It’s no secret blogging can become addictive.
So addictive in fact, we may neglect our health, spend less time with friends and family or even let our blog consume our life. In some ways it’s like we’re connected to our blog via an umbilical cord; afraid to become completely detached from it.
That can’t be good.
As much fun as blogging is, just like with a real job, we need to take a break from it now and then.
Over the course of the last month I’ve taken two breaks from blogging. One was to spend time with family and friends and to catch up on work commitments, the other was to take a short vacation to the Oregon Coast.
During both breaks, I was completely detached from the blogs. I didn’t use a Smart-phone to check in. I didn’t carry a laptop with me, nor did I let my thoughts drift to the topic of blogging. Instead, I concentrated on creating memories, contemplating life and enjoying my time off.
Needless to say, the breaks did me good.
I feel rested, rejuvenated and inspired to proceed forward.
That said, with blogging being so addictive, for many reasons many fear taking time off.
- Visitors to our blog may not see updates and will unsubscribe or not come back.
- Comment counts may drop.
- Visitor stats may decrease.
- The dream we have for blogging may dim or die.
- Other ________(fill in the blank)________
Will I have a blog to come back to?
What I’ve found is, our blogs will wait, as will our regular readers.
Living life is much more important than worrying about “the numbers”.
At least that’s what I think.
What say you?
When you take a break from blogging, do you check in from time to time?
Or do you cut the umbilical cord and not worry?
What is your biggest concern when you’re away from the blog?
Care to share?