Hey, I’ve Been Missing You

Life | September 14, 2015 | By

 

Last week you may or may not have noticed that I didn’t blog at all. It’s the first time this year that I’ve gone a week without posting anything, and it felt very strange indeed. I don’t want to bore you with the details, because you might’ve already guessed why I’ve been absent, so I’ll keep it brief by simply saying that I’ve started a new job and the training has been pretty intense. I knew I wouldn’t have the time to concentrate fully on blogging, and there’s no way I would ever put up half-hearted posts just for the sake of it.
Not blogging made me feel like something was amiss, it was so strange that I thought it would be worthy of closer examination with my loyal readership.

It felt weird not planning any posts. I love spending the time researching, writing and scheduling posts. I could literally spend hours jotting down ideas in my notebook, or just thinking ‘that would be good for the blog’.

I was worried I would lose followers by not posting. It might seem over-dramatic to go only a week without blogging, but people can lose interest quickly. I hope I don’t lose any of you, because I love reading your comments or hearing about what you’re up to on other social accounts, especially Twitter and Pinterest.

I was scared it would make me lazy. It’s easy to fall into the trap of not bothering sometimes. Being tired from training, I would log on to my Mac but not have the energy to type up even draft posts. The last thing anyone wants is to not enjoy blogging, so I switched off. I was scared it might become a habit and I don’t want to be lazy.

Above all…

I missed it I’ve missed reading new comments, sharing links to other blogs I’ve enjoyed reading, missed joining in on the twitter chats, missed thinking about blogging 24/7 and really missed writing!

 

 

Things are going to be a little quieter around here over the next month or so whilst I find my feet in my new line of work. I’m going to post as often as I can, so I won’t be disappearing off the radar completely. You can always follow me on Twitter for any updates.

Let me know from your own experiences, if you’ve ever had to take a ‘forced’ break from blogging and how you felt about it.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Day Dreaming Foodie
    October 2, 2015

    I was actually dying to write stuff up on my recent holiday – but due to my lovely little spot in the hills internet was not available. I find breaks usually make me more motivated. Saying that I have drifted in and out frequent blogger for 5years. 5YEARS! Oh my gosh….

    Dont worry – we’re not going anywhere 🙂

  2. Leave a Reply

    Hannah
    September 17, 2015

    Good luck with your training and new job. Well still be here to read when you do post! It’s nice to read you missed your blog it means you really enjoy it and that’s lovely as a reader to know how much your love your blog x

    • Leave a Reply

      Sarah
      September 18, 2015

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Hannah. Glad to hear you’re sticking around! 🙂

  3. Leave a Reply

    Cate in the Kitchen
    September 14, 2015

    Good luck in the new job Sarah, I’ll be here when you get back!

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

%d bloggers like this: