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Why I Take A Break Every December

When I started my blog in 2009 it was a completely different industry. There weren’t holiday gift guides or sponsored content, there really wasn’t any social media other than Twitter. Now 13 years later things are different and this time of year is a lot more work. Plus mixed with kids, obligations outside of my home, etc I always need a break this time of year. People asked why I take a break every December so I wanted to share a little bit of why.

Why I Take A Break Every December

 

Why I Take A Break Every December

Why I started doing it: I think about 4 years ago I was still blogging 5 days a week during the holidays. But my views were super low, my comments were low, and in general, I felt like people weren’t reading blogs during those weeks. I asked myself “am I even reading blogs these weeks?” The answer was no. So I decided that I would try one year to just not post on my blog for 2 weeks and see what happened. The answer? Nothing. My page views were about the same because of evergreen content and no one really seemed to care haha.

What I do instead: I do still post some to social media but mostly I relax, enjoy my family time, and try to relax. This time of year is so crazy for everyone, not just influencers. There are kid’s parties, local holiday events we want to attend, holiday parties, and all sorts of get-togethers. It’s nice to be able to focus on those things with our family and friends. I also try to get prepped for the new year. I get the house organized after Christmas so we all feel refreshed going into the new year.

How I feel after: SO GOOD! I honestly always come back with tons of ideas for the blog and social media and a huge drive. I get so burnt out on everything at the end of the year so this is always a great thing for me.

I truly think it’s important for everyone to find time to take a break this time of year.

Do you give yourself any time off over the holidays?

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10 Comments

  1. I haven’t given myself time off for the holidays recently, but I also don’t post very consistently. Blogging is my hobby and I try not to stress too much.

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  2. Beth wrote:

    I can’t think of a better example of both “work smarter not harder” and “take time for yourself”. Love it.

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  3. Luna S wrote:

    This is a fantastic idea! I agree this time of the year things are always a little off with online blog posts, and things get so busy with family as is trying to keep to a strict blog schedule can be a little stressful.

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  4. Stephanie wrote:

    This article has inspired me to think about how I need to take a break also! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Linda wrote:

    Thats very good ideas even i always take a little break from blogging and take some timevto write something different.

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  6. Patricia Chamberlain wrote:

    It is important to take breaks! December is a great time to just enjoy life!

    Published 11.16.22
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  7. Rosey wrote:

    It is super nice to take time out to relax at some point during the year. I agree it does motivate to write more and better as well, so it’s really a win-win for everyone.

    Published 11.16.22
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  8. Oh yes, I do. It’s usually the last week of December that I do this. It’s so refreshing when I get back.

    Published 11.18.22
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  9. That’s awesome that you take a break and feel good. Have time for family and other things. I take a short break and it does help a bit

    Published 11.18.22
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  10. If it works for you then there is nothing wrong with it, I think it’s a great idea and you get to have time and full attention for yourself and your family during that time.

    Published 11.22.22
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