Looking for something?

Reader Interactions


  1. beth says

    all good lessons, and you wouldn’t have experienced them had you not taken the time to do so. welcome back –

  2. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    Welcome back! I missed you.

    I haven’t taken a break from blogging yet, but I may feel the need at some point. Taking a break from anything, no matter how much you love it, is a good thing.

    Oh…and I’ve managed to avoid TikTok thus far. My daughters sometimes show me videos on there, and I can see how it would be addictive.

    • Shelly DS says

      Gosh Michelle, you’re a machine. I’ve said it before and you keep proving my theory!
      Knowing you, I don’t think you’d get addicted to TikTok. It’s got a lot of mindless nonsense but there are a few gems hidden in the pile. I think that’s what keeps me scrolling!

  3. Olivia says

    I’m so glad you took a break, I told you it would be good for you🙌🏼 Nothing wrong with taking time off, even if its something you enjoy!

  4. petespringerauthor says

    Breaks are essential to a person’s mental and physical health. There is only so much powering through you can do. As a retired teacher, I can’t tell you how many times I kept going going when the tank was empty. Trying to be a good husband, dad, friend, on top of working 60-80 hours per week didn’t leave much time. It took retirement to admit what a workaholic I had become. As much as I loved being with kids, I made a choice to finally look after myself. My life is in balance again, and I’m never going back to the point where I was. What does that have to do with blogging breaks? It means you need to give yourself permission to take breaks and not feel guilty about it.

    • Shelly DS says

      Gosh just reading about your endeavors made me tired! It’s so important to fill our cups before pouring, and I’m glad you realized it before it was too late. Do you miss always being in flight mode?

  5. Amethyst says

    Welcome back Shelly 🎉
    I totally get your point of setting a pre-defined date to return to blogging. I got so cosy during mine that I had to pull myself back into the blogging fold. Hmm, the friend thing is so relatable. I’m so busy with working, blogging and creating that only when I’ve slowed down do I notice how disconnected we’ve become.
    Great post.
    It’s so interesting how life experiences turn into writing material now. Before blogging that never happened.

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahaha Adana I’m sorry you relate. It’s not great, but it’s also nice to know I’m not the only one 😂😂😂
      How often do you take breaks?

      • Amethyst says

        Lol, yeah. It’s hard to stop at first but when you do, it’s hard to start back. The law of ertia in action. lol
        I’ve only been blogging constantly since last year and in March was my first scheduled blogging break. So, I don’t have a pattern yet. But we’ll see how it goes. I have to reframe it in my head to treat blogging like a normal job and take vacation from it in the same way. Definitely something to think about.

  6. bosssybabe says

    So glad you took your break but happy to see you’re back! You have been pumping out consistent content, I don’t know how you do it with your schedule but good for you!

    Your tiktok is my YouTube (I can also catch tiktok on there too but obv don’t have full access without an official account but I can see the appeal)!

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks hun! Lol I kinda burnt myself out by doing too much so I suppose it’s time to cut back a little 😅

      YouTube is my black hole too, but I convince myself that it’s productive since I also watch streams of crypto and other market related stuff 😂 It’s like having a carrot after stuffing your face with a burger, chips, and ice cream!

  7. Shahrin says

    SHELLY<3 I am so glad you had your break. Believe me it is very much needed -although I did miss you tons!

    I am starting to take this blogging life easily as it sometimes can drain all your energy. Huh? TikTok -they are so addictive, the short videos on instagram and YouTube are beyond me because how a 30 seconds clip keeps me hooked for hours, I wouldn't know!

  8. Anonymous says

    During my hiatus from blogging I learned that my screen time usage went way down on all social media platforms. But then again I couldn’t see to save my life. An my unigoggle didn’t have a prescription lens despite its sexiness 😄 I enjoyed the break from so much screen time but missed the connection with the blogging community.

  9. Dacia says

    The hardest part is definitely getting back into it. No matter how much I love writing and blogging, I always have to force myself to focus and get back to work.

  10. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says

    I kept coming to check up on your latest posts…am glad you got back healthy and cute😅😅😅

    Am more into YouTube because I sk not have tiktok account but I know the hype in there is on steroids

I'd love to read your thoughts on this!

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: