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So I took that week to do blog-free things. I read books, I surfed the web for classroom ideas, and I wrote some snail mail (amongst other things). And I realized that I love writing and cannot give up blogging (you can't get rid of me yet!).
But I also realized that I need to choose quality over quantity. And that even though I want to blog on a regular schedule, it's just not the season that I'm in anymore. I want to write to evoke thought, not pageviews. And while I know this will affect my pageviews, I'm okay with that.
I've told some of you this already, but I actually envy the bloggers who blog on their own time. Who don't apologize for taking a break. Who come in and out of the blogging scene on their terms.
It's what I've always wanted and yet the pins on Pinterest told me that "you have to post on a schedule for your readers! it gets you more pageviews! it gets you more business! it gets you popularity and status!" So I listened to the "experts" and blogged on a three posts/week schedule.
And it worked for some time. But like everything in life, seasons come and seasons go.
Now I'm in a different season and I'm at the point where I need to give myself grace. That it's okay if I don't post all the time. That I don't want to blog to be popular anymore. That I WANT to get back into my blogging roots. And I want to be real. I want to be a writer again, not a blogger.
So what does this mean for you? It means that I won't be here on a MWF schedule anymore. I'll do it every now and then, but it won't be something you'll be able to rely on.
I've toyed with the idea of being a weekend blogger because there aren't many of those (or any that I really know of). A blogger who pops up on the weekends to give you something to read when everyone else is taking their break.
But like everything, it'll take time and some thought (and lots of prayers!). So we'll see how this goes.
And I'm grateful for all of you who tag along.