Is it OK to take a blogging break?

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You may have noticed I’ve been quiet for some time on my blog – well silent for 6 months to be exact.

I’ve had an unplanned blogging break. For the past 6 months I’ve needed to switch my focus into other areas of my life – my family, work and personal life. The last 6 months have been both challenging and rewarding. Career wise I’ve transitioned to become a digital nomad based mainly in Vietnam. It’s been an exciting and interesting time.

I have been fortunate to be able to work full-time whilst exploring life as a digital nomad. Thank you to my wonderful clients (you know who you are),  for giving me great remote working opportunities. My young family and I have enjoyed exploring and learning how to live and work globally so much we’ve decided to stay on for a while.

…so I’ve not been writing as much and feel a bit guilty.

This led me to the question – is it ok to take a blogging break?

And I believe the answer to this depends on what your intentions are with blogging?

For me I find blogging incredibly useful for personal learning, reflecting and improving my practice. I’ve still been reflecting in the last 6 months don’t get me wrong, it’s just when I blog my reflecting and thinking becomes deeper and more purposeful. Also as I look into the future I find it easy to forget about my past learnings and achievements, my blog acts as a reminder. Sometimes I even go back and use my past learnings to help me solve current challenges.

I feel blogging makes me more visible which makes me more accountable and driven for my professional development. This has in turn created more opportunities.

To be honest though it does take a lot of time and energy to maintain. And the last 6 months I chose to use my energy elsewhere.

I want to put content on here that is not only useful to my own development but also hopefully useful and interesting for you. So here I am back for 2018 and ready to blog about interactive videos, tools, techniques, curated content strategies, learning strategies and more. I look forward to learning more, and sharing more. Thank you to all those who took the time to read, and especially to those who commented on or liked a post to let me know you’re out there 🙂 Happy New Year!