Why I quit blogging

(for a week)

no blogging-1A week ago Sunday night, I was complaining.

I was frustrated from looking around me and seeing piles of stuff. I was discouraged by too many projects to do in a competing amount of time.

I went to Jeff for help.
But I didn’t like his suggestion.

“Why not cut out blogging for a week?”

Blogging?
My spiritual outlet? My source of encouragement?
Are you serious???

He was serious.
And I was desperate enough to listen.

So I did it. I shut down writing for a week (except for this commitment and an archive re-post).

Was I happy about it?
No.

Even though I got more done around the house. And knocked out two projects. And got in bed earlier a few nights. 

I missed you—your writings and encouragement and insights. 
I missed me—I felt cut off from myself when I wasn’t writing.
And I missed my time of reflecting on God, with God, through words.

Why I’m starting back

So was it worth it?

Frankly, I’m not sure. I’m still processing the lessons.

I do know blogging can eat up as much time as I let it. Both in the writing and the reading.

And that’s not good.

So I’ll keep a better check on it. As is, I don’t have a set time for writing; I just grab snatches of time here and there. Maybe a more orderly schedule would help me weigh the worth versus the costs.

What I do know is this: God will provide all I need. He’s promised (Philippians 4:19).

If he wants me to have time for blogging (I hope he does; just being honest), he’ll provide it. I will seek his wisdom as I re-prioritize my schedule.

I’ll look for his answers. And reach for more faith to implement them. 

Hopefully, without complaining.

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Do you have a writing schedule for your blog? Have you intentionally taken a blogging break? What did you learn?

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