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.