How Long Have You Gone Without Doing It?

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(Updated repost)

Actually, I’m totally not blogging this…

For years, I posted daily and even had a blogging schedule.

Those days are gone.

Right now I’m just going with the flow.

Whatever.

Whenever.

Random.

Not-so-random revamped posts.

I’m no longer obsessed with having a blogging “streak”.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without writing creatively or blogging?

M  xoxo

 

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27 thoughts on “How Long Have You Gone Without Doing It?

  1. Just posted for the second time this week after 3 months away from the blog. I told myself it would only be a few weeks before but it’s hard to get back in the game once you drop the ball. I’m glad to be back though

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  2. I’ve taken posting breaks (3 days to a week or so) from my blog during times where I feel super overwhelmed by it all or if I’m on vacation or something, but since I took my first Blogging U course about a year and a half ago, I’ve always had a file or a list of ideas for posts.

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  3. Since I started blogging in Sept 2015, I don’t think I’ve gone more than 2 or 3 days without posting. For some stupid reason, I feel that I need to post once a day… though I sometimes skip weekends… and I sometimes post twice in one day. But I also don’t like to post much more than that because when I follow a blog that has 3 or 4 or more posts/day, I cannot read all of those posts. It’s just too much. (I don’t know how people do that — I’m unemployed and I don’t have that kind of time… yet I know people who do it who also work!)

    As far as writing fiction, I’m not sure I’ve taken more than a week off at once since well before I started blogging. I do go through phases, though. I’ve had “reading periods” where I just read book after book and didn’t write much of anything for a month… That hasn’t happened for quite some time now.

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    1. Hey! We both started blogging in 2015! Has it been that long? I think we may be long lost sisters because I too have this weird thing about posting everyday that I will need to stop doing if I ever want my projects to do anywhere. This month, I’m started to ween myself from 7 days to 5…no weekends.
      As for posting 3- 4 times a day, I was forced to unfollow a few blogs for that reason and also wondered how they found the time. But now I know the probable secret…Hootsuite! And I wish I had a “reading phase” when I’m home. My novel reading only seems possible while I’m traveling and away from home.

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      1. Well… I’m always home… which kind of sucks! But that’s a whole other thing.

        I’m having trouble posting every day lately. I don’t know what’s wrong with me but it’s been really difficult to write anything. I think I might be boring. (Still having trouble with my story, too…) I’m so worried that if I start having days with no posts, people will lose interest and never read again. Ridiculous.

        Kind of off topic, but I also am torn at times as to whether I should post any fiction at all. Should I be ‘saving’ it to try to publish? Oh, but, I doubt I’ll ever even try because I don’t think I have anything good enough or complete enough to pursue that. But am I just giving it all away by posting?

        Sorry for the rambling… 🙂

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        1. Don’t worry about “rambling”, I do it ALL the time! 🙂 And if you open the dictionary to “boring”, you would find my picture. I’m not even kidding. As for “saving” your fiction, I can’t tell you if you should or shouldn’t post new material – only you will know what is best for you. What I can tell you is that I’ve made a conscious decision to NOT post new fiction for a number of reasons but mainly because it takes a lot of brain energy and the cross-pollination of ideas was playing tricks on me. I only plan on posting new short excerpts as teasers for what I want to publish or to get feedback on ideas I have. But I will email you directly this weekend to share some things about self-publishing I’ve read about that may be food for thought for you financially, even if you choose not to publish. Chat later! 🙂

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  4. LOL I love your blog post titles, Marquessa.

    I go much longer without blogging, than I ever do without writing, but I’ve never paid attention enough to count the days or weeks. I typically only go without writing anything when I have the dreaded writer’s block, but I think that’s just my brain’s way of telling me it needs a break! LOL

    In those rare instances, you’ll find me with a Playstation controller in hand or getting caught up on my TBR list, so I don’t count it as a total loss. 🙂

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    1. Thanks A.C.! I like titles that catch the eye but not everyone does. I remember one reader who totally disliked my Go F***** Yourself Post… 🙂

      Even if it’s a few lines, I write something everyday. But like I mentioned, most of my posts are “musings” in draft form that I quickly clean up and schedule.

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  5. A month maybe? I don’t know. Even if I don’t blog, I’m documenting my thoughts somewhere, somehow.

    And if I haven’t said it already, I appreciate your versatility as a writer. Your readers get to enjoy a few sides of you 😉

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  6. I can go a week without blogging without even thinking about it. If I get caught up in a sewing project (like last December – LOL!), three weeks can easily slip by. 😀

    Writing is another story. I may not work on a WIP, but I write ‘something’ every day, and not because of any writing rules, but more so it’s all a part of my paper/pen obsession! LOL!

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  7. These are great questions you’ve been posing and I say that because I never seem to have a real answer lol

    I think because I blog “ahead of time” by scheduling posts, I’m not really sure how long I’ve actually gone w/o writing. Even if I’m scheduling, I’m still writing something new, you know? I’ll have to pay more attention to this.

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  8. I started blogging in 2006 on another platform, WP is actually my third blogging platform, and I’ve had many extended breaks where I just don’t write at all. I shut down creatively, which has always been a worry

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  9. I’ve gone without blogging for several months, almost a year and lost a quite a bit back in my earlier days. I try to write as often as I can, every other day to be exact. I’m slacking off big time with blogging now with finding new material and such. I’m working on it.

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