One of my absolute favorite things to do as a blogger is podcast. And because I am severely lacking in the technical know-how to run my own podcast, I’m incredibly grateful to have amazing online friends who let me jump on their podcasts and talk about all the things I love.
It’s like a guest post. With your voice. How fun is that? (seriously, I need to come up with better blog post titles.)
This week Kat Lee & I chat for awhile about a couple things that we’re thinking about as the summer season comes around – like how to take an effective blogging break, how to balance all of the things we juggle and some great tips, tricks & apps to help you automate your life.
Because who wants to be stuck at a computer when you could be at the pool? Or hiking. Or geocaching. Or whatever else it is that you like to do when the weather is nice and you don’t want to be inside?
While Kat & I talk about a lot of fun stuff, I really do want to reinforce what I say in this podcast. I really think that it’s just as important to look at what our blogging mentors don’t do as it is what they do. Find a few bloggers and writers that you admire and see how they are planning for the summer. Are they taking breaks – and if they are, what exactly does that mean? But I also want to clarify something – you aren’t obligated to do what “they” do. Pray about whether a break is right move for you – because God might be asking you to do something else with your gifts this summer.
Maybe this is a season where you can finally dedicate some time to posting more regularly – go for it! Or maybe a blogging break for you is one less post a week. Or joining one less link-up. Or just staying “status quo” and not adding anything new to your agenda for a season.
That break? It’s not required. There really are no absolute rules in blogging (except you maybe do want to try to write a blog post now & then). But I do know that when I take time to step away from pouring out – whether it’s commitments or words or ..whatever – and I take time to fill back up with things I love? I come back a better writer, a better wife, and a better mama. I can’t pour out what I don’t have – and some seasons are just meant for soaking in the good stuff.
So, head over & listen? I’d love to know what you think, and what questions you have!