Blogging Break – Why I Did It And How I’m Moving Forward:

It’s been a couple of months now since I updated this blog last and I realized that I haven’t actually given you guys the reason as to why I suddenly jumped ship. That’s why I am writing this now so that hopefully I can clear my mind a little, you can get an understanding for where I’m at with it all and we can finally move on and get this blog up and running again like it once did.

I guess I should begin this post with both an apology as well as an explanation.
An apology because I just bailed suddenly after tour. One day without a word I just quit updating. You see, after tour ended I got really depressed and hung up on what I was doing or I guess what I wasn’t doing. Don’t get me wrong, the tour was amazing but you get very used to a certain way of living and doing things after awhile. Being out and about in new places all the time, around new people and being behind the scenes of these shows was incredibly exciting and fun so you can imagine how big the contrast of getting back home and having to sit down in front of a computer for most of your day was. Especially after three long weeks on the road.
I began questioning a lot of things about my work and my work ethic which ended up with me eventually just quitting because I thought I wasn’t doing a good enough job at it. So many people did these things so much better than I was doing them. I was comparing myself to other Bloggers and YouTubers and It got to me. I ended up getting complacent and not doing anything at all because I got so hung up on the fact that I wasn’t good at what I was trying to do. The fact that much of what I had been doing wasn’t sustainable was also weighing on me.

The thing is though, I love this blog so much so the fact that I had abandoned it made me feel guilty and thus I avoided all your questions about it altogether.

Now however, I feel like I need to come clean. This blog was my safe space. My pet project if you will. A medium I loved using and experimenting with and now I want to revive it. I want to get it back and I want to make it better.

My plan going forward so far includes a weekly upload on the blog as well as keeping up with the videos every Saturday. I also started commissions back up so hopefully that’ll make for some fun content that I could potentially stream in the future. Even though it’s terrifying, I’ll do my best to get back to a place I can feel good about. Hopefully I can do that and hopefully you’ll all continue to support me going forward. It meant so much to see you all still frequenting the blog even when I wasn’t posting on it, so thank you all for your incredible kindness. It means so much.

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40 thoughts on “Blogging Break – Why I Did It And How I’m Moving Forward:

  1. I’m going to be mimicking all of the other lovely comments, but still welcome back! Remember that you are human and require breaks and self-care. Don’t feel trapped at your computer, leave the house and explore! We can patiently wait until you feel your peaceful creative spark again. *virtual hug*

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  2. Take the time that you need! None of us want you to feel pressured by this blog, but rather as a place to clear your mind! 💕 We love you and believe that your thoughts and health come first!

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  3. I’m glad to see you doing what you think will bring you the most happiness! Keep being you and remember that you’re an awesome force!

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  4. I often find myself feeling the same way. I stay home a lot, as you do with the type of work you do, so I totally get that feeling. Whenever I go out, I suddenly am so unhappy with my life routine and how I do my own work/writing. It’s really nice that you were able to put it into words how I feel.

    I hope all the plans you have for your work go well! I know you’ll do great when you put your mind to it. Never forget that you can talk to Sean or your friends about it too, I’m sure they’d love to give some input.

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  5. You really don’t have to feel guilty about this kind of thing. We totally understand, Wiish. In my own experience I think it’s good to take a break. You ARE human after all. When I travel other places I’m chipper and happy, whereas when I’m back home I’m extremely stressed (and I never know why) and burnt out. What I’m saying is, I get it, and to a certain extent I know how you feel. That being said I support you 100%. It’s your blog and what I want most is for you to be happy with it. Your mental health is important and I hope you feel better about everything. I’ll be looking forward to any future posts you may have. ^^

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  6. Hey Woosh! I’m a new fan, but I’m really glad to see you back. Hopefully you’ll get adjusted to the normal life again, though it’s great that you enjoyed the tour so immensely. Lots of love!

