I’m not going to make this some grand announcement or do anything like that. You’ve seen these types of posts before, from many types of blogs, I’m sure. Many of those followed by years of silence, basically signifying the death of the site itself. This is not one of those times. I just really need a break.
You’ve likely noticed that the upload schedule for the blog has been really all over the place. I’ve not done posts I usually do monthly, or seasonally, and really, it’s just been kind of a mess. There is for a lot of reasons for this, and I want to talk about a few of those. But all of it is summed up with me being a little burned out.
So, some people may notice I stream on Twitch, and I do! I’m loving that and really enjoying streaming and figuring out fun stuff to show to everyone. I want to stream more, but it’s harder with me trying to do everything else. I also have really fell off of writing fiction, the thing that I want to write the most. It’s hard for me to be motivated to do that and the blog at the same time, it really is.
I’ve talked about the struggle of seasonals a lot and how hard it is for me to keep up, but that problem has been even worse on top of everything else. Basically, I want to do a bunch of things, but I feel mentally drained with the blog always looming over me, and I just get more upset when I can’t keep up with it the way I want. So at the end of the day, it’s a lose lose and that’s not what I want this blog to be.
I love this blog so much. It has given me so many wonderful things. It has completely changed my life. I met my best friend, who is an endless source of support for me because of it. I can never truly say into words how much this silly little website means to me. And that’s why I’m taking this break. Not because I don’t want to write for it anymore, but because I want to write the best content I can when I want and about what I want. I want it to be fun and keep providing me joy, and that’s not happening right now.
So, when will the hiatus end? I don’t know. I don’t want it to be more than a month or two, but I really don’t know. When I feel properly motivated and able to continue, I will do it again in a way that’s fun and I hope entertaining. Following me on Twitter is the best way to keep up for now. I do stream, again, I always post when on there. I have some big writing projects coming up, and I plan to do a lot. I’m not going away and, again, neither is this blog, I just need a little break to reignite that passion. When I come back, it will be better for everyone. So, for what is not the last time…
I’ll see you soon.