You might have noticed that the blog has been quiet for a few days. My lamest excuse is that I’ve been busy. The truth is that I’m taking a break. Seemingly unconsciously.
Years ago I “quit” the blog. My business partner had moved on from BookEnds, leaving me with the task of running a business solo. Her departure also doubled my client list. I just didn’t have the energy to blog.
I’d also lost enthusiasm. After years of daily blogging, it had stopped being fun. So I quit.
Then, a few years later, I was back. The publishing landscape had changed and suddenly I had a lot more to say about it. So I returned, but with a couple of caveats.
- I wouldn’t be blogging daily.
- I would allow breaks and big gaps during times when I didn’t have much to say or just didn’t feel like it.
- The blog would be fun for me or it wouldn’t happen.
The Art of Taking a Break
The past week or so with no blog posts was organic. I usually write the posts days, weeks and sometimes months ahead of time. This week I suddenly realized nothing was posting.
I could say I was busy, but the truth is that I just haven’t been inspired. So I’m resting. I’m doing other things and recharging.
I’m not going to make a conscious decision to quit blogging, and I’m sure I’ll be back with a vengeance soon, but for now, I’m letting my blog brain rest while I enjoy other things. And I’m not feeling any guilt about the time off.