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Brushing off the cobwebs…

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2016 will forever be known as the year of the blog breakdown. 

Thirteen years of blogging. Thirteen years of loving my blog. Thirteen years of building up the name “ananyah” and thirteen years of hard work.
 
In the thirteen years of blogging under “ananyah”, I’ve had some incredible ups and some not so great downs. I find myself sat at my desk, forcing myself to write. Just write anything. It doesn’t matter how good or how bad. Nothing comes out.
 
Nothing.
 
I’m then distracted by life. Life gets in the way. But surely my blog is an extension of my life? I go out, I explore, I attempt. I have good intentions. I say to myself that I will write about this but the words never transpire.
 
I want to do better. I want to be better but when you work 8 hours a day in the IT industry with 4 monitors staring at you constantly, you just want to escape. The last thing you want to do is come home at night and spend even longer in front of your computer.
 
I’ve taken almost three months out of blogging, a combination of needing a break, writers block and my full time job taking up a lot of my time. I needed the break to realise that I didn’t want to give up blogging. I love blogging, the opportunities that I’ve had and the people that I’ve met
 
& I need to find a way to battle through it all.
 
The time away has enabled me to figure out where to go from here and inject some new life into the blog with a new found passion for blogging all over again.
 
Keep an eye out over the next week for new posts because I’m back…..
 
Have you ever needed to take a break from your online persona? Let me know in the comments below!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Emma Burke
    November 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Yay I can’t wait for your new posts !!

  • Reply
    John Burrow
    November 2, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Good to have you back. I struggle with a similar situation. I’ve been trying the last few years to get my blog off the ground but never seem to build up enough momentum with life getting in the way. Looking forward to the new posts.

    • Reply
      ananyah
      November 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      there is honestly nothing worse. The first hurdle is opening up your blog editor and writing the first paragraph. Once you’ve battled through that, the rest is easy!

  • Reply
    David-Allan
    November 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I feel your pain ChelleBob, I have had numerous blogs over the years but never put my full heart in to them.

    I have been considering starting a bushcraft blog but again i don’t know how long that will last. I also have a domain for a mobile app which i have been meaning to write and still haven’t gotten round to it.

    As you say the last thing I want to do is look at a computer after spending the day in front of one. It doesnt help I have taken over some of the graphic designers work from my motorcycle club which is just more work.

    I have always wanted a personal blog but my life if so varied that i’m not sure anyone would read it, my niches are a little odd… Harley Davidsons, Bushcraft, Survival, Computers, Gadgets or scottish politics. That could end up as a rather confused blog.

    D-A

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    Jacqui
    November 13, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Always, I am still on a break :P

  • Reply
    nic
    November 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    hey
    lovely blog! :)

  • Reply
    Nujoom
    January 22, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Im so happy your back. Don’t ever quit. Youre an inspiration, and ofcourse, us the readers understand how much work you put into blogging, that’s why we came back and read them. Im a silent reader (meaning I don’t leave comments since 2008). I had to write something today to let you know how much I appreciate your blog, truly entertaining.

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