Hey guys, think its time to have a little chatty post, its been a while. When things get hectic and there is so much to do, blogging can be the last thing on your mind. Here is why I think that it is sometimes good to take a break.
Too much content can ruin the quality of your work.
As much as I love Blogmas, coming up with ideas and making they are published in time leaves me feeling a bit worse for wear and very demotivated. Every post has to be of a certain quality to be a success and can be very overwhelming. For me, I can tell when I have rushed a post, and most the time it relates with the amount of views it gets, which is so disheartening.
It is easy to put unnecessary pressure on yourself.
As a blogger, this is a given most of the time, there is usually so much to do to keep up with others. However, most people understand if you do not post as much as expected, we’re all in the same boat here so don’t put so much pressure on deadlines (trying to listen to my own advice).
It is easy to get caught up in competitiveness.
When you have spent so much time having a blog, it is easy to compare yourself with others and get caught up in the whirlwind, ultimately damaging your reputation. Sometimes its good to step back and come back your usual happy self.
Other things take priority.
For many of us, blogging is a side hobby / job so other things can get in the way. And that is normal – we are humans after all. I am in the 2nd year of my degree, so when deadlines come about, that has to take priority.
Time off to look after your Mental Health .
Blogging can take up a lot of our time, from writing, editing, sharing, tweeting, instagramming, the list goes on. So for our own sanity, sometimes we have to switch off. Trust me, this is always where I always regret having to have a break (“I haven’t done this or that, I am behind”) but the most important reason. Listening to your body is what needs to be done.
Taking a break is completely normal, and one that needs to be done from time to time. It is never one to be ashamed of, but to acknowledge. We deserve it y’know. If it is ever too overwhelming, take a step back and come back when you are ready, probably stronger than before. It is also a community, one of listeners, so don’t feel afraid to tell the world how you are feeling, someone will always be there for you.
Thanks for reading as always,