Blogging has such an ebb and flow to it. I’ve never met a blogger who doesn’t inevitably get hit with a lack of inspiration or feels the need to take a break. I’ve had many times like that myself. October was one of those months.
Nearly every time I sat down to write a post in October it just felt like a chore. It didn’t feel like the fun hobby it used to. It didn’t bring me any satisfaction. It felt like an obligation. Between content I thought was lackluster and being overall unhappy with how my blog currently looks, I had no desire to write yet forced myself to anyway. So for the month of November, I’m stepping back. Not disappearing (I’ll certainly still be reading and commenting on other peoples’ blogs!) but only blogging when I feel like it. No pre-planned schedule, no dedicating Sundays to writing posts for the week. Just a post here and there if I feel like it.
This isn’t an apology post. So many bloggers (myself included) seem to have this guilt associated with not writing, or being gone for long stints of time. I’m ready to be over that guilt. It’s stress I’m causing myself for no reason, that I don’t need. For me, this is a hobby. And when it becomes un-fun, why force myself? So I am certainly not sorry to be taking a step back. I’m excited!
I plan to use the time to finally get this place to reflect what I want it to be. Which is a professional looking site of a working artist, that happens to have a blog element. Obviously, this is not where I’m at yet. But now, I can use all the time I was dedicating to writing out posts I only semi-cared about and put it towards revamping things around here so I when I sit down, I’m inspired to post content in this space! I do have a few posts for month I plan to write at some point, but for the most part I’m looking forward to just doing nothing here if I feel like it.
Have a great November everybody!