Linking up with Amanda since this has been a massive brain dump.
Yesterday I started putting together my Q2 blogging report. Halfway through I had a feeling of, “ugh, I don’t want to” and so I didn’t.
Over the past few months I’ve had lots of thoughts about blogging, social media, and how I want it to fit into my life.
Starting in mid-May I took on some contract work that was very demanding of my time. I love doing contract work (if I didn’t, I wouldn’t do it) but this took up more of my time than previous offerings, and blogging fell off. Then I went on a trip, tidied my condo and here we are, in late July, and I’ve posted once the entire month.
But, not really.
With all things in life, I think it’s healthy to take breaks.
I’ve taken running breaks.
I took a barre break.
We take breaks from work when we take a vacation, even if that vacation is just staying at home and snuggling kitties.
Lately I’m finding myself more drawn to sharing in the moment on Instagram and IG stories because it’s quick, simple, and I can give a glimpse into my life (except, I haven’t logged into stories in a while……).
I’ve even wrestled with the idea of moving on from the blog, but that’s not what I truly want. Instead, I’m taking a step back and am going to get back to blogging for me.
Some days I feel like it’s all been said.
Is there really anything of value I can contribute to the blogging/running/fitness world?
Some days I say no.
Some days, yes.
Blogging has never been a source of income for me, nor would I want it to.
Oftentimes many bloggers are told we should want to. We should want to move away from our day jobs and stop working for the man, and blog, blog, blog.
Except, I really like my day job. There’s a reason I work in accounting, have a blog about accounting, and do contract work related to accounting. I like it. I’m good at it. It’s what pays the bills and what I focus my time on.
This? Is my hobby. It’s provided me with absolutely amazing opportunities, and 2017 has been one of the best ever years for this space, but I also recognize that my work life is getting busier and more demanding (I’ve been working on a special project since I got back from vacation and will be on it for the foreseeable future) and that means less time for blogging.
This has become a bit ramble-y and all over the place, and I think I may have lost the point and my conclusion somewhere in the middle.
Rest assured I’m not leaving for good, and I’m hoping to have a ‘blogging schedule’ once the summer slows down, but I’m not about to give up my precious time in the sun to sit inside and bang away at a keyboard.
Have you inadvertently taken a blogging break?
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