So I dropped into conversation with a few people that I was thinking of taking a blogging break. And the responses were all, well, mixed. Some people thought it would be a good idea and that I should do what’s needed to feel good. Some were surprised and thought that I’d grown apart from my blog, and some said that I’d never come back.
And you see, it’s one of these weird things. I don’t really know why I want a break from the blog. I just, kind of, do. And not the kind of breaks I usually have where I don’t post for a week but really spend a week writing a heap of posts for the future, but a real break. I think the thing is, I don’t really now remember a time before the blog. For almost 2 and a half years, blogging, social media and all that comes with it has been my life. The blog and I are almost one single entity now. And you know, I love it. But I also kind of want to know whether I’d miss it?
I think, like everything in life, eventually you get into a routine. And this blog has become my routine and in turn the blog is a bit routine. I want to try and shake it up a bit and I think a break may do that. As I’ve read (and I’m sure I’ve given that advice before), a bit of space will do you good and hopefully spring through some great ideas.
I’m also hoping that having that little break will give me some space from the comparison I’ve been feeling lately. I’m usually very good at blogging for me, rather than for views or followers or all that jazz. But I think it has been getting harder. And after spending too many evenings worrying about the cohesion of my instagram feed, I think I need some perspective.
So anyway, all that rambling comes to one conclusion. I am having a blog break. I don’t know how long. Maybe after a week I’ll be desperate to get back and typing on my little space on the internet. Maybe it will take two, maybe it will be a month. I know I’ll be back, that’s for certain, what I’m not sure is just how long it will take to relight the fire.
If you haven’t already, my blog survey is still running and if you do have any feedback on the blog then I’d really appreciate it – some things for me to ponder whilst I’m away.
Now, the real reason you’re probably here is for the giveaway! And well, there isn’t a total reason behind this one. I just kind of wanted to do a giveaway as I haven’t done one for ages, and as a kind of thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far. It’s not a goodbye giveaway, just a farewell for now.
I also had no inspiration for what to giveaway, so I ended up on an Amazon voucher as really, they are the best gifts as you can get yourself whatever you need! So enter in the rafflecopter below.
Tell me, thoughts on blogging breaks? Thoughts on the blog? Any thoughts at all?
See you on the other side!
- Prize will be 1 £40 Amazon Voucher
- Giveaway will run from 12/08/16 – 31/08/2016
- All entries will be verified
- Open internationally, void where prohibited
- No purchase necessary for entrance
- This giveaway is not sponsored, prize paid for by me