Last week, I went on a much-needed vacation to Disney World to hang out with Micky Mouse and all my princess friends, get some sun and have an all around awesome time with one of my best friends.
Before I left, I had all these wonderful plans of preparing and scheduling blog posts for the five days I was gone. But all of a sudden, it was the night before I was leaving and I hadn’t written one single post.
I got a little panicky inside. I’ve never NOT posted for a long period of time. It’s important to me as a book blogger to be consistent providing interesting content and honest and entertaining reviews. I love this blog and I pride myself on keeping it fresh, fun and up-to-date. I started to get that anxious feeling in my stomach…what if I came back and everyone had forgotten about me and my blog? What if I lost all my followers?
Of course, none of that happened.
For five days, I didn’t blog.
I didn’t even pick up a book (the shock and horror, I know).
I didn’t open my Google Reader.
And guess what?
Life went on. I had a great time. I didn’t worry about making sure I published a blog post every night at 12:01 a.m. I took a little break from social media. My eyes didn’t start to glaze over from staring at a computer screen all day and night. I didn’t beat myself up for not reading a single page for five days straight.
I came home relaxed and rejuvenated. And itching to get my hands on my Google Reader, which by the way, is well over 1,000 posts. And also itching to veg out on the couch with a good book.
So confession time: it felt good to take a little break from blogging. Sometimes a short break is all you need. But I’m back now and ready to dive back into the book blogging world. Oh, and you’ll be seeing comments from me on your blogs very soon.
Do you ever feel like you need to take a quick break from blogging and social media to refresh?