Hey, beautiful! Today, I’m back with another Blogging Tips post!
If you didn’t know, I have a series on my blog where I just share some blogging tips with you!
If you want to read my last post in the series where I talked about my story with changing blog directions and if you should too.
I think it was a pretty successful post, and it got a lot of viewers to interact with each other, which is the whole point of the post.
But in this post, I will be talking about how I took a break from blogging and if you should too…
You might know this, but back in October, I did a 50 day challenge. That was where the whole problem started.
I always heard that blogging daily will burn you out, but I never believed it; I totally believe it now😂
So basically, I posted daily plus my regular two weekly posts, so that was 38 posts a month.
When you go from 8 posts a month to 38, your inspiration doesn’t really spike, it does quite the opposite…
I got to day 32 of the challenge, and then I just couldn’t continue, it was almost impossible for me to write, and I rarely get writer’s block.
I also had some family issues at the time, and blogging was just adding to the mountain of stress I already had.
So I did what any sensible person would do: I took a break from blogging. It lasted for about 3 weeks, which doesn’t seem like a long time, but it really did help with my writing slump.
I came back to the blogging world with more ideas than I ever had, and most importantly, I enjoyed writing, which was the whole point of my last post.
Moral of the Story:
Writing more than you can handle, will cause you to burn out, and be uninspired.
Its better to post once a month, and be inspired, than posting daily and being burnt out.
Tips and Extra Points:
1- Knowing when to take a break
If you feel like you’re presured to write in anyway shape or form, then you need to take a break.
If you feel uninspired in anyway, you need to take a break.
If you feel like there is way too much going on in your life, and you just don’t have time to write, then please take a break.
Your mental health is way more important than poting.
2- How long do you take a break for?
As long as you want.
As long as you need. It may take a week, or maybe even 12 months.
You need to take as much time as you need to feel okay, and get back to the blogging life.
3- Its annoying but it needs to happen
I get really annoyed when bloggers don’t post for a long time, but then I think of all the reasons why they would stop writing.
Bloggers are people too, and they need a bit of a rest every once in a while.
My friend Abi, from Just Being Me, is actually taking a break until the summer. I love to read her content, so its annoying that I can’t really have any for a while, but I know that when she comes back, she will be much better!
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