A break…

I’ve decided that I need a break from blogging. Does anyone else ever feel that way? So for the summer I’m going to take that break.

It doesn’t mean I’m not going to blog at all. It does mean that I’ll be blogging and responding much less. I went into this whole blogging adventure with the mindset that I’m blogging for me. I’m not blogging to please anyone else, I’m not blogging for stats/numbers or for popularity. This was to be a place simply to get stuff out, think out loud, and keep my mind sharp. If people followed, that was a gift and treasured extra bonus.

That mindset has served me well, and I’ve been very blessed to meet and get to know so many wonderful people. I treasure the friendships I’ve made, and I hope to continue them. You all know who you are.

However some may have been able to tell that my heart is not in this as much as it once was. As with the real world it has come with a fair share of heartache/drama. Some of which I’ve not completely recovered from.

When I blog, I want to blog with my whole heart in it. I know how it affects you all and myself when I’m not. Maybe stepping back will refresh me and bring back the passion or new passions,I don’t know but I hope so.

So what I’m doing, is going back to my mindset of blogging for me. If the mood strikes and I feel I want to blog I will, if not, I’m letting myself off the hook. I hope that this doesn’t offend anyone, but like we all say so often to each other, we have to take care of ourselves right?! If it does bother you feel free to contact me. My email is on my “About” page. I’m happy to stay in touch.

If and when I come back on a more regular basis after the summer, I may also be changing the theme of my blog. I’m still working through that in my mind, so I don’t want to say yet what direction I’m going but, I’ll let you know when I’ve figured it out.

So have a great summer everyone. I will miss you but I’ll be around some and I’m on Facebook too hint hint.

If anyone would like to guest post on my blog please let me know. I would love to feature some of you!


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90 responses to “A break…

  1. See ya on FB and enjoy the break :)

    • Thanks Benny,I’m sad but at the same time I know I need to do this. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time so it’s kind of bitter sweet.

      For sure I’ll see you on FB!

  2. I too have slowed down to almost a halt. It is so time consuming! Enjoy the break.

  3. I could easily be writing the same post… as a matter of fact I was very close to doing so. I began blogging for the same reason… but with various things in my life right now with not feeling too strong physically or emotionally sometimes… I will be slowing down.. Still blogging and some reading but less… I guess those who will still stay for those times will..and others perhaps not…. So take care but please keep in touch…Diane

  4. Fine… you can take a break from your blog… but not from mine… mine is good for you… it helps you relax, and makes you laugh.

  5. Enjoy your break and see you when you are around. :0)

  6. Good for you for realizing you needed a break. ((hugs)) and I will definitely see you around :-)

  7. I feel like this sometimes too – I’ve been a bit ‘random’ with my blogging for a couple of months and only in last few days feeling like my heart’s getting back in it. I hope you have a good break, thank you for all you have done, and take good care of yourself :-) G x

  8. It’s strange, most of the class I started with has dropped off the air…

    See you when I see you, Zoe, and have a great summer!

  9. Thank you for all your work, helping soo many I believe feel less alone in all this tough ‘stuff.’ Enjoy a well deserved break..see you on FB..sending brightly colored rainbows..gentle hugs dear friend. I’m soo glad to call you a friend…..lol
    love Ziggy

  10. No! Unacceptable! You cannot do this!! Wait, what did you say?

    Hahahaha. Take a break, Zoe. You totally deserve it. If blogging isn’t fun (or productive) then it’s time to take a step back and figure out why.

  11. Enjoy your summer, wherever it may take you. :-D

  12. Good for you Huck! You gotta do what is right for you. :) Happy break time. I know where to find you. ;) And I’m sure I will!!!!

  13. I think that it’s excellent that you are listening to what you need. :-) I know that you are juggling a lot. I am also at the point where I feel like I need to only post when the urge arises. That seems to be once a week or less on average.

  14. Just don’t go too far… ;o(

  15. My WP posts are few and far between, as are FB, Twitter, and wherever else I post. I think I have too many places. I wasn’t even reading my usual sites last week nor much of this week, either. Blogging can be like a job on top of your usual work (unless blogging is, in fact, how you make money. Then you’re just on vacation). I juggle writing time against sculpting time. Right now I’m sculpting.
    So, don’t fret about your offline time. That’s what archives are for!

  16. Understand what you said! Hope the time that you free yourself off from blogging will be spent more with your loved ones and the things you enjoy.

  17. Enjoy your time away. What’s important is that you take care of yourself.

  18. You didn’t tell me this either! You’re keeping secrets Zoe! I’m glad you’re doing this if this is what you need. You are SO taking charge in your own life lately!

    • Oh man, so much has been going on I didn’t even think to mention it. It’s been on my mind on and off for a long time, but I was chatting with Hubby and made the decision and posted in a moment. Sorry!! I wasn’t keeping secrets!

  19. Good for you. Get some rest. I get so overwhelmed trying to keep up with life, let alone add a blogging world to my list of to dos. I too blog for me, not for stats. So go enjoy your summer and if you get an idea write it down, if not smile and enjoy your freedom. Meghan

  20. hello my friend!!
    good on you take lots care and thank you for being around every bit of the way helping& encouraging me …i might not comment all the time but i do read them ….im glad you took care when photographing that fire !!
    lots love to you zoe
    lis xxx

  21. Zoe, ignore this… I am testing something Diane

  22. Hi Zoe… this is another test sorry to bother you

      • I’ve been working with WP support trying to figure out why I have problems commenting on .com blog sites. It takes me several times of going back and forth on previous posts till I get the WP toolbar at the top indicating I can then comment. I follow so many .com bloggers and it’s so frustrating.. Today I found out it is connected to my ISP … and now I’ve asked WP what to do about it… It’s been going on forever and finally we know why.. but all the checking and testing I’ve had to do to finally find out.. Grrrrr Diane

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