Wednesday, April 11, 2012

....I Need A Break....


I enjoy using Wednesdays to talk about the things I love but I'm not doing that today. Today, I just wanted to talk to you, my amazing friends, and say that as much as I love blogging, I need a little break from it.

When I first started blogging it was so easy. I had a few followers and a few friends that I religiously followed. It was fun. I hardly missed a friend’s post. And I made a blog post at least 4-5 times a week.

That has changed; I now have a lot of friends that I religiously follow. So when I get on here to blog, I begin to feel a little overwhelmed and then kinda sad that I didn’t visit a friend’s blog. And well, it has gotten a bit much.

I want to keep up with all of you but it has gotten harder and then it makes me not want to blog. I love blogging but I also love living. I don’t want blogging to take up the amount of time that it has taken.

If you have followed from the beginning you know that I use to blog a lot more religiously. Now it is almost as though I am trying to avoid it that way I don’t feel horrible about not visiting your blog or commenting on it when I see that you took the time to visit and comment on mine.

So I have decided that I need to take a little break. Maybe it will be for a few days, some weeks or a month. Who really knows? But I don’t enjoy feeling overwhelmed when blogging was so much fun. It is suppose to be fun, right?

So lovelies as much as I am going to miss stalking your lives, I believe this is the best decision right now. I just need to figure out how to keep this blogging thing in my life without feeling that it has completely taken me over.

Don’t miss us too much ;)


Xoxoxo

63 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! Your happiness and your marriage need to come first. So take whatever time you need for you, and those of us that like you (like me!) will be here waiting. (and it's not like we can't keep in touch on instagram or anything ...)

Michelle said...

Awww Faith I totally feel you! My own blog has been so sporatic these past few months, sometimes it does take a toll. Your comments always make me smile though :) Enjoy your time off, you'll enjoy it so much more when you take a break and time for yourself. HUGS!

Ashley Marie said...

Take care of you Friend - we will miss you but it should definitely be something that you enjoy. You should definitely focus on LIVING, not blogging =) have fun - i'll see ya on other mediums I'm sure =) xoxo

Nancy said...

You are a good wife & friend, I feel like I know you ~ you know we will all be excited when you start back.
Enjoy your day & know that your blog is a blessing to everyone who reads!!

Amber L said...

Definitely going to miss you. But you have to do what is best for you! I will be here waiting when you come back!

Kathy C. said...

I'm going to miss you Faith!! But totally understand where you're coming from! Take as much time off as you need... you'll definitely be missed!

Mrs. H said...

Enjoy your sabbatical! Everyone needs a break every now and then. Especially if it's not fun anymore. See you soon I hope though but enjoy your time off!!

MellyB said...

I hear ya. Enjoy your break Faith. Come back when it's warmer!

Carolyn said...

I'll miss you, but you should definitely enjoy your break! When blogging starts feeling like a chore, it's definitely time for a break. :)

Christine said...

Good for you for taking some much needed time off--blogging does have a way of taking over, doesn't it! Enjoy your "time off"! :)

Valerie Griffin said...

i know what you mean, Faith! i really enjoyed have a blog break last week when i was on vacation. it felt so good!

Jennifer said...

I don't have nearly as many followers as you, but I've totally been where you are. It can get overwhelming and it's hard to feel like you want to keep up with everyone but can't. I think some rest and some time is a good thing for you!

There is no way I can ever read everything that I want to or leave comments. I tend to comment and follow the people I most deeply connect with. Do what you need and want to do for YOU. Can never go wrong with that! (o:

Brown Girl said...

Enjoy your break girl, the same people will be here when you get back, trust me!

Jess said...

You gotta take care of yourself, dont worry about blogging, we understand! Relax, have a margarita, and take a step back. I've had to do it a couple times. The amount of people who you end up liking and following is over whelming for sure.

Samantha said...

good for you! i hope the break is exactly what you need. eat lots of bombers and have some margaritas for me in the meantime!!

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're taking a break from Blogger but as somebody else says you have to do what you have to do and we all understand and will be here Faith. When it comes to me personally, while I love your comments I don't want you to feel like you have to comment on my blog because you really don't. Just because you don't comment back doesn't mean I won't still read and comment on all of your updates, that's what good bloggers do really.

But anyway here's hoping you and Sean enjoy your break Faith, we'll still be here when you're back.

Tara said...

You're right it's supposed to be fun and I can totally relate about feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy your break but know you'll be missed Fatih :)

Jin said...

