If you haven’t noticed (which I’m pretty sure most people have not), I’ve been on a bit of a blogging break. Now that I feel like I’m ready to get back into things, I just wanted to let you all know why I took a break for FOUR MONTHS. I didn’t realise until writing this how long it had been since publishing my last blog post. I literally haven’t blogged all year and I feel like such a bad blogger because I haven’t. But I shouldn’t.
I feel like a big thing in the blogging world is “be consistent, be consistent, be consistent”. And yes, I mean, you should be consistent, but if you need a break then no one should be telling you to push on. And, eventually, it’ll start showing in your blogging, it won’t be detailed enough, the pictures won’t be edited as good, you just start slipping and it becomes more of a chore rather than something you love and enjoy.
So I took a blogging break. And why? Honestly, there’s a lot of reasons. The biggest reason was really simple though. It started to feel like work. I do consider my blog like a little part-time job, ensuring I have content and I do spend a lot of time ensuring my blog represents me, but it never really felt like work, its honestly the thing that relaxes me and brings me joy. I get to write about the things I love and I get to share them with some amazing people like yourselves.
It’s ok to take a break from blogging, and here’s why;
You need to remember why you started
For me, starting a blog was a huge leap of faith and I kept it quiet from my friends and family because I was nervous as to what they would think. But I was SO excited about it, when I first joined I couldn’t focus on anything else but my blog, I always wanted to be working on my layout, writing new posts, gathering content.
This break has helped me remember why I started. I did it for me. I started this blog for me. I need to stop worrying and panicking about other people’s blogs and how much better theirs are compared to mine. I just need to think about myself and how I want my blog to be. I’m going to have people who don’t like me or my blog, but I’m also going to have people who love my blog and will (hopefully) want to read all my posts.
If you’re feeling uninspired
Sometimes when you have a lot going on, it’s hard to focus on blogging. I’ve personally been so involved in my full-time job, any spare time I have I’ve either been at the gym sweating it out or in bed. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’ve been feeling “uninspired” with my blogging, I was just feeling more inspired and motivated in other areas of my life, other than blogging.
If you’re not feeling inspired, don’t force it. You need to wait for your drive and excitement for blogging to return, because if you really love it, then it will return.
You don’t feel like you can dedicate enough time to do it well
You can tell when you’re reading a blog post whether the blogger seems busy as their content may seem rushed, or not as good as usual. In my opinion, it’s better to not do it at all, rather than writing a blog post and putting in minimal effort. Sometimes, getting back into blogging can be harder than you think and it can take longer than you anticipated, but it’s ok to put blogging on the back burner for a little while.
I hope you guys can understand the little (not so little) break that I took and will continue to support my blogging in the future. I’m so glad that I’m back to posting again. As always, let me what if there is any content you want to see from me. I’m itching to get back into it. Thank you for reading, until next time.