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  7. Glad to see you back!! I guess we all have these thoughts once in a while, especially after having so much to do and suddenly stopping. Anyway, everyone needs time to disconnect sometimes, so don’t feel so bad about it.

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  8. I’m so glad that you’re doing the things you love even if it’s hard! I can also relate. I got back from a study abroad where I traveled the world. Everyday was extremely busy and I basically lived out of my suitcase. I get it. Returning home after nonstop moving and excitement is strange. I didn’t feel like creating anything and fell into a slump after the trip. I’m trying to pick myself back up and begin creating again. I’m inspired by your motivation to face the challenges and do what you love! Even when life gets you down, you are a strong lady and try again! Thank you for reminding me to not give up.

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  9. Great to hear that you’re back!! Really missed your content, hopefully, you can get back into the swing of things soon. Looking forward to the new content that you are going to put out!

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  10. Welcome back! I missed you so much! I hope you know that we’re always here for you and respect your ups and downs. Your mental health is very important and you should prioritize taking care of yourself first. As for your originality, we all follow you for your personality and your original content and you’re the only one who can give us that. You are an inspiration. We’ll always wait for you. I can’t wait to read what you’re putting up next, I really missed your blog.

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  11. Signe, um glad that you said something instead of bottling up your emotions no matter what you do I and millions of other people will love and support you

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  12. I always tell ppl that you never have writer’s block, you’re just taking a break. Writing shouldn’t feel like a chore, or else it’ll affect your creativity. When it starts to feel like a chore, take a break, then come back. The break can be a few hours to a day to a week. Don’t force it, let it flow. Like you did with this honest and mature post. ❤️

    And I figured you were really busy anyway, going on tour and stuff. You shouldn’t feel so bad about that, it’s not like you were just sitting around at home. And I understand wanting to compare yourself to other bloggers and YouTubers, but ppl like me are fans of yours bcuz of you. Just be yourself, we like you already!

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  13. I know how you feel with feeling bad about not updating, as I have had a two week break from mine due to my honeymoon and I’m struggling to get back into it! I was meant to prep ahead, but I didn’t get any time to, and this was really frustrating. Take your time, spend some of that time to gain stuff/ideas you’d like to write about, and just write when you feel like it. If you feel like you have loads to write about in one week, then schedule them ahead so you always have something for those weeks when you don’t feel up to it. Most importantly, enjoy your writing as much as we enjoy reading your posts!! Hope this helps, and remember to take care of you above all else 🙂

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  14. I think you are amazing and so happy that you are back! I really enjoy everything that you do, we all need to take time to step back and re think things through and after that we are able to come back with a clear head and move forward stronger! Keep doing what you are doing, we are all here to love and support you!

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  15. Welcome back!! I always love seeing your blog posts pop up in my email. It always serves as a little pick-me-up. You’re doing a fantastic job, and you’re so down to earth and sweet. I’m really glad you’re back.

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  16. I really understand what you’re going through! It’s so hard getting back into the swing when it seems others are doing it better than you. But being an artist I just try to remember that no one will do things the way I do it, and you should feel the same 🙂 Your way is yours for a reason, and if you keep going going going you’ll be proud of whatever you achieve ❤
    Love ya and ya work Wiish!

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  17. First off I wanna say don’t you dare compare yourself to others, you are amazing in your own way! I love your blogs and you’ve made me love writing and reading once more so thank you so much for that.
    Take your time with this though, I know how it feels to constantly compare yourself to others but at the end of the day, you are you and people have come to see you and hear what you have to say. Honestly don’t mean for this to sound so harsh, not my intention but I normally say this to myself. Thank you for being so honest with us though and I admire that greatly as well as your tips, your lifestyle and constant strive to be a better person -In the positive way-

    Don’t ever stop being you and I’ll always be here to support you ❤ and Imma stop now because I'm rambling.

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  18. Wiishu, Please don’t feel the need to compare yourself to others, the fact that I follow your blog and your channel is because I feel like you are different from everyone else and I enjoy that very much. I connect with your content because I feel we have a similar sense of humor and I like that a lot. There are times when I get depressed as well and I completely understand, sometimes it gets pretty hard to just get up and do the little things. I enjoy your blogs and videos and often find myself searching and looking back to check and see if you had posted anything, and I don’t mean that to place any pressure on you it’s just to say that we are here and we care. Take your time and do things that you really enjoy and we will follow along, there is no need to feel the pressure to be a certain way to the point of you not enjoying it. If you enjoy what you’re doing it will radiate through. #TeamWiishuForever ❤

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  19. You have no idea how incredibly ecstatic I was when I received the email notification about this blog post. I work a somewhat unexciting, stereotypical “office job” and reading your blog was seriously one of the highlights of my week. I was always so interested in whatever you had to say, and I’m so happy you’re back. I will continue to support you and your creativity as much as I can. Keep up the great work, girl! We’re all rooting for you.

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  20. No worries, Wiish! Your health absolutely comes first, and I’m happy that you feel that you can express these things to us. Just know that we’ll never abandon you just for taking a break ❤

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  21. I was so excited to get this notification in my email. I missed your content. Welcome back. That being said, take your time getting back to it. It has to be something that makes you happy. If it doesn’t, don’t do it. The rest of us will understand. Good luck with your commissions!! ❤

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  22. I’m glad you put your hat back in the ring! I know you know what your doing and I will always give you my support!

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  23. I’m glad you’re back Wiishu. I love your blog, it’s so interesting! Also it’s okay to take a mental break if you need it. We’ll still be here no matter what. Love ya! ❤️

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  24. Wiishu everyone here can agree with me when I say you are so much more than other people. You have an amazing personality that always manages to brighten (ha) my mood. You are amazing!!!

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  25. Welcome back signe!
    We all have them times, easier said than done but don’t be too hard on yourself.
    Comparing to other people is something we all do but just remember, the people that are already here and asking is because are here for YOU. Your content is brilliant, im sure I’m not the only one that absolutely loves it and if it’s a tutorial type, it always leaves me thinking “oh I wanna try that!”
    There’s only one of you, and you are wonderful. Keep creating. 💙

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  26. I’m glad that you’re going to try blogging again. I enjoyed reading your blog posts, its nice for me to take a minute or two out of my busy day to see what you’ve been up to or what you’re thinking. I believe in you Wiishu! ❤

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  27. We’re our own worst enemies sometimes, aren’t we? The comparison game is so easy to get involved in, but always leaves us feeling down on ourselves. I’m so glad to see you trying to overcome that by coming back to your work. Maybe that little break helped a bit, and now you’ll be able to come back into it with a fresh mind. Just remember, there’s honestly no such thing as the best. Just because someone does something different doesn’t mean it’s better than what you do. We are all here to support you in what you do wiish. We all love what you post and what you create. Please, don’t feel any pressure or guilt from not posting. Your mental health is WAY more important than us getting content. We can be patient. Please do whatever you need to do. We’re always here to support you! ❤

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  28. I know there isnt really anything that i can say that can make you change the way you look at your content, but if it means anything: I enjoy it 🙂

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  29. I’m glad to hear that you’re doing better. But please take as much time as you need, your mental health is way more important than anything else!
    I’m excited to see what the future holds for you and I hope that it’s good only good things to come. You’re amazing ♥️

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  30. Good to hear your okay. It can be tough going from the hustle and bustle or touring to being home. Glad your making the best of it. Hope all is well in the future. Looking forward to see what you do next.

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  31. I love how much you care about us, but you need to think of yourself before anything else. We all care for you and we aren’t going to leave no matter how much of a break you do take. I love your videos and your blogs as well, I am only a recent subscriber on your YouTube channel, but I have greatly admired what you have going for all your social media so far. You are so sweet and I would hate to see you not happy. Hope you get better and the commissions go well.❤️

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