The other day I shared a taxi with another fellow blogger friend.
She asked me how often I update my blog. Is it several times a week?
Gosh, I haven’t blog in ages.
Blogging Burn Out
Why did you ask?
That’s the short answer.
And the infamous blogger’s burnout feeling…
That piece of conversation stuck me the whole night as I examined what really was the cause of me not writing much?
Then it hit me…
No, it’s not a blogger’s burnout!
It is my internal battles of self-censorship that actually stopped me from pouring my heart and soul into my writings.
Truth is I have so much to write about, so many thoughts bubbling wanting to be released through words. So much to share.
Yet, I stopped myself cold because I was having a lot of self-doubts; I was struggling with where I really want to take my blogging platform to. I haven’t traveled much this year so how am I supposed to claim that travel blogger niche? I have been so caught up with work – yet again – and it drained me mentally.
Deep down…I wanted to share my recent soul journey inwards.
I wanted to write about how meditation changed my life.
I wanted to write about how my soul is yearning to learn more, to understand deeper.
I have been focusing on building and launching my business.
I have been working on healing every last ounce of mental blockages from my divorce.
I have been working hard for Single Moms Indonesia.
With plenty to juggle, the quickest one to drop? This space…right here. My blog.
But I am back, people!
Me of all people understands too well how writing is very much therapeutic. It helps my healing process. It helps me recognize every piece of the puzzle of my life. My journal has bear witness to all these tangled thoughts of mine for years. So if this blog could inspire one person going through the same thing then I will be happy.
So I decided it is time to end this blogging hiatus of mine.
Oh, and I still need to upgrade the whole look of my blog soon – very soon! So stay tuned!
Hope you are well, friends.
It feels hella good to be back!
How about you? Have you ever experienced blogging burn out? How did you handle it?