Why Social Media and Blog Detox Was The Best Decision I made

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These past two months have most certainly been the most challenging and most exciting time of my life. During most of this time, I cut back on blog posts and social media too. This post will be explaining Why Social Media and Blog Detox Was The Best Decision I made.

Life has been eventful, I have shared snippets on Instagram mostly of what has been happening. I cut my blog schedule with posts I pre-planned to three posts a week or two. For many other bloggers, this might be normal. For me, I usually posted five times a week the first three years of blogging.

These last two years I found that creating and putting out that much content was exhausting, it’s also hard to feel creative when you have to consistently put out content. My blog controlled my life, the past two years I cut back a bit, I found this cycle not to be good on my health and well-being.

I find that three or four posts a week are ideal for me! These past two months I had a social media and blog detox and it felt liberating. I have always been on my phone, whether it’s replying to blog comments, writing down blog post ideas, taking photos and planning my Instagram feed. It’s so exhausting, especially for someone who has a full-time job and running a home as well.

These past two months I felt no anxiety about getting my content out there and of course the stress of Instagram and losing followers. I cared less about that and rather enjoying my life and on my own terms. I won’t lie there have been many times when I just wanted to write,


Will I continue to spend less time worrying about small things?

I would really like to cut back and hopefully YES! I really enjoying time to myself and with my little family.

A detox was definitely needed, although I would never just go cold turkey and not have blog posts for weeks on end!

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    • November 10, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa! A break every now and then is definitely needed

  1. November 9, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Social media and blog detox are something that I also need since few months ago, but I just don’t know when will I do that for real.
    Hope I could make it as soon as possible like you!

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    http://www.chelsheaflo.com

  2. Lauren Brooker
    November 9, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Cutting your schedule down and being more mindful with your posting is definitely the best thing to do! I always feel so much better when I’m not so strict with posting and it feels way more natural x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

  3. November 10, 2018 / 4:54 am

    I totally feel you! for 4 years I posted 5 days a week on my blog and finally last janurary I cut back to 3 days and week and it felt so nice. I didn’t see a decrease in traffic either.
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • November 10, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      It can be extremely exhausting I am thinking of posting 3 times a week myself

  4. Erin
    November 29, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    That is so good lovely! I need to do this for myself so I can see social media in a better light, right now it does consume!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. November 11, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Very inspiring, thanks a lot!

  6. November 11, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    So glad this worked for you! I feel like I should have a break at some point but I just want to keep creating and creating. Maybe over Christmas I’ll have a bit of time off!

    Corinne x

    • November 12, 2018 / 6:27 am

      I totally agree with you Corinne. Hope you had a great weekend

  7. Erin
    November 11, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    That is so good lovely! I need to do this for myself so I can see social media in a better light, right now it does consume!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • November 12, 2018 / 6:26 am

      Thank you Erin! I want to get to the post where I find a good balance.

  8. November 14, 2018 / 4:20 am

    I always try and focus on the making of the content which is what I love doing rather then the exact date things will go up, the statistics and numbers. I still have bad days where I over analyze but focusing on my love for content making is what has kept my sanity.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • November 14, 2018 / 10:26 am

      That’s brilliant Bernadette, that’s how I want to handle my blog as well.

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