Why my break from blogging has been a disaster

I’m not a big fan of people apologising for being away from their blog. No one is obliged to blog – and I wouldn’t presume that anyone would notice!

So, I’m not doing that. But I do want to talk about my break from blogging.

Between January and May this year I was posting twice a week, taking part in Twitter chats and leaving lots of comments on all the brilliant blogs I was reading. I felt like I was on a roll.

At the start of May I moved house. It was an easy move and I wasn’t ridiculously busy, but it seemed reasonable to give myself a little break from my blog.

A month on and I am still not back into the swing of things. It seems now I’m out of the habit I don’t have the time or the inclination to busy myself with all things blog again.

I feel like I’m busier than before and I’m always doing things which mean I can’t do my blog. I don’t think I am any busier than before – I’ve just forgotten how to make time.

The less I think about my blog the less ideas I seem to have, so as well as a lack of time there’s a lack of inspiration, too. It seems taking a short break from your blog can be a dangerous thing!

It’s not just your blog which benefits from routine – things like going to the gym and healthy eating also seem easier the more you do them, and really hard to get back to after a break. So I guess the moral of this story is to keep on keeping on!

If anyone has any tips for getting back into a routine I would love to hear them! I really enjoyed being more active with my blog and I want to get back into the swing of things.

10 thoughts on “Why my break from blogging has been a disaster

  1. Nia says:

    It happens, and forcing it is probably the worst thing! There’s nothing wrong with taking a break – do what makes you happy until you get the sudden urge to post and get back into the swing of it 🙂

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  2. Becky says:

    I can be terrible for taking unannounced breaks from my blog but sometimes they are needed. When I have nothing to say I usually have a read through other blogs and hope inspiration strikes or look for ideas on Pinterest. Sometimes, just writing anything down helps!

    I hope you get your mojo back soon!

    Blogger & The Geek

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    • Words by Nina says:

      I haven’t really been doing anything to do with blogs, so I think reading them again is definitely a good place to start. Pinterest is a great shout too 🙂 Thanks for the tips!


  3. NatashaDeVil says:

    Good habits are so easy to break and harder to re-establish. My last short break turned into a year long break because I didn’t want to blog for the sake of it. Don’t worry your blogging mojo will come back when your ready. 🙂

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