Taking A Blogging Break: My Thoughts

You may or may not have noticed that my blog has been pretty quiet for the last few weeks or so. Let me just start by saying that no, I haven’t purposely not been blogging. I’ve simply just been a bit busy (very unlike me to actually have things to do, I know!). Last week was my 21st birthday and, as you might have seen from the very few tweets that I’ve done within this time, I spent my special day on holiday with my family – relaxing, eating, drinking and just enjoying some time together.

Before I went away I told myself that I’d write up and schedule content to fill the time while I was on holiday. And, I was so sure that I’d actually do it, but then I just kind of…didn’t.Β  I think I temporarily got caught up in the career side of blogging. I felt like I owed it to my blog readers (whoever you might be!) to write content for Female Original. But, then I realised that blogging isn’t my job.

I don’t make money from blogging and it isn’t my career at the moment. I am simply a university student who runs a little blog on the side for fun. My priorities lie with completing the degree that I have invested so much of my time and money in, as I’m sure so many other student bloggers priorities do too!

When it came to heading off on my holidays I wasn’t sure how to switch off from blogging Faye and into holiday Faye. Has anyone else felt the same?! So much of my time in my daily life is spent blogging and engaging with bloggers on Twitter that I didn’t know how to not do that when I was away. It was almost as if I felt like I was completely missing out on the blogging world for those two weeks. Taking that break made me realise just how much time I was spending working on my blog. My whole life pretty much revolves around it and that’s kind of terrifying but also amazing at the same time. To think that a year or so ago my blog didn’t exist to now being completely obsessed with creating content and connecting with fellow bloggers daily is crazy.

To be completely honest, I’m not exactly sure where I was planning on going with this post. I guess I just wanted to point out that I, and so many other bloggers like myself, should try not to let the ‘pressure’ of blogging get to me. Until it’s a career (and maybe not even then!) you shouldn’t feel pressured in the blogging world at all in my opinion. Especially if running a blog is a hobby for you – don’t take it too seriously!

Thanks for reading! Hopefully this made a bit of sense to whoever might be reading this right now. I think this is the most waffle-y post I’ve ever written…but I kind of love that too. Have you ever taken a blogging break before? Has the pressure of blogging ever got to you? Let me know in the comments.

Female Original

8 Comments

  1. Asher
    August 12, 2018

    Yes. I love this! Sometimes you do just need a break x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 13, 2018

      Definitely! Thank you xx

      Reply
  2. Alys
    August 12, 2018

    I know exactly how you feel about the switching off the blogging person and turning on the relaxing one. Sometimes I find it hard to know when I’m blogging and engaging with others because I want to and when I’m doing it because I feel like I should. This is an interesting read and happy belated birthday! xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 13, 2018

      Exactly! Glad you enjoyed the post and thank you πŸ™‚ xx

      Reply
  3. Rachael Stray
    August 13, 2018

    So much time is spent on blogging it’s unbelievable and you should take some time for yourself absolutely. I hope you had a lovely birthday!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 13, 2018

      Taking a break is essential! Thank you πŸ™‚ xx

      Reply
  4. Stef
    August 13, 2018

    I totally agree Faye!
    When I don’t post for a while, I feel like I am a failure of a blogger haha. But sometimes we need to disconnect for our own mental health and come back to the blog rejuvenated – with new ideas etc. We need to stop being so hard on ourselves.

    Happy birthday too!

    Xo
    Stef | forkandveg.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 14, 2018

      Same here! The pressure sometimes gets to you and that’s okay as long as you take time to yourself to get back on track πŸ™‚ thank you! Xx

      Reply

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