It is supposed to be fun BUT i sometimes feel overwhelmed too especially when I have like 10 emails that I have to respond to from followers....but I'm doing the best that I can. I'm going to miss you a bunch :( I hope that you only take a week or so. I hope you know that I would never judge you for not reading or commenting...I understand that people are busy and have lives outside of blogging:-)

Come back soon, ya hear....

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Enjoy your time off!!! I will miss your posts :)

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

Aww maaaaaan. I am going to miss your posts and seeing your big ol smile! I totally understand what you mean though. Enjoy your break.

The Mrs./The Mom said...

I feel you on this. I myself took break for almost a month. We will all be here when you get back and enjoy your time off!

Sarah said...

I SO understand! Since having a baby, I just can't in good conscious return comments when I'm spending time with her so I feel bad that has slipped. But you are the sweetest and I love your blog friendship! You take whatever break you need! Enjoy "in real life"! You're right, blogging should be fun, not forced. That's why I sometimes go a few weeks without blogging.

Melissa said...

I totally understand. I fell off the face of the Earth when I first had my son. It's so hard to balance everything we all have going on in life and I felt like blogging was becoming a job instead of a hobby. Now I just post and read/comment on blogs when I feel like it or have the chance. Just post whenever you want to, I'm sure we'll all be here when you decide to do so :)

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

I totally feel you and will say that I appreciate your comments on my last two posts because this post says it all in terms of how overwhelmed you've been. I see this blogger break thing going around a lot and probably for a lot of the same reasons as you. Take care and we'll see you back whenever that is.

redwhitebride said...

oh noooo... i will miss your posts and pics and all. please enjoy your break! but i hope you'll decide to come back again :)

Johnna said...

I totally understand where you are coming from.. I deleted my blog very quickly as you know because it was too overwhelming for me and I wasn't enjoying it.. and I am a firm believer that I would rather not do something than to not give it my all... I wish you all the best but do enjoy life..hey we only live once...!!!

Heather said...

I definitely know what you mean, and I hope the break will help you clear your head. Hope to see you back in the future! :)

Raven said...

number one, I WILL miss you. I have been a bad bad commenter, but I religiously read your blog and its one of my faves. That said, I ALSO understand that life comes first. Sometimes I feel bad for not commenting as much as I should, or for not being as good a blogger as I should, but then I think, I love blogging, but I love my life and kids more, so really, I'm not sorry. THey come first, you know what I mean?

I hope you don't leave forever! And I hope you continue to keep in touch with me!!!!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Faith you know that I have been there and COMPLETELY understand. Take all the time that you need in order to do you! We all need a breather at times.

I agree that blogging can be quite overwhelming, especially when you set such a high expectation of yourself. What I'm learning is that we have to take the pressure off of ourselves. It's not possible to keep up with everyone's blog and I don't think that anyone should expect that of any of us.

Enjoy your break girly! :)

christine donee said...

OF COURSE i will miss you. Duh.

But girl.. enjoy your break! Enjoy relaxing and doing things just for you. I'm excited for you!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww it sucks that something you love so much has taken such a turn but I feel you...take the time to live and do you lady...

LWLH said...

Completely understand where your coming from and I will miss you terribly. I hope you don't stay away too long, but if you choose to, please still keep in touch through email or something.

It may sound strange, but I truly do value the blog friendship we've made. :)

Sarah said...

I totally understand...take as much time as you need.

Jenna E said...

#1 You are the cutest
#2 I know exactly what you mean. If I don't post at least once a week I start to feel anxious. Or if I haven't successfully stalked the people I follow I feel bad.
#3 Enjoy your blogging break xoxoxox

The Mrs. said...

Enjoy Spring with your honey. It's always nice to get support from your real-life friends and bloggy friends. Love you posts...they always inspire me and put a smile on my face! I'm always saying to my hubs...look, there's a girl out there like me. She's always taking picts of her hubby, kitties, and food. You write with such joy! Waiting for your return!

Ashley said...

I certainly understand where you are coming from, so I aint mad atcha! Enjoy your break and we'll be here when you return ;) love ya girlie!!

Tenecia said...

Enjoy your break! We'll be here when you get back :)

T.

Tiffany said...

I know exactly how you feel. Live your life! I'll still be here when you get back :)

Jenna said...

I completed understand that feeling, Faith! I didn't blog for a few weeks in March, and it was exactly what I needed. It can become so overwhelming. I get into the same rut where I feel awful if I don't visit someone's blog and hate falling behind, but at the same time...you really do have to live your life! :) Enjoy your blogging hiatus!! I'll miss your posts!

