Blogging is addicting. The compulsion to checking stats and comments is up there with what I’d imagine a drug addiction is like. There are many lists on how to create a successful blog, but none that I’ve found on how to quit blogging successfully. Seriously, there should be a 12 step program. Bloggers Anonymous. Oh wait, a lot of bloggers are anonymous. Never mind.
Let’s face it, I missed you guys.
I needed a break, both for the sake of my sanity and to think. I know now that holding myself to a 5 day a week blogging schedule is unrealistic. I love writing, and for me writing takes time. So does cooking, cleaning, renovations, exercise, gardening, maintaining a relationship, being a friend/daughter/sister/aunt/cousin and all of the little things that make the world go round… including sleep.
I have no intentions of becoming a powerhouse blog. I don’t care about my Alexa ranking, nor have I ever actually checked it. So why was I forcing myself to follow a more rigorous set posting schedule? Long story short, I did it because somewhere early in my blogging days I read that in order to have a successful blog you have to have a regular and consistent posting schedule. I never really considered the fact that the blogger writing that did it for a living, and that he didn’t have a 9-5 that they went to 5 days a week. Lesson learned.
This blog holds a special place in my heart. For me, this blog is like the boyfriend that you still care about, even after you realize you’ve out grown them. I’d like to write about more than just money, even though it’s still a topic I think about frequently. It’s still a taboo subject for a lot of people, and I’m insanely lucky to have found a community of like minded individuals that I could discuss financial topics with online. High five to you guys.
So, I’ve decided to make the (perhaps cliched?) transition from personal finance blog to lifestyle blog. For those of you who are interested in following me, you can find my random babbling at http://talesandtrenchs.wordpress.com/
I hope to see you there!