My Blog Needs A Rest!


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Anyone else feel like their blog needs a rest?

If you are running an online business and blogging your heart out most days, you know what I mean!  Don’t get me wrong, I adore blogging, getting my message out and helping others.  But, to do it day in and day out is tiring, taxing, and dare I say (yawn) threatens to get b-o-r-i-n-g??


Actually, the blog itself should never be boring.  I pride myself in putting out fun and exiting info on a regular basis to help new entrepreneurs in their quest to have a profitable online business.  I’m not light on topics, ok?

But. . . . .

I always want my blog to express my enthusiasm for the subject, my passion. Otherwise, what’s the point?  It’s no fun for me OR my readers.

Sooooo. . . . . .

At least once a week (usually Sunday), I give my blog a rest!

Guess what?

That self-imposed rule has proved to be one of the best in my little blogging tool box.  Why?  Because I know ya’ll want fresh, exciting, crazy insane fun writing and for me, that happens if I give myself and this blog a well-deserved weekly rest.

OK, I broke the rule today.

But just this once.



p.s.  Give yourself permission to slow down once in a while.  It’s good for you and good for your blog!

 My Blog Needs A Rest!

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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Mitch Mitchell November 13, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I used to have a post a day for one of my blogs but now that I’m up to 5 I realized that was an unrealistic proposition, especially with all the other writing I do. So yes, take those rest days when you need; people will be there when you come back.
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Annyka November 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

The amount of writing you have astounds me. Great job. Happy Sunday.
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Delia @ October 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

You are perfectly right that you need a break from blogging from time to time! A blog-off day, an email-off day, a computer-off day, those are the most wonderful ways to renew and recharge so you can come back :)
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Anna October 25, 2011 at 3:37 am

I don’t think that anyone should feel guilty about not updating his/her blog recently, hey, it is your blog, you get to decide when and what to post. You are in charge of it! if you feel like slowing down a bit, then you should do it.
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Camille October 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

For me, it is not a bad idea.. Maybe you really need a rest for a while.. Have time to relax.. Post blog if feel like writing.. Feel free!
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Jayna Locke October 24, 2011 at 12:45 am

Hi Martha,

Good for you for allowing yourself to take a break when needed. I think the same is true not just of blogging but all writing endeavors. Creative energy needs to be replenished.

I admire and am in awe of bloggers who crank out a blog post daily. As a professional writer I’m so busy writing other people’s stuff that I have trouble getting to my own. I will turn to you for inspiration, Martha!

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Janet @ The Natural Networker October 23, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Martha, aloha. Blogs/bloggers do need a rest. When I first started blogging I posted everyday because I read that is what you are supposed to do for optimal results. Boy, did that get old fast.

Now, I post 3 times a weeks and, for me, that is a very nice schedule. In fact, it works so well that sometimes I like an article so much I am tempted to post it early, however, I do wait for the “right” day for it.

Martha, this is an invaluable tip you are giving to bloggers.

Best wishes for a terrific week ahead. Until next time, aloha. Janet
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Nate Holland October 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

Everybody needs a day least once in a while. :) This is my first time here. I like your blog, Martha!
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Martha October 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

No need to feel guilty. Blogging is what blogging is. Each blogger is different.


jai October 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

I needed to read this today. Thank you! I havent updated in a week and been feeling guilty (is this the right word?). But in my case, midterms are the culprit!:(
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