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Jul. 30.

Waffle Wednesday: My Absence

ww-wafflethFor those of you who regularly read the blog, you will know that I usually plan on writing 6 days per week, and that I had been struggling a bit before taking most of this month off. I feel that it only fair ro offer some kind of explanation for this.

For me, blogging is meant to be all about fun, and sharing my love with the world. Unfortunately, the fun kind of fell away from blogging for a while. I was working away on the blog, but I was feeling like my work wasn’t being appreciated. Page views were diminishing, people weren’t commenting, and I started to wonder what the whole point of it all was.

I was questioning what to do. What is the point of continuing to do something that I’m not enjoying? Yet, at the same time, I have made so many friends and learned so much through writing Robyn Rants and Raves, that to abandon the blog outright would have been a decision I just couldn’t make. So, I walked away from the blog for a while, originally expecting it to just be a week, but having it turn into three weeks.

It was actually an odd feeling, not writing something, or preparing things for the blog, but it was needed. Sometimes you just have to stop, walk away, and collect yourself before going back to it. In writing the first couple of posts for this week I found myself enjoying it again. I’m back to having fun with the blog, which is the most important thing. This isn’t a job. This isn’t something that is life and death. This is FUN. I don’t earn anything from it. If anything it costs me money. But I do it because I enjoy it, most of the time.

If you do find yourself in a similar situation, don’t get overly panicked about it. Do take a step back, relax and leave it for a bit. It will always be waiting for you when you are ready. And likewise, if you see a blog post that you enjoyed reading, or it is something that you can share advice or an opinion on, then PLEASE, do share it. Even a one line comment saying that you agree with the person, or that you recommend something to go with it, it shows that you appreciate the effort that has gone into the blog. Blogging is a social activity, and feeling that you are talking to yourself really, at the end of the day, helps nobody.

Robyn

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  • Rosaleen says:
    July 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Glad to see you back! I regularly take a break from my blog, does both of us the world of good!

  • I know exactly where you’re coming from, Robyn. Sometimes taking a step back is what’s needed for yourself, but when you do hit publish seeing comments and/or tweets helps remind you that people appreciate the effort you put in.

    • That’s exactly it. Feeling like you are talking to yourself is such a drain. Seeing someone out there who has taken the time to read your post and reply to it really makes the whole thing so much more worthwhile!

  • I agree with you 100%, sometimes you just need to take a break from blogging and you’ll be all the better for it once you start writing again. Glad you’re feeling all blog rejuvenated!

    • It is true. Part of it was feeling like I was talking to myself. Part of it was trying to keep up at times when the motivation wasn’t really there. I do feel better now after the break though!

  • This blog post is like you just read my mind…. Granted my 3 weeks was actually 3 months, but life got a little in the way for me too!

    But I’m back also, you’d swear we planned this! Looking forward to catching up with everyone!

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