I thought it was probably about time that I sat down and wrote a post to explain why my blogging presence has been so intermittent lately!
I love my new job. I’m not just saying that, genuinely I really enjoy it. The people are lovely and I settled in so quickly that it feels like I’ve been there for years instead of just 5 months.
I didn’t hate my last job, in fact I really loved where I worked and the majority of the people I worked with, but I didn’t enjoy what I did. It was too quiet and I sat there doing nothing for a lot of the day which drove me a bit crazy. That was part of the reason why I started Cakey Dreamer, I needed something to pour all of my hard work and drive into and why I found it so easy to bang out 4-5 posts a week.
Cakey Dreamer provided a creative outlet and I spent all of my working hours working on my blog- because there was literally nothing else I could do. Then when I was at home, I had time to spend with Dan and do all the other stuff because my blog was sorted.
Now, I’m struggling to keep up. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not going anywhere and Cakey Dreamer isn’t either! But I can’t/won’t work on my blog during work hours and I just don’t have enough spare time to keep up with the amount of posts I’m currently trying to do, plus spend time with Dan and my family and friends, plus working out – plus just general relaxing time!
I’ve also felt that some of the posts I’ve put out recently haven’t been as high quality as I would like, because I’m trying to be quick and fit it around my busy schedule- and that’s not what I want at all!
So I’ve decided that I’m going to continue my blogging break until the end of September… This month is going to be a busy one for me! I just think I need to step back a bit and reexamine how I blog. When I do return, I’m going to be doing 2 posts a week instead of 5 in the hopes that I can spend more time on the posts I do publish.
I hope that you will all understand and sorry for being so intermittent with my blog posts lately- I’m hoping that will stop after my break!
How do you cope with making time for your hobbies as well as a full time job?