I’m being absent lately, I know. And it isn’t fair to you if you’re someone who waits for my new posts.

I’m sorry for the delay. I could say that life is busy, but you know that already, and so that would kind of be an excuse wouldn’t it? The truth is, I’m struggling to know whether or not I want to continue on with my blog. I’m feeling a little lost and without direction. I’m feeling absent in so many ways. I had wanted my blog to be big, like every other blogger dreams, but it simply isn’t getting there.

But, backing off of it isn’t going to get it there either right? How do you know when you’ve exhausted all your avenues and maybe this one just isn’t going to work for you? Being absent in the blogging world was not how it was supposed to be.

A year ago I lived and breathed blogging. All day, every day, that was all I did. But, that can’t be healthy either right? I struggle to find balance. To be able to know my direction and how to get there. What direction do you want to see thoughts with n go? Any suggestions?

Thanks for the love!

Love always, Enn

P.S. Don’t forget to read my post about being awesome!!


15 thoughts on “Absent

  1. It’s ok to take a break. It’s good for our mental health. Blogging can be overwhelming and in all honesty, it’s still social media even if we try to make blogging our own. You never want to get wrapped up into a feel pressured to produce content.

    Trust me your loyal readers will understand. You deserve to take a break. I really enjoyed visiting your site. It was a great idea that you posted an update for your readers so those who look forward to your posts know that you are taking a break.

    I hope to see you posting soon!

    xo Erica

  2. I connect with this post so much as it’s exactly how we feel sometimes but don’t give up! Every small win is a massive achievement! Focus on the little things and the big things will happen.

    Everytime I feel like our blog isn’t getting anywhere I focus on something small that can have a huge impact, my recent one is our photos! Changing our photos to stock photos has made a massive difference, it didn’t take much but it’s given me the confidence and the motivation to keep going!

    You’ve got this!

  3. It seems almost impossible to be inspirational every day. Probably just need to recharge the batteries somehow. I just discovered you and I love yr candor. Take a moment. Look forward to yr next blog….

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings on blogging. I stated blogging myself back in April and I know how it feels to keep giving your blog your all and not seeing the results you want. It’s very tiring and demotivating. It’s a slow learning process and growth that takes a lot of time, energy, consistency, and patience. I’ve purchased some other blogger’s ebooks and have read some of their posts on how they grew their blog and turned it into a living. Although there’s a long toad ahead, I have faith not only in my blog but your blog as well!

    1. I can completely understand your delimma. As my blogging journey is also just four months old but sometimes I struggle for time , ideas, seo, results, plus household chores kids everything is exhausting and I feel like giving up many a times. But this work gives me joy it gives me thrive to work n get better in my work it gives me purpose n I believe may be one day I will taste the sweetness if success.
      Have fairh in yourself n hope for the best

  5. I hear ya. It is hard! I recently started a business/blog and it is so slow going getting traffic, especially with not being able to put much time into it now that I have to be constantly helping my kids with their virtual learning.
    I recommend focusing on why you started. Revaluate your goals. And maybe reallocate your time. But if it is important to you, don’t give up.

  6. As someone who writes about and works with SEO and Marketing, I’d say that your blog is not bad at all! If you persevere, you will get there. And as someone who’s also struggling with growing her blog(s) and anxiety/mental illness, I can tell you that creating low intensity schedules may work best for us. There are bloggers out there who write daily or weekly, but that might be too much if you’re also struggling with mental illness. The best route is to find a schedule that works for you (and schedule as little as possible) — that’s what I’m trying to do, too.

    – Luana

    P.S. I found you from the #writerslift post on Twitter. I used my SEO blog there, but here I’m linking to my personal blog instead, because I feel it’s more in line with the themes of your blog. Thanks for sharing your post! I’m glad I found you. ?

  7. I appreciate the honesty and see the same in myself. Inspiration is all around, but often we are blinded by the sunglasses of our own emotions and circumstances.

  8. I would say maybe trying picking a topic and plan out your posts for the next month. Commit to only posting once a week. That will give you a month to decide what your next topic will be or even if you want to move forward. I do not get much traffic on my blog but I continue to write because it is part of the healing process for me. I’m certain one day it will help others but die now, it’s just for me. Maybe my latest blog post can provide some motivation.

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