Why I took a break from blogging

Why I took a break from blogging

Some of you may have noticed, some of you may not, but recently I have been taking a break from the blogging world.

It’s been a hectic few months, with lots of lovely highs and… let’s be honest it wouldn’t life without the occasional curve ball thrown into the mix and where there are highs, there have inevitably be lows too.

For anyone who writes a blog and is a content creator, you’ll be well aware of the demands and pressures that come along with it. Although my blog started as a hobby, something to do that would channel my creativity, allow me to practice my writing and showcase my photography, it quickly became a platform that demanded a lot of my time and efforts.

The Blogosphere is widely competitive nowadays. People blog for a living and in all honestly when you’re trying to juggle a full-time career and maintaining a blog it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Now, don’t get me wrong I didn’t start blogging to become the next Zoella, nor did I start expecting i’d get send lots of freebies, however as you progress and you begin to work with more and more brands, it soon becomes a norm.

I started to feel deflated and realised I wasn’t celebrating the wins anymore. When I’d receive an invite to an event or a collaboration request from a brand I didn’t get that buzz like I did in the beginning. I became too regimented with my content schedule that it made blogging feel like a chore. It was at that point that I knew I had to revaluate.

So here I am back at my laptop, coffee in hand, happily typing away after a well needed break. (It’s good to be back) So, what have I learnt?

Taking time off is okay.

Listen to yourself

Trust your judgement.

(Slightly cliche but…) Do more of what makes you happy.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Kathy
    July 22, 2018 / 11:38 am

    Very true words Megan ✅juggling life’s demands is not easy. X

  2. July 22, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    You’re so right! Juggling this blogging malarkey and a full time job is so demanding and can get demotivating at times. It’s important to take a step back every now and then to remember why you started in the first place which helps! Glad you’re back Meg! ❤️❤️❤️

    • megan
      Author
      July 25, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks Gabrielle! Means a lot to have such supportive friends in the blogging world <3

  3. July 23, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    It is bloody hard work juggling a blog with a full time job, whilst also trying to pursue another career in a different field – I totally get it cos that is my life right now and it’s stressful! I’m glad to hear your break has made you come back feeling motivated 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • megan
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks Char! It’s nice to be back xx

  4. July 23, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Well we are very glad to be welcoming you back and we will always be here to support you whether you’re having a break or are present! I completely agree that it can get so overwhelming, it does become competitive without you even realising so I think it’s important to have a break every so often otherwise it ruins an enjoyable thing x

    Alice // http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

    • megan
      Author
      July 23, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much Alice! Means a lot xxxx

  5. July 25, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    I started my blog properly when being signed off from work so I can only imagine just how hard it is trying to balance work and blogging let alone everything else in life as I literally spend all my time doing it now! It’s so nice to see you back and feeling motivated to create some content again and I’m looking forward to reading some more posts girl. Hope all is okay and sending good vibes and love!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • megan
      Author
      July 25, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Aw thank you Alice! Big love!! <3 xxx

  6. jazziepickles
    July 25, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    So important to take a break when you feel you need it. Blogging comes with its perks but it’s also very time consuming. So easy to get a bit lost in it all. A break is what’s needed sometimes x

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