It has been less than a month since I last blogged. Although, it feels like longer. I’ve also missed opportunities when I would have normally blogged – World Mental Health Day and Baby Loss Awareness Week.
I didn’t intend to take a break from blogging. It just happened. Yet, I’m not surprised it occurred.
Taking A Break From Blogging
Disillusioned With Blogging
I’ve been blogging for over five years and during those years I’ve had many highs and lows. There have been times when I’ve loved blogging and times when I’ve hated it.
But recently I’ve just felt disillusioned with the world of blogging and my blog.
You see the blogging world can be a hard world to be part of because it is an oversaturated market. There are so many bloggers out there. And I’m constantly comparing myself to other bloggers and falling short of the mark.
Sadly, it is a character flaw. That I compare myself to others and then just see the bad in myself. And so this has left me doubting my blog and my role as a blogger. It has even had me questioning whether I want to continue blogging.
Where Do I Go From Here?
I’ve decided that I’m sick of feeling this way. I’m fed up of comparing myself to other bloggers. I’m sick of falling short. It is time to accept that I am who I am. And that I am the blogger I am.
I’m not the best blogger in the world. I’m not the most successful. But I do love blogging and I have a reason why I blog. I blog for myself to remember the happy times. And I blog for others to help them through the hard times – be it mental health problems or baby loss.
And that is what I need to remember. I may not be an amazing blogger and I may always fall short. I might always be mediocre. Yet I no longer care. As I blog because I want to blog.
I love writing and I want to love blogging once more. So I am going back to blogging as a hobby. This won’t change what I blog about. But it does change my attitude towards blogging.
Taking a break from blogging (for however short a time) has allowed me to reassess. And I’m now happy with the decisions I’ve made. I know where I want to be with my blog and I know how to get there. I hope that you’ll join me on the journey.