Why It's Okay to Take a Break from Blogging (+Why I Did) - Honestly Hannah

Why It's Okay to Take a Break from Blogging (+Why I Did)

If you haven't noticed, I've been on a bit of a blogging/social media break. Now that I'm ready to get back into things, I thought it would make sense to write a post all about why it's okay to take a break from blogging. I feel like a big thing in the blogging world is "be consistent, be consistent, be consistent." And yes. I mean, be consistent. But if you need a break, no one should be telling you to push on. If you're feeling like you might need a blogging break, this one's for you.

So I took a blogging break (almost a month). And why? Honestly, there's a lot of reasons. The biggest reason was really simple though. It started to feel like work. I do consider my blog to be a little part-time job of mine, but it's truly never felt like work. In fact, it's always been the thing that relaxes me most and brings me joy after a long day. Here's why it's honestly okay to take that blogging break that you might need:

You need to remember why you started.

For me, starting a blog was a huge leap of faith. I was so nervous about what my friends and family would think, I kept it a secret for almost a year. But, I was SO excited about it. I practically couldn't focus on anything else other than my blog. I always wanted to be working on my layout, writing new posts, or working on my new blog social media accounts.

This short break that I've been taking has really helped me remember why I started. Before I could get back to blogging, I felt like I needed to make sure it didn't feel like work. 

If you're feeling uninspired.

Sometimes when you have a lot going on, it's hard to focus on blogging. I've personally been all-in on the summer internship search for summer 2018 and it's honestly been a little stressful. A lot of my brain power has been going into updating my resume, finding companies I love, and searching for opportunities that I feel would suit me.

I wouldn't say I was necessarily feeling "uninspired," I was just feeling inspired in other areas of my life, other than blogging. 

If you're not feeling inspired, don't force it. Wait for your drive and excitement for blogging to return, because if you really love it, it will. 

You need to recharge.

Blogging can take a lot out of you. Working with brands, creating posts, posting on social media, always being on top of your Instagram story game, etc.

Sometimes you just need some time to recharge and that's totally okay. I find that if I'm burnt out, my posts don't come out as good and I don't actually end up ever posting them. I'm the type of person that won't post something if I'm not absolutely in love with it.

You don't feel like you can dedicate enough time to do it well.

I can always tell when my favorite bloggers or even YouTubers are super busy, because their content seems rushed and not as good as usual. In my opinion, it's better to not do it at all rather than putting in minimal effort.

The beginning of the semester is always a bit overwhelming and it can be hard to get back into a routine after a long winter break. Sometimes it honestly just takes longer than you think. So, if you're trying to get back into a routine, it's okay to put blogging on the back burner for just a little while.

I hope you guys can understand the little break that I took, but I'm so glad to be back writing posts again! As always, let know know what you want to see :)


  1. Welcome back! I totally agree on feeling uninspired. I notice that if I'm feeling uninspired and not creative my content starts to suck. I'd rather wait until I'm 100% before press publish on anything I'm not super excited about! I also think my best ideas come from when I take a blogging break.

    Sharni xo

  2. Thank you Sharni! I totally agree! Feeling much more inspired now:) xo

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