Why I’m Taking a Blogging Hiatus
This past weekend, I did two days of technological silence: no phone, no computer, limited television. It was joyous. Incredible, really. So refreshing to actually be with the people I was with, and enjoy my surroundings and conversations, rather than constantly reaching for my phone. It was interesting to see the restlessness that I developed, the way that I am unable to just sit and not be doing something. Whenever there was a lull in the conversation, I was tempted to reach for my phone (it was nowhere near me, but I had to physically stop myself from reaching for my pocket!). I have apparently forgotten how to just be, how to be still, how to be silent, how to be bored. Crucial skills, atrophied.
It made me realize something else, as well. I have lost sight of why I started blogging. I don’t know what the specific reason was, but I am pretty sure it wasn’t just to get page views, which seems to be the only thing that I care about lately. Gross, I know. I just feel like I don’t have much to say and that blogging has become more of a stressor than an enjoyable activity, and who needs that? I find myself freaking out the night before about what I am going to write, so I pull something out of my ass and dash off a post, and the content isn’t that great, and we all suffer for it.
241 words to basically say: I am taking a hiatus. I hope to come back to Creative Dwelling refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to make it fun again, rather than being a slave to the numbers. Because that was never what this was about. Bryan will still be around, but we can’t guarantee what the schedule will be like, so bear with us. Thank you. Love you.
(PS. The wireless weekend was part of my 101 in 1001 project but I am not sure if I am going to count it because I turned on my phone to go for a run and my cousin texted me to say that she might be in labor. So. It wasn’t quite entirely wireless. Maybe try again soon? How are your projects coming along?)
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