Checking in a With You

Some might think that I’ve been slacking off; essentially I have but for good reason.  When I finally allowed myself to take the time I needed, I noticed that I actually did need the time.  Taking time for myself involves many different things:

– turning down offers for reviews/giveaways

– writing fewer posts

– being less present on social media

– passing Event invites


There hasn’t been a moment that I haven’t felt guilty about not being able to do it all.  I think about my readers constantly … “I should share this with my readers”, “I wonder if they’ll appreciate that”, “I hope they understand” …

I can’t help but wonder if I’m still doing a good job?  

22 thoughts on “Checking in a With You

  1. Absolutely you are still doing a great job! It’s important to take time for YOU! It’s a lot of work to be a blogger, and if you need to slow it down, definitely no shame in that. 🙂

  2. Knowing how to achieve balance in your life is doing your best. You need to take care of yourself and your family first! Then the rest will follow. Yes, you are doing a good job! 🙂

  3. Everyone needs to take time for themselves, I’m one of them, I’m going to have to stop contesting for awhile i’m neglecting way to much, my family for one!!

  4. Your blog is great. I do a lot of reading on line but am fairly “quiet” myself. I do agree with you about finding a balance. I recently unplugged for a few days when I realized just how much time I was spending in front of the screen. And you should never feel guilty about “me time”.

  5. I think you are doing a great job and I understand it is very time consuming being a blogger. I believe everyone needs to take time for themselves to be the best that they can be for others. Take care of yourself first and foremost.

  6. I truly enjoy reading all of your posts but I also agree that it can be very self consuming and the need to step away is real. You, your family and your health are most important don’t feel guilty for taking much needed “you” time!!

  7. You have to do what’s best for you. That’s what your readers want, for you to be happy.
    I always cut back when the nice weather hits. I’d rather be out and about than at my desk. Good for you for taking the time you need. (((HUGS)))

  8. awe you are doing a great job!!! I follow your blog and will continue to do so but you know what? taking some time for ourselves is what everyone needs! This blog is part of your life but not your life if you know what I mean. I even feel sometimes I need to shut off my phone and close my lap top for a day….a few days…maybe even a week!

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