I think it’s important every now and then to slow down. I think it’s okay to look at the way you’re spending your time and think about if there’s anything you’d like to change. If you’re not enjoying something right now, and it’s something you’re able to change, it might be worth doing so.
I love writing this blog. It’s given me a space to clear my head, to share my thoughts, and even though I don’t have the biggest follower count I love hearing the messages from friends and readers telling me that something I wrote struck a chord with them or they agreed or it made them think or made them happy. I don’t want to stop writing this blog.
Unfortunately, lately I’ve been feeling a little… stumped. A little short on time. Trying to force out two blog posts a week (which, I know, is a lot less than many other bloggers already write) isn’t working for me right now. I feel like I’m not dedicating the time I want to the things I’m writing because I simply don’t have the time to do so. I think trying to force out more posts is having an overall harmful effect on the quality of my writing. That’s why I’ve decided it’s time to make a change.
As it’s the beginning of a new year, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to mix things up. I’m going to be cutting down for a little while to one blog post a week, and it’s looking like it’s going to be on a Monday. This will give me time to properly dedicate to writing the things I want to discuss, but it also leaves me with more time to focus on my creative writing endeavours. Writing fiction is my passion and it’s fallen by the wayside a little as of late.
I’m by no means giving up on this blog. Rather, taking my break over Christmas made me realise that the more time I give myself to think, the better the quality of my blog will be. It wasn’t the longest or the fanciest post, but my last post on New Year’s Resolutions was absolutely one of my recent pieces that made me the most proud.
With so much coming up in my life over the next month, I definitely think it will be beneficial to my mental wellbeing if I feel a little bit less crowded and rushed and short on time. Cutting my blogging in half opens up a lot of extra hours!
I hope to see an improvement in the pieces I produce over the coming weeks. And this is by no means necessarily a permanent change! But right now, I think it’s the right choice.
Until next time, stay cool!