How to Mentally Prepare for a Blog Break

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It is hard to step back from blogging in the same way that it is difficult to step back from any social activity. There is always the fear that while you're away, you'll be left behind. And yet humans need breaks -- either to recharge or because we simply don't have time to write.  Katelyn Brooke has a great post on how to mentally reframe your break so you can see the benefits of being away from your blog.

For some reason we bloggers seem to want to fight the cycle tooth and nail. Maybe we’re just all addicted to the internet, or maybe it’s all about blog guilt, but I know that I have a hard time when it doesn’t work out for me to put as much into my blog as I want to. I want it to be awesome. All the time. Don’t you feel the same way about yours?

I think most of us assume (and we all know what happens when we do that) if we don’t post that our blogs will suffer.

I really love all of her advice, especially the points that help you set expectations, such as the fact that traffic may decrease... and that's okay.

Please read her entire post and let us know what happened when YOU have taken a blog break.  Do you often take breaks, or have you been scared to step away from the computer?

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Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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