Monday, July 16, 2012

Blog Hiatus

I'm not one to normally leave my blog however it is time to take a real break.

When will I be back?

I really can't answer that right now. This is a moment in where I practice what I preach.

I'm not in love with blogging anymore. It feels more like work, a task, and it's sucking the life out of me. I used to love to visit blogs and comment on them -- Now I'm barely finding time to come up with a topic let alone going around to say hello to my friends.

It seems I've hit a bit of a brick wall. Now, I always say if you don't love it, the blog won't work. I suppose that's what I'm saying here... I'm waiting to get the love back which means for the time being I need a nice break to decide what I want to do with Unedited. How to get my mojo back.

I've loved visiting with all of you. You've brought joy and happiness into my life but for the moment I need to re-evaluate what Unedited is bringing to the table and I'm not exactly sure what that is. Just know that you're always in my thoughts and eventually hopefully my words will greet your blog and happiness will be filled with them!

23 comments:

Lindsay said...

Thank you for being honest and saying it out loud. Blogging is a lot of work and you are right, you have to love it to do it! I hope that this break enables you to find your mojo and we see you back here soon!

Best!
Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We'll miss you, but blogging should never be work. And if you're not doing it with joy, it shows. Take a break, Jen. We'll be waiting for you!

Catherine Denton said...

Wishing you happiness as you soak in life. *hugs*
Catherine Denton

BECKY said...

I know what you mean, Jen! Please do take a break, and for however long you need. I'm sure we'll all still be here. Taking care of YOU is the most important thing! Hugs...!

Cynthia said...

Go ahead, take the break, we all need change.

Jemi Fraser said...

Take some time and see how you feel in a bit. A break is so often a good thing! Take care :)

Slamdunk said...

I understand Jen.

I have been on two blogger breaks already and it is still just July.

Take your time and have some fun.

Stephsco said...

It always helps to prioritize. I hope you continue writing, even if your blog phases out or becomes more intermittent. Best wishes!

Amy Saia said...

You've had a lot of changes lately, and perhaps you just want/need to focus on those for awhile. I totally understand. Look at how much you've accomplished in such a short time. It's amazing! Definitely take a break and come back when you feel the mojo again. Blessings to youxxxx

Natalie Aguirre said...

There's definitely work to blogging. And if you're not enjoying it, good for you for deciding to take a break. I hope it's a restful time and that you get some time to decide where to go from here. We'll miss you.

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

Good for you! If you need a break (permanent or temporary), take it! I just took almost an entire year off from blogging and was so incredibly productive that I thought I'd never go back. (I eventually did. But the hiatus was time well spent and I NEEDED it.) Take care of you!

DL Hammons said...

Been there...hit that! A break will do you wonders! Enjoy it! We'll be here when you get back. :)

Liesel K Hill said...

Do what you gotta do! We'll miss you! :D

stonepost said...

I have learned a bit or two or three from your blogs but surely you have written enough to know it is not all about "happiness", sometimes it is about conflict and discomfort and how we deal with those issues! It will be interesting to see how you get out of this circumstance!

SA Larsenッ said...

Take the time you need, sweetie! We all do from time to time. I've taken the summer to regroup, but I'm back today and tomorrow to help a few friends promote their work. Doing what is best for you--the writer & person--is what's best, right now.

Miss you....

Hearts!! <3

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Jen! You've got to do what is best for you. Everyone deserves a break. Enjoy yours and we'll all be here when you decide to come back.

LTM said...

Take care of yourself, Jen! It's great knowing you, and I'm hoping all the best for you~ :o) <3

Jennifer Hillier said...

You'll definitely be missed, my friend, but I very much understand how you feel. Do you what's best for you. I'm perfectly happy to stalk you on Facebook and Twitter. :)

Hugs.

Arlee Bird said...

Sometimes we just need time to recharge. Enjoy the time away.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Kristin Rae said...

Sometimes a break is just necessary! You have a lot going on, and you have to be sure to make time for YOURSELF! Recharge those bubbles! :)

Pearson Report said...

Hi Jen,

Do what works best for you. If blogging isn't stoking your fire - find out what will or does - and do that!

I take regular unscheduled breaks from blogging for exactly the reason you mention - if unchecked it can be all consuming.

You'll be back...and when you return your batteries will be recharged and your outlook will be clearer.

In the meantime...enjoy your hiatus, however long it may be.

Cheers, Jenny

dotlife said...

still your biggest fan sweetie, if it wasnt for you I would nevr have got my first blog I see you see of the ground.

we will all stil be your rock stars and have cup cakes at the ready when you come back.

serena