THE PERKS OF A BLOGGING BREAK

18 Nov 2018

I seem to have become the queen of blogging breaks. While most of these breaks are never intentional and are mostly due to life being life and getting in the way, after each break, I always come back ready to get creating content again. I'm definitely an advocate for not over-doing it with blogging and to regularly take a step back and enjoy everything else. So, today I thought I would share with you some of the benefits I think there are to taking a break from blogging every once in a while.

TIME TO RELAX 

While blogging is always fun, you can definitely start to feel pressured to post regularly. When you start to run out of ideas or energy to blog, it can cause you to fall out of love with it all and, honestly, the reader can tell. By giving yourself some time to forget about the blogging world, it can really help you to relax. There is probably other stresses going on in your life such as work or uni and so putting blogging on the back burner can help you focus your attention on those which will benefit you in the long run. 

REALISE WHY YOU STARTED BLOGGING

Blogging without a break can really cause you start resenting your blog but, when taking a break, I always realise how much I miss it. Putting my energy into sharing something I love is something I don't think I could get tired of. It's nice to have some time to go back and look at old posts, laugh at your terrible grammar and photography skills and also enjoy seeing how much content you have created. It's such a great motivator for making me want to continue writing more. 

REFLECT AND RESTART

This is a big one for me as well. Looking back at the content I've created and deciding which parts I love to write, which bits not so much as well as what the people reading also seem to love. It gives me some direction as to where to head with blogging when I start back up again. The break really gets me ready and excited to start writing new content that I may have not tried before. 

GET CREATIVE

Now this is the fun part. You come back to blogging and now is the time to switch things up if you fancy. For me, I love being able to come back and offer something new. While taking a break, it doesn't mean I've stopped thinking of ideas and now I'm excited to share them with everyone. I find that my best ideas come to me when I'm not expecting them. Still keeping track of any blog ideas is always helpful when it comes to writing content again. It can actually lead me to posting even more than I did before as I've stopped forcing myself for writing for the sake of it but now writing about new things that I'm so excited to share. 

So if you're a blogger reading this and having the realisation it's been a while since you last took a break from your blog, maybe take this as a reminder that you deserve some time off. Not only this but taking a break really does have its benefits. 

When was the last time you took a break from blogging? 
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

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