The Need To Switch Off

I love it when I sit down to write a post and have no idea where it will lead or end up. It is my favourite way to write; just let it all tumble out in a crazed fashion and you don’t think, you just publish. This is going to be a Beth special.

I’ve had lots of messages over the past few weeks asking if I am ok as I seem to have abandoned all forms of social media. Let’s start off: I am fine! I just needed a break. I have been plodding away in the background but my need to switch off was burning strong. Social media became irritating.

Just seeing someone’s name pop up on a comment on Facebook would really irk me and somehow affect my mood and I knew right then that was not a good way to be. With all the pressure placed on bloggers these days to be “on brand” 24/7, it somehow sucks the joy from it all. Many bloggers daren’t write real content anymore for fear of a PR reading it and casting them aside, but at the risk of going all Carrie Bradshaw

Are we so focused on niche perfect branding that we no longer freely blog?

I mean that’s why we all start right? There’s something you want to write about that drives you to set up a little webspace and that’s passion to press send overrides anything else. Where along the road do we lose that? Is money more important than being real? That is for another post, anyway, I digress…

I needed a break. I am the first to hold my hands up and say I am usually a glass half empty kind of girl, but I found myself feeling even more dragged down by toxicity and fake people. I realise why I have a small circle and am a creature of habit. Switching off has given me a chance to reflect and appreciate it all.

I love blogging. I really do. It has given me so much that I never thought possible including some utterly amazing friends that I now speak to daily and view them as real treasured friends. I have also realised how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends in real life who makes me smile when I am down…or sarcastically banter back with me on the playground.

Switching off is vital as when you finally do switch back on, everything seems so much more fun and a renewed blog passion is just what I want for 2018,

B xx

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  1. Margaret GALLAGHER
    23rd November 2017 / 12:45 am

    I think you are so right
    All to easy to get caught up in social media and miss the important things around us

  2. Rich Tyler
    28th November 2017 / 3:47 pm

    It’s completely understandable!

  3. 3rd December 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I definitely have moments like this and need to step back a bit – as you well know as it’s usually you that I rant/moan to ha!

    Stevie xx