lang sobrang jolly lang. You’re one of my fav vlogger not just it but one of my fav girl influencer. Maybe I also needed a break. Hihi. Thank you ate laureen for inspiring me and being a good example/role model to me and to everyone. Stay as you are po, don’t change ’cause I love you just the way you are. God bless po, more blessing/success to come 😊❤️

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      As simple as reading a book or watching a movie, break na yun! Enjoy every moment of it x

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  11. Cams
    1 month ago

    You deserve that break, Laureen! Please keep on blogging!

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Cams! x

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  12. Steffany Teves
    1 month ago

    We miss reading ur blog, but i do understand that we need also some break in social media. Thanks for always being a good influencer , for being real. You bring good vibes and happiness to us everytime we watched ur vlog and IGS . We love u po. 😍😍 Xo.Xo . ♥

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Steffany x Means a lot!

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  13. Car
    1 month ago

    Everyone deserves a breather! I hope you are fully well as you really inspire people (well for me to say the least) that dreams will only stay being dreams if I dont work my ass off. You constantly work despite the fact that you can attain most things on a snap of a finger. And I think that makes you inspiring. Love lots!!!

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Car!

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  14. Chanel
    1 month ago

    😻

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  15. Kristine Joy Palomaria
    1 month ago

    Welcome back Laureen! Keep inspiring us! Love you! 💕🤗😘

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    1. laureen
      1 month ago

      Thanks Kristine x

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  16. Amanda at Filipinow.com
    1 month ago

    Glad to have you back! Miss your posts and OOTDS.

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  17. Sing dong
    1 month ago

    we missed your blog, your love for fashion is really great, This is an awesome picture with perfect sense,

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  18. Annie
    4 weeks ago

    do not feel guilty or apologetic for posting picture perfect photos on your instagram coz first, you are blessed. 2nd, you are inspiring. 3rd, you have talent. love every moment of your life, and maybe, just maybe someone else will come to appreciate every moment of their lives.. like me!

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  19. _tinnie_
    4 weeks ago

    Please don’t get tired of posting your beautiful pictures and sharing your love for fashion miss laureen. I remember that you were one of the artists I followed when I started instagram wayback 2012. I didn’t know you then but I was captured by your posts and somehow your photos make my day during those times. Hanggang ngayon pa rin naman. I also love waiting for your new #breakmystyle posts. I’m not fond of commenting on your pics but I just have the feeling that you should be complimented for the passion that you’re giving in what you love most. You’re an inspiration. If not to everyone but at least to all people you’ve shared your talent with. So cheer up and just keep on making people happy. Don’t be too exhaisted and remember to pause once in a while. After all your not doing this to compete, you’re just doing what you love.

    PS: I saw you at the airport when I was college and I didn’t recognized you. Not until I looked at your get up from afar. That makaagaw pansin blue shoes (not sure if t’was a bootie) was so so fashionista. Regreted not going near and having selfie with you but seeing you already made my day. 💛😊

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  20. Jinky
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, you still do. You still inspire others and I’m one of them. I love how you express your thoughts and I can see how real you are. We need more authentic, inspirational bloggers like you are. Keep slayin’!’ keep inspirin’! Hugs and kisses!

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  21. Dionne Torres
    4 weeks ago

    Welcome back Lau! This is exactly the post I needed to read. I was quiet upset that most bloggers here in the Philippines became youtubers now and they no longer have much posts now in their original blog sites. It made me ask myself if blogging is dead here in the Phillipines? What happened to the bloggers I fell in love with reading their blog!? Those bloggers who inspired me to make my own blog… Thank God there are still Pinay bloggers left who writes on their blog. More Powers Lau

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  22. Ainee Rae
    4 weeks ago

    Every people need a break from all that is happening around us. Just take your time and we will always be your side no matter what. Keep inspiring us and lots of love!! <3

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    1. laureen
      3 weeks ago

      Thanks Ainee x

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  23. Jie About
    3 hours ago

    I love reading this blog of yours. This is so me. Parang ang sarap lang to disconnect from social media. Go on a beach trip, mountain hikes being myself, indulging the view without worries without posting anything to social medial. I also deleted my fb account, and honestly it feels sooooo good. Yes at age of 28 me right now, darating talaga sa point na we don’t know to let people know the latest happening in our lives. All we want is how we enjoy ourselves on that specific moment.
    Dear Ms. Laureen, keep sending goodvibes. Been following you on instagram too since then, i love all your style and the way you spread positivity to your fo followers.

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