PS LOVE that picture! Stunning!

Mrs. K said...

You'll certainly be missed. I'm going to think of it like you are going on a sweet vacation. Not sure when you'll be back but I know you will some day. When I think of it like that I feel happy for you although I'll miss you. :)

Pegster said...

I am so going to miss you and your fun posts. Enjoy your break but please don't stay away too long.

Amy said...

I know the feeling! It's getting harder and harder to juggle all the things life has brought my way + blogging + feeling like I have to keep up with everyone elses blog. You need to rest and do what brings you peace! I hope when you decide to return that you are announcing that a lil friend for Abby is on the way :)

toi said...

YouBUoi sure deserve a break. Enjoy your free time off :)

Megan said...

I totally understand the feeling! Enjoy your break!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I'll miss you, friend! But I totally understand. Make the most of every second! We'll still be here when you return. ;)

Monique said...

Faith, when I first started blogging I remember how supportive you were at visiting my blog. I really appreciate that. You have such a great spirit about you. I really hope that you come back. Of course you will be missed but I completely understand. The most important thing is to be present in the actual world. Enjoy being present, spending time outdoors and spending time with hubs and doing whatever you love to do away from the computer. Much love!

Brittany said...

I totally hear ya Faith! I took a nice long break myself and finally feel like getting back into blogging. It definitely can get overwhelming. I'll miss reading your posts but luckily I have a lot to catch up on :) Hope you two are doing fabulous!!

Crissy B. said...

You're not alone. I just got done taking a blogging break and am slowly easing back into it. I know exactly how you feel! I've also noticed several others taking breaks as well. Sometimes we all need to just have a break, however long it is! Enjoy your "you" time, and only post because you want to- not from pressure to. That's what I learned myself on my mini blog break :o)

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

No worries chick!!! I'm always taking blog breaks! Gotta have balance!!! Blogs are supposed to be about life...so you have to allow yourself to live!!! Where else will you get your inspiration?!
I'll be here when you get back! :). Have lots of fun (and take pics!)!!!

Desi said...

I'll miss you! I've been blogging less too. It starts to become too much of a obligation! Take your time, we'll be here when you get back :)

Flip Flops on Fifth said...

We'll miss you! Enjoy the break :)

Emmett Katherine said...

I totally understand. Blogging is suppose to be fun and enjoyable and when it stops being that then it's time to take a break. People will understand that you can't reply to every comment/visit every blog/post all the time because there's only so many hours in the day!!! In the end people in your real life come first :)

Bridget Hedger said...

I totally know what you mean! I used to be so obsessed w/ who visited my blog how many followers I had and so on. It's a lot of work and it literally takes over your life, how are you supposed to follow 100+ blogs and comment on each post they make when they comment on all yours? so overwhelming. I have been not blogging as much either and feeling bad for not commenting on your posts! I have started working out a lot and eating differently so my blog has changed a lot and I don't have time to blog everyday, I have time to blog like twice a week, lately when I find time I try and blog as much as I can and save them and post them later..can't wait to see when you're back!

justsoyouknow said...

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What I Did Today said...

This is EXACTLY how I've been feeling! Like, since I had my newest baby. I just posted for the first time tonight since the 18th. You've got me beat though. I love how you said you love living life. Couldn't have put it better myself. :)

Laura said...

You have a beautiful blog with so many inspiring posts! Congrats on your work!
Would you like to keep in touch following each other?

fashion meets art said...

enjoy your time- want to see you back after the break :)
wish you the best!
kisses
maren anita

FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

MerelyMarie said...

Faith, thank you all the comments you've left on my blog. I appreciate you & understand how you feel!

Blogging is suppose to be fun, but I got into it for business purposes as well. Sometimes it's hard trying to balance & stand on the (hobby/professional blog) fence. It definitely gets more difficult to keep up with everyone as your blog & blog following list grows. Like any blogger, I love & appreciate comments, but I'm learning to not take it personally when people stop visiting/commenting, as I hope for the same in return.
Life happens...as it's suppose to :)

Hope you're breathing easier & having a fantastic break!

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Nancy said...

Missing your blog posts today :)
5-7-2012
Hope you had a great weekend, Faith!!

Montaya said...

Keeping you in my prayers. Its so great to have you back. I missed reading you blog.

Sommer J said...

i feel ya- blogging can be so overwhelming. i had to take a break. heck, may start from scratch just to feel that raw, beginners say what i want (even more) vibe again. i love your blog and it's a def must read. hey, i went natural- it's way easier than relaxed...whodda thunk. thanks for the inspiration.