Thursday 10 May 2012
A Blog, Facebook and Pinterest Break Is The New Black!!
I jokingly said on my Facebook page a couple of days ago that I noticed a lot of bloggers were taking a break from their blogs.....and I used the status update "Taking a break from blogging is the new black....apparently!"
After thinking about this....you know what, I think I really feel the same way. For the last couple of weeks I've really been struggling with a lot of things....dover & madden and trying to make sure orders get out on time without people getting pissed off. Casual work....budgeting for when there is a lot of work and when there is not so much work. Family issues.....too messy to go into....and just a general feeling of being a bit fed up and trying to appear upbeat when in actual fact I'm not....please don't worry I'm not conditioned to any sort of mental illness....and yes my GP can confirm this....it's just a feeling of getting my life back to what it was before all of this other stuff got in the way.
I think I'm spending way too much time on social networking sites and getting despondent when people de fan my d&m page or I don't get any validation on my blog....and then I end up wondering what I'm doing wrong. It's really a very hard task to keep others happy and entertained when sometimes you just don't want to or you just do it because you feel you have to and you're then caught up in this whirlwind....like a hamster on a wheel and you can't get off! As much as I've met a lot of very lovely people through my contact in the computer world I to have decided I am going to take a break from all of this....so I'm joining the new black!
I'm going to be spending a bit of time, getting my house in order and when I say house I mean the whole lot, home, family, health, finances and work sorted. I'm also going to do a bit of a re-think about how I really want to see dover & madden continue....I think more than anything I'm just putting myself under too much pressure and the love I have for my little business is slowly diminishing and I just don't want it to become something that I resent.
So as of this Sunday night...the end of the week, all will be shut down. My madeit and etsy stores will be closing for a time, FB will be de-activated and my blog will remain just as it is, but with no further posts....and when I feel ready to face the computer world again I will.
Of course I will be finishing all orders that have been placed in my stores....and more than likely whilst I am taking a break, I will be knitting or crocheting ....all those WIP will get a good going over.
So this will be the last post for a while, so thanks for popping by and reading my little blog, and I'll see you all on the flip side.