I know, it’s been so long and I’ve disappeared from my blog, but I have a good explanation and if you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me announce a small hiatus there.
That’s the thing about blogs, you can’t really just jump in and make a two liner post about going on hiatus. Anyway, I feel like I owe you all an explanation plus I wanted to discuss some of my future plans for this blog and my blogging schedule. Enough of babbling, let’s get started!
What Happened in September and my Plans Moving Forward
So, a lot went down in September. I remember up till September I was just extremely happy with my blog, quite possibly the happiest I’ve ever been. This was mostly because I was loving the content that I put out. I enjoyed writing it, I wasn’t running out of ideas and most of all, I was happy to see everyone else enjoy my content too. I guess I got happy a little too soon…
September was the month my new semester started and I knew that online classes would suck the life out of me but I guess I didn’t realise how exhausted I would be left. Normal university is hard for me because in order to do a double major and a creative writing minor I have to take five courses at the minimum, every semester. I’ll probably do a more detailed post on my university plans and classes, but what I mean to say is that while university can be taxing as it is, zoom university is worse.
I am constantly on my laptop.
Literally every waking second I’m either in a class or meetings or group projects or just writing my assignments. There came a time when I absolutely hated looking at my laptop so I simply couldn’t associate the fun blogging part with my laptop. Long story short, I didn’t have the energy or the motivation to blog.
That’s why I decided to go on an indefinite hiatus.
I didn’t know how long it would be before I would be back here but then I absolutely had to come and write this post because the truth is, I miss blogging. I’ve been collecting more and more ideas in the last month and even right now, my fingers are flying over the keyboard because I’m so excited to be back!
Yup, I’m definitely back. But the problem remains that my university workload is still as intensive as ever. So what do I do?
I’m absolutely not giving up on blogging. I’m going to start to schedule more and more blog posts in the pockets of time I get for myself. I especially have my mid-semester break coming up very soon so I’m really excited to just spend a whole week reading and writing 🙂
I’ve never had a set blogging schedule but I try to publish about 2-3 posts every week and I know for a fact that I can’t keep up with that, at least until November. So my current plan is to go with a pace of one post a week and maybe 2 if I’m feeling up for it.
What’s most important is that I want to let myself write but not push it so far that I get burned out. I tend to have an all or nothing approach with life and sometimes when I put my everything into projects I burn out so I’m really trying to not get to that stage this time.
So yeah, you can expect to see more posts from me this month and hopefully I’ll be able to settle into a stable schedule soon enough.
Also, a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to me and told me to take this break and not stretch myself too thin. I love you all 🙂
If you are a student, how do you juggle school or college with blogging?
Are you able to judge when you’re nearing burnout?
What’s your blogging schedule and are you happy with it?