Life and blog update: blog on hold

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Hello, dear readers! As you have already noticed, I have not been posting on my blog for a while. I did not want to leave you hanging just like that, so I will explain everything one step at a time.

First thing that made me want to take a break was a the amount of homework in university. As much as I love my blog, no one is keeping me accountable for posting here, no one is paying me to do it, all that I have put in this is just because I wanted to share things with the world. I wanted to brighten up your day and send a message that, no matter what happens in your life, you are not alone. Last week was reading week for almost all university students and that kept me busy for a while. I had two short stories/novellas to read, one short story to write and two online tasks to take. Besides that, I decided to practice writing as much as I can. First step was journaling, writing at least thousand words down, letting that stream of consciousness flow.

Second thing that kept me busy was NaNoWriMo. Well, in fact, it is still keeping me busy. If you do not know what NaNoWriMo is – it is national novel-writing month. A lot of writers all over the world make a decision to write a novel, 50 000 words, in November. Some of them, however, decide to be NaNoWriMo rebels and write poetry, a collection of short stories or something else instead. Either way, that makes November an incredibly busy month. This is the first year I am doing NaNoWriMo and it is exciting but also incredibly challenging. Just imagine writing at least 1666 words every day and it cannot be just random stuff, it has to have an essence.

Third thing has nothing to do with schoolwork or me being a writer. Blogging takes a lot of effort, lot of research, lot of learning from your own mistakes and… I kind of burned out. I will be completely transparent with you right now and admit that although I love writing and blogging a lot, I do not like social media marketing and SEO stuff just because it feels incredibly draining. Currently my blog is not in the place I would want it to be because of the lack of resources, time and maybe even because I am the only person who runs it. I cannot employ anyone at the moment to help me with running the blog and doing certain things in maintaining it do not excite me at all.

Forth thing is that I want to focus more of myself and self-improvement. I want to read more, I want to write more, finally  become self-employed, fall in love with my body again, cross out a bunch of things from my bucket list, give back as much as possible to people who are always there for me, become better at pole fit, finally pick back up bullet journaling and drawing… Oh, there are so many things I want to do.

I really hope that I am not breaking anyone’s heart by saying that I am going to put this blog on a hold for a while. All the content that I have posted here will still be available and the blog itself will be up but… I need to take a break from it. However, if I will have something important to say, I will definitely share it with you here. If I figure out how to run it on a professional level and find someone who can help me to do it, I will be back to posting consistently. It was a nice experience to share my thoughts and experience to the world through this blog. I am feeling a bit bittersweet to post this but I will see you… in the future.

Love, Porcelain Doll.

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