Trust me, I know it feels good when all things blog are ready and scheduled but, you can't always meet it. It's impossible sometimes, because ya know, life and stuff. It's okay to miss a day or a week and not feel bad for it. Yes, you may lose a couple of followers here and there, but there's more to life than numbers.
I've noticed more and more in twitter chats that people are saying that their goal is to become more organised and scheduled. I've seen people take little breaks from social media and blog content, then returning and apologising about it. I honestly don't think it's something you should apologise for. If you got busy and life got in the way, that's normal. Not everyone can be on top of the blogging life 24/7.
If you keep up to date with me, then you would have noticed I haven't actually posted a new blog post for over a week now. Because I got busy, things happened and when I did actually sit down to write a post, I just wasn't there. I hate writing a post and feeling like I've forced it because I needed content. So I reread it and deleted the whole thing. It was forced and you could tell, so I decided I wasn't even going to try until I felt like I wanted to.
Yes, over this time I have lost followers, and I can honestly say I don't care. I needed that time to just have fun and not be present on social media. The result of me doing that is, I had lunch and catch ups with friends, I enjoyed my days off work and had an amazing weekend having fun at my close friends hen party. So I am anything but sorry for having a break.
As much as the blogging world is massively revolved around social media platforms, life isn't. It's healthy to switch off and enjoy your time with friends and not document every minute of it. I honestly think you need it. The constant need for meeting posting days and still letting people know you're there, can get a bit much. When I see people say they are going on a blog break for a while I always feel like they deserve a little pat on the back, it's hard to be like 'nope, not right now' when you do love blogging, but you've got to do what's good for you!
It's not just about having a blog break, but also knowing you don't have to post on certain days. You don't even have to post every week. Just because you don't have a fresh post up regularly doesn't make you any less blogger / human. So never feel bad that you haven't got all these posts and pictures ready to go, because you're not the only one!
Have you ever felt like you needed a break but couldn't do it?