Taking a Blogging Break - Why It's Okay

May 25, 2015

You're probably all wondering where i've been for the past week or so and if you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I just needed a little break and some much needed 'me time' as the past few weeks have been less than ideal. I've not had my blogging mojo for a long time now and sometimes you just need to take a step back, so I thought i'd turn this post into a little tips post and why sometimes a blog break is needed.
I'm not going to go into detail as to what is going on in my personal life, thats just something i'm not ready to talk about but i'm going to use it as motivation to get back into my blog and to really get it back on track.

Taking a blogging break is never an easy thing to do, for me at least as my blog is a massive part of my life as i'm sure a lot of bloggers feel the same, but sometimes your blog can feel more like a chore than a hobby and that is okay! So here are a few tips that I thought might help a few others out there if you're thinking of going on a blogging break.

It's healthy - Just like anything in your life, if you're not getting the same enjoyment out of something it's healthy to take a step back and remove yourself for a certain length of time. Whether it be the gym or another kind of commitment, taking a break allows you to get some head space to focus on what you want to gain out of it and what your next move is.

Your readers will still be here - When taking a blogging break, you worry that your readers/page views will decrease and in some way it is true, because you're not putting out new content. Having said that, it's not the end of the world and those readers that loved your blog before will still be there when you return. They will understand and you'll soon learn that your readers are the most supportive people.

Don't feel guilty - Feeling guilty is natural when it feels like you're neglecting something but the biggest thing i've learnt is try your hardest not to feel guilty. Your blog is your blog, and you shouldn't be made to feel guilty for taking a break nor should you make yourself feel guilty, ain't nobody got time for that!

Go out and enjoy yourself - I sometimes feel that I neglect things or people because of my blog, and sometimes you've just got to go out and enjoy what time you have with those closest to you and that's okay! even though your blog is a hobby, don't let it take away experiences that you might not ever get again.

Remember why you love blogging - The biggest thing that I always try to remember, is why I started blogging. You can often forget what made you fall in love with blogging and taking a break is usually the best thing to really make you remember what made you type up that first blog post.

So those are just a few things i've learnt from taking a blogging break and hopefully it will help if you're thinking of having a blogging break yourself. Just remember not to be so hard on yourself and that your blog will still be here when you decide to return!

What tips do you have for taking a blog break?

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  1. I think if you daily blog - like me - it's good to not just quit for a few weeks all at once, but maybe just take a step back and blog only once or twice a week to lower the stress ;)

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  2. I always have the same worries when I take a blogging break, but sometimes it's just necessary to step back and take the pressure off of yourself. And i find that blogging becomes easier after a break as well!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  3. I agree totally, i hate when people get negative if someone takes a blogging break. You should never feel pressured to blog x

    Emma | Emmys Blog

  4. I definitely agree that a break might be needed sometimes, everyone seems to be having a blogging break recently! x


  5. amanda beautie25 May 2015 at 15:15

    I agree with you that taking a break is needed and it really helps you to get back into it. Sometimes when I don't feel in the mood for blogging, i like to take a break. And when I come back from my break I feel a lot more happier and enjoy blogging more! Great tips xx

    Beauty Girl

  6. I often find I come back with fresher ideas and that taking a break lets my brain relax a little and take time out to think a lot more (ooh dangerous thing!) xx

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  7. Couldn't agree with this post more, I have recently took a break when my laptop broke and it did me the world of good :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  8. charlotte samantha25 May 2015 at 18:03

    I love this post, I hate it when people get annoyed with people for not posing. We are all human at the end of the day and sometimes life just gets on top of us!
    Hope you enjoyed your little break away!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

  9. I think its healthy to have blogging breaks! Life comes first sometimes. We shouldnt beat ourselves up about taking time out every so often!

    Leanne x

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  10. Hope you're OK! I think most bloggers go through times of having a break and I normally love it more when I return xx

    Glossy Boutique

  11. The Jewel Beauty25 May 2015 at 20:17

    Hope you're okay! I've felt like this myself and at the time it felt so horrible. Now I'm quite happy to take time off when and where I need it, as i don't like to blog if I don't feel passionate about it!

    Feel better soon hun

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  12. When you need to take a break, you need to take a break otherwise it starts to feel like a job!


  13. This is spot on!! Taking a break is necessary to relax and not stress about finishing the next post..


  14. Such lovely tips and a great post. I know taking a break is so much better than forcing yourself.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  15. I agree with you completely! I used to feel so horrible about not being consistent and try and force myself to blog as often as possible. When I go back to read those posts, I cringe inside because they seem so unenthusiastic! I'd definitely encourage taking breaks as well. This is supposed to be a fun thing to do, otherwise it would be a regular 9 to 5 job!
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

  16. You do a fantastic job with your blog and sometimes juggling life, friends, family, work and a blog with thousands of readers is hard work and can feel really pressured. Taking time out, is a healthy thing to do.


  17. Charlotte Morgan31 May 2015 at 14:18

    Aww thank you lovely! xxx

  18. Charlotte Morgan31 May 2015 at 14:19

    Thank you sweetie! Definitely finding your own balance is key, and if the passion isn't there it will show in the posts! xx

  19. Charlotte Morgan31 May 2015 at 14:20

    Definitely, I used to blog 6 days a week and just cutting it down to 3/4 has definitely helped in the stress department haha! xx

  20. Charlotte Morgan31 May 2015 at 14:20

    Thank you so much, that means a lot xxx

  21. I totally agree with you!!

    Lauren xx



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