A couple of weeks ago I took a different approach to blogging.
I did less of it.
Every now and again I find myself running low on energy, creative ideas and the ability to form coherent sentences.
If I was a car you’d book me in for a service, change my oil, tune the engine, balance my wheel alignment and adjust my brakes.
Unfortunately getting a ‘service’ as a blogger is not quite that easy.
The pressure of writing well thought out, original and creative ideas day after day mounts up and one day you find yourself staring blankly at your computer screen wondering where your next post will come from?
Most bloggers have reached this point at one time or another – for me it’s a periodic thing and often is accompanied by getting sick a day or so before or after the dreaded bloggers block hits.
So what did I do?
- Blog Break - fortunately for me I had a number of fully (and partly) written posts that I’d already been working on for my main blogs and was able to pull them out, polish them up and publish them. This enabled the blogs to keep rolling on while I got my act together. Here at ProBlogger I decreased my posting frequency and kept my blogging contained to an hour a day. My other blogs I took a complete break from for the week.
- Life – I declared (to V and myself) that the week would be ‘get a life’ week. This meant that I blogged less and ‘lived’ more. Unfortunately as I was unwell this involved a couple of days in bed with the flu. I spent quite a bit of time reading novels but later in the week spent two days in the garden getting our vegetable patch in order. I also did quite a bit of photography (purely for enjoyment and not for the blog), spent a lot of time with young Xavier (he’s 15 weeks old today – time flies) and did some exercise.
It is amazing what a lighter week of blogging can do for your perspective. Without them I’d never be able to sustain myself.
Time to have a ‘Get a Life Week’?