Why You Don’t Need to Apologise for Taking a Blogging Break

Something that I’ve been doing a lot recently is apologising when I take time off from blogging. You might’ve noticed that so many of my most recent blog posts have started with something along the lines of “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been so busy with university at the moment”.  It got me thinking, why should I have to apologise? It’s not just me who’s been apologising for taking time off. I’ve noticed that in the blogging community as a whole we often feel guilty for not being consistent in blogging. So, I thought I’d write a post about why we don’t need to apologies for taking a blogging break.

For Most of Us, Blogging Isn’t Our Full-Time Job

There are only a handful of bloggers that I know who’s full-time job is actually blogging. In most cases we’re blogging alongside our studies, part-time jobs or even in addition to full-time jobs! It can be easy to feel as though blogging is your job because it IS a lot of work, but you need to remember that it isn’t. Taking a break every now and then to focus on your actual career is completely fine and isn’t something to feel upset about. Be proud of the fact that you’re even running a blog in addition to your other commitments, because it takes a lot to do!

Your Readers Are Normally Bloggers Too, They Understand!

I didn’t really begin reading blogs until I started blogging myself. From what I’ve learned in my year or so of blogging it seems as though most of our readers are bloggers too. So, what does that mean exactly? It means that they understand how difficult blogging can be when you’re doing it alongside studies and work. No one is going to judge you for taking time off. Don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself because your readers definitely won’t!

Photography by Max van den Oetelaar via Unsplash

Time Off Can Completely Clear Your mind

Whenever I’ve had to take a bit of time off from blogging to focus on my degree work, I’ve always felt a new passion for blogging when I come back to it. I’m not going to lie to you and say that I didn’t feel slightly annoyed with myself for slipping out of my blogging routine every now and then. But, I do feel as though I come back to my blog with so many more ideas after taking time off. Surely that’s not something to apologise for now, is it?

If there’s one thing to take from this it’s that everyone has other things going on. Blogging doesn’t need to be the number one priority at all times! If you’re interested in reading some of my other thoughts on Taking A Blogging Break then check out my post all about my experiences taking time off.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what your thoughts are on taking a break every now and then. Do you feel guilty when you take time off? How do you feel when you come back to blogging after taking a break? I’d love to read through your experiences.

Female Original

11 Comments

  1. Asher
    October 12, 2018

    Good post Faye!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      October 12, 2018

      Thanks Asher!

      Reply
  2. Aleeha
    October 12, 2018

    Well… this was well timed. I took a 2 month break from blogging and now I’m back! I’m glad you posted this though, because I always feel so bad for taking a break from blogging, but year 13 is obviously a really important year and my A-levels have to be my priority!
    Aleeha xXx
    https://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      October 13, 2018

      That’s exactly how I feel as a third year uni student! There’s nothing wrong with taking a much needed break. At the end of the day, your studies are the most important thing x

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  3. Via Singh
    October 14, 2018

    OMG your post is so relatable. I totally understand taking a break is okay. I do take small break here and there but feel very guilty about it. But as you mentioned I do feel recharged and fresh back in action. 🙂

    Via | http://glossnglitters.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      October 16, 2018

      Glad you could relate! Taking a break definitely isn’t something we should feel bad about X

      Reply
  4. Jess
    October 14, 2018

    I totally agree that sometimes we need a break from blogging but I also get the ‘guilty’ feeling when I don’t stick to my posting schedule, I really needed to read this post to help stop me feeling so guilty so thank you for sharing!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      October 16, 2018

      Thank you for reading! It’s so lovely to see that other bloggers can relate to it all x

      Reply
  5. Jen
    October 14, 2018

    Great post and something I definitely needed reminding of! I’ve had a rough couple of weeks which have necessitated a blogging break – I was feeling so guilty about it as I had JUST reached a point where I was blogging regularly and with some consistency so was gutted to fall back out of the swing of it – but you’re absolutely right, it’s nothing to feel guilty about. Thank you!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      October 16, 2018

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! I hope you’re feeling better after the last few weeks x

      Reply
  6. Suzanne
    October 14, 2018

    There are definitely times I need to remind myself why I started blogging, and that quality is always better than quantity!!

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