Ever wonder how bloggers push out great content day after day and week after week? While it might look easy, it certainly is not. It takes planning, creativity, and let’s be honest, lots of blog-worthy activities on your social calendar to keep it all fresh and interesting.
But no matter how creative you are, sometimes you can get into a blogging rut. You know, like in Sex and the City where Carrie Bradshaw stares at a blank computer screen? Yes, bloggers too, have plenty of those moments.
I recently stepped away from my site for a couple of months. And while I felt guilty leaving my readers and not coming home and working on a post, it was a much-needed break to clear my head and take some pressure off myself. At the time, I had just started a new job and was feeling drained by the time the evening came around. Coupled with the fact that I hadn’t had time to attend any fun blogging events, and I was officially in a blogging rut of my own.
I’ve always believed that the key to blogging is quality over quantity. No one wants to come to a site and read content that lacks purpose or passion. So, in that spirit, I took a break until I felt like I had more time to craft copy, take photos, and just feel the joy I used to feel when I sat down to write my posts.
I’ve learned in recent months that sometimes you just have to prioritize—and just because you make something more of a priority over something else, it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Sometimes a break is all you need to remember why you started in the first place…
I’m so with you Vanessa. I’ve taken time off a number of times over the years and it always feels good to step away and come back feeling inspired and refreshed. I’m looking forward to reading your upcoming posts!
Taffeta & Tulips
Vanessa Steil says
Thanks, Kate! I’m glad I took a little blogging break. I feel much more inspired now. Looking forward to checking out your new content!