It’s Ok to Take a Break
Lately I’ve had such a lack of motivation with blogging, with social media, with everything to do with being online to be honest. I don’t really know why, well maybe I do. It got a bit too much for me, I’ve been really busy with work and I was finding less and less time for myself and blogging started to feel more like a chore than a hobby which I loved.
I’ve enjoyed having a bit of a social media and blogging break, it’s been nice to try to just figure out where I wanted my blog to go, get back to basics and realise that my blog should primarily be for me. It’s what I want to write about and when I want to write. There is so much pressure now to be blogging everyday or a certain amount of times a week and whilst I think it’s great to post regularly, if you don’t want to or can’t because of other commitments, that’s fine too.
What I think we forget sometimes is that if you take a break from blogging, chances are you’re not going to lose your readers. I’ve taken a break from blogging and not once did I think about unfollowing any bloggers simply because I was taking a break so why do we panic that that’s what others are going to do? What I love about blogging is that it’s a way for you to write about what you want. If blogging isn’t your full-time job (and for me it is not) then you absolutely should be thinking about yourself foremost I think. Obviously you want people to read your posts of course, but people will. If you want people to be loyal readers of your blog, the best thing you can do is write honest, real posts that you are passionate about. There’s no point in writing something just because you think it will be popular if it’s not a topic that you actually really care about.
I feel like this is such a rambling, all over the shop blog post but hopefully it will make some sense and make you feel better if, like me, you have found yourself in a bit of a blogging slump and have been unsure about where you want your blog to go.
Ultimately, what I want to get across is that you can blog about whatever you want, it doesn’t have to be the latest mascara or eye cream and you don’t have to spend loads of money on products to review. If you’re feeling stressed out by your blog or feeling the pressure then take a step back and remember why you started blogging in the first place. Write a post that you feel passionate about writing, try to let go of worrying about readers and followers etc and just enjoy your blog and blogging as a whole.