Long time no see everyone! I took a few
days weeks off of blogging and this is my I’m back post! So to celebrate/explain where I’ve been, I thought I would do another discussion post!
I’m not gonna lie, doing a blog post a day for Blogtober really took a lot out of me and after that it was a struggle to come up with good post ideas and I just wasn’t really feeling like sitting down and typing up any posts. I was also feeling really disappointed with my reading and felt like blogging was keeping me too occupied, and reading is the entire reason I started blogging in the first place!
Because of all that, I decided that I would just take a little time off to “get back to my roots” and focus more on reading than blogging. You’ll see how well that went in my wrap up on Friday, but *spoiler alert* I didn’t really finish anything.
So basically the point of this post is to 1. explain where I’ve been, and 2. say that it’s okay to take breaks! I was so afraid of taking this long of a break because I’ve worked so hard to get my content out there and interact with people and I didn’t want to move backwards instead of forwards. Then I had a sort of “duh” moment where I decided that my well-being and happiness were more important than the amount of views I get and how many followers I have.
It may not sound like that is the worst thing in the world, and it really isn’t. But when I’ve only recently started getting more attention (for lack of a better term), I didn’t want to give that up! This topic kind of goes along with some of of my other discussion topics about the pressure to read and why numbers really do matter, but when you think about it, all of these topics have crossover no matter how you look at it.
So have you ever taken a break from blogging, or bookstagraming or even booktubing? Were you afraid of being “forgotten” when you came back? I’d love to discuss!