It's Important To Take A Break


I have been blogging for a few years now. I would say that I’ve mastered the art of blogging, but then I would be lying.

Blogging takes a lot more work than some may think. When I first began to share my thoughts with the online world, I didn’t think anything of it other than to connect with friends and express my writing. This was back in 2014.

In that time, I have changed platforms from Blogger and made an attempt to use Wordpress, back to Blogger and now to SquareSpace. I have switched templates with hopes that it would “attract" viewers.” I have switched from being a blog that talks about faith, to a blog that talks about life, travel, faith and everything in between.

When I first started blogging, I did not know much about having a “niche.” I didn’t know that it could be a space to monetize. It was simply something that I was passionate about and wanted to freely be able to express myself outside of the world of “social media apps.”

Now that I have gone through my 4th year and am heading into my 5th year of blogging, I have come to realize important tips, just to name a few.

  1. I am writing for fun when I can build my brand, business and career from my blog

  2. If I do not understand how income is made from blogging, I will never receive income for my blogging.

  3. It is important to network with other bloggers and reach out to companies to work with

There is so much more to learn and because of that, I have decided to take a short break from blogging. I would like to invest more time into what I want to come from my site. I would like to change the name so that it is more relatable to readers and not just centered on "my life.” Most importantly, I want to see my site grow. Not just monetarily, but also to create a community.

I think for many years I have been dependent on social media and hoping it would bring awareness to my blog—and the truth is, it can. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out the method. I have wanted to see my friends share my blog and comment and all of that good stuff, but truthfully, that is also very rare and you can’t expect others to help you grow just because they’re friends. My desire is to find an audience that is beyond my reach; to find a community or a tribe.

So, I don’t plan to be gone for too long. I plan to come back with the knowledge needed and with a mission and purpose.

Also, if you have ideas on a new blog name, shoot them in the comments!

Until then, peace and love.

Also, will be taking a break from social media—so if you’d like to just chat, send an email!