A week away from blogging.

I’ve just accidentally had a week away from blogging and for the first time in ages, felt completely fine about it. No anxiety. No little voice inside my head telling me I must write a blog post. Perhaps it was because I was so busy learning new things and enjoying myself, or perhaps I needed a break.

What I have come to realise is that the busier and more excited I am about my ‘real’ life, the less anxious I am about blogging. And the less time I spend on social media, with the notable exception of Instagram. When I’m busily doing stuff (instead of just talking about doing stuff, a bad habit of mine), I have things to photograph even if I don’t have the time or inclination to write.

During the week off, I’ve concluded that my daily blogging is too much for me, at least until the day that blogging becomes my full-time job! I knew that I was probably setting myself up for problems when I started it but, to quote Edison, I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work…

The other thing I’ve started doing this week is analysing my survey results. These have been really helpful; thank you so much to everyone who has completed it. There’s still time if you’d like to get involved. I’d love to have more feedback and I promise it only takes two minutes. The link is at the bottom of the page.

Based on the survey results I shall be blogging on the subjects you’ve said you like the most, and reverting back to blogging several times a week. The other, bigger changes to the site are still under construction and I hope to unveil them in the next few months! I’m glad that I’ve got to a point where I’m more comfortable with combining my blog with the rest of my life and I’m really excited about what my future plans might bring, it feels like a good place to be.

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Margot and Barbara is changing! I’d really appreciate your feedback. Click HERE to take part. Thank you 🙂

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4 Comments to “A week away from blogging.”

  1. Sounds like you had a good week of reflection and Doing Stuff!

    I realised that I’m more of an occasional blogger – having a set schedule inevitably leads to stress over *having* to write a post, which results in something rushed & half thought out. I think I need to spend some time thinking about what I actually want to get out of it – I’ve had a few things sent over to review and again just feel the pressure to come up with something good & useful, rather than finding something I *want* to write about.

    Anyway, enough of that. Looking forward to seeing what the survey results bring!

  2. I decided to just blog once a week, that’s what works best for me. But even if I miss that target I try not to beat myself up about it.

  3. Glad you had a relaxing and fun-filled week off and didn’t feel stressed about blogging. When I went on holiday for 4 weeks at the end of last year I was initially concerned at not writing for so long…although by the time the holiday came round I seriously needed a break and writing was not an option! And actually, it’s not such a bad thing to take a break, I found! Your readers won’t abandon you if you don’t show up for a week – or even four! And having a break makes everything so much fresher in our minds.

    Looking forward to finding out what you have in store for us!

  4. I’m finding it easier to share pictures on Instagram than write blog posts at the moment, but I think some Instagram pictures may be turned into blog posts later when I have more time…

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