Blogging Insights — Reboot

Blogging insightsAfter a six week hiatus, Dr. Tanya is back with her Blogging Insights questions. Welcome back! We’ve missed you.

This week, Dr. Tanya wants to know…

Have you ever taken a hiatus from blogging?

This seems to be a popular question lately. Back on February 3rd, I asked a similar question on my Provocative Question prompt. And then, just last week, in his Truthful Tuesday prompt, Frank, aka PCGuyIV, asked a question about whether “real life” situations have caused any of us to take a “temporary absence” from our blogs.

So I’m going to answer Dr. Tanya’s question the same way that I responded to Frank’s question last week. I wrote…

Back in the spring of 2015 a personal matter, the details of which I shall not go into here, reared its ugly head. I was still working at the time and I knew that something had to give in order for me to deal with this urgent personal situation. I decided that I had to step away from blogging, something I’d been doing for ten years without interruption at that point. It was difficult, but necessary, action.

Do you think that it is necessary to announce/declare the hiatus?

I suppose that depends upon the situation. When I stepped away from my previous blog in April 2015, I did announce my abrupt departure in my final post. I wrote…

For reasons I will not go into here, I have decided to shut down my blog as of today. I have been blogging here on WordPress almost non-stop for about 15 months and, quite frankly, it’s taken its toll on other facets of my life that require my undivided attention. So I am going to take a break — and I mean a total and complete break. I am even going delete my blog entirely. Poof — here today, gone tomorrow. Will I be back? I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe not. We’ll see.

Did your blog “suffer” from the hiatus?

Well, since I deleted that blog, I suppose it did suffer. When I returned to blogging with this blog in May 2017, I basically had to start from scratch.

7 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Reboot

  1. Sadje March 15, 2021 / 9:11 am

    I think deleting a blog is a bit drastic. If I needed to step away, I’d just put it on hold.

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    • Fandango March 15, 2021 / 10:45 am

      I deleted it at the time because I worried that the temptation to not step away would be too much. So, as I did when I quit smoking cigarettes, I went cold turkey.

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      • Sadje March 15, 2021 / 2:26 pm

        It is tempting to go back for a look. Very addictive.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 15, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    The only times I haven’t been blogging since starting THIS blog was when I was in the hospital or recovering from serious surgery — or was on vacation and they didn’t have functional W-iFi. Although right now, I’m sort of half on hiatus. I think it’s this endless lockdown. My brain has turned to silly putty.

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    • Fandango March 15, 2021 / 1:57 pm

      I think blogging has been the only thing that has prevented my mind from turning into silly putty.


  3. drtanya@saltedcaramel March 15, 2021 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you for the welcome.

    Your post on “hiatus ” was one of the last that I looked at back in February. I wanted to link to it in this post but could not find it.
    It is showing at the bottom of this post now.

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