Every artist, creator, business-owner, and blogger deserves a break sometimes. With the constant pressure to generate quality, unique, and useful content regularly weighing on one’s shoulders, it can often lead to burn-out or worse: resentment and detachment.
Taking a break from your blog is just like taking a break from a best friend you’ve just spent every day with all summer long: It’s healthy and it’s necessary from time to time. Readers understand that creatives and bloggers are humans, too, and are often very supportive of these hiatuses. However, randomly jumping ship and awkwardly stumbling back into things later can dilute your brand and decrease readership and interest.
Knowing when to diagnose yourself with burn-out, how to use your time off wisely, and recognizing the best way to return to your creative ventures gracefully can make the difference between a well-executed vacation of sorts and a distorted and poorly-communicated intermission.
Recognize the Symptoms
Perhaps you are ready for a break and you don’t even realize it. Diagnose yourself by first recognizing the symptoms.