Why Blogging Breaks Are Good For You

Why Blogging Breaks Are Good For You
There seems to be some misconception within the blogging world that we need to be on our game 24/7 with making content, promoting said content and thinking of new said content. Whilst doing this can be good for progressing your blog along and bringing success, it can also be toxic if you burn yourself out, especially if you are already feeling deflated with your blog and know that you need sometime away from it. Blogging breaks are fine. Blogging breaks are needed. Everyone needs to have a break from blogging, the same way we have days off work or education, breaks are highly beneficial for so many reasons. The same applies for blogging and taking breaks. The benefits you can get from taking a break from blogging is endless. 



Taking a break gives you the chance to live. And I don’t mean that by blogging you are not essentially living because you are. But I mean that you are giving yourself the time to go out there and explore the world away from all things blogging related. This will help you in so many different ways. It will help to inspire you again. It will get you to seek out those new experiences and learn from them, whether they’re good, bad or perhaps somewhere in the middle, every experience is a learning curve. And what are blogs built on? They’re built on experiences. Experiences shape the people we are and they shape the content we produce for our blogs for the world to read.

Being away from blogging continuously takes off the pressure. It gives you a chance to relax and forget about all the things you should be doing. Instead you can replace the time you use to spend blogging with other things you enjoy, perhaps having a pamper night to yourself more during the week, visiting your family, taking the dog on an extra long walk, heading out to a new city for the weekend or getting back into an old hobby. By giving yourself some breathing space from all things blog related, you will probably find yourself missing it more than you thought you would. Having a break can make you want to come back bigger and better. 

You’ll also probably find that you are full of new ideas and have a clearer mind. This can make way for giving you a good guide as to where you want your blog to go from now and into the future. Perhaps you have considered what changes you want to make or where you want to be within the next few months. Coming back with a good plan as to what you want to be doing and where you want to head is a very good place to be. This might mean during your time away you spend a bit of time planning some new content ideas to help keep you organised and ready for your return. 

If you’re skeptical about coming back after a break for any reason from being worried that your readers might have forgotten about you or that you won’t be able to find your feet or balance again, then I can assure you that even if it does take a little bit of time you will get back into it. Your readers will stick around. They won’t just leave. They’ll probably be more than excited to see you back posting and will appreciate your return rather than be annoyed that you went away in the first place. It will also probably take a while to ease yourself back into your blogging routine again, but it will be worth it and you’ll probably find yourself trying out new ways to work until you settle again.

During this time of a return, motivation will not doubt be high! I always find that when I have sometime away I’m then jumping to get back into it with all these new ideas whirling around in my head and itching to pick up the camera to shoot some photos for all my new content. When you feel that hunger and drive to really up your blogging game after a break then you know that the break has been worth it and needed. When you feel that passion coming back to you and that excitement to get creative again you know that your blogging break has been good to you.

So you know that when things start to go a little sour again, whether it’s in a few months time or within the next year, just take a step back, have sometime away and then come back with all that you’ve got to kick it again!

What are your thoughts on blogging breaks? Do you find them beneficial? 


Lauren x

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17 Comments

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 19, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks xx

  1. Kimberly Buiteman
    July 19, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Love it! I've had a blogger break and it helped me with focussing on what I want! x

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 19, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you, Kim! I'm glad you love it xx

  2. Soph Cullen
    July 19, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Blogger breaks are so important – I find I often get too mixed up in whats real and whats not, taking a step away makes you look at things different and refreshes any ideas you might have!Great post, not sure why I've only just started following you on bloglovin- I've been following your blog for a while now too, oopsie! xosophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 19, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      You're so right! Definitely agree with you on that. Aw thank you, Sophie!! Thanks for following me over on Bloglovin. It means a lot xx

  3. Ana
    July 19, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    I totally agree with you! Sometimes taken a step back it's the best thing you can do for your blog. And then you can refresh and come up with new ideas xxxhttp://fallingforablog.blogspot.com.es/2017/07/total-black-for-summer.html

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 19, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      Yes that's exactly right, Ana! I'm glad you agree xx

  4. Amber Gregory
    July 19, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I can relate to this post so much! It's almost as if having a break, and getting back into it gives you a whole lot of inspiration!www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 20, 2017 / 1:20 pm

      I'm glad you can relate to it!! You're so right. It definitely does give you tonnes of inspiration xx

  5. Kamila Rios
    July 19, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Obrigada por compartilhar o seu pensamento, nesse momento eu li o seu texto, traduzindo pelo Google Tradutor. Foi maravilhoso saber que do outro lado do mundo alguém me ajudou trocando experiências.

  6. Amy
    July 19, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    This is such an important post! I definitely don't take enough blogging breaks because I'm scared of the repercussions, but this has made me realise I need to do it more often!

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 20, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Aw you definitely should take them more! They're really beneficial xx

  7. Nikita Rajkumar
    July 20, 2017 / 6:38 am

    I'm always more motivated and have more ideas once I've had a break. It can be really refreshing xx NikitaBLOG//Jasmine Loves

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 20, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      You're so right!! I'm the exact same xx

  8. Hannah Morris
    July 20, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I am a massive believer in taking breaks with blogging! Churning out content that you aren't happy with, is the worst possible option and people understand that we all need breaks! You definitely come back feeling more refreshed!xxHannah | luxuryblush

    • Lauren Victoria
      July 20, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      You're so right!! Your content can really suffer if you're in need of a break, but won't take one xx

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