Regular readers of my blog may well have noticed it was rather quiet over the last week on my blog. That’s because I didn't schedule any blog posts to go live while I was away. I'm now currently questioning whether I should have scheduled some to go live as I know many bloggers do or whether it is ok to go quiet occasionally.
When I was due to give birth to the youngest member of the family I decided at the time to schedule posts. I was following a theme loosely at the time and this really helped bring posts into fruition. Like many bloggers I like to think I have a loose structure of what I will post on my blog each week too and therefore people know what to expect. The owners of those linky's I join in with every week also know to expect me and this helps to build and strengthen connections.
Recently I have noticed a number of bloggers advertising that they will be away from x to x and asking people whether they’d like to be featured on their blog during that time. While I think it is lovely to hear from all sorts of bloggers. What bothers me is the fact the owner is advertising that they are going to be away and makes me wonder what level of risk they are putting themselves under?!
Then there’s the sudden silence that descends on a blog. As a regular follower you may question what has happened to this person are they ok?! I recently went as far as reaching out on Twitter to ask whether one certain blogger was ok as they hadn't linked up with a linky we are both usually a part of. Thankfully the person in question was ok and just needed to take a short break away.
For me personally the silence on this blog came about for two reasons. One I felt my blogging mojo waning and I needed to go out and live life so I’d got something to blog about. Secondly I didn't want to advertise that I was away but I guess with the silence it’s rather obvious I was right?! Lastly it is always worth remembering your audience- mine is first and foremost my family. By switching off the computer once in a while and just being solely in their company you will find a better connection.
Do you advertise you are having a break from blogging?