Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Taking a Breather

I have had so much fun writing this blog for the last 18 months!  Really, I can hardly believe I had that much to say, and that so many people cared to read it.  I appreciate each and every one of my followers, those who read and comment regularly,  and even the lurkers!

But I’ve got to tell you something…for a while I’ve been kind of struggling to come up with material.  It’s not coming to me right now as easily as it was, and lately, I’m not having too much fun.  I feel totally self-imposed pressure every evening to think up a good post for the next day, but I’m not coming up with anything.

I realize that just last week I was asking for feedback on the idea of a weekly linky party, and the response was favorable.  But again, I have a confession.  I was trying to recharge my blog mojo, and unfortunately I’m just not feeling it.  Right now, I don’t really want to do a party!  Maybe in a couple weeks I will; I don’t know.

So, right now, I’m going to take a step back.  I’ll probably be posting less often, because I’m not going to put pressure on myself to post.  If I’ve got something to say, I will.  If I don’t, I won’t force it.  I’ve had this post (partially) written for a  couple  weeks, and have put off posting it, but nothing has changed.  This just feel right for now.

I may have just written my blog’s death warrant, but I hope not.  I hope you’ll still check in when you see I’ve got a new post up.  Thanks for understanding!

32 comments:

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Whatever decision you make will be the right one for you! I love your blog and will miss your regular postings, but then that means I'll look forward to your upcoming posts even more, doesn't it?

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

I don't think your blog will walk the plank. You have great things to say. Take some time to regroup. I'll look forward to seeing you when you come back. Enjoy your "spring break"!

Miss Anne said...

Stay true to you, that's #1.

Blog when you want.

I'll still be a follower and glad to see you posting.

:)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Do what you feel you need to do. I'm sure everyone will still be here when you do post. Love & blessings from NC!

Kathy said...

Sometimes a breather is just what is called for!
It's spring!!!! Get out there and have fun...
Blogland..."Waits"...and "Welcomes" everyone.
It's no fun when blogging becomes a job.

xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Do what you want and need. I know I have weeks where things flow and others it feels like nothing flows. I'll be waiting for when the inspiration hits. Till then, enjoy a break!

Resweater said...

I understand completely, and will be here when you post. Enjoy your time off! :)

Melissa said...

Take care of yourself! I know how it feels to be burned out, and sometimes a break is exactly what we need.

I'll still be checking in when you post. :)

Kerri said...

I'll defiantly still be here checking in when you post.
Enjoy yourself first!!

Take care.

Carrie said...

Take a break and enjoy yourself! A little refresher is all you may need. I'll be here waiting!!!

The Poppy Home said...

Your blog is one of my favs, so I will keep checking. Everyone needs a break. Enjoy the time and inspiration.
I struggle to even sit down these days and pull together a post so I get it.
Take Care.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think you were smart to let the post sit for awhile before coming back to make a decision. I'm sad that we won't "see" you as often, but if you aren't enjoying posting, then there's no reason to do it until you feel ready again. :) Hugs to you!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

I just starting following you and have enjoyed your posts. I will definitely be checking back. Sometimes breaks are good and it rejuvenates the soul. I too find it hard at times finding material and wonder what am I suppose to write about? How do people get followers? I guess we need to remember we need to write from the heart and what is going on in our life and not what we think people want to see and read about. Good luck! :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I will continue to be a follower and will really miss ya! :) Whenever you decide to post -- I will be here! :)

Anna said...

enjoy your break, I will continue to follow your blog and read your posts when you do write. Take care!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You'll still be on my blogroll, no matter if you post once a month or 7 times a week. :) See ya when you get some major inspiration hitting!

I totally get it. I've been planning even just a 'week' off but have I done it yet??? No. Good for you on doing what you need to.

Donna

Patricia said...

Enjoy some time off!
I will still be here when you return!
Blessings
Patricia

FrouFrouBritches said...

I feel ya girl. I've been feeling the pressure to come up with a couple of projects a week to keep up. I've had sick kids (3 with the flu) and trying to do projecs with them home is close to impossible - not to mention I need to concentrate on holding them anc keeeping up with laundry and stuff. It's ironic that trying to work on my house is keeping me from cleaning my house. Anyway, we understand and will always be here waiting to hear from ya when you're ready.

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

I'll keep an eye out for updates, no matter how seldom you post!

Lucy Marie said...

I think it's a good idea to step back when it gets to the point where blogging is more of a chore than a joy. I did it with my kitchen blog - I was finding that I was constantly trying to cook and bake new things, simply because I HAD to have something to post. But, with the pregnancy, my time in the kitchen has slowed down because I haven't been interested in cooking, looking at, or thinking about food. I think for me it was a pride issue, like I felt like I was giving up if I stopped posting, but now I feel so much relief! So, post when/if you have something to say and we'll all be here to read it ... but don't feel pressure to post when there's nothing to say!

Tricia said...

It will be good for you, Holly. I have taken what, like 5 or 6 in the last year?! haha.

Forcing yourself to post (at least in my case) creates noticably forced posts that will never be your favorites.

Have fun. Enjoy your break. I will see you when you get back. ;)

XO*T

Calamity Anne said...

Have a wonderful break...it's well deserved! I was going through the same thing with my blog over the past few weeks, and finally decided to take a 'vacation' from it this past week. Can't tell you how good it feels not being chained to my blog. Seriously though...enjoy yourself!

Della said...

Definitely take a break, blogging wasn't meant to be another chore.

You were actually one of the first blogs I started reading when I started blogging...

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Enjoy your time away. Sometimes we have to remember to live life so we have something to blog about. You're blog will always be one of my favorites. Recharge, regroup, live life - and don't worry. We'll be here when you come back whether it is in two weeks or two months. Love ya girl!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Enjoy your break, recharge your batteries, look for new inspiration, try something new, read relax, just breathe...

KarenSue said...

I think we all feel it sometimes. You just said it out loud. That's what blogging is about.

Country Dreaming said...

Taking a break may be just what you need--take time for yourself and your family. Go outside and play. Come back when you can--We'll miss you but will check in to see what's up.
Have a great weekend!

Melinda

Lorie said...

You will be missed, but I completely understand the need to step back!

Seizing My Day said...

It is wise to go with your heart (gut?) ;) ! Being true to yourself is more important! Enjoy your break!

Denise Marie said...

It happens with everything in life. I admitted on my 100th post this week that I had to give it up at Christmas to get thru the season. I don't have my scrapbook or card making mojo for quite a while that is why I'm blogging.

Blog Love!!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

My best posts seem to come when I have taken a break from blogging and just lived life. Enjoy! You made my night with the Walmart link. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Hilarious!