A Blogging Break and It is OKAY

A Blogging Break and It is OKAY

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I wrote about feeling overwhelmed lately with the holidays, travel, home life and work. This is why I’ve taken a little break from writing and sometime to catch up on work, nurse my sick kids and overall, enjoy the holidays. Bloggers put a significant amount of stress on themselves to blog so many times each week, tweet, Instagram, Facebook and Pin but the stress we put upon ourselves comes directly from ourselves – not from readers or the community. Like any career path people can burn out and I’ve seen this over and over from bloggers. They’ll take a break because they’re experiencing shoulder pain, wrist issues and neck issues. They feel stressed and overworked and their content and work quality is slacking.

Yes I feel this strain.

We all have before.

So take a breath.

Take a break.

It will be okay.

I’m glad I took a small break and focused on Christmas in my home and was able to spend time helping my little one’s recover from being sick. I caught up on work and my neck, shoulder and wrist feel better. I’m better off for it and so is my blog, even without content for a few days. Nobody suffered the worse for it.

A new year is around the corner and I’m making some changes and continuing on my health journey and will share more on this at a later date. I’m getting organized and creating my blogger editorial calendar so my writing is focused and I have a plan to not feel so overwhelmed. I keep saying yes to blogging projects verses being satisfied with what I have and perfecting the work I’m doing – this will change. I’ll be open minded to new projects but I need to follow my passions and not feel wayward and hope to share this with you along with my Eco-friendly product reviews and my passion for healthy and green living.

To a healthy and happy New Year everyone! Thanks for sticking with me and I’ll write more in 2013!


Hi I’m Sommer! I’ve been blogging for over 7 years and I’m passionate about helping others. I favor the green niche and love to motivate and inspire others to be just a little bit greenER each day. I’m a social media and marketing consultant, children’s book author and antique and flea market junkie. I have a knack for vetting bloggers, creating blogger campaigns and connecting bloggers and brands. I actually like public speaking and have spoken locally, regionally and nationally on blogging, social media and education. I’ve worked with top name brands and have been mentioned and featured in the New York Times Online, ABC News Online, the Wall Street Journal Online and several other media sources. Let’s connect.
  • http://www.facebook.com/Calley315 Calley Brewer Pate

    So refreshing to see others taking a break too! :) Happy New Year!!

  • http://twitter.com/StrllrAdvSoCal Stroller Adventures

    Yay for breaks! I’m also taking a break until after new years. It’s good to sit back and enjoy family, cuddle with kids just because. 😉 Enjoy your break!