I love writing blogs. I get so excited when I travel as I have ideas running through my head every day. My PhD blog has helped me get through writers block and really make progress. Blog’s are awesome.
But this one is feeling a bit like a chore right now. I love cooking and sharing the recipes, but I am not a professional blogger. My photos are rubbish and my writing is not considered. I’m never going to get invited to food blogger events (nor do I want to) and I don’t have the time to market myself. I don’t even share this on social media anymore. My readership was going strong for a while, but is now reducing and I haven’t the time to work on it.
I’m also falling behind on my PhD, mainly because I took on a high teaching load in the latter half of the semester, and took off to China for a week. In addition I agreed, reluctantly, to get involved in a fundraising event which has ended exactly as I feared, that is not well.
Then, to issue me with another whack, I’ve been told I need at least one operation to repair the arm I broke last year. I didn’t really expect that I may be having surgery three times to repair the ‘multiple anomalies’ I have. This means another 6 weeks in a cast from July, and 6 months rehab. Again. Then more if I have the further work. My yoga practice is really in trouble, and as for typing…
Consequently I’m taking a blog break. Until I get back on track with my ‘real job’ I need to be 100% dedicated to it. I’ll still share recipes on instagram and maybe I’ll come back in a month or two, the same or different.