It’s been a really long time since I allowed a week to go by on my blog with just two posts (not including my Sunday Post). It feels … odd … but also liberating. Sometimes I think we put way too much pressure on ourselves as bloggers, and I realized that’s what I’ve been doing lately. I have to trust that I can go a week without posting much and the blog won’t implode. My followers won’t completely forget I exist and walk away. It’s okay to go through seasons where we’re busier than we’d like to be.
It’s also okay to take a breather and enjoy the non-blogging aspects of life once in a while. That’s why I’m letting you all know now that I’m going on vacation for a week starting next Tuesday, and
I’M NOT GOING TO POST.
I’m putting this in all caps for myself, not you. I’m actually fairly certain that all of you will be perfectly fine with this arrangement, but I’m getting edgy, thinking about whether or not I should at least get up a Sunday Post. How will people know what birthdays and blogoversaries are happening? What if I miss telling people about a fantastic giveaway? A whole week of non-blogging? Really?!
But I’m giving myself permission here and now and I’m writing it down to hold myself to it. Ridiculous, I know, but this is where I’m at, people. I now have not just a fiction addiction, but a blogging addiction as well. I need an intervention.
Do you struggle to give yourself permission to take time off from your blog? What’s the longest break you’ve taken? I want to know!