Blogging Breaks: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Taken any blogging breaks lately? Mae Clair’s post on Story Empire today deals with the pros and cons of doing just that. This topic is especially interesting to me since I did have to take one this year, and am still not totally back yet. Check it out and you’ll see what I mean. And then please remember to share it far and wide so others can consider some of these well-made points regarding blogging breaks. Thanks, and thanks to Mae Clair for a super post! 🙂

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Hi, SEers! You’re with Mae today for one of my Good/ Bad / Ugly posts.

At the end of 2020, I took a two-month break from blogging. I’d only planned one—November, to participate in NaNoWriMo—but ended up with little time to spare in December. As lead coordinator on a physical move for the business that employs me, I put in a lot of overtime, which became exhausting. Throw in holiday prep, and I couldn’t summon the energy to be online. I did, however, make use of my weekends, setting aside Sundays to write.

In the event you’re thinking of a blogging break, I offer the following:

Silhouetted image of person sitting on a bench at sunset, bike beside bench

I added 35K to an existing WIP (of 30,000 words) in November. In December, writing on Sundays, I added another 16K and finished the novel. This is a book that has been languishing an embarrassingly long time. I can’t tell you how…

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4 thoughts on “Blogging Breaks: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    • With the stress of recent months, I think many of us have considered (or might still be considering) taking a blog break. Your post lays out the pros and cons perfectly. I definitely understand why you needed to take a break, but I confess to being very happy you’re back! 🙂 ❤


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