Long time no type…
Ok, sorry I’m corny. Anyway, I wanted to write today’s post because I’m finally emerging from my blogging hiatus/infrequent social media posting to focus on this community full time again today. The last few months have been a roller coaster for me personally and professionally. I had to adjust to being a wife and I also had to focus on my career and making sure I was bringing in enough money so that hubs and I can eat. It was touch and go for a minute but business is back on track, clients are happy and I’m in a good place. I won’t be making any excuses as to why I’ve been gone I just want you to know that I’m back and I want to give you some tips on how to get through a blogging hiatus and return stronger than ever.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
When I first started posting infrequently I felt really bad because I thought I was letting people down and not living up to the standards I set for myself. I had to realize that I was doing the community a favor by not posting. Who really wants to read uninspired and rushed blog posts? Not you. I realized that my hiatus was for a reason. I was recharging and focusing on my bread and butter. If anyone is mad at that then… I just don’t care. I have a clear vision for this blog now and I think I needed that time.
Set A New Routine
My old posting schedule just doesn’t work for me anymore. I’m really busy with my clients, family and my social life so I had to go back over my schedule and figure how to add blogging into it. I already know that I have to plan out my posts so I did that for the next two months and I set a schedule to write them. I no longer have the excuses like “I don’t know what to write” or “I’m too tired.” I factored all of those things in.
Now that I have a new routine that fits my schedule I have to commit to actually writing these posts although it may be hard to get back into the grove of things. A big part of being a blogger whether it’s a hobby or a job is committing yourself to your blog. It’s like a relationship, there are ups and downs but you can’t just give up and walk away when it’s not all good.
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever taken a blogging hiatus and how you got back to blogging afterwards.
Also, you may notice that the blog’s layout has changed. I expect it will continue to change all month until I find something I’m happy with.