This post is about my blog sabbatical
My early childhood memories have always revolved around old-fashioned writing/journaling. In 2005, I transitioned to blogging using the Yahoo 360 platform. FACT: I have always been a lazy blogger…blogging when I feel like it.
In fall of 2017, I started my masters and interviewed to become a student blogger. Out of the eighty students who applied, only eight were selected (I am happy to say I was among the eight!). The main reason I wanted to student blog was to challenge my creativity and get disciplined with posts. My mentor is a communications lecturer and she created a master calendar for postings. I must add, my mentor is very strict on deadlines!
After sharing my content with family and friends, they thought my blog posts were raw, unique, funny and exciting. Every passing blog has presented an opportunity for my growth as a blogger. In particular, I make an intentional effort to improve the overall quality of my blog.
I then started thinking about this personal blog: haloandbutterflies.com. I see so much potential as people have come forward to let me know that I have been an inspiration to them. However, I admit that I have been just plain lazy. Therefore, I have decided to take a sabbatical from this blog. I will be working behind the scenes to re-brand (both aesthetic and content).
What do I want to achieve upon return? I want to be able to reach a wider audience and encourage more people!
And that’s it, my blog sabbatical journey!
See you in 2018!
6 thoughts on “1 Year Blog Sabbatical”
May GOD guide you and bless you as you make changes and plan for your blog!
This is actually an old blog post I was updating. hehe. I don’t know why it came up as a new post.
Hahaha! Actually, I have an inkling that it is. But I though you probably need time because I’m also thinking of having a break. Maybe I assumed. A blessed Sunday to you and your family!
Nice!! Glad you had that inkling!
Happy Sunday to you!!!
Take a break, even if it’s a short one. I can tell you that year that I took really helped me with the vision of my blog. You don’t have to take a full year. It can be even 2 weeks where you pray and seek guidance from God.
All the best, and may the Lord go before you!
You are right, even as short as 2 weeks is fine as long as it comes with productive reflection, revisit the objectives, visioning, and prayer to GOD for guidance. Also, it helps controlling possible burnout. Thank you very much for your timely advice. I really appreciate your help. Thank you! Likewise, all the best! 🙂👍
Anytime!!! Thank you 🙏🏾