Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bloggy Burnout

Hey peeps!

I know it's been a while, but I needed to take a little time out to decide what I wanted to do, and say, before putting this post together.

Since... well, probably just after Christmas, I've been finding blogging harder and harder to keep up with. It's not because I don't enjoy it anymore, I still love connecting with everyone, sharing good news and helping to pick people up on the bad days. But the pressure I put on myself to comment on every blog post and reply to every comment has zapped some of the enthusiasm.

In reality, I know you all understand. It's hard to keep up with everything, and if some of you don't comment on all of my posts, that's fine with me. I don't think it means you like me any less, it just means real life has taken over. But in my head, I think, "If I stop blogging, everyone will forget me, my book sales will dry up, and when I get back to it, it will be like starting all over again." Some of that might be true. Out of sight, out of mind, and all that. But I will be way more prepared to start afresh if I've had a lengthy time out to focus on things I need to do for me. Namely finishing my next book, and spending some time in the real world.

So, I am going to be quiet for a while, and hopefully this time to recharge will give me a chance to get that new book ready for anyone who is still interested when I get back! :p You will find me around on Facebook and Twitter, and occasionally on my entertainment blog here (I have some events coming up!) http://starshinenews.blogspot.co.uk/

Take care, kids, and feel free to drop me an email if anything awesome occurs!

22 comments:

  1. Sometimes, stepping back is exactly what you need - and of course no one will forget you!

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  2. Trust me, I know it's a balancing act. Step back but don't vanish on us, Kyra!

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  3. Good luck Kyra - I know exactly how you feel. And I was always in awe of how you managed to keep up with everyone (always the first one to post!). Take it easy and come back soon.

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  4. Have a good break. I'm sure I'll see you around. :)

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  5. Honey, anyone who forgets you or doesn't understand you need some time out, doesn't deserve your time anyway.

    Enjoy your rest, time away from blogging, and chance to finish your book. Good luck with it, and you know where to find me if you need anything.

    Love you. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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  6. I totally understand. I am a sporadic blogger...at best!

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  7. I totally understand, I have been sporadic due to other commitments, but we are just getting to a point where things are settling into some sort of routine. It's hard. Wishing you all the best with your time out, and I'm very interested in reading that book! We all need time to breathe sometimes.

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  8. I'm with you. I'm going on modified blog hiatus for the next couple of months, so I can finish my WIP while the kids are still in school. Have fun! :)

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  9. Blogging isn't essential for book sales, as long as you're on Facebook or connect with readers in some other fashion.

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  10. Use the time to refresh. See you soon!

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  11. Take a break, Kyra and relax. We all need that sometimes and we'll be here when you get back. Take care :)

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  12. I hope your break gives you exactly what you need!

    Can't wait until you come back :)

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  13. I hope you will enjoy your much needed break so you can focus on your book!

    Everyone has things to do, and I totally understand!

    Enjoy your break!!

    Sandy

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  14. Sometimes you just need a break. I've been having one for a few months now :)

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  15. I totally understand ! Life and writing and mental energy has to come first. We'll all still be here.

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  16. It's so difficult trying to fit everything in, isn't it? Try not to let the pressure get to you and enjoy your time away.

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  17. I completely understand this one. I've been feeling a little overwhelmed myself lately...

    We'll be here when you come back! :)

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  18. Enjoy your blogging break. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back (from anything) so you can come back with refreshed energy.

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  19. Everybody needs to take time to recharge those blogging batteries. Enjoy the time away! :)

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  20. Enjoy your break and come back fresh and happy! We'll still be here. :)

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