Give Me and You a BREAK!

We all need a break, a time of rest, a moment to tackle the mounding storm clouds of stress.king sizephoto © 2007 Windell Oskay | more info (via: Wylio)

Even bloggers need to separate themselves for a little awhile from their writing. Yes, that means me, and if you, dear reader, are anything like me then I can guarantee that you need a break too. We need breaks from our passions, our hobbies, our work.

 

For the past two to three weeks, I have absent from the blogosphere by choice. I needed to renew my writing psyche, my writing soul. Sometimes, the burdens of life don’t simply wash out of my hair at the end of the day. Some stresses linger like pale white specters in the shadows—always there waiting for the perfect opportunity to wreck havoc. This is the perfect time for rest.

 

Of course, blogging wisdom and blogging gurus tell us that no blogging kills blogs, good blogs…So does bad writing, poor mental health, and stress of daily posts. I wonder if the lack of posting kills the blog or slowly ekes out of the blogger her desire to write. What are we really “killing” if we don’t blog everyday? Our blog? Our love for writing? Our sanity?

 

So, take a break. Read books about writing(I highly recommend Bird by Bird Anne Lamont). Learn a new skill(I learned to bake with yeast. Huge baking milestone). But in the end, renew yourself.

 

Question: What do you need a break from today?

 

4 Comments

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  • http://overcomingbusy.com Marci@OvercomingBusy

    This seems to be a hot topic in my circles lately. I would say I would rather “kill” mu blog than my sanity! We all need a break once in a while. Times of refreshing are good for us all. They normally make us better.

    • http://silly-bear.com Sarah

      I have noticed this topic meandering through the blogosphere, and it’s important which accounts for its popularity. For me, if I can’t take a break from the blog whenever i feel I need it, then it isn’t worth having around. Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.alise-write.com Alise

    I’m preparing to take August off (or nearly off) from blogging. I’ve got a lot of other projects that need to be done that month, and just want to spend some time with the fam and what have you, so it’s my intention to put out a call for some guest posts and kind of unplug from blogging and twitter that month. Probably won’t completely go dark, but I hope to go pretty quiet for a bit.

    Today I just need a nap. Late night + early morning = sleepy Alise.

    • http://silly-bear.com Sarah

      Blogging breaks are a necessity! Besides, during those breaks, we find some of the best inspiration for blogging.