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21 October 2019

I Took A Mini Break From Blogging and I'm Happy Again

I've been blogging for nearly three years no (how time flies) and I recently I realised that I have not had one single break from it. Three years of not putting my laptop down, not constantly thinking of new innovative ideas to improve my blog or not trying in vain to shoot some banging pictures for my blog posts.



The last couple of posts I've written and published on Lucy Mary were already sat in my drafts waiting to be posted. All I had to do was insert some okayish photo's before hitting the publish button. So in retrospect I haven't really written or created new content for almost a month now. My brain just went flat. I felt very uninspired and I just lost the spark for blogging. I knew that was a tell tale sign that I needed a much needed break from the blogging world.

I Took A Mini Break From Blogging and I'm Happy Again


During my mini break, I have still kept reading other blogger's posts in the hope that that my creative rut would come to an end.



Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's back to business for me and I couldn't be happier!



Having a break from it all has done my creativity and wellbeing wonders. To just step away from it all for a wee while really has helped me personally, as well as mentally and creatively.



I've seen blogger's in the past say they have resorted to taking some respite from blogging from time to time. I was never really convinced that a break from blogging would really work for me. I felt like I would be letting people down if I wasn't producing new content on a weekly basis. I looked at last year's posts and I seen that I wrote a whopping 150 posts in 2018. Christ almighty, if I didn't take a blogging break back then I certainly needed one now!

I Took A Mini Break From Blogging and I'm Happy Again


However, I'm frigging proud to say that I was proved wrong in regards to blog breaks. To just take myself away and out from the blogosphere for a mini hiatus has been so beneficent for me. I've been able to refill my creative juices and give my brain a proper recharge.



For blogger's who are sceptical about taking a blogging break, I would highly recommend it. To be honest, you'll know when the time is right to put your laptop screen down, hide the pen and paper and log out of Wordpress/Blogger.



Don't feel you have to continually be creative because honestly, you can't. Even Picasso must have got fed up with the sight of paint and needed to lock his paintbrushes away in the cupboard.



To sum up, all I need to say that Lucy Mary is back up and running again and I couldn't be more frigging ecstatic about it!

I Took A Mini Break From Blogging and I'm Happy Again



Have you ever felt the need to take a blogging break?   





Lucy

30 comments:

  1. Glad to know that you're feeling better and happy after taking a break from blogging! I wish I had the consistency to post just like yours, though. I don't blog on a weekly basis, and I think my latest post was published in June... I really should work on it more!><

    Tyas // wepsgallery.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, we all blog differently lovely so work on it when it’s easier for you!

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  2. Regular blogging breaks work wonders for me. There always seems to be so much pressure to post content and keep up with latest trends or fellow bloggers that its no wonder we all get blogger burnout at some point.
    Glad you're back though, I always enjoy your posts!

    Liv x
    www.seabreezecorner.com

    Liv x
    www.seabreezecorner.com

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    1. Blogger burnout is the worst Liv! Thank you lovely x

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  3. Glad you took a break! It is important to take a break or one might suffer from burnout. I am happy that you are back and you are happy!

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  4. The breaks help so so much! I recently held back as I wanted to kinda half start my blog again and just wanted a fresh outlook on everything.
    Vanessa x
    nessalexa.com

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    1. I hope you get things sorted with your blog soon Vanessa! x

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  5. Hi there,
    Such am important message for any blogger or human being. Great inspiring story.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Spence ��

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  6. Sometime we need to have that time away to really get ourselves in the creative space again and to refocus what we want. I think regular breaks are a great way to keep the creative juices flowing.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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    1. I've realised now of how much a break can be so beneficial for my creativity Jordanne,'m so glad I took a break!

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  7. Great post! I actually took a little break from writing for about 2 weeks this month. This time last year I wrote a blog post about why we shouldn't feel the need to apologise when we take a break from blogging so it's interesting to see that I took a break at the same time this year! Maybe October just isn't the best blogging month for me haha. x

    https://femaleoriginal.com/2018/10/12/why-you-dont-need-to-apologise-for-taking-a-blogging-break/

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    1. I'll have a read of your post a bit later Faye! Maybe October isn't a good month for the both of us! x

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  8. I'm so happy that you're properly back to blogging again!! You have such an incredible blog! I tend to take mini breaks every now and then when my mental health goes downhill. Blogtober has really helped me learn to love blogging a little more!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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    1. Thank you Daisy, that means so much! It's so important to step away from blogging when your mental health is in decline, I'm glad Blogtober has helped you lovely! x

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  9. I’ve only taken maybe one of two breaks since starting my blog and it definitely helps. Whenever I’m totally lost with what to write about I just put the laptop down and stop thinking about blogging then usually it just comes to me! X

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    1. That's what usually happens to me Aaliyah, when I'm not trying too hard to create content, the best ideas usually come to me! x

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  10. Pleased to hear that your break done you good. The last blogging break I took was when I lost my dad but I do feel like maybe I should take another one soon.

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    1. Take another break if you need to lovely, I would x

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  11. I see a lot of social media influencer, Youtubers and Bloggers doing this. I'm happy that you realized you needed a break and took one before things got too bad. Never put blogging above you overall wellness.

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    1. No it's important to never carry on blogging if you feel uninspired

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  12. Good for you for taking a blogging break! I take them occasionally and they've been SUCH a relief! And girl, 150 post in 2018??? That must be a RECORD or something! I don't even think I could FIND 150 separate blogging ideas if I had 6 months, let alone a year. You deserved that break and I'm glad it helped you and got your creative blogging juices flowing again. I can't wait to see what other blog posts you have in store for us! :) Welcome back!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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    1. Haha I think it might be a record! Thank you Emily, I hope enjoy the blog posts I have planned! x

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  13. Sounds like it was just the thing you needed. Its also great that you were organised enough to have a couple of posts in the bag and I think I need to do that. I try to post every week, sometimes once othertimes two or three times in one week. Really I should do a schedule and keep any extra back for when I need a blogging break. Thanks for letting the blogging community know its ok to take a break every once in a while!

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    1. Yeah I like to keep a couple of draft posts on standby in case I need to take a break from blogging and writing in general. I wanted to let blogger's know that it is completely fine to take a break from it all, actually it can be more beneficial to yourself than just carrying on with it!

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  14. I really agree with this honestly, my blogging breaks have always done me so well and make me want to work harder when I return! X

    Kayleigh Zara ❄️✨ www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. That's exactly how I feel too Kayleigh! I want to work really hard on it now! x

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  15. I've been having similar issues lately in that I've had no motivation and I've just generally been feeling a bit fed up and frustrated with blogging. I've been coming home most nights and getting to work straight away on my blog and I felt as if I had no time anymore - I ended up having Monday night completely free of any blogging tasks and even then I felt so much better when I got back to it the next day. If it happens again I think I definitely won't think twice about taking a mini-break from blogging, if it means I come back raring to go and feeling more positive then I'm all for it! :) x

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    1. I'm so glad that giving yourself a mini break on Monday helped you get back into it the next day! x

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