On taking a break...


If you've followed the blog for a while, you might have noticed that I don't post quite as much as I used to. During my first year running this blog, I posted just about every day. Every single day! I can't even fathom that now. I did some thinking a while back and realized that the blog had turned into another job. I stressed myself out trying to think of something new and interesting to post each day. I took a step back and thought about why I'd even started it. The answer was clear... for FUN. I started the blog to share photos and recipes and projects for FUN, and to put it simply, I wasn't having any.

Now that I don't post as much, I tend to wonder if my readers think I'm just lazy or if I don't like the blog anymore. The truth is, I like the blog more now. It's so refreshing to post whatever I want whenever I want. 

My reason for writing this post is... if you're a blogger and find yourself in the same creative rut that I was in a year ago, take a step back. Think about why you're blogging. If you're not having any fun, what's the point?

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10 comments:

  1. Totally agree! When you are all nice and relaxed, that's when the best stuff will come :)

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  2. I have been loving your recent posts more then ever. Really heartfelt and you can see they have not been rushed.

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    1. Thanks, Cazz! And thanks so much for continuing to read! :)

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  3. I recently had this exact same thought. I was finding that sometimes I just simply don't have the same to blog the way I'd like. Then I realized, that doesn't matter! Because I blog for fun, so that is when I can and when I want!

    I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to post a certain amount each week or each month. But it all comes down to blogging because you LOVE to, not because you HAVE to!

    Love your posts and hope you continue to blog!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Jules! We're definitely on the same page!

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  4. lazy...no. keep writing, people will keep reading!

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  5. That's so great that you decided to take a step back! I def can relate to this. Running my blog is like a second job—but I just stop, remind myself that I really do love doing it, and take a break if I need to! Keep enjoying your blog—I enjoy reading it!

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! Although at times it feels like a second job, it's nice to remember that we can make our own hours and blog whenever we want. I love that!

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