I’m Taking A Break From Blogging

Think of it like a blogging holiday if you will. I need some time out. Some time to reassess and think about what content I want to produce for this little space of mine. I need to figure out who I’m writing for. Why am I even writing this blog? Are there other things I would actually rather be doing with my time.

I wrote the other week about having writer’s block. And I honestly thought about just writing through it. Writing about what things I’d done through the day, what thoughts I’d had or what had piqued my interest. Like an online journal. Because I guess that’s what a blog is after all?

But, then I sat at my laptop the other day and nothing. I had ideas, as I said in my post, I’ve got tons of ideas. Just no get up and go to actually put words on to paper. And if I did manage to get some words out, they were a load of babble anyway.

Kind of like this post.

And do you know what? I’m taking it as a sign. A sign that I need to switch it up a bit. I need to change.

I’ve been putting pressure on myself to write at least 3 times a week. Sometimes that has been easy, sometimes it hasn’t. My Life Lately posts take up one of those slots but is that the content I really want to write?

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m just not finding much joy in writing anymore and I think it shows.

I also want to change a few things. The layout just isn’t working for me anymore. I need to sort out my Pinterest. I’d love to start a newsletter.

But it takes time.

And so, I’m going to use this time to sort a few things out. To improve things, make things better and hopefully get my blogging mojo back! And those evenings I’ve spent spending hours just looking at my screen, rambling random words? I’m reclaiming them and I’m going to spend time scrapbooking, trying out calligraphy and reading. For now, blogging is going to take up a little less headspace and I’m looking forward to the break.

I’ll be back though. I’ll be back even bigger and better. And I’m already excited for when I can give this blog the 110% it deserves.

Have you ever needed to take a break from your blog before? Did it do you and your creativity any good?

  • I completely get everything you have said in this and your other post. Although I haven’t been pressuring myself to write 3 posts a week, blogging has still been taking up lots of headspace and I’m just not enjoying it as much as I used to. I keep taking mini-breaks but I think you’ve got the right idea about taking a much bigger break. I hope you come back feeling re-energised! x

    • I hope so too, Jodie! We all need a break at some point don’t we? And it’s not right doing something we don’t enjoy and hopefully the breaks do us both some good!

  • Thanks Jess! I’m quite enjoying the time to just read other blogs and get more inspiration. It’s definitely getting the creativity going not putting pressure on myself to write too!

  • Aww thanks, Sophie! 😊​

  • Hope you enjoy your break, and get yourself back into the routine, or just chill a little. It’ll all com back to you, and hopefully you’ll fall in love with blogging again soon!