Don’t Feel Guilty About A Blogging Break

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dont feel guilty taking a blogging breakDo you know when bloggers just drop off the edge of the world for a couple months?
No posting, no nothing. Well, yep- that’s me! There are so many reasons why bloggers take breaks, and most of the time I think they feel guilty when they do take a break from their blog. I did until I thought about why I took a break. Bloggers are real people with real problems. Their lives are not always sunshine and rainbows, and I think that is a very important thing to remember!

 

3 Reasons- Why you should not feel guilty taking a blogging breakTHREE REASONS TO TAKE A BEAK

 

It is your Blog: You own it. You run it. You make it what it is. It will still be there when you come back from your break, I promise. Your readers will know if you’re  just blogging to put a post up for the week. Now that is a fast way to lose some followers. Maybe instead of posting three times a week, you post once a week until you feel it again. Take a step back and think about why you aren’t enjoying your blogging time. For me, it was getting stressful, I felt like there were so many other things that I should have been doing. So I did those, and well my blog fell off the top list.

 

It will only get better So you take a couple weeks or months off, your mind will be at ease. I know I have more ideas about blog posts than I have had in such a long time! I am changing my header, starting to have a new idea of blogging. I have more passion for blogging than I have had in a long time! I want to write blog posts, I want to put myself out there in the blogging world again! Taking time off can do good for your blogging soul. I am so glad that I let myself take a break from blogging instead of forcing out posts that would not have been worthy to read.

 

Life Happens  Remember what I said before? Bloggers are real people & shit happens. We get busy with children, work, family, housekeeping and everything else! We all put so much time in our blogs, we have to make sure that we don’t spend too much time on our blog and social media! Or life will forget about us, and time will go by too fast. Summers get busy for everyone & it is good to take a step back and re-evaluate your blog.

Looking back I am okay with taking a blogging break. No, this break was not planned at all, but I am happy I did what was best for me at that time.

Have you ever taken a blogging break? How did you bounce back from your break?

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  • nicole

    I always feel guilty when I take a break on my blogging. Somedays my traffic goes well without some help other it just screams “save me” I guess is just finding a good balance 🙂

  • I feel so bad even when I take a weeks break. I feel like I am disappointing my readers but you’re sometimes I have to remind myself that it is my blog and I run things. Thanks for that.

  • Samantha

    I am so glad to read this right now – it’s exactly what I need. I’ve been feeling so uninspired lately, and cutting back to just one post a week has been really helping. Thank you for this!

  • Love this. Sometimes you have to take a break – I love to remember it’s my space and I can do what I want with it 🙂

  • Yes! I agree with it all. I used to try to post every weekday, but I got totally overwhelmed and burnt out. Now, I blog when I have something to say, and just promote when I don’t. I feel so much better and way less stressed.

  • Totally agree with this! Sometimes you just need to take a break!

  • Agreed! I may be taking a little break from the blog soon and I don’t feel guilty at all.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • I totally agree with this! I feel like it’s obvious when I’m posting just to get a post up. I took some time off from the blog at the end of May/beginning of June and I came back feeling so refreshed!

  • I’ve found that when I don’t blog for a week or so, I miss it, and I come back renewed! Sometimes we need to relax and refresh, even form things we enjoy 🙂

  • Dia

    Love this post Kara! I know there have been times I felt obligated to work and do all the stuff that comes with blogging but taking a break and taking care of yourself is okay infact sometimes it’s needed. Welcome back 🙂

  • Candy Kage

    Thank you for making me feel better about taking some time off from blogging. Life does happen and new I believe it will be even better.

  • YES KARA YES. This is all so true and so important. It’s YOUR blog – so you can do what you want with it, and life is always going to keep on happenin’!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Karissa Ancell

    I try not to just disappear but if I’m getting overwhelmed I will only do one post a week for awhile until I feel caught up and balanced. Life needs balance.

  • Agree 100%….just don’t take 5 years off like I did :O Totally understandable about real life happening—we went through tons of Real Life, and so much of it sucked. Hope all is well with you.

  • I definitely take blogging breaks from time to time. Sometimes I just get backed up with “real life” stuff or I feel really uninspired when it comes to creating content. I definitely take a hit with page views when I do though. Its like starting all over.

  • Blogging breaks are NECESSARY sometimes! I get so overwhelmed and need them. Do what you need to do!

  • I’ve taken some breaks from blogging and although I usually feel a little guilty (cause I hate when my favorite bloggers do it) I know life happens, like you said! Here’s to hoping you can come back to blogging feeling refreshed!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous