It’s safe to say, I’ve been letting my
little blog down lately, but whenever blogging starts to feel like a chore, I
know it’s time for a break. For me, blogging is a hobby. Yes, it’s something that has really helped me develop
enormously in terms of my career choice, as it provides endless opportunities
to master journalistic skills, but first and foremost this is my creative space
and I want it to feel that way.
The past few weeks I’ve been super busy.
I’ve been away on holiday, I’ve been working away, I’ve been writing my thesis,
I’ve been in London. Life has just been seriously hectic, and honestly I’ve
felt like I haven’t had time to breathe. I decided to put my blog on hold for a
week or so, but kept working on my social media channels, and now I’m back
feeling super refreshed and brimming with ideas. So, for today’s post, I
thought I’d share the reasons why I feel taking a blogging break is a good idea, even though your stats may
1.It gives you time to get
Personally, I hate
churning out new content just for the sake of it, and like my blog posts to be
interesting, new, unique and well thought through. That’s why I feel it’s good
to give myself a little break at times, as it gives me time to think through
new ideas and decide on the direction my blog is going to go in. I love reading
magazines and other blogs during my break to see what sorts of things people
are enjoying working on at the moment, and I come back with lots of new ideas
to get my teeth stuck into. I’m also really looking forward to getting a new blog design in the next few weeks. I feel like it’s much needed!
2.My content improves
Similarly to what I said
earlier, taking time out means when I’m back I really want to work hard and
want to see an improvement in my content. The time taken away from my blog, and
just to get inspired and to see what others are doing, fills my head with new
ideas and makes me ever more determined to succeed in the blogosphere.
3.It gives you time to work on
other aspects of blogging/social media
My blog may have been
lacking in content, but I was really working hard on my Instagram account and
have seen some great improvements in terms of followers, interactivity and
engagement. I love tweeting, but Instagram has to be my favourite social media
platform, though I find growth to be really slow on there. It’s really nice to
actually see my hard work paying off, and you can help too by giving me a
little follow here (*shameless plug alert*).
4.I actually had time to do other
things in the evenings
Y’know, like watching
TOWIE, painting my nails and eating food. All that kind of comes second best to
blogging most days so it was nice to unwind without being in front of a
computer screen in the evenings. It really works wonders for the brain and leaves me feeling relaxed and refreshed, all of which aids in helping my little brain work harder.
5.It allows me to fall in love
with blogging again
We all know that blogging
involves so much freaking work, and
most of us do it for absolutely nothing. Sure we get to go to great events,
collaborate with fantastic brands, and blogging opens doors to amazing
opportunities. But that’s not without all the hard work that goes on behind the
scenes. Writing, photographing, tweeting, scheduling, planning, brainstorming.
Blogging is like a full-time job on top of a full-time job or studies and it
can all get a little too much; but taking time out reminds me of just how much
I love it. I love having a place to express myself creatively, both through
writing and photography. I love chatting to likeminded ladies and making amazing
new friends. I love how blogging has helped me grow in confidence and I love
seeing how much my writing and photography improves month by month. Taking time
away definitely makes me appreciate blogging so much, and makes me realise that
it’s something I couldn’t ever live without.
Do you ever take time out
Lots of love,