A blogging good break!

Sound the klaxons! She’s only gone and wrote a new blog post!

My last blog post was on the 31st March. Almost two and a half months of not writing, not engaging on social media and not posting on instagram (much). Boy, did I need it!

Towards the back end of March I had a very love/hate relationship with my blog. I loved it because it was my piece of the internet that enclosed all my personal memories and something that I had built from scratch myself. But I hated it because it was becoming a chore. It felt like another thing to do on my already expanding check list and frankly it was becoming all too much.

I needed a break. I felt I had nothing to give, nothing to write and nothing that anyone would be interested in.

I was completely uninspired.

Blogging for me is a hobby. I love it. I love what it gives to me. I love what it represents but it also felt like a full time job!

I felt like I was on my phone constantly. From the minute I woke up I’d be plugging posts and engaging on social media. I was spending more time in the cyber world than in the real world and I needed to break free.

When a hobby turns into a chore it isn’t fun. I didn’t like what my blog was turning into so I needed to get away from it all. I didn’t know how long I’d be away from it. I thought it may have only been a week or so but it turned into much more than that. I didn’t feel guilty. I needed the time away. I needed to go away and regain control and get some clarity.

I wrote a similar post a while back The one where I haven’t written in a while¬†about how I took a break because blogging was becoming competitive and I was blogging more for the stats than the content. It was happening again and it’s just all too much for this little lady!

In the time I’ve been away I know that I’ve missed so much in the blogging world but I’m OK with that. I’ve reignited my passion and found some inspiration. I have thoughts, ideas and imagination.

I’m ready to get back in the game!

So, shall we carry on!?…

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