Happy Monday everyone! Now I’m not sure if you all noticed. But I went on a bit of a blogging break a few weeks ago. An unplanned blogging break. Which isn’t like me at all. I work really hard. Probably too hard to be honest, to ensure that new content is published on this blog five days a week. And I put a lot of pressure on myself to stick to that schedule. Not only do I work full time, but I also have a bunch of other commitments and not to mention friends and family who I like to spend time with, occasionally.
And over the last few weeks it all got a little too much. And something had to give. While I have to keep working full time, (boo), the blog was the obvious choice. Plus I’ll be honest and admit that the bloggersphere of late hasn’t been the greatest place to be part of. Which has led me to feeling a little uninspired. I don’t want to be posting content on here, just for the sake of it. That’s just not fair. And do you know what I’ve realised? Despite panicking that I needed to get my shizz together and pop out a blog post daily. By the end of the break, I actually really enjoyed it!
I enjoyed, just living life. Albeit a chaotic life of life. But not having to think of what to post on the blog, or plan my Instagram feed just felt amazing for once. Normally I spend my spare time planning blog posts, scheduling social media, writing content, responding to emails and taking pictures. And during my break I did none of that! And it felt lovely to just not think about it all for a little bit.
I used to believe that to keep my readership up and to attract new blogging opportunities. I needed to post daily without fail. But I really don’t think that’s the case. Of course regular updates are important. But so is taking a break every now and then. I’m a big believer that when it comes to content, quality is far more important than quality. I wouldn’t feel comfortable or happy with pushing out average or mediocre posts just to keep in the habit of posting everyday. And actually taking a short break has reignited the blogging spark within in me, so now I’m back and raring to go with lots of new blog posts!
What are your thoughts on blogger’s taking a blogging break?
As always thank you to Kaye for taking these pictures!