You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much lately. Well, after reading this post on Oranges and Apples and this one on ‘Beating Blogger Burnout’ at IFB, I realised that I’m probably in need of a break. I just don’t feel like I have the energy for blogging – I don’t even feel like taking decent outfit shots, right now! So, I think a little time away from blogging may help. And it is the holiday season, after all, so a blogging holiday is probably timely!
I still have a couple of ideas I may work on and I may do some outfit posts, so it probably won’t be a break completely void of posting but I’m just not going to focus myself on it; I’m going to refresh my blogging brain (I hope). I’m basically just not going to stress about it.
I’ve also just started something called the Encompass program, which is run through Carclew Youth Arts. You can follow the link for more information (on Carclew, I couldn't find info on the program) but, in short, the program was set up for people aged 18-26 to train in Arts Administration through a course as well as work placement – my work placement is with the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
I am both excited and daunted by the idea – the daunting part is the thought that it may take over most of what used to be my free time. It’s kind of making me quite anxious but I’m trying my best to work through it and I’m almost 100% certain that I will be fine. Once I settle into a routine again, it should be OK – it’s just the initial process of settling into something different. But I was pretty ‘burnt out’ with my blog before I started this, anyway.
I’d also like to take my blog more ‘seriously’ in 2011 – I’m going to work on a few things that are just vague ideas, right now, and see how I go. But, again, I’m not going to stress. I started the blog for fun and to share my love of vintage and it has started to feel a lot less like fun and a lot more like a chore. I want to get back to it feeling like something I want to do, rather than something I feel obligated to do.
I’ll still be around on twitter (like I could give that up!) and tumblr and I’ll do my best to still comment on other blogs, too.
If anyone does have any suggestions (whether they are for blog posts or just how I might re-inspire myself) I’m more than happy to read them – you can leave them here or send me an email if you really like: email@example.com
In fact, if you want to send me an email just to say hi I’m happy, too!
I’m sure you will all understand my need to take a break (and if you don’t I suppose there isn’t a lot I can do about that) – as much as it is my blog, it wouldn’t have been half so fun, thus far, without all of my lovely readers, and I’m so thankful for all of you.
I’ll see you all on the other side (or if I manage to get a few outfit posts, etc., done)! I'll leave you with one of my favourite songs about being on holiday/vacation
Andi B. Goode