Blogging breaks and the fear of being forgotten

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!

 

Until Next Time….

1541001482853

 

6 Comments on “Blogging breaks and the fear of being forgotten

  1. I’m on a semi hiatus right now. I said I’d be back in December but this month is pretty busy too. I’m trying not to be afraid of being forgotten. I think keeping up with Twitter helps. I like Twitter and Instagram!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I hope the break was good for you! 🙂
    For the last two months I have stuck to posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening and I have been really feeling the pressure to stick to that for fear of losing the very minimal interaction I am getting, so I totally know where you are coming from!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Same! I usually stick to those three days as well, but with traffic only going over 40 people if someone with a big following on Twitter retweets me, it’s tough taking breaks without losing followers!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: