So, another Blogtober has come and gone, and this year I wrote my butt off.
I was committed to it, and worked really hard. I wanted to finish it, and had every intention of doing so, but I definitely burnt out.
I started off BlogTober being excited and happy, but by last week, I was thinking of shutting my blog down.
Rather than doing something drastic, I have taken a few days off, and am back. I`ve come to the conclusion that blogging every day is not something that I can do, and still maintain good mental health.
Regardless of why you blog, or what you are blogging for, at the end of the day you must make sure you take care of yourself.
So whether or not you completed BlogTober, congratulations. Congratulations on showing up and being a part of the blogging community. Thank you for reading this, and for being here. Your presence means a lot.
Write because you want to. Blog because you want to. Please listen to your body and to your mind, and slow down sometimes. Blogging is a fast-paced world that is an around the clock job sometimes. Do some self-care. Please.
Going forward, I am going to be posting once a week again, maybe sometimes twice, but no more than that. I want to ensure I have time to read and comment and support other bloggers as well, and to be producing quality content.
How did you do for BlogTober? How do you feel about blogging challenges?