We all need a break sometimes and when it comes to bloggers, we need it even more. Some more than others. I had such a shitty day yesterday that it really got to me. Usually, I can brush things off and not let it affect me, but yesterday was one of those days that I caved. What’s crazier is how things were happening outside of my control where I felt the whole universe was against me. Strangers, my mom’s dog, my clients, technology, Target! Ugh. I won’t even get into it for the sake of striving to move on and move forward.
But once I got home and talked to my family, I felt so much better. Slowly I started to feel I was coming to my senses and back in my own skin. That’s definitely something I was thankful for and totally unexpected. Then I turned on the TV to watch one of my favorite shows I can’t get enough of, The Magicians. I was in such a funk of a mood that I tweeted how I might go on a blogging break.
That’s drastic, even for me.
The more I thought about it though, the more I felt like it will help me to reorganize my life. I got a lot of clutter that needs to be rearranged and cleared out. At this point, I feel overwhelmed with the blogging world. I can’t deal. My anxiety kicks in when I see bloggers post about GROWING YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC. The rebel in me says, what the fuck for? Why would I want to blow up and be blog famous, if I can barely keep my life together?
My next thought was, what am I going to do with all these new eyeballs on my blog? Are they going to be good connections for me? Or are they going to be new haters trolling my blog? Maybe a mixture of both? Either way, more followers that I’ll need to keep their attention for the sake of bringing value to their lives because otherwise what’s the point of having a blog right? All bullshit aside, I can’t give y’all anything when I’m empty AF.
This may sound cliche, but who cares. I need to find myself and what my next move is gonna be so that I can be who I need to be for myself and for my readers. I can’t do that and at the same time keep up with posting every week. It is SO NOT REALISTIC.
So all that to say is that I’m taking a blogging break. What’s funny is that I’m probably still going to be doing blog related things like making my wallpapers for my BATC insiders, send my weekly newsletters, work on old blog posts and promote everything on all the shindigs. Bella And The City needs some serious maintenance and I gotta start there. I don’t know how long this break will be for, it might be a few days or weeks, we’ll see.
Just because I’m saying blog bye, that doesn’t mean I’m saying bye to everything else.
You can find me on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, FB and of course Anchor! I’ll be doing new segments every day there because it’s so much fun and, to be honest, that’s part of the reason why I don’t want to blog. I rather talk and connect with real people on there. I feel like people engage more than any other social media platform I’ve ever used. It’s definitely more personal and I even did a Q&A with Nestor.
Until next time… I’m going on a blogcation. BLOG BYE!