After 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.