Blogging Anniversary and a Big Announcement

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Happy 4th of July! I hope you get the chance to celebrate today with friends, yummy food, and lots of fireworks. I’d love to hear what your plans are in the comments below. 🙂 While today marks our country’s celebration, tomorrow marks a personal celebration in my own life…the two year anniversary for blogging. Yep, that’s right, I started Graceful Rags back on July 5th in 2016. But for some reason, I don’t feel like celebrating, and here’s why…

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I’ve been feeling really conflicted about my blog lately. The truth of the matter is, I feel like I want to quit blogging altogether. Posting three times a week and updating my social media feels like a chore now, when it was only supposed to be fun. I won’t bore you with all my frustrations with blogging, but even though I feel this way, I can’t seem to let go of it.

There’s a part of me that knows how much I would miss it if I stopped. Before blogging, I had this constant itchiness for creativity, but this little corner of the internet fulfilled that need for me. I also feel like stopping now would be quitting before I reached my dreams for this blog. While growth has been slow, I have put so much work into Graceful Rags, and I don’t want to just let go of all my progress.

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Can you see my dilemma? I want to enjoy blogging again, but first I have to figure out how. That’s why I’ve decided that I will be taking a break from Graceful Rags. You may have already noticed an absence on Instagram the last few days, and I missed Monday’s blog post. I will not be publishing any new content here until August 1st. As for social media, I don’t think I’ll be posting on Instagram either. I never liked it anyway so it will be a good break!

I’m hoping this blogging hiatus will help me explore ways to revitalize my love of blogging and give me time to think about what I want to do next. I feel very sad just writing this. However, I strongly believe that this time off will give me a chance to sort through this internal conflict. Thank you so much for understanding, and I hope to see you again in August!

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Have a wonderful (and safe) 4th of July today. 🙂

 

Miles of smiles,

Grace

 

Jean Jacket: JCPenney, $19 // Printed Shift Dress: JCPenney, $30 // White Heeled Sandals: Kelly and Katie via DSW, $50 // Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses: Charming Charlie, $7 // White Purse: borrowed

 

2 thoughts on “Blogging Anniversary and a Big Announcement

  1. Maryjaneorourke July 5, 2018 / 8:45 AM

    I understand taking time off asi am sure it was quite a undertaking but seeing you all the time was great

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    • Graceful Rags July 5, 2018 / 6:23 PM

      Thanks Grandma. 🙂 Well I’ll definitely be back before we know